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Haverhill Brewery: Hoptimus Prime

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 by

Sure, you’ve enjoyed a pint out on the Tap’s deck on a hot summer day, or secretly swigged directly from that growler you keep stowed in your fridge when nobody’s looking. But, have you ever wondered how exactly our delicious hometown brew came to be?

Well, wonder no more, fearless readers! Recently, I found myself with a thirst for knowledge (not to mention beer), so I  headed straight to the Tap Brewpub where Haverhill Brewery’s charming (albeit sweaty) head brewer, Jon Curtis took a time out from the sweltering brew house to show me around the brewery.  He explained the entire process, from barley to bottle, and we caught it all on camera. Take a look:

Ever the perfectionist, I made sure we did plenty of takes of the beer tasting scene. I wanted to be sure we got it juuuuust right! (I have to say, sometimes being a blogger really pays off.)

Thanks to Haverhill Brewery’s head brewer Jon Curtis for showing us around the brewery while indulging my Laverne & Shirley fantasies, and as always thanks to the Firg for shooting and editing all the footage.

(Incidentally, you can follow Jon on Twitter, where right now he promises to brew another batch of delicious Berliner Weisse if he gets @ replies requesting it from 15 people. So get following and start tweeting- Mommy needs her medicine!)

7 Responses to “Haverhill Brewery: Hoptimus Prime”

  1. Chris says:

    Leather Lipsssssssssssssss

  2. Danielle says:


  3. Eisme says:

    does he always carry a pocket full of hops?

  4. No, he was just hoppy to see me!

  5. Eisme says:

    hahaha…i feel like an idiot. i probably should have watched it 1st before commenting.

    you are funny….”this is where all the magic happens!”

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