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Beer on Broadway: Taking Newport by storm

On Saturday, the snow was finally gone, the air was semi-warm, and the clocks were set to spring ahead in the wee hours of the 10th.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  March 15, 2013
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  March 15, 2013
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Beer on a budget: ‘Craft lite,’ and a trip To Trader Joe’s

Beer is often referred to as "an affordable luxury."
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  February 22, 2013
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Beer Advocate: Extreme Circumstances

This just in: Extreme Beer Fest is taking over Saint Patrick's Day weekend!

By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  February 22, 2013
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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
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As distillers pop up in Maine, they have friends in local breweries

What's a beer-loving city to do in whiskey trending times? Distill. And collaborate.
The whiskey connection
By JENNY LONG  |  February 08, 2013


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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
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From our own backyahd: Foolproof’s great new brews

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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  January 26, 2013
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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
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Straight outta Utah: Heralding the arrival of Uinta

In 2012, we were blessed with the arrival of Founders and Goose Island; their year-round beers were a more-than-welcome addition to local shelves and taps.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  January 18, 2013
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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.
Beer Advocate
By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  January 11, 2013


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Seeking Enlightenment: Locally brewed Bière de Champagne

You could be boring (again) and ring in the new year with a glass of cheap bubbly . . . or you could impress your friends with something new: a locally brewed Bière de Champagne.

By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  December 28, 2012
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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
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Membership has its (beer) rewards

While craft breweries offering memberships in exchange for exclusive beers is not a new concept, it's new for beer geeks in the Commonwealth.
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By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  December 07, 2012
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Beer brings holiday cheer: Local pros on what to give (and what they’d like to receive)

'Tis the season to make with the beer-giving.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  December 07, 2012
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Beer to go: Where to find the good stuff

In April, we columnized about building the Best Beer Store. We trumpeted shopper-friendly displays, well-chosen stock (bigger is not always better), making new releases easy to find, mix-a-six options, and fresh stock.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  November 23, 2012


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Local brews shine at the Great Int’l Beer Fest: And the winners are. . .

Big fun at the Rhode Island Convention Center last weekend: On Friday I was among 83 judges for the 16th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  November 09, 2012
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A fantastic voyage to the beer summit: Go tell it ’bout the mountains

We usually keep things ultra-local in this space, but we're making an exception this week ( and taking a lot of space).
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 26, 2012
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Exalted beer bliss: Treat yourself to Beervana; plus, Providence Craft Beer Week

Beervana is a truly special beer fest.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 12, 2012

The Providence Craft beer Week 2012 lineup

All locations are in Providence unless otherwise noted.
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By PROVIDENCE CRAFT BEER WEEK  |  October 12, 2012

Beervana Fest 2012

Beervana Fest Beer List Brewers/Importers scheduled to attend (as of 10.11): *All beers and breweries subject to change and availability.
Beervana Fest Beer List Brewers: Importers scheduled to attend so far
By BEERVANA  |  October 12, 2012


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Booze Your Own Adventure!

On October 4–6, the first-ever Boston Cocktail Summit will slake the city’s thirst for knowledge with more than 75 seminars, tastings, and parties at hotels and watering holes around town. We’ve assembled an interactive guide that hits some highlights. R

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  September 28, 2012
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Booze 101

As a certified old person, I'd like to be one of the many people who will remind you this school year, and for many years to come, that you have no fucking idea what you're doing.
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By LUKE O'NEIL  |  September 28, 2012
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PaintNite comes to Portland

One of the more interesting art developments of the season has been the advent of PaintNite, a social gathering in which participants collect to drink and paint in groups at local bars.
Acrylic + beer = art!
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 28, 2012

Follow the Trail

A new bar, new breweries, new bottles and boxes and beers. Let's go.
One beer story leads to another
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  September 21, 2012
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Before the Fall: Sierra Nevada & Firestone Walker’s new brews

After a couple of weeks of watching the summer fare make way for the towers of autumn offerings (follow the progress of Madeira Liquors' Wall of Fall at their Facebook page), we were thrilled to see new brews from Sierra Nevada and Firestone Walker on t
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 17, 2012


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Ain't no cure for the summertime brews

We're a city that loves its beer — especially if it's local. Even in the dingiest of dive bars, you can get your paws on a Harpoon or Sam. But what about the little guys?
August brings a bounty of seasonal quaffs from New England brewers
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 03, 2012
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Get ready for IPA Day

Hey, it's another great excuse to line up a pint or three: Thursday, August 2 is the 2nd Annual IPA Day!
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  July 20, 2012
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Beer wars: Grey Sail and Full Sail face off

Full Sail is a craft brewing company in Hood River, Oregon, about 60 miles east of Portland just below the Canadian border.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  June 22, 2012
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The suds of summer: Warm weather brings the lighter side of beers

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy," as the song says. And with the onslaught of summer seasonals, the drinkin' is easy too.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  June 08, 2012