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RiverWalk Brewing Company
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I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz from folks who’s opinions I hold in high esteem about this brewery in Newburyport, so I had Owner/Head Brewer Steve Sanderson and Princess of Ales Alyssa Kirk from RiverWalk Brewing Co. in studio for a visit this afternoon. They were delightful. And their message of “beer as community” is as refreshing as their IPA. More

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Everett’s Night Shift Brewing Celebrates Three Years With New Beers, New Plans
Boston

Saying Night Shift has come a long way in the last several years is a bit of understatement at this point. The brewery has ramped things up so much over the last few years that the ghost-white sheetrock walls of its first facility in Everett are surely as distant a memory for the brewers as the neon, 10-gallon orange homebrew buckets the three first used in a Ball Square kitchen to prototype beers. More

Boston
Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry Creates Niche Market For Limited Release Beers
5 Local Saisons to Celebrate Saison Day in Boston
Boston

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
Happy Hour

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
Restaurants

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