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Three Beers to Try Right Now

I’m always looking to sample new beers whenever I can, whether in the comfort of my own home or out. Here are three I recently […]

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In Pursuit of Kate the Great

For years, I’ve been trying to get a taste of Kate the Great, the Russian Imperial Stout released once a year by New Hampshire’s Portsmouth […]

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Outvoting 2 a.m. at The Hawthorne

There are a lot of nice things to say about The Hawthorne, the Hotel Commonwealth’s somewhat new bar that sports a sleek, Don Draper-esque atmosphere […]

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Jim Koch’s Holiday Miracle

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Sure, there’s the complete gluttony, and the football, but it’s also one of the few […]

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Five Great Stouts for International Stout Day

In honor of International Stout Day, Thursday, Nov. 3, I figured I’d share with you five stouts that I find to be particularly tasty. There’s […]

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Fenway Park's Other Beer-Drinking Problem

I went to three Red Sox games this season, and all three were losers. So were the beers: Heineken, Bud Light … I couldn’t bring […]

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Fruity Beer Face

That’s it, I’m swearing off fruity beer. Now, I’ve never been a huge fruity beer fan anyway, but I always enjoyed the blueberry ale at […]

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Pairing Tsingtao with Chinatown

The waiter frowned at me in disappointment — a sure sign that I was another annoying yuppie from uptown high off of watching too many […]

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A Mixer Six-Pack of Summer Beers

With summer winding down, now is as good of a time as any to recap some of the best beers I’ve sampled this summer. Some […]

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Using (or Perhaps Misusing) a Hall Pass at Meadhall

It’s Friday night, and I’m at Meadhall with my old friend Uncle Buzzard. At this time of night, I’m usually on the TV room couch […]

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Sam Calagione: The King of Craft Beer

I recently had the privilege of meeting Sam Calagione, the founder and president of Dogfish Head beer. He was a pretty cool guy. In fact, […]

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Otter Creek Alpine Black IPA and The Double Pour at Sam's

The beer selection over at Sam’s is only about eight bottles total. Nothing on draft. But I had to take Fredo over there for a […]

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Umbria Prime and The $14 Eye Roll

One night a few weeks ago, my Special Lady and I got some real anti-service from a bartender at Umbria Prime, a moment I now […]

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A Gnome By Any Other Name

I had almost given up on those small batch, big bottle beers after my experience with Shipyard Smashed Blueberry earlier this month. I picked up […]

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The Best Beer. Ever?

Over the Fourth of July weekend, I had planned an excursion to Baxter Brewing Co. My occasional beer drinking compadre Jet Fuel had read about […]