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Idle Hands Craft Ales
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This month, Idle Hands celebrated five years of brewing craft ales, as well as a recent move to Malden. Chris Tkach and Josh Deering from the brewery were in studio to talk about beginnings and what the future holds for Idle Hands and their fantastic brews. More

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Why Bissell Brothers is the new must-have for New England craft beer fanatics
Beer/Wine

Local fans of Heady Topper, the infinitesimally popular double IPA by Vermont’s Alchemist Brewery were making three hour-long cannonball run drives to the Green Mountain state to stock up long before BeerAdvocate.com branded it the best beer in the world.

Chances are it won’t be long until beer fans here start embracing another New England craft brewery, Maine’s Bissell Brothers, in a similar fashion.  By taking a (much shorter) drive to Portland this weekend, hop heads can secure cans of the brewery’s first beer, an aromatic India pale ale known as The Substance. More

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8 local spring craft beer options to excite any Boston drinker
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Ah, the spring beer; where the bock, dry stout, fruit-based wheat beers and Irish Reds all attempt to reign my least favorite season. Why has spring become so glamorized into crocuses emerging from freshly-thawed soil, birds chirping, and dewy-eyed hibernators emerging to forage for asparagus and fiddleheads? Spring is the pits. Spring is muddy shoes and never knowing what type of weather to dress for. It’s gorgeous one day, snowing the next, and my cat is starting to make weird clicking noises at birds, planning an elaborate, “Escape From Alcatraz” type of  getaway. More

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Craft beer before it was cool: ‘Beer Hunter’ comes to Arlington
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A beer of the month club featuring beers hand-picked by Michael Jackson? Does The Gloved One live on with selections like Smooth Criminal Stout and Billy Jean’s Barleywine? A quick Google search gives a resounding “no,” but instead sheds light on one of the most influential figures in the craft beer world, British writer and journalist Michael Jackson. Beer nerds, take note: This Thursday, Arlington’s Regent Theatre will premiere filmmaker JR Richards’ new documentary on Jackson, “Beer Hunter: The Movie.” More

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Lesson of the pumpkin beer debate: No one is ever right
Commentary

There are two opinions on pumpkin beer. There are those that will be at Cambridge Brewing Co. this weekend for the sold out, sixth annual Great Pumpkin Festival. Then there are those who loathe pumpkin beer so much you might see them outside with “GOD HATES PUMPKINS” signs (alternatives to pumpkin beer can be found here). Depending on which side you ask, the other is an enemy of the state and deserves to be abandoned at sea. So, who’s wrong? Everybody. More