Ah, Boston: The Cradle of Liberty. The Athens of America. The City of Champions. In addition to this noble city’s role in the founding of America, Boston, notwithstanding (and to a certain extend, on account of) its Puritan past, also stands tall as one of the most historic beer cities in the New World. Following an arduous journey aboard the Mayflower, a now-forgotten Pilgrim drafted these notable words in December, 1620: “We could not now take time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beere… and get me the fuck off of this bloody rock!” (n.b. sketchy data from the era leaves the last clause of the aforementioned statement subject to some disagreement among historians.) In 1634 the Puritans established the New World’s first public house, thereby paving the way for Jim Koch, a sixth-generation brewer, to launch the Boston Beer Co. and the craft brew renaissance in 1984.
Also, in 2004 the Red Sox swept the Yankees in the ALCS and went on to sweep the World Series. It was the greatest come-from-behind victory in the history of the world. Just saying.