A criminal lawyer who moonlights as a beer scribe? We feel as if we could trust Andy Crouch to impart real knowledge on subjects like the Constitution and hops. Two themes, in fact, that segue flawlessly into The Good Beer Guide to New England. Here, nearly 100 pubs, bars, and breweries are wittily profiled and rated with the kind of diligence found in the most conscientious of booze hounds. You’ll feel so much more refined if you’re stumbling home after a few pints of Lindemans Pêche Lambic instead of that 30-rack of Natty Ice. Let Attourney Crouch explain how to appreciate a good cold one tomorrow night at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St, Newton | 7:30 pm | free | 617.244.6619.
ELSEWHERE:* Andy's drunken home on the interweb: The Beer Scribe* Andy's super official day job: The Law Offices of Andrew S. Crouch