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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

Beer/Wine
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Skip wine at Thanksgiving, drink beer: Brews for every course
Beer/Wine

Wine for the holidays? Beer allows for just as much, if not more, variety of food pairing options. With everything shared family-style at Thanksgiving, as opposed to separate courses, the beers selected should be able to incorporate different flavors. So grab a bunch of beers, leave them scattered around the table and let people figure out what they like. Some styles of beer that work best include saisons, brown ales, doppelbocks, witbiers, winter warmers, as well as autumn beers like marzens and yes, even pumpkins. Here’s a quick guide to help figure out some good flavor pairings from appetizers through dessert. More