How Aeronaut Brewing is Using Science to Brew its Suds

Trading in beakers for pint glasses, Ben Holmes and his team at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, are using their backgrounds in Science to help inform their decision-making process at the taps.

On June 21, 2014, the community embraced the new, experimental space with open arms. The grand opening of Aeronaut saw more than 800 people! Today, Ben says they’re ready to expand, and are in the process of exploring options.

"King Louis" - Aeronaut Brewing Co.
This little golden baby is called the”King Louis”. I’m not usually a fan of hoppy beers, and this definitely had the bitterness of hops, but it was super smooth and really easy to drink. It wasn’t until I finished it off that the bartender told me it was 9% ABV. Whoops! #DrinkResponsibly
Aeronaut Coasters
One of my favorite coasters on the wall at the brewery. Shout out to whoever created this masterpiece! Let’s be honest…when you’re at Aeronaut, what else are you doing!?

And now…can I get a drumroll, please? I’m proud(ish) to present…my coaster creation!

Aeronaut_Courtesy of Court Coaster
I always joke with my family that they got all the artistic genes, and I just got the gift of gab. I think I just proved my point with this piece. Seriously though, is that an ice cream cone or a microphone? You can be the judge! 🙂


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DDP: Satisfying the Sweet Tooth of Bostonian’s, One Cake Slice at a Time

It all began at the age of four, when Carlene O’Garro started baking alongside her mom in the kitchen. It was love at first bake. But as she grew up, life happened, and while her love of baking remained, her dream almost died.

Interested, but not sure what to grab? DDP’s top five fan faves:

  • Orange Cranberry Scones
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Banana Bread
  • Brownies

And of course…can’t forget about the individual cake slices!

For more information about Delectable Desires Pastries, visit or check them out on Facebook and Instagram @DelectableDesiresPastries.


I couldn’t resist snagging a fan fave myself, and the minute I opened up my brownie, it was all over. Having every intention of sharing how deliciously scrumptious this brownie looked…I ended up eating it. All. (whoops!)

The remnants of my brownie...
The aftermath…


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Travel Guide: Maui, HI

Can I just start off by saying…Maui is frikkin’ AMAZING! Seriously though. This past week has been one of the most breathtaking, exhilarating and relaxing times of my life. This trip was my second time in Hawaii, the first being about 10 years ago (a lot has changed in 10 years, by the way!). During my stay, I experienced some amazing things and saw some beautiful sights. Too beautiful to not share!

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