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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
| May 25, 2012
Not so great
I'd like to thank David S. Bernstein for his story about our state's probation department hiring scandal and what it says about our legislature.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, March 16, 2012
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| March 16, 2012
Beer Geek Nirvana
While it's been said you can't teach an old dog new tricks, two pioneers of the craft beer movement have just released new and exciting mix packs.
Deconstructing Latitude 48 + Best of Beer Camp
| May 21, 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
If American Craft was a brand-new restaurant, I still would be an enthusiast. But it’s even better as is, because it’s the end result of a story of hard knocks.
Brewed to perfection
| April 09, 2010
The Daily Grill
You can tell that the Daily Grill isn't from around here, because it describes itself as "modeled after the great big city grills of the '30s and '40s."
A newcomer earns its keep
| March 05, 2010
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
| February 19, 2010
Teranga is Boston's first serious Senegalese restaurant, but belongs more in the upscale-import category with the Helmand, Lala Rokh, and Orinoco than with typical immigrant restaurants. It's a pleasant and beautifully decorated bistro where diners ming
The South End's Senegalese restaurant joins the bistro crowd
| July 31, 2009
Two Saturdays ago, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama sat cross-legged on the 50-yard line and gently intoned that "the path to happiness in the individual and with society is through inner peace."
The New England Patriots played host to a very different out-of-towner last week, as the Dalai Lama made a most incongruous visit to Gillette Stadium
| May 15, 2009
Samuel Adams Imperial Series
What makes a beer "big"? Well, it depends what year you're drinking it.
| March 26, 2009
Meet your Massachusetts Governor's Council
In this perilous economy, Governor Deval Patrick is faced with extraordinary economic challenges.
| January 14, 2009
Love us, don't leave us
Let’s skip the sugarcoating. Boston can be a tricky place.
Advice from sadder but wiser Bostonians
| September 02, 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.
| April 23, 2008
Samuel Adams and Dunkin’ Donuts are local brands that need no introduction, even nationally.
| March 27, 2008
Robyn’s Bar and Grill
With all the insanely expensive steakhouses going up, it’s good to see a quiet, steady revival of neighborhood pubs.
Not your average ‘regular food’
| November 07, 2007
Pineapples On the Bay
Let me tell you about the out-of-the-way Pineapples On the Bay.
(Psst: don't tell anybody)
| August 15, 2007
Star Fish Market
Arriving early for a tour of Samuel Adams Brewery, hungry and thirsty Bostonians might stumble across Star Fish Market.
| June 20, 2007
The menu says Burtons has upscale-casual dining, contemporary American cuisine, and atmosphere.
Who says chains can't be enterprising?
| May 02, 2007
The bar critics — is that a tautology or an oxymoron?
An old space with new flair
| September 13, 2006
Samuel Adams Brewer Patriot Collection
A nation founded on beer is a strong republic indeed.
| August 08, 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
Flashbacks: March 31, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| March 29, 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
The Green Dragon Tavern
Whigs and Tories no longer butt heads here: it’s just Bostonians hoisting frothy pints of stout and talking about what makes the world go ’round.
History and hamburgers
| March 15, 2006
Now is the winter of our discontent. That last heating bill nearly caused a coronary, and this month’s will only be worse.
Free booze! Free books! Free movies! Free iPods! A guide to getting something for nothing
| January 18, 2006
Add it up, suckers
When you live in Boston, you may not notice every little price hike. But they add up.
Taxi surcharges, rising cable rates, higher oil prices — it’s gonna cost a lot more to live in Boston in 2006
| January 17, 2006
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