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Hoppy hybrids: Samuel Adams’ IPA crash course

One of 2011's best beer geek treats was Samuel Adams' Latitude 48 Deconstructed box, which offered five IPAs highlighting the hops that are used in the variety pack's namesake beer and provided a savory contrast-and-compare lesson on the qualities of the
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  May 25, 2012

’Gansett hits the charts! Plus, the Newport Fest and Let’s Pour

Last week, the Brewers Association, the group that keeps track of production stats for US beer makers, released its list of the top 50 brewing companies (the top five: Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Pabst, Yuengling, and Boston Beer Co., aka Sam Adams).
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  April 27, 2012

Bring on the Bock (and more)

For New Englanders, the four seasons are an inescapable reality. The good news is that each season brings its own beer with it. Light, sessionable brews for summer, Oktoberfest beers in the fall, winter warmers, and in the spring . . . . Wait, what exac
Springing forward
By JOSH SMITH  |  March 04, 2011

2010: The year in Boston Phoenix articles

If ever there was an indulgent time of year, late December would be it — and not just in the washing-down-fistfuls-of-sugar-cookies-with-flagons-of-eggnog sense, either.
Shameless Self-Promotion
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2010

Best Boston Rap Albums of 2010

So I'm walking past the Jeanie Johnston in Jamaica Plain after the Boston Music Awards, and I see Slaine and his friend Ronnie hugging the bar and crushing rum and cokes.
Bustle and flow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 24, 2010
XL of The Kreators Goes In On Sam Adams

XL of The Kreators Goes In On Sam Adams

XL feat. DJ Dutchmaster - Scam Adams by CoalmineRecords
By Chris Faraone  |  October 06, 2010

Sam Adams at Lupo's

Sam Adams at Lupo's

Killing bottles of Goose, hitting on nothing but models, being all connected "like cable" - Beantown MC Sam Adams likes to flaunt the luxe lifestyle...
By webteam  |  August 24, 2010


Let's review Cambridge-born artist Samuel Adams Wisner's rap sheet of accomplishments for the first half of 2010, shall we? Flew to Cabo to perform on...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 26, 2010
Sam Adams at FYE

Sam Adams at FYE

The ultimate goal for any college student has to be graduation, if for no other reason than to make mom proud. But can you do...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010

Dese | Dese Be With You

Before Sam Adams, sleazy Boston co-eds relied on the Camp to get their panties moist.
Cursed Out (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 14, 2010

Asher Roth & DJ Wreckineyez | Seared Foie Gras W/ Quince And Cranberry

Now that Boston boy toy Sam Adams has blown onto hip-hop’s front lines, there’s almost room for original frat rapper Asher Roth to find a respectable position somewhere between the big-indie Atmosphere types and the upper echelon of major-label boom-bap.
School Boy (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 09, 2010

Cheap beer, hot girls, and Clinton Sparks puking in the bathroom: behind the scenes of Sam Adams' "Driving Me Crazy" video

Well, one thing we can tell you about smoking-hot Cambridge rapper SAM ADAMS -- unlike John Mayer, his dick is not a white supremacist. In...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 04, 2010

Billboard Mag: Sam Adams sales came from over 100 markets

Further debunking the widespread rumor that overnight sensation SAM ADAMS inflated his chart-topping iTunes numbers by purchasing huge quantities his own digital EP, BILLBOARD MAGAZINE...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 25, 2010

VIDEO: Sam Adams performs "Driving Me Crazy" live at Harpers Ferry

We had to step away from the Bean for a minute, but that didn't mean we intended to miss the mayhem when Boston's Boy hit...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 22, 2010

Symphony 8 Restaurant & Bar

Everyone wants to have a gastro-pub with comfort food, but you have to be able to cook a little bit to sustain one. It also helps to draw a clean draught beer, maintain a quality wine list, and sweep the floor.
Time to face the music
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 19, 2010
Sam Adams CD Release at Harpers Ferry

Sam Adams CD Release at Harpers Ferry

In what might have been the fastest ride to the top for any Boston artist ever, 22-year-old Sam Adams recently landed his debut EP, Boston’s...
By webteam  |  March 17, 2010


Rapper Sam Adams now on tap

Something equally remarkable and unprecedented happened this past week: a virtually unknown white Cambridge MC named Sam Adams landed in the top hip-hop spot on iTunes with his debut EP, Boston's Boy .
Licensed to Ale
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
Overnight sensation Boston rapper Sam Adams debuts at #7 rap album, #71 overall, on Billboard

Overnight sensation Boston rapper Sam Adams debuts at #7 rap album, #71 overall, on Billboard

 It's shaping up as the biggest who-dat local-music story since, well, Godsmack. Unsigned white Boston rapper SAM ADAMS -- unheralded by land and by sea,...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 11, 2010
Cambridge Rapper Sam Adams Debuts At Number One On iTunes

Cambridge Rapper Sam Adams Debuts At Number One On iTunes

Just two days ago I delivered my usual Boston hip-hop spiel to an intern at the Phoenix. She wants to collaborate on a Web package...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 07, 2010

Lord Hobo

What act could follow the B-Side Lounge, beloved home of craft-cocktail scholars? Well, how about a bar-restaurant for beer geeks?
This convivial corner of Hell is actually beer Heaven
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 19, 2010

Pink Martini | Splendor in the Grass

The members of Portland’s Pink Martini have covered plenty of well-known songs in their decade and a half together, like “Que Sera, Sera” on their 1997 debut, and the theme from I Dream of Jeannie in their early live shows.
Heinz (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 30, 2009

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Late-night bites

Yes, there are places in Portland to get something to eat after 10 pm — even as late as 3 am. From pizza and wings to pancakes and homemade apps, this city has your appetite covered, whether it's been a long night of Beirut or studying (ha!). We wouldn
It's dark. You're tired and hungry. You've come to the right place.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 28, 2009

Books tour

While most area colleges continue to offer predictably boring campus tours that amount to wandering through academic ghost towns imagining departed crowds, there are also some alternatives to the standard walk-and-talk routine.
A guide to unofficial campus visits
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  May 01, 2009

Samuel Adams Imperial Series

What makes a beer "big"? Well, it depends what year you're drinking it.
Living large
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 26, 2009

Review: Oak Hill Tavern

Looking for good down-south BBQ down south? Oak Hill Tavern is well worth the trip
Road to redemption
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 25, 2009

Love us, don't leave us

Let’s skip the sugarcoating. Boston can be a tricky place.
Advice from sadder but wiser Bostonians
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 02, 2008


Twelve patties, no cake

Can one revive something that is, unlike barbecue, universally American, and steeped in personal nostalgia?
A burger safari
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 13, 2008

Royal fun

As You Like It  accomplishes what every production of a Shakespeare comedy tries to do.
Colonial’s rousing As You Like It
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 22, 2008

Samuel Adams American Homebrew Contest winners

Ever since Jimmy Carter legalized homebrewing in 1978, Americans have been sterilizing bottles, boiling barley malt, and trying their hands at a galaxy of adventuresome beer styles.

Cheered beers

By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 23, 2008


I recently learned I made an error when I wrote that 147 places sell sushi in Brookline.

Another Brookline sushi place? It’s actually a welcome addition.

By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 16, 2008