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Beer Fans Rejoice! How to Celebrate Zwanze Day in New England and Beyond
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There was a time, long, long ago that Boston beer nerds could go to their local liquor store and find bottles from Brasserie Cantillon, the tiny, much-lauded Belgian brewery best known for brewing world-class lambics. The bottles – nuanced, tart, often tough to find beers – gathered dust alongside other Belgian beers. More

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Richer Pour wants you to come to the Tavern Series
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So we’ve been talking a blue streak about the Life is good Tavern Series happening on Wednesday, September 24. What you might not know is, along side a set from Fever Charm and free food from Blue Dragon, you’ll be treated to wine from Richer Pour. Our friends Brandy Rand and David Gordon stopped by this morning, with some delicious pizza from Pastoral in Fort Point. More

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Recipe: Getting Buzzed Off of Homemade Phrosties
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Phrosties were a sort of (totally) illegal, pseudo-underground (in the way that everyone knew) operation that sold mysterious plastic bottles full of sugary sweet alcoholic slush in various bright shades — like a rocket pop-inspired red, white, and blue, with the sugary sweet kick from a rumored addition of cough syrup. More

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Accessible By T: 5 Breweries Around Boston That are Worth the Trip
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To go along with this sweet late summer weather, we thought letting you know about some of the golden nectar (beer) that is available a short jaunt outside Boston was a swell idea. While new microbreweries seem to be popping up every year, here are our favorite spots to get a pint or two of what we think is the elixir of life!

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Home Distilling: A How-to and How-not-to for DIY Whiskey Fans
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Why does wood make whiskey taste better?

American whiskey, by law, has to be aged in new, charred oak barrels, but why? What about putting spirits in wood makes them taste better? I decided to find out for myself, first by trying to age some in my own barrel at home, and finally, by finding out what local microdistillers do to make their whiskies so tasty.

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Five DIY Shandies to Try at This Weekend’s Drink Craft Beer Summerfest
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Have you been converted by the Narragansett Del’s Shandy cult yet?

Say what you will about shandies. Even if you find some of them too sweet or cloying for your tastes, you can’t deny that Harpoon’s Big Squeeze, Steigl’s Radler (#TeamRadler) and that ever-ubiquitous green and yellow tallboy can (that’s been flying off shelves since mid-May) have caught on big time this summer. More

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Point/Counterpoint: Should Boston Embrace Shiner Beer?
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Point/Counterpoint is a recurring feature on BDCwire which explores the pros and cons of various parts of life in Boston. These arguments may, or may not, break any new ground, but are meant as a starting point for you too to make an argument. Today’s debate surrounds the Texas-based beer, Shiner. What do you think? Are you pro-Shiner or anti-Shiner? More