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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
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Narraganasett Releases New Craft Brew Offering: Town Beach Imperial IPA
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Usually when you think of Narragansett, you picture tallboy cans and straightforward lagers, not cutely designed bombers and Imperial-IPAs. But as the fifth installment of the ‘Gansett Private Stock series of 22-ounce limited edition craft offerings, the 124-year old company just released its all new “Town Beach Imperial IPA.” More
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Beer Lovers Tip a Glass to Opening of New Aeronaut Brewing in Somerville
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It was another good weekend for beer enthusiasts as the new Somerville microbrewery, Aeronaut Brewing Co., opened its warehouse doors to hordes of local folks eager to sample the lot of specially crafted brews, including a pale ale, a stout (THE BEST!), "a hoppy table beer" (think an easy-to-drink IPA), a Saison, and two Hefeweizens. More