Hit the Ale Trail
The growing interest in craft beer in this country certainly hasn’t bypassed Beantown, but lovers of fresh and full-bodied brews often have to travel off the beaten path to find their favorite beverages. With the recent opening of The Tap Trailhouse (19 Union St., 617-367-0033, thetaptrailhouse.com) smack-dab in the middle of Boston’s famed Freedom Trail, however, this situation is now a thing of the past. Speaking of the past, the Colonial theme of the Trailhouse certainly fits its setting on one of Boston’s more historic streets. And the kitchen dishes out old New England favorites—fried smelts, lobster rolls and venison chili—made with a modern flair, which can be washed down with any one of 24 rotating regional beers poured from musket handle-topped taps.