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Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry Creates Niche Market For Limited Release Beers
5 Local Saisons to Celebrate Saison Day in Boston
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Saturday marks Saison Day, the second iteration of a holiday conceived last year by Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewery. After a grueling winter that’s tested the mettle of all of its inhabitants, Boston is long overdue to enjoy a few spring-like beers. More

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Annual Great American Beer Festival Brings Attracts Craft Beer Enthusiasts And Brewers From Around The Country
10 of the Weirdest Brews at 2015 Extreme Beer Fest
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There’s going to be no better place than Boston this weekend to illustrate how “weird” has become the new “normal” in the beer world. At Beer Advocate’s 12th annual Extreme Beer Fest, there’ll be more than enough coffee-chocolate pale ales, chili stouts, and blueberry Berliner Weisses to shake a stick at. More

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This NSFW St. Patrick’s Day News Blooper Is Utterly Ridiculous
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St. Patrick’s Day festivities were in full swing in Chicago this weekend, from the dyed green river to the excitement of the Big Ten tournament. And you can bet a pot of gold that sparks were flying in pubs across the city as soused day-drinkers bonded over their love of authentic Irish culture and green beer. If you happened to watch this completely absurd WGN broadcast, however, the sparks were very, very literal. More

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True Life: I Was a Bartender In Southie During the St. Paddy’s Day Parade
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When you’re a bartender in Southie on the day of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, it’s a bizarre love-hate experience that’s not dissimilar to everyone’s feelings toward their parents. It’s kind of awesome, but it’s also damaging to your heart. More

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An Infographic Guide to Boston Bars on St. Patrick’s Day
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Boston is a fantastic, vibrant place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And with the hundreds of bars scattered around the city, the only way to truly ring in the holiday is to grab a seat and a pint. For the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best and most exciting bars to head to this Tuesday, based on their events, drafts and bar food. So grab green clothes — it’s time to celebrate. More

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Accessible by T: 4 Cideries to Visit in the Greater Boston Area
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It’s easy to realize that the craft beer market has exploded– with it has come lots and lots of new microbrews to check out. Beer lovers heaven right? Well, not everybody is hot off the craft beer craze, so luckily, there’s another adult beverage that is sweeping the nation. That’s right folks, hard cider is on the rise! With open arms we welcome that orchard beverage of the adult variety to the craft market. Want to get your hands on some? Of course you do. So here are four local establishments that press their own cider within earshot of Boston: More

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Powdered Alcohol (Palcohol) Is Now Legal in the US (But Not in Massachusetts)
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I’ll have a dry martini please — extra, extra dry.

After years of legal hurdles, powdered alcohol (Palcohol) has been approved for sale in the United States by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. But as is often the case with new products featuring heavily regulated substances, there are some fears, legitimate and otherwise, about Palcohol. More

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Watch A Local Chef Use Real Boston Snow to Make Cocktails With Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’
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Chef Michael Schlow owns and operates seven restaurants around the nation (five in New England), but he’s first and foremost a Boston guy. So when Jimmy Fallon invited him on The Tonight Show, he brought a little bit of Boston attitude — and a whole lot of Boston snow — for some ice-cold cocktails. More

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3 Delicious Super Bowl Cocktail Recipes From Boston Bartenders
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It’s soon to be Super Bowl Sunday and that means it’s time to break out the chips, pizza and of course the booze. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to a classic six-pack, but if you’re looking to mix it up, we’ve got some custom drinks courtesy of two Boston bartenders. More