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Samuel Adams Imperial Series

Living large
What makes a beer "big"? Well, it depends what year you're drinking it.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 26, 2009


St-Ambroise ales

Gifts from above
As American beer drinkers enjoy these bounteous days, it's worth remembering that there are excellent breweries from Canada that, due to their small size and subsequent inability to fund more expansive distribution, are unable to sell their wares in the states.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  January 21, 2009


Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Black gold
“Ten Fidy” is not the price per gallon, but simply the name of the latest, greatest beer from Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colorado.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 31, 2008


Schmaltz Coney Island Lagers

Freaking delicious
The latest offerings from New York’s Schmaltz Brewing Co. celebrate — as Elvis Costello once put it — the “other side of summer.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 13, 2008


Tommy's Naked Soda

Steer clear
Soda ratcheted up a level, while still paying homage to the tonic classics.
By: PHIL AMARA  |  June 04, 2008


St. Bernardus Abt 12 and Satan Red

The eternal struggle
In beer, as in life, there is good and there is evil.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  May 07, 2008


Samuel Adams American Homebrew Contest winners

Cheered beers
Ever since Jimmy Carter legalized homebrewing in 1978, Americans have been sterilizing bottles, boiling barley malt, and trying their hands at a galaxy of adventuresome beer styles.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 23, 2008


Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve

The gold standard
In 1973, the late, great Mets pitcher Tug McGraw was asked how he’d spend his postseason share.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 12, 2008


Carlsberg Jacobsen Dark Lager

 A great Dane
“What is your affair in Elsinore?” Hamlet asks Horatio in Act 1, Scene 2. “We’ll teach you to drink deep ere you depart.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  January 02, 2008


Scaldis Noël

A worthy indulgence
It’s the time of year for indulging and imbibing.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  December 19, 2007


Razzy’s infused vodka

Defying expectations
To me, non-infused vodka reeks of hairspray, while infused vodka reeks of pretentious cocktails and strained conversation. But...
By: RACHEL NOLAN  |  October 17, 2007


Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.

Say what it wants in a big way
“The role of a comedian,” said the late Lenny Bruce, is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every 15 seconds.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 03, 2007


Lagunitas IPA Maximus

Feed your habit
Even as the son of a dental hygienist, that’s a risk I’m willing to take for IPA Maximus.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 22, 2007


Toscanini’s Vietnamese coffee

Who needs half-caff?
As construction workers dismantled the giant metal T that presided over Harvard Square until this past December, my friends and co-workers began to lose weight.
By: RACHEL NOLAN  |  August 08, 2007


Hitachino Nest Japanese ales

... (Delicious)
That’s just the kind of pitcher I want on my team.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  June 27, 2007
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