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HONEST PINT: TREE HOUSE BREWING EXPANDING MEANS MORE BEER FOR YOU

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On Saturday mornings, fans of Monson, Mass-based Tree House Brewing tend to assemble on the three-acre property overlooking the Pioneer Valley hills, hoping to procure some of the craft brewery’s coveted barn-brewed beer right from the source. Continue reading

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INTO THE SUN: LOCAL SUDS TO GO WITH END-OF-SUMMER SHENANIGANS

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As you try to cram every possible summer activity into the waning days, here are some of New England’s warm season suds to snatch up, stockpile, and the summer sun begins its slow descent into sleep. Continue reading

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HONEST PINT: CHECKING IN WITH A LOCAL CICERONE ON BEER RULES

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To make it through hell, Dante had his Virgil. In order to decipher the misty rules of serving and downing beer, one needs an equally knowledgeable chaperone. 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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THIS FRIDAY: BEER GEEKERY IN THE SEAPORT

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Just a little soiree involving beer geeks, geek-geeks, and the mysteries of brewing. Yes, there will be sampling. Continue reading

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HONEST PINT: THE ABBEY, BEER SANCTUARY

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The Abbey–the new tenant in the former Addis Red Sea space in Cambridge–is a hub for the cool and craft-hungry. Continue reading

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HONEST PINT: JIM KOCH’S DRINKING TIPS

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A little over a month ago, Boston Beer Company Co-Founder Jim Koch outlined his method for drinking all night without getting drunk: Down one teaspoon of active dry yeast prior to knocking back countless beers, and it will keep you from getting plowed. Continue reading

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HONEST PINT: A SHORT GUIDE (WITH PRO TIPS) TO YOUR SUMMER BEER FESTIVALS

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A list of must-attend brew events, plus survival tips from seasoned festival soldiers to help you make the most of summer. Beer always helps with that. Continue reading