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Narragansett Del’s Shandy Could Be Rhode Island’s Greatest Gift to Boston
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What is the greatest thing Rhode Island has ever shared with Boston? Deer Tick? Yeah, they’re cool. Rocco Baldelli? Seemed like a great pickup for the Sox, but he never really found his stride. Watching the Buddy Cianci scandal unfold from afar? That was kind of fun too, can’t lie. How about Newport Creamery’s “Awful Awful”? Trick question, for some disgraceful reason, that can only be found in Rhode Island (hope you’re paying attention, Mayor Walsh). More

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Voting opens in Narragansett’s Retro Can Madness tournament
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It’s March, which means that just about anything that can be bracketed will be bracketed. With everything from swimsuit models to Will Ferrell roles being shoved into a 64-seed matrix, these brackets are often less interesting than two no-name universities playing for the right to get squashed by a no. 1 seed.

However, much to the delight of local beer-drinkers, Narragansett Beer  has announced a tournament that finally has something meaningful at stake. More

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Narragansett and Del’s lemonade to team up for summer shandy?
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A curious looking can appeared on Twitter today that would make any Rhode Island drinker shed tears of joy. The photo depicts a new offering from Providence-based brewery Narragansett which seems to incorporate Rhode Island’s famous Del’s lemonade. The half-beer-half-lemonade beverage, referred to as a shandy, is delicious as is, but a million times more exciting when these two companies are involved. Assuming the picture above, taken by Twitter user @PeteMFBoyd is the real deal, we could be in for quite the tasty summer. Thanks neighbors!

There is no official word yet from the Narragansett Brewing Company as to if and when this product will be released, but in the meantime, this looks like something we can cross our fingers for.

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Yuengling returns to Boston: Is beloved beer worth the hype?
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The new year approaches and with 2014’s arrival, Yuengling returns to Massachusetts in March after a two-decade absence. Cue the cheers! I was born and raised in the Keystone State, so when I heard the news that America’s oldest brewery, Pottsville, Pa.’s own D.G. Yuengling & Co., would be making one of my favorite beers available down the street in my adoptive home, you bet I was pleased. And I’m not the only one — this Facebook group imploring the beer’s return to the region has more than 16,000 likes. But I guess some people, like BDCwire’s Perry Eaton, think it’s just a fad that can’t compete in an already crowded beer market (and others just think it outright sucks). So before we could properly sit down over a pint of Yuengling, Perry and I decided to hash it out. More