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Welcome to Belmont-Watertown Local First
Belmont-Watertown Local First is a network of locally owned and independent businesses working to build a strong local economy and a vibrant community.
We love the people, the architecture, and the unique stores and shops that give Belmont and Watertown their special flavor. We’ve all seen the damage that can be done to a city when chain stores arrive: raising the rents, homogenizing the look and feel, driving out locally owned shops and stores and taking away a city’s distinctive character. It is a Belmont-Watertown Local First priority to prevent this from happening.
The character of our community is worth preserving. We hope you will join Belmont-Watertown Local First as a general or sponsoring member, or as a community associate, and help increase the strength and vitality of the community we cherish.
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New Member Profile
Hopsters Brew & Boards is the vision of local husband-and-wife (and craft beer-lovers) Lee and Karen Cooper, coming to life.
Growing up in Liverpool, England, Lee was no stranger to good beer. When he came to the US in 1996, he missed the cask ales and other beer varieties he’d known and loved in the UK. Eventually, he began brewing his own beer at home, and before long, he’d gone from novice to passionate craft beer aficionado.
Leaving his career in corporate learning & development behind, Lee decided to make the leap and create the kind of craft beer “space” he’d been looking for — a community brewery that brings people together to experiment and create unique craft beers, and learn more about brewing beer in general. And most importantly, enjoy yourself in the process!
We’re passionate about innovative and delicious craft beers, and about community-building. Our equipment is state-of-the art and whatever your taste, you can rest assured that any beer brewed at Hopsters will be hand-crafted, all-natural and made with locally-sourced ingredients. We’ve partnered with local food producers for all of our ingredients and charcuterie meats (see here to learn more about the Woods Family Farm) and make a point of supporting local businesses and other craft breweries.
Most of all, we’re about having fun! Handcrafting beer is a bit of science and a lot of art, so whether you come in with a large group or a smaller circle of friends, we want to create an atmosphere that makes you want to hang out, learn and have fun. Simply put, we want to be the center for craft beer awareness in Boston.