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A five-pack of beer notes

As mentioned a few weeks ago, the great products from Bear Republic Brewing Co. have arrived in the Ocean State.
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By LOU PAPINEAU  |  September 02, 2011
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A six-pack to go

A year and a half ago, I started writing this column by trying to assemble the ultimate mix-a-six pack.
A half-dozen bottles of happiness
By JOSH SMITH  |  July 22, 2011
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Beer: It's what's for breakfast

Breakfast beers aren't for everyone. People will think you have a problem. But we aren't talking about a hair-of-the-dog here — we're drinking beer because it goes great with breakfast!
Good morning!
By JOSH SMITH  |  December 03, 2010
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The best of Oktoberfest beers

The Oktoberfest style of beer actually predates the first Oktoberfest celebration of 200 years ago. The other name by which this ancient style is known gives us a hint of its true roots: Märzen.
Falling for an old style
By JOSH SMITH  |  October 15, 2010
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Go global!

Talk of international beer typically conjures up images of German beer gardens, Belgian monasteries, and pints of Guinness. But where is the rest of the world in this Eurocentric fantasy?  
Become a worldly beer drinker
By JOSH SMITH  |  September 10, 2010
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Savor the flavors of beer

Beer makes everything better, even food. And not just as an accompaniment to food, but as food .
Beer is a chef’s best friend
By JOSH SMITH  |  June 18, 2010