A Beer Distributor Will Have to Pay Its $2.6 Million Pay-To-Play Fine

A Massachusetts beer distributor will have to pay its $2.6 million “pay-to-play” fine, a court has ruled, teeing up a record-high assessment for the controversial practice […]

Arts & Entertainment

Beer Snobs: Crafty Date Ideas for Hop Heads in Love

Welcome to our Date Night series! Each week, we’ll share a new set of recommendations for you and your sweetheart. Sure, champagne and wine may have more romantic connotations—but […]

Devil's Purse Brewing Handline Kolsch

Night Shift Distributing Will Bring Devil’s Purse and More to Boston

While many Massachusetts brewers, the state’s Brewers Guild, and others continue the debate around how beer is distributed here, the region’s by-brewers-for-brewers distribution company has […]

Widowmaker Brewing taproom

Widowmaker Brewing Is Now Open in Braintree

If you spent the summery weekend south of Boston, perhaps you had the first sips of the area’s newest local beer. Widowmaker Brewing debuted Saturday, […]

The Wachusett Brew Yard in Westminster

The Wachusett Brew Yard Will Pop Up on City Hall Plaza

There’s no reason to stop drinking outside just because fall is in the air. In fact, the autumn pop-up on City Hall Plaza is a […]


What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Neighborhood Restaurant’s Somerville Grape Jelly Somervillians love the Neighborhood’s patio—and so do we—not just because it’s spacious, shady, and friendly. It also produces “buckets and […]


Drink This Now: Backlash Beer Stomping Grounds Series

UPDATE, Tuesday, October 3, 9 a.m.: Backlash will debut its retail counter with a brewery-only can release on Friday, October 6, at 4 p.m. The team […]


Break Out Your Dirndl and Celebrate Oktoberfest Around Boston

Looking for a place to lift your stein and shout Prost! this fall, without a peak-season trip to Bavaria? There’s no need to leave greater […]

Massachusetts Craft Beer app

Mass. Brewers Guild Launches a New App

Back in the day, did you have a “beer passport” crumpled in your pocket to collect stamps from (and brag about) all the breweries you […]


Brewers, Distributors Square Off Over Massachusetts Beer Laws

As a vibrant beer industry booms in Massachusetts, an ancient state law is fueling animosity between the people who brew it and the people who […]


Brato Brewhouse Is Eyeing a Brighton Location

Remember Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen, a startup from a couple of Cambridge Brewing Company employees, popping up around Boston as it plans its brick-and-mortar? Well, […]

The 2017 Copenhagen Beer Festival will be at the SoWa Power Station

Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival Moves to SoWa

Change of plans for the Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival: Instead of descending on City Hall Plaza when it returns to Boston on September 22 […]

The bar at Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. in Fenway

Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. Softly Opens Tonight in Fenway

There’s a new spot to pre-game in Fenway, and by the time the Red Sox are back in the neighborhood, it will likely be serving […]


New Wormtown Owners Plan to Open an Experimental Brewery in Keene

Wormtown Brewery cofounder Tom Oliveri has sold his remaining stake in the Worcester company, and the new owners—a trio of former beer distributors—plan to open […]


Untold Brewing to Open in Scituate This Fall, and Other Boston-Area Beer News

Maya Angelou will be oft-discussed in a former classroom in Scituate later this year, but the vintage building isn’t going back to hosting classes. The […]