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Hoppy Valentine’s Day! Can beer be romantic?

on 09/02/11 at 10:28 am


A bottle of a beautifully brewed Belgian ale is a perfectly romantic beverage to share with a loved one on Valentine‚Äôs Day. At least, that’s what I think. But I’m a guy, and I have the romantic brain of a chipmunk.

So, to find out if beer can really be romantic, I decided to talk to some craft beer-loving women to see if they forgo their favorite beverage for wine and chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Or, would they be happy with beer or beer-related gifts on the special day?

“Everything about beer is romantic,” said Julie Hershkowitz, of Boston, a member of the Massachusetts Girls Pint Out, a group of women who share an interest in craft beer. “The brewers put a lot of time and love into making their product for other people to enjoy. Cheesy, yes, but if a man bore his sweat and tears into a beer for me and then named it after me … well, I’d be his forever.”

Andrea DeJordy, a craft-beer lover from Framingham, Mass., agreed.

“I definitely think beer can be romantic, especially if it has some sort of significance to the couple, like if it was the beer they toasted with at their wedding or engagement,” said DeJordy. “Also, I’d find it pretty romantic if my partner went out of his way to find some special edition beer I was dying to try and surprised me with it.”

Liz Melby, a spokeswoman for Harpoon Brewery in Boston, said they often hear stories from people involving beer.

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