Crafty Bastards is for sale!


NOW AVAILABLE! Hey #craftybastards – Lauren Clark’s new book is now officially for sale! You can buy the book online through Union Park Press and Amazon, as well as any  independent bookstore you love. Crafty Bastards will be for sale all over New England, so keep an eye out at your favorite local bookstore or gift shop. Don’t see it in stock? Simply ask your friendly bookseller to order it for you! (And thanks for doing so.) The book is currently available at the following places:

Sault, Boston MA
Harvard Book Store, Cambridge MA
Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA
The Boston Shaker, Somerville MA
A&G Homebrew Supply, Portsmouth NH
…with many more locations SOON! (let us know if you see it elsewhere, and we’ll add it to this growing list)

Check out the book trailer for Crafty Bastards! Thanks to our great friends at Audissey Media for putting it together. We hope it wets your whistle for more to come.

Crafty Bastards at Sault

Do you prefer your books with a side of beer? Lauren will be taking her show on the road, popping up at bars, breweries, and bookstores across New England – so stay tuned to this space and her website for more information. Interested in hosting an event with Lauren? Get in touch with Shelby Larsson at CHEERS!

Crafty Bastards

More about Crafty Bastards

The region that defined Yankee ingenuity has a beer heritage in keeping with its character. Brewing in New England goes back four centuries, beginning with the Pilgrims who dropped anchor in Plymouth because their supply of beer was running low. (After barely surviving the winter, they planted a crop of barley and soon brewed their first ale.) Making beer in New England hasn’t always been easy. Puritan housewives, Industrial Era beer moguls, and contemporary craft brewers alike have concocted humankind’s oldest beverage in the face of scarce ingredients, legal hurdles, and public indifference. But despite these challenges, beer continues to be a staple of New England life.

With Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day, Lauren Clark deepens our appreciation for the perfect pint. Giving voice to the inimitable Yankee spirit that allows New Englanders to faithfully produce some of the best beers in the nation, Clark invites readers to take a giant swig of brewing past and present.

is a journalist and former bartender and brewer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Jane, and Yankee Magazine. Clark is the founder of, which was featured in several Boston newspapers and magazines, the Massachusetts Beverage Business Journal, and Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh.

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