Crafty Bastards at SaultThe dropping temperature has everyone eager to cuddle up with a good book and tasty beer. Thankfully, Lauren Clark, author of Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day, has you covered! She will be making stops throughout New England over the next few months to talk about two of our favorite subjects: beer and history. Catch her at one of her upcoming event to learn more about the region’s boozy past and to get your hands on signed copies of Crafty Bastards! Keep one for yourself and give the rest as gifts this holiday season. It’s the perfect present for your home brewing brother, your “beer snob” cousin, your history buff of a mother, and everyone else on your list. Here’s where:

  • Saturday, October 18th: Lauren will be at Oktoberfest at Buttonwood Books in Cohasset at 4 p.m. along with Cooking With Fire author Paula Marcoux. Click here for more details.
  • Sunday, October 19th: Lauren will participate in Booktoberfest in Waltham, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. Lauren is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. and several other authors and breweries will be there as well. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.
  • Saturday, October 25th: Lauren will be at the Boston Book Festival signing books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union Park Press table.
  • Saturday, November 1: Lauren is teaming up with author and whiskey maven Lew Bryson for a Boston Boilermaker Bar Tour! Stay tuned for more information.
  • Thursday, November 6th: Catch Lauren at the Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 8th: Lauren will be at the Tewksbury Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, November 13th: Head to the Boston Public Library’s West End branch from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Click here for more details.
  • Sunday, December 7th: Lauren will spend the afternoon at the Mayflower Brewery in Plymouth — talking beer, history and probably a little bit about Pilgrims…

If you can’t make it to any of these events, don’t worry! Crafty Bastards is for sale at many local stores, including SaultHarvard Book StorePorter Square Books, and The Boston Shaker. You can also buy it online through Union Park Press and Amazon, as well as any  independent bookstore you love. If they don’t have it in stock, just ask them to order it for you – they’ll be happy to do so!

And if you’re looking for beer suggestions this fall and winter, listen to Lauren chat with Chris Kimball about cold weather brews on a recent episode of America’s Test Kitchen Radio.

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