The Spring 2018 Boston Beer Garden Bucket List

This post was updated Wednesday, June 6, with details about the Tapped Beer Truck at Quincy PorchFest. We will continue to update this list if […]


Seven Local Rosé Ciders to Try This Spring

From our iPhones to our Le Creusets, dusty, warm, pretty pink is everywhere in 2018. That includes inside rosé-tinted glasses—and we’re not just talking wine. […]


One Last Question: Which Drink Wins the Title of Most New England Cocktail?

Which drink wins the title of Most New England Cocktail?


What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Malty, Salty, Beer Mass. Beer Week comes to a close on Saturday, April 28, and the local celebration goes out in style at Dorchester Brewing […]

Photos from Lamplighter Brewing Co.'s outdoor beer garden in 2017, near its Broadway brewery.

The Central Flea Moves to Greener Pastures with Lamplighter Beer

Are you sick of hearing about places to drink outside this spring? Neither are we! Add a Lamplighter Brewing Co. beer garden to your spring-summer-fall […]


Downeast Cider Is Running the Dewey Square Drinkery

Cider fans who are looking forward to drinking outside this spring should chart their fastest route to South Station. Downeast Cider is the brand chosen […]

Night Shift Annex bar

Night Shift Is Opening a Brewpub on the North End Waterfront

A rapidly developing neighborhood in the heart of Boston such as Lovejoy Wharf certainly needs a local brewery—and it will get one. Night Shift Brewing […]


Lauren Friel Is Opening a Natural Wine Bar at Bow Market

A unique art and culinary marketplace calls for a different type of wine bar—and that’s exactly what Somerville’s soon-to-open Bow Market will get. Rebel Rebel, […]

The Stevens–Coolidge Place in North Andover

Notch Brewing and the Trustees Team Up on a Traveling Biergarten

It’s shaping up to be the summer of open-air beer bars, with new taps flowing on the Greenway, underneath the Southeast Expressway, in a Canton […]

The outdoor patio at Trillium Canton

Check Out Trillium Canton’s New Outdoor Patio This Spring

While we wait for news on what beer gardens are headed for the Greenway this spring, at least there is this: Trillium has quietly debuted […]

Sam Adams Boston 26.2 Brew

Six Local Beers for Marathon Monday in Boston

Sure, runners are encouraged to “carbo-load” with plates of pasta and bread for energy before the big race. But if the only marathon you’re planning […]


Tasting Three New Polar Seltzer’ade Flavors

Polar Seltzer’s fruity new trio of lemonade-tinged flavors would certainly be refreshing on a hot summer’s day. But fizz lovers, no need to stockpile: Starfruit Lemonade, […]

Down the Road Beer Co. taproom

Meet the Malt Master: Down the Road Beer Co.

Perhaps it’s the striking artwork on cans and bottles of brews like Pukwudgie session IPA, Seven Star IPA, and Rasenmäher Kölsch. Maybe it’s the bright […]

Underground at Ink Block in 2017

Castle Island Plans a Seasonal Beer Garden in Boston

UPDATE, Monday, July 9, 2 p.m.: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, everybody, but Castle Island’s plans for a beer garden under I-93 […]


Mystic Brewery’s Orange Dino Beer Is Back From the Edge of Extinction

The kitschy landscape of Route 1 is rapidly changing, but the orange dinosaur still stands watch over the development (really, the giant dirt piles) around […]