Ride the Snake Records was started by four Boston-area friends, two of whom now share an apartment in Jamaica Plain. Five years and 23 releases on, they have an established an aesthetic of category-bending music rooted in Boston with arms extending as far as Tasmania. This month at Streetcar you can check out all the records on display behind the counter, and with a little convincing, we might even play one or two of them. A full catalog is available here. Many RTS-released bands will play at Ride the Snake’s 5th Anniversary Party on September 20, at Boylston Church (207 Amory Street, JP).
and Streetcar proudly announce our collaborative celebration of local brewing and artistic endeavors, the Centre Street Consortium. The CSC will produce an ongoing series of beers featuring a different brewer and featured artist.
The inaugural release is 366, a lightly tart farmhouse ale brewed by Mystic with equinox hops (HBC-366), bringing aromas of citrus, papaya, apple, and pepper. The label features the photograph “cadillac & house” from artist Andrew M.K. Warren. This limited batch will be available exclusively on tap at Vee Vee, by the bottle at Streetcar, and at the Mystic tap room.
We will officially launch the release of 366 September 4, when both the brewer and the artist will stop by Streetcar during our normal tasting hours from 5-7 pm. The party will then continue at Vee Vee, where Danny will be offering a special taco to pair with the beer.
This week, we were surprised by the honor of being named “Best Wine Shop” in Boston Magazine’s 41st annual Best of Boston issue!
THANK YOU DAVID. This award belongs exactly as much to me as it does to Dave. His idea of a good time these past couple of years is carrying boxes of beer and wine down the stairs, and then bringing them back up again. His personal investment in the shop is clear in the extent to which he is as picky as I am about what we should carry. Streetcar is as entertaining a place to shop and to work as it is in large part because Dave works here. And he does all this without getting paid!
Don’t worry, Dave will only be reading this to proof-read for errors, so his head is unlikely to increase in size.