THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

The beer necessities

When it comes to ale, everyone cares what the Alstrom brothers think

Jason (left) and Todd Alström at 303 Cafe in East Boston. The brothers rely on ''beer geeks'' for many of their reviews. ''I can't sit there and drink those beers all day,'' says Todd. Jason (left) and Todd Alström at 303 Cafe in East Boston. The brothers rely on ''beer geeks'' for many of their reviews. ''I can't sit there and drink those beers all day,'' says Todd. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By Joseph P. Kahn
Globe Staff / June 17, 2009

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

You like beer. A lot. You're even a bit of a beer snob, knowing the difference between ale and lager, porter and stout. You understand that "craft beer" does not refer to the latest beverage-branding venture cooked up at Patriot Place. (Full article: 1020 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass