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Go for the Cheers, Stay for the Chat: Comparing the Social Experiences of 4 Boston Taprooms
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You don’t need me to tell you that the craft alcohol industry is on the rise. An interactive and consumer-friendly trade, brewing is the latest trend in innovation that everyone wants to be involved with. “Drinking Buddies” made the environment story fodder, social networks like Untappd encourage users to seek and share different drinks; here in Massachusetts we’ve even got our own craft beer scandal going on! More

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There’s a Party at Paul Rudd’s Mom’s House, And Everyone’s Invited
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The Kansas City Royals clinched their first World Series berth since 1985 with a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles last night, and Kansas native Paul Rudd is celebrating the same way he did back then when he was 16: with a huge kegger at his mom’s house.
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‘Toilet Tourist’ Photographs Boston’s Most Interesting Lavatories
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Dan Schaumann has been a lot of places, seen a lot of faces, and used a lot of toilets. So many, in fact, that he started a blog, Toilography, to document his water closet excursions. And after a four-day trip to Boston last weekend, he’s shared some of the Boston area’s most interesting facilities. More

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Accessible By T: 5 Distilleries to Visit in the Boston Area
Boston

With the weather getting cooler, we’re all in need something to help warm us up. Have no fear! We have just the stuff to keep you cozy throughout these chilly fall nights, and you can find them at all of these local distilleries.  Does it get any better than this?   More

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Somerville Brewery Owner’s Twitter Rant Claims Illegal ‘Pay to Play’ Bar Practices
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Dann Paquette, one of the co-founders of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville, went on a Twitter rant last night alleging that a number of breweries and bars, including Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge and Boston and Lower Depths in Kenmore, are engaged in illegal “pay to play” policies that freeze out local craft breweries.
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Which Beers to Pair With Your Favorite Halloween Movies
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Candy corn, creepy pop-up costume stores, and random Christmas displays are here, which means only one thing: it’s October. And with this month comes an abundance of whimsical, cheesy, pee-in-your-pants scary films celebrating the bewitching holiday that is Halloween. So what better way to ring in the season than to sit down, get a little tipsy, and watch Freddy Krueger as he tears apart the dreams of innocent little children? I spoke with an Atlanta bartender and former co-worker Devlin Bolton, who shared some insight into the interesting ways to pair your favorite Halloween movies with your favorite brews.

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Beer Fans Rejoice! How to Celebrate Zwanze Day in New England and Beyond
Boston events

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