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Beer Advocate: Paddy’s Dos and Don’ts

St. Patrick’s Day in Boston is insane.

By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  March 08, 2013

Beer Advocate: Touring Boston’s Breweries

Although there are upwards of 40 licensed brewers in Greater Boston, many brew under contract at breweries that sell their excess capacity to other beer companies.

By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  March 01, 2013

Beer Advocate: Q&A with Trillium Brewing, Boston’s newest brewery

Despite Boston's diverse beer scene, the city proper has hosted only three production breweries since 1986: Harpoon Brewery (1986), Samuel Adams (Jamaica Plain R&D brewery, 1988), and Tremont Brewery (Charlestown, 1993; closed).

By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  February 15, 2013

Beer Advocate: Sixpoint's new sip

This Valentine's Day, make it a threesome. We're of course talking about the new Sixpoint beer, 3Beans, infused with coffee, cacao, and Romano beans.

By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  February 08, 2013

A look at Harpoon’s new waterfront watering hole

Between its growing brewery scene and its scores of bars and restaurants, Boston doesn't lack for beer options. The one thing the city has lacked in our lifetimes is a beer hall — but this is about to change.
BeerAdvocate: Boston’s First Beer Hall
By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  February 01, 2013

BeerAdvocate: Jack’s Abby Gets La(r)ger

Although beers from small brewers are seemingly everywhere, light pale lagers produced by large brewers still dominate the market.

By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  January 18, 2013


John Harvard's new deal

We recently visited the original John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Harvard Square to check out renovations made this past September.
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By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  January 11, 2013

Ten places that served and respected beer in 2012

One of the top questions we get asked on a weekly basis is: "Where do you guys drink in the Boston area?"
The Best Beer Bars in Boston
By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  December 21, 2012

Great new arrivals; getting a jump on autumn

FRESH BEER! While folks are still lamenting the departure of Dogfish Head, Avery, and Great Divide from Rhode Island stores, there's reason to be cheerful with the recent arrival of these noteworthy brands.
Goings and comings
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 05, 2011
Getting crafty: Small brewers find a big showcase

Getting crafty: Small brewers find a big showcase

Photo: JOEL VEAK Watery beer from the back shelf of the corner packie is so last season. So says Matt Lambo of Nantucket's Cisco Brewers....
By Luke ONeil  |  May 30, 2011
Podcast: Jason Alstrom of Beer Advocate 5-24-11

Podcast: Jason Alstrom of Beer Advocate 5-24-11

 Jason Alstrom of Beer Advocate joins us in the studio to talk about everyone's favorite beverage.DOWNLOAD:  Podcast: Jason of Beer Advocate 5-24-11 To download, right click...
By MorningIntern  |  May 24, 2011


Mission to marzipan

Marzipan qua marzipan — popular in Western Europe, Germany, and the Middle East — can be found stateside behind the counters of Italian bakeries. Mike's Pastry in Boston's North End sells 12 different kinds throughout the year and over a hundred pieces
Fucking food trends: How do they work?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 26, 2011


Beer is the world's most popular alcoholic drink. Living during this current renaissance of craft beer has allowed a wide spectrum of styles and flavors to become available, making the beverage even more accessible than ever.
We wish you a beery Christmas
By JOSH SMITH  |  December 17, 2010

Local flavors

Sampler trays were invented for the adventurous, the inquisitive, and the indecisive.
Treat yourself to a sampler tray
By JOSH SMITH  |  August 27, 2010