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Year of Beer

9 June, 2012: If you were at the Year of Beer event at Harvard Square Thursday, you had the chance to taste some one-of-a kind beers. We invited all the brewers we’ve featured over the past year. Each brewer brought something experimental or special. That’s Gary (Berkshire Brewing Co). I remember seeing a handful of bourbon barrels in a small… Read More

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Weird sign

8 June, 2012: Have you seen this sign at one of our Clover locations? I’ll buy someone a coffee if they can tell me where; and what it’s all about.   Read More

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Shiny Mystic Kegs

9 May, 2012: Van just pulled up with 16 sixth barrels and one 1 half-barrel of Mystic’s Descendant. First time we’re featuring this brewer and its the first time these kegs will have been used.  Look how shiny they are! The tap goes in tomorow, 5/10 at 8pm. Bryan, the brewer, tweeted yesterday that this was the largest shipment they’ve… Read More

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Avery

30 March, 2012: This is Avery. She works at the HUB in Inman Square. There aren’t that many good things I can say about her…she’s always smiling, she loves food, she loves Clover, she’s attentive to details, she’s amazing with customers, she cares about all the employees she works with and she’s always bringing in some of her homemade baked… Read More

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Copper bushings

15 March, 2012: If Moffat (the company that makes our ovens) ever wants to crash-test their products, they should come observe us. We put bread in to toast every 3 minutes, so the oven gets opened at least 100-200 times a day. I’m guessing that most Moffat ovens out there get opened more like 10-20 times a day. The door swivels… Read More

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My old briefcase

14 March, 2012: Chris here. I’m the one running HUB and HSQ. Before Clover, I was a personal chef for 7 years. I have a degree in nutrition, so the my clients usually had some sort of health issue: diabetes, obesity, epileptic seizures, cancer, gastrointestinal issues, GERD, auto-immune diseases. I also worked with athletes, taking them to the next level. Athletes… Read More

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Compost at Lindentree

2 March, 2012: I’ve been waiting to replant the raised bed at HSQ for a while, but the soil needed some compost. We called up Ari from Lindentree (one of the farms participating in our CSA program at the HUB) and asked if he had any we could use. He was a little nervous at first because he didn’t think… Read More

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Empty again

19 February, 2012: This is what the HUB looked like before we moved all the food and equipment in. We weren’t happy with the way the floors turned out when we had originally built the space. They always looked dirty and are really hard to clean, so we are having them refinished. Saturday night the kitchen crew spent a couple… Read More

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Black beans

8 February, 2012: Black beans are my favorite bean.  I feel in love with them when I lived in Florida. There’s is something about the combination of rice, black beans, lime juice and cilantro that’s a home run. I think it’s how sweet the bean gets after you soak it and cook it with onions, red peppers, onions and cumin.… Read More

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HVAC down

21 January, 2012: Sunday the front HVAC unit wasn’t working and it was a bone-chilling 9 degrees outside. We couldn’t get a repair guy to come out since it was a holiday on Monday, so I decided to take a look at it. Whenever I’m about to do something I always grab somebody to help out and try to turn… Read More