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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

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
By 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
By JOSH SMITH  |  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
By JOSH SMITH  |  December 31, 2010

American Craft

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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 05, 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


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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 31, 2009

Immaculate reception

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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 15, 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

Meet your Massachusetts Governor's Council

In this perilous economy, Governor Deval Patrick is faced with extraordinary economic challenges.
Clown committee
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  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.

Cheered beers

By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 23, 2008

Turtledove Pesto

Samuel Adams and Dunkin’ Donuts are local brands that need no introduction, even nationally.

Sauce boss

By PHIL AMARA  |  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’
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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)
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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.
Go fish
By LEAH BEN-AMI  |  June 20, 2007

Burtons Grill

The menu says Burtons has upscale-casual dining, contemporary American cuisine, and atmosphere.
Who says chains can't be enterprising?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 02, 2007

Alchemist Lounge

The bar critics — is that a tautology or an oxymoron?
An old space with new flair  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 13, 2006

Samuel Adams Brewer Patriot Collection

A nation founded on beer is a strong republic indeed.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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.
By EDITORIAL  |  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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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
By PHIL AMARA  |  March 15, 2006

Gratis expectations

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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  January 17, 2006