It’s about the beer

Before I moved to Boston, I had never heard of a beer called Brubaker – a light American macro brew that is extremely popular with the budget drikning crowd (of which I am a proud part when I’m not trying to impress.) Not to be confused with Brubaker, Brubaker, or Brubaker, Brubaker Beer is not available everywhere, but you can still get a 16 oz bottle of the stuff for $2 at Our House West in Allston. Two dollars for a pint? That’s unheard of! And in my opinion, it’s just as good as any of the other run of the mill standards one might find at a local bar.

But there’s something a little odd about this beer. It starts with the bottles. They’re regular old sixteen ounce brown bottles, but on every one I’ve ever had, there seems to be a lot of old label adhesive still sticking to the sides. It’s a mystery as to what those bottles previously contained, especially since I’ve never seen another beer in that type of sixteen ouncer. Also, I’ve never really been able to put my finger on who makes the stuff. I’ve heard rumors that it’s brewed in the Back Bay somewhere, but a google search turned up with some puzzling results. Beer says The Lion Brewery produces Bru, but their website has no trace of it.

Does anyone else know where this cost-conscious diamond in the rough is made?

1 Comment so far

  1. chedclark (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 12:46 pm

    Brubaker is brewed by the Lion Brewery in Wilkes Barre PA. When I was in Boston, it was available at the Bow and Arrow and the Pour House. Sadly, neither can be said today.

    Brubaker is remarkably similar to its cousin, Stegmeier, which is sold in the same 16 oz returnable bottles.

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