Latest Articles

Drunk money

The Bangor Daily News recently asked its readers in an online poll, "Do you travel to New Hampshire to purchase liquor?" The unscientific results: 42 percent said yes, while 58 percent checked no.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 21, 2012

Shelf life: Building the Best beer store

I spend a lot of time in liquor stores (hey, it's in the job description).
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  April 06, 2012

Liquor blues

"For great sale prices, there's no place like Maine."
Maine's booze economy
By AL DIAMON  |  September 16, 2011
tales of cocktails 3

Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy

There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
Strange tales
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 26, 2011

We've got beer

Even by Massachusetts political standards, Brewgate was a weird episode.  
What Brewgate tells us about political attitudes. Plus, Wisconsin is a warm-up for 2012.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 12, 2011

Liquored up + lacquered down

It's possible that every member of the 125th Maine Legislature is dead drunk.
Maine's senators need to sober up
By AL DIAMON  |  June 24, 2011

Review: A riveting Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee’s brilliant, savage first full-length play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , needs to be done marvelously or not at all. So, thank goodness this Perishable Theatre production is a marvel indeed.
Wedded blisters
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2010