Where to Find Edison

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Atlantic 101
101 Atlantic Ave
Boston

Big City
130 Brighton Ave
Allston

Boathouse Restaurant
72 North St
Hyannis

Franklin Café
278 Shawmut Ave
Boston

Eclano
54 Salem St
Boston

Ethiopian Restaurant
544 Tremont St
Boston

Holy Ground Restaurant
1600 Hancock St
Quincy

Houston’s Restaurant
60 State St
Boston

Kitty O’Sheas
131 State St
Boston

Meze Estiatorio
100 City Sq
Charlestown

Mount Blue
707 Main St
Norwell

Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St
Boston

Olive’s
10 City Sq
Charlestown

Paolo’s Trattoria
251 Main St
Charlestown

Peking Tom’s
25 Kingston St
Boston

Pied Piper
193 A Commercial St
Provincetown

Prezza Restaurant
24 Fleet St
Boston

Red Inn
15 Commercial St
Provincetown

Sintra Restaurant
906 Washington St
Braintree

The Place
1 Broad St
Boston

The Spirit Gourmet
600 Main St
Winchester

The Squealing Pig
335 Commercial St
Provincetown

Tremont 647
647 Tremont St
Boston

Union Brew House
550 Washington St
Weymouth

Blanchard’s
103 Harvard Ave
Allston

Big Vin’s Liquors
248 Commercial St
Provincetown

Bradford’s
230 Sandwich St
Plymouth

Charlestown Liquors
10 Thompson Sq
Charlestown

Drums Emporium

682 Main St

Norwell

Far Land Provisions
150 Bradford St
Provincetown

Fitzgerald Liquors
36 North Rd
Bedford

Gordon’s
894 Main St
Waltham

Harborside Wine & Spirits
109 Front St
Scituate

Highland Wine & Spirits

1194 Walnut St

Newton Highlands

Huntington Wine & Spirit
301 Huntington Ave
Boston

Kappy’s
10 Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford

Kappy’s
175 Andover St
Peabody

Last National Wine Co.
18 Powdermill Rd
Acton

New Boston Wine Cellar
474 Columbus Ave
Boston

Old Colony Liquors
637 Southern Artery
Quincy

Roche Brothers Supermarkets
175 Mansfield Ave
Norton

Roche Brothers Supermarkets
250 Broad St
Bridgewater

Shaw’s Super Market
65 Huntington Ave
Boston

Upper Falls Liquor
150 Needham St
Newton

Village Market
71 Front St
Scituate

Village Wine & Spirit
27-29 South Main St
Cohasset

West Concord Liquor Store
1216 Main St
Concord

Wine Country
741 Main St
Winchester

Wine Emporium
607 Tremont St
Boston

Legendary Brew Master

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Dr. Joseph Owades was a biochemist who worked for Fleischmann’s Yeast in the Bronx, Rheingold Breweries in Brooklyn, Carling Brewing Co. In Boston and Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis. For the past 30 years he had been the premier brewing consultant to breweries large and small, here and abroad. He had published 50 papers on beer and fermentation. Dr. Owades taught the only graduate course in brewing, and his students had come from all of the major breweries in the world.

This renowned brewmaster was credited with developing the first low calorie or "light" beer in 1967. He trumped this first light beer milestone when he developed Edison. Dr. Owades and New Century Brewing Co. hold a patent on Edison’s unique brewing process.

Dr. Owades received a BS from City College of New York, and an MS and PhD from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He was honored with the Award of Merit of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas in 1994, and was a member of the Institute of Brewing (London) and of the leading brewing organizations in the United States.

About Edison

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Lying on a white sandy beach in the Caribbean, Rhonda Kallman was inspired to start New Century Brewing Co., makers of Edison Light Beer. After 15 years of serving as founding partner and executive vice president of the Boston Beer Co., makers of Samuel Adams, Rhonda left her position to explore the next chapter of her life. Although she was in love with the beer industry, the thrill of the job was gone as Samuel Adams reached its pinnacle.

To ring in the new millennium and celebrate her new freedom, Rhonda set out for a short vacation with her family in January 2000. After only a few days, Rhonda heard the familiar buzz of her cell phone beckoning her from the bottom of the beach bag. On the other end was the familiar voice of Dr. Joseph Owades, a world-renowned brewmaster and consultant. Rhonda and Joe always had the utmost respect and admiration for each other’s abilities and passion for the beer industry. He called to inspire her to do it all again. He said "I’ll make a beer, you start a company".

That night, Rhonda tossed and turned. She loved the beer business, and now the most respected brewmaster in the business was offering to make her a sensational new beer. "I must be crazy," she thought, finally drifting off under the spell of the rhythmic, gently lapping waves below her open window.

Early the next morning, she called Joe back. She said "You’re on. Under one condition. I don’t want you to make another microbrew or craft beer, I want you to reinvent light beer. One out of two beer drinkers drink light beer now and there is not much choice or variety for those drinkers". To which the man known as the father of light beer responded coyly, "I’ve had a little experience in that area." Rhonda and Joe began collaborating on launching a beer company focused entirely on bringing to market a great light beer that would have a smooth flavor, light taste and was extremely easy to drink.

Rhonda and Joe spoke daily. She put together all aspects to get the business launched, while Joe perfected his brew and the new brewing process he developed especially for Edison Light Beer. On September 10 2001, New Century Brewing Co. proudly introduced Edison.