Here's my first DNC Video Report: No Sam Adams Ice Cream.
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The scence was desolate. No activity at all.
On the evening of Sunday, July 25, 2004, Boston 2004, Inc. will host receptions for fifty-six delegations representing the States, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Democrats Abroad and the District of Columbia. Such parties are traditionally held on the eve of the opening of the convention and hosted by the convention host committee.Too bad the fear of an informational police picket line canceled the event.
The announcement was made at the Samuel Adams brewery in Jamaica Plain, where Brewer and Founder of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, will serve as sponsor and host of the Ohio state delegation party.
"We're grateful to Mayor Menino and delighted to partner with Boston 2004, Inc. to host the Ohio State Delegation," said Koch. "I look forward to showing our guests one of Boston's successful urban renewal partnerships at work here at the Samuel Adams Brewery."
The question remains, "What happened to the special Sam Adams ice cream that was produced for the party?"
New home needed for beer ice cream
When the Ohio delegation pulled out of the city's welcoming reception at Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain yesterday, saying its members would be partying with local unions instead, the move left party planners holding the bag. Or the vats, as it were.
Gallons and gallons of beer-flavored ice cream were slated to be churned in preparation for the brewery fest. Samuel Adams Cream Stout -- which leaves a cappuccino after taste, company officials say -- and Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock were the flavors to be served. Now, the delicacies will be sent to other events.
''I know some of it will be served at the Children's Museum," said Michelle Sullivan, spokeswoman for Boston Beer Co. ''But not to the children, though."