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A Western Mass Distillery Now Bottles Gin & Tonic, and It’s Actually Quite Good
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Berkshire Mountain Distillers of Sheffield, Massachusetts, has been at the forefront of New England’s artisanal-booze boom since its 2007 inception. Their Ragged Mountain Rum is world-class by any measure, their Berkshire Bourbon has few rivals in its price range—and that’s just the base model, before you get into their beer-barrel-aging program—and in 2012 Eric Asimov of the New York Times called Berkshire’s Greylock Gin “light, subtle, and complex” in selecting it as the best value among American craft gins. More

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Seasonal Suds: 12 Holiday Beers You Should Try This Season
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“Eat, drink, and be merry” wouldn’t be a phrase if not for the drinking part. And rightfully so. The holidays are both a time for relaxation, and a time in which the constant presence of family can make the thought of nice cold beer all the more appetizing. More

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Dive Bars: Something For Everyone in Each Boston Neighborhood
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All hail the dive bar! Although they are considered a dying breed by some, Boston boasts an impressive array of dives where locals haunt the barstools, bartenders serve cheap beer and the occasional dog is drooling in the corner. We celebrate the black swan of the hospitality world with this small, but essential list of some of the greatest and unique dive bars in Boston. More

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Turkey Day Toast: 5 Massachusetts Beers to Pair With This Year’s Thanksgiving Dishes
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Much has been written about the parallels between beer and wine so we’ll skip the pretense, but really, if there’s one thing to take from it: These days it shouldn’t be out of place to see a Belgian quad or a Russian imperial stout instead of merlot or syrah next to the cranberry sauce or gravy boat at Thanksgiving. Beers can have just as much nuance as wine and often pair better with food. Some beers have a time and place. The following local brews deserve a spot on your table Thursday. More

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Mother of 6 Shows Heart of a Champion, Shatters Women’s World Record for Fastest Beer Mile
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Somehow I went through four years of college and had no clue about the zenith of athletic partydom known as the Beer Mile. In said event, one must complete a 1-mile run on a track, pausing in between laps to chug four beers throughout the run. It’s a true test of stamina in more than one way. More

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This New Cambridge Bar’s Drink Menu Hilariously Mocks Cocktail Culture
Restaurants

Tired of the same old bars? Looking for a place to kick back after work and enjoy a delicious cocktail made with artisan booze, obscure liqueur, homemade bitters and a bizarre garnish? Then the soon-to-open Ames Street Deli is the perfect place for you.
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Big Cheese
Our Ancestors Were Lactose Intolerant For 4,000 Years But Heroically Kept Eating Cheese
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Are you of the opinion that it’s always better with cheddar? Do you go gaga for gouda? Then you have you have the perseverance of ancient European settlers to thank, because according to a new study, despite being lactose intolerant for thousands of years, these hardy souls refused to cut the cheese.
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