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Food and Drinks Opinion 

BAR HAVOC: SURVIVING THE FALL

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My air conditioner has been off for the past week. With the windows open, the cool, almost autumn breeze flows in. I’ve been bringing a light jacket out with me at night for those cool evenings when the heat produced from a slug of Fireball Whisky isn’t enough. Allston Christmas is upon us, so I can’t help but reflect upon my summer, one of the most tumultuous I’ve ever experienced.

I thought that I had been ready to settle down, but then with a sudden breakup I had an epiphany that I still have the ability to party all night like a rock star and settling down right now (at the wonderful age of almost 32) really isn’t in the cards just yet.

Over the course of the past two months, I’ve had fun. I partied all night with the Misfits (yes, really). I took advantage of being a bartender and helped myself to what my company had to offer as well as a few dating websites (okay, more than a few). I feel like a new person, younger, and at times something of a total idiot. So what if I got so drunk on that first date that I lost my car? I wasn’t going to drive it anyways …

This cool stretch of August wind is welcome one for sure. I’m exhausted. Bring on the fall and new beginnings. I swear, I’ll grow up. I’ve meant to. The thing is, after so much rot, I’ve fallen into something wonderful, carefree, and reckless in the twilight of summer.

And I guess you could say I’ve already survived the fall.

 

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: STAGE 5 CLINGER

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The girl, confused and in a bind, told me: “He never came back. I waited and waited, and I even had him paged to come back to the front of the store, but he never came back. What if he thinks I was kidnapped?” Continue reading

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BAR HAVOC: TINDER LOVE

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We met at a bar (where it took three shots of Fireball Whiskey to calm me down before he even arrived.) He walked in and I wanted to laugh. He was so much shorter than I imagined, but still, really cute. We got along well and I loved that he didn’t know anything about me. I wasn’t Mike’s ex, or Dave’s ex, or a wrestler, or a bartender. Just a stranger. Continue reading

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HONEST PINT: BEER-Y TRAVELER

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Sure, there are only a few calendar weeks left of our precious summer. No matter though. The craft beer festival season is still on an intoxicated rampage around New England, so here are a few to keep in mind in order to get the most suds out of your drinking season. Continue reading

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HONEST PINT: WEISSE CITY

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Here in New England, where the Berliner Weisse finds its vital signs improving, the popularity is peaking just in time for the sweltering days of summer, when the only respite comes from a beverage that’s immensely sour as it’s refreshing. Continue reading

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CISCO-YEAH: DRINKING AT NANTUCKET’S BREWERY

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This past weekend I took a little summer sojourn out there to see how one can fare after landing on the shores with a room booked downtown and no set agenda. And on Saturday, my meandering lead me to finally getting to the island’s lone brewery, Cisco Brewers. Continue reading

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DIGBOSTON’S CRAFT BEER ISSUE

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This is a pretty spectacular time to be a fan of craft beer. And lately, it’s been getting a lot better around these parts… Continue reading

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GROWL AT THE MOON: SMUTTYNOSE BREWING COMPANY

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Smuttynose Brewing Co. is now offering 32oz growlers for the first time ever. Continue reading

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CRAFT BEER: THE REVIVAL OF LOCAL HOPS

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Nearly a century later, a revival of the region’s hop culture has taken root again, with newly established craft brewers riding the locavore wave by turning to regional farmers for more hop production. Continue reading

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HOPSTERS IS NOW A FULLY OPERATIONAL COMMERCIAL BEER BREWER

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Hopsters has just become the first commercial brewery in Newton since the 1600s (finally). Continue reading

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HOW COLD SHOULD BEER BE SERVED?

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We’re releasing the intel on the ideal chill at which suds should be served to you, the thirsty masses, courtesy of the tutelege provided by my professor of proper polar beer temperatures, Harpoon Sales Manager Greg Moon. Continue reading