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The bottle reads “Veridian is a combination of VERDANT (lush growth), VIRIDIA (green) and VERITAS (truth).” In other words, Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Veridian IPA is truth juice. It’s right there in the name. …and lush green. That’s in there too. Banded Horn started in 2013 in Biddeford, ME. Their […]

In Veridian Veritas


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I’ll be drinking my way back to Beer Camp With a burn-ing love insiiiiiiide So Beer Camp is a thing. Specifically a nation-wide invite to all craft brewers to join a seven-city tour of brewfests put on by Sierra Nevada. Guess where the New England stop is? No, really, guess. […]

Drinking My Way Back to Beer Camp


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Rum-ble? So I got a bunch of new, somewhat local, rums recently from a variety of sources. Some gifts, some smuggling requests, some I just plain bought. So I’m going to line them up and try them side by side. Sounds like a fun afternoon for me. All of these […]

Rum-Off!



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Modern Drunkard Magazine’s articleThe 86 Rules of Boozing, by Frank Kelly Rich states: Rule 37. Try one new drink each week. The Rule 37 series of posts chronicle my attempts to accomplish this feat every week. For the recipes of R37s past, click the Htf do I make these drinks? […]

Rule 37: Southern Baptist


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Modern Drunkard Magazine’s articleThe 86 Rules of Boozing, by Frank Kelly Rich states: Rule 37. Try one new drink each week. The Rule 37 series of posts chronicle my attempts to accomplish this feat every week. For the recipes of R37s past, click the Htf do I make these drinks? […]

Rule 37: Merrymeeting Stump Puller


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Modern Drunkard Magazine’s articleThe 86 Rules of Boozing, by Frank Kelly Rich states: Rule 37. Try one new drink each week. The Rule 37 series of posts chronicle my attempts to accomplish this feat every week. For the recipes of R37s past, click the Htf do I make these drinks? […]

Rule 37: Black Russian



Warning: rant ahead. After moving to Portland about a year ago from Braintree, MA, I breathed a sigh of freedom after living under some of Masachusetts’s draconian liquor laws. There are drink specials here! Happy hour! Granted, the selection at my local “packies” isn’t quite what I could get in […]

Wake Up, Maine


rule37rumcollins
Modern Drunkard Magazine’s articleThe 86 Rules of Boozing, by Frank Kelly Rich states: Rule 37. Try one new drink each week. The Rule 37 series of posts chronicle my attempts to accomplish this feat every week. For the recipes of R37s past, click the Htf do I make these drinks? […]

Rule 37: Rum Collins


rule37painkiller
Modern Drunkard Magazine’s articleThe 86 Rules of Boozing, by Frank Kelly Rich states: Rule 37. Try one new drink each week. The Rule 37 series of posts chronicle my attempts to accomplish this feat every week. For the recipes of R37s past, click the Htf do I make these drinks? […]

Rule 37: Painkiller



rule37nolita
Modern Drunkard Magazine’s articleThe 86 Rules of Boozing, by Frank Kelly Rich states: Rule 37. Try one new drink each week. The Rule 37 series of posts chronicle my attempts to accomplish this feat every week. For the recipes of R37s past, click the Htf do I make these drinks? […]

Rule 37: Nolita


review-BBASW_bottle
YES. The first of the Bully Boy aged spirits. FINALLY. Now I get to take you to whiskey school. You might learn something. Plus, how awesome does “whiskey school” sound? Bully! So. Bully Boy’s American Straight Whiskey. It’s a small-batch craft whiskey coming out of Boston by (very tall) distillers […]

Review: Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey


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Remember how I used to write this blog thing? Yeah, me too. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, which was unexpected, but not entirely unproductive. Lots of content built up, so expect some new posts. In the meantime, Mayflower. UPDATE: Since posting this review and trekking to Plymouth, […]

Review: Mayflower 5th Anniversary DIPA