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Tim Oxton / Night Shift Brewing
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Growlers in Massachusetts: A War on Glass

Night Shift Brewing is everywhere. Since opening in 2012, the brand has spread like wildfire into Massachusetts liquor stores and bars. Lucky for us, that […]

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen brewed a beer at Dorchester Brewing Co. and served sandwiches there in May
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Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen Pops Up Monthly Around Boston

A quintessential attribute of the craft beer industry is that it’s about as convivial as a competitive scene can be. Brewers are known to be […]

Hill Farmstead was among the participating breweries at the 2016 Copenhagen Beer Festival in Boston
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The Copenhagen Beer and Music Festival Returns to Boston in September

An acclaimed European beer festival chose Boston for its first U.S. event last year, and they apparently had a good time. The Copenhagen Beer and […]

Scenes from soft opening weekend of the Harpoon Keg Yard via Instagram
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Harpoon Brewery Debuts an Outdoor Beer Garden

No plans for the long holiday weekend coming up? Sounds like a good time to drink outside at one of Boston’s original breweries. Harpoon softly […]

Sour and wild beers star in the We're Funk'd Festival, coming next month from Night Shift, Springdale Beer, and friends
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Night Shift and Springdale Beer Team Up on a Funky Festival

Springdale Beer general manager Joe Connolly is only speaking for himself, but he believes his company doesn’t need to go out of its way to […]

Vanderbilt Kitchen & Bar. / Photo provided
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Vanderbilt Kitchen & Bar Reopens Tuesday

Just in time to see off the Tall Ships, Financial District spot Vanderbilt Kitchen & Bar reopens this week under new ownership. Manager Jamie Walsh, […]

The Castle Island Brewing taproom
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Castle Island Brewing Opens Its Norwood Taproom This Weekend

The Modern Draft system is up and running, the staff is trained, and Castle Island is finally ready to serve its own beers at the […]

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Sips of Summer: What to Drink Around Boston Right Now

What to drink right now.

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Aeronaut Returns to Allston This Summer

The sun is shining, and another sure sign of summer is nigh: The pop-up Allston beer garden by Aeronaut Brewing Company (and friends) officially returns to […]

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Tap Takeovers, Cider Night, and More Beer Events Around the Microbrew Invitational

The craft beverage scene has grown immensely since BeerAdvocate launched in 1996—and it’s even markedly different since the Boston-based beer blog began hosting its own […]

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Trillium Garden on the Greenway Starts Pouring This Week

Don’t let the gray skies get you down—Boston’s first fully open-air beer garden is so close, we can almost taste it. The Trillium Garden on […]

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Where to Find Craft Beer on Cape Cod This Summer

When visitors head to Cape Cod for a summer weekend, most of them want fried seafood, clam chowder, and a good lobster roll, says longtime […]

Craigie on Main burger
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The Craigie Burger Makes Rare Lunch Appearances This Summer

UPDATE, Friday, May 26, 11 a.m.: You might be en route already to the kickoff burger lunch at Craigie on Main, but today’s event is cancelled. […]

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Important Boston Tinned Fish Scene Updates

Last summer, tinned fish—typically imported cans of preserved, sometimes seasoned, seafood—emerged as an undeniable trend in Boston, with two hot newcomers, Saltie Girl and Haley.Henry […]

Father Isaac Keeley inside the state-of-the-art brewhouse at Spencer Brewery
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You Can Visit the Spencer Brewery in June

Massachusetts is home to more than 100 visitable breweries, but one particular producer isn’t typically open to the public. That’s not the case on June […]