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Cans from Pipeworks Brewing at Night Shift Distributing in Chelsea
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Night Shift Distributing Brings Magnify, Pipeworks, and More Beer to Mass.

Meet the new kids in town—and have a drink. Night Shift Distributing is rolling out its first pallets of beers this week, with new-to-Boston releases […]

Pagu gin and tonic tasting.
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Drink This Now: St. George Gin and Tonic Tasting at Pagu

Tracy Chang’s debut restaurant, Pagu, is a Spanish tapas bar, a sashimi bar and ramen shop, a community-focused coffeehouse—but above all, it’s deeply personal. “Tracy […]

Irish Coffee at Grafton Street Pub / Photo provided
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The Best Irish Whiskey Cocktails For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Boston

Red Legs Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar The newest draft cocktail here is rooted in deep Irish history, albeit an unsavory one. Made with […]

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Where to Drink Draft Cocktails Around Boston

We know what you’re thinking: draft cocktails? Why settle for a pre-mixed drink when I could have one made right before my eyes? While watching […]

The new lobby bar at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge
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Hotel Marlowe Debuts a Brandy Bar

Brandy is the catchall term for liquors distilled from wine—classic French Cognacs, brandy de Jerez, from the Andalusian “sherry triangle;” American apple brandies, and other […]

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Evil Twin, Omnipollo Are Brewing Partners at Dorchester Brewing Company

Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø is doing well for himself. His contract brewing company, Evil Twin, was named the ninth best in the world for 2016 by RateBeer, […]

Fernet Branca on draft at Citizen Public House
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Drink This Now: Fernet Branca on Draft at Citizen Public House

Kayla Quigley, bar manager at Citizen Public House, remembers her first dram of Fernet Branca—and it is not a happy memory. “I was like, why […]

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Drink This Now: Four Seam by Idle Hands Craft Ales

As ingenuity continues to permeate craft beer, many brewers have started rotating beer series to keep up with the new hop varietals and possibilities out there. Beers in […]

Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek at Branch Line
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Drink This Now: Extreme Beer Fest ‘Prep Week’ at Branch Line

Magellan Casto was certainly primed to enjoy the 12-ounce bottle of Hanssens Artisaanal Scarenbecca Kriek, a lambic-style sour beer from Belgium, when she first had […]

Japanese highball uni boston
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Drink This Now: Japanese Highball at Uni

Begin your next visit to Ken Oringer and Tony Messina’s incomparable Uni with a sparkling Japanese whiskey highball—it’s what you’d probably do at a Tokyo sashimi […]

Rosebud, a limited-edition release from Aeronaut Brewing Company and the Alpine Restaurant Group
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Drink This Now: Rosebud Bourbon Session Ale, by Aeronaut Brewing Company

One of the things Alec Riveros loves about Aeronaut Brewing Company is that their beers are often on the lighter-tasting, drinkable side of the spectrum, […]

Fear of the Gods pouring at Deep Ellum
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Drink This Now: Fear of the Gods at Deep Ellum

When Max Toste first sipped Beer of the Gods as he was preparing to open his first bar, Deep Ellum, it was unlike any other […]

The Creole Waltz at Ruka. / Photo provided
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Drink This Now: Will Thompson’s Cocktails at Ruka

Beverage director Will Thompson knew Ruka guests would be new to his drinks—one is served in a flower pot, complete with a few dainty blossoms popping out; another […]

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Drink This Now: Fort Hill Brewery

New England’s burgeoning beer scene covers a lot of bases. We’ve seen saisons brewed with live lobsters, beers made with Charles River water, and Berliner weisses aged to […]

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Drink This Now: An Aged Barleywine by Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project

It was just about a year ago that Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project left the Boston beer scene. Since then, the quirky beers from co-owners Dann and […]