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Celebrate local craft breweries during Maine Beer Week
You might want to tell your boss now that you'll probably have some foggy mornings in mid-November, but only because you're supporting local business.
Party like a brewer
| October 14, 2011
Beer by the sea
Ever since Narragansett closed its Cranston brewery 30 years ago, Rhode Island's brewing history has been sporadic at best. Contract brewers Hope Brewing and the Great Providence Brewing Company never successfully built a brewery, while Emerald Isle Bre
Sipping at Newport Storm
| February 18, 2011
On tap for 2011
Unquestionably, 2010 was another banner year for craft beer. Personal highlights include the release of barrel-aged and specialty beers such as Sierra Nevada's 30th Anniversary Series, and the recognition of Cascadian Dark Ales (or Black IPAs) as a styl
The New Year in beer
| December 31, 2010
Have beer, will travel
Culture and experience have taught us that beer in a can is of lesser quality. But with several craft brewers' recent foray into the world of canning, it may be time to put this crude stereotype to bed.
Craft beer in a cooler? Can do!
| June 04, 2010
Beer on a budget
The beer industry is generally considered recession-proof, since people are still going to drink beer when times get tough. But has the same been true for more expensive craft beer in the recent recession?
In defense of expense
| May 21, 2010
Savor the flavor
Whether you only occasionally hoist a craft beer or carry a notepad to rate beer everywhere you go, we can all become better beer drinkers by following a few simple guidelines.
How to make great beer even better
| May 07, 2010
Once upon a time, before the heyday of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, all beer was organic. And now organic is back for good.
The second coming of organic beer
| April 23, 2010
Stone is the country’s number one brewer. And they know it.
Stone Brewing Company comes to Julian’s
| April 09, 2010
Beer comes in a rainbow of different colors, but green is not one of them. Unless it's St. Patrick's Day, of course.
Don’t go green on St. Patrick’s Day
| March 12, 2010
My entry into the world of craft beer came thanks to complete strangers.
72 ounces of beer bliss
| February 26, 2010
Roadhouse Craft Beer & BBQ
So, about the long-awaited Roadhouse Craft Beer & BBQ, sister restaurant to the popular Publick House, which has finally been rebuilt, licensed, and is now open.
Off to a (somewhat) smoky start
| November 12, 2008
Cheers to green beer
Since we drink so much beer, shouldn't we expect it to be produced sustainably?
| May 14, 2008
Thalia Zedek is hunched over a pint at the Cambridge Brewing Company, looking a bit like a grizzled veteran of some sort of mythical rock-and-roll war.
Thalia continues to move beyond Come
| April 29, 2008
Beer: the next generation
Nikki’s Liquors, at first blush, seems like a typical liquor store.
Hopped-up brews are proliferating in Rhode Island, from neighborhood bars to the corner package store
| February 06, 2008
February 9, 2008
| February 06, 2008
Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.
“The role of a comedian,” said the late Lenny Bruce, is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every 15 seconds.”
Say what it wants in a big way
| October 03, 2007
August 2, 2007
| August 01, 2007
The big cheese
Is cheese the new breakthrough trend?
Any way you slice it, cheese is growing in popularity at restaurants all over town
| October 30, 2006
Anheuser-Busch Demon’s Hop Yard IPA
When A-B, the world’s third-largest brewery, announced their “You Choose It, We’ll Brew It” campaign, in which New England beer drinkers were afforded the opportunity to vote on a craft beer that would reflect the region’s tastes, I was wary.
Big brewer, big flavor
| August 30, 2006
Never mind the Citgo
For all the complaints that Boston is losing its character, there’s still a lot to this old, weird city. It’s just a matter of taking a closer look.
Beyond the clichés and picture postcards, Boston hangs on to its character
| July 05, 2006
A Boston booze time line
The Pilgrims land in Plymouth because they're out of booze. As good a reason to start a country as any.
Boston's place in booze and brews history
| March 16, 2006
Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in just a couple of days.
It’s back. Have one
| February 16, 2006
At microbreweries throughout the city, though, barley wines are intended to be sipped straight — no chaser, no frills, no dilution, no apologies. When made meticulously enough, barley wine needs little embellishment.
E xtra alcohol and lots of malts make barley wine shine
| January 13, 2006
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