Tag Archives : IPA


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I certainly hope you’ve heard of Blatant Beer by now. If not, prepare for a trip to the liquor store. BLATANT! Brewery is the ale-producing offspring of brewer/owner Matthew Steinberg, Massachusetts brewing legend. He’s been involved with breweries such as Offshore Ale, Harpoon, Rapscallion, and helped Drew Brousseau with his […]

Review: Why BLATANT beer is awesome and you should buy some.


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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: The Calypso Campari Orange


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Yet another travel series that I never seem to finish. This one tells the tales of our Milwaukee adventures in late March of 2012. We went there to do some serious drinking. Oh, and also Trevtastic got married. Yeah, some girl actually married that boy. But still, it was a […]

Mil-wacky in March, Part 2: Mil-wacky, Wis-cahn-sin



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Yet another start to a travel series that I never seem to finish. This one tells the tales of our Milwaukee adventures in late March of 2012. We went there to do some serious drinking. Oh, and also Trevtastic got married. Yeah, some girl actually married that boy. But still, […]

Mil-wacky in March, Part 1: Chicago


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The Monday Hangover: Other drink adventures of note from the weekend. Friday night started with a mini outing to Bin Ends. Despite mooching at their Meletti liqueur tasting the night before, I returned with the Lady Friend in tow to hit up their Stone Brewing tasting. The sales rep had […]

The Monday Hangover: Feb 18-19


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Too many beers. That’s the only way to describe Sunset Grill and Tap in Allston. Their website claims 112 taps and 380 bottles. It’s out of control. Not that it’s a bad thing. Sunset at sunset. I don’t pretend to know much about Allston-Brighton. It’s over on the Green Line, […]

Sunset Grill and Tap. Mostly tap.



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Waaaaaaaaaaaa Waaaaa-a-wah Chusettttttt! If you don’t get that, you clearly haven’t spent a winter in New England. The brew was an offering from Wachusett Brewing Company, and one often overlooked; Larry. Larry’s a great guy. A double IPA with no ABV claim on the label (Beer Advocate says it’s 7.5%). […]

Review: That Larry Fellow


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This here is Part Three of the Grand Caliventure of November 2011. For Part 1, make the clicking to here. I’ll try to break these up a bit more for readability and sanity. Mostly my sanity. Also, we’ve just gotten to Friday morning, so Sissy, you’re going to have to […]

Soused in SanFran – Part 3: SFO D2 Magnolia


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The Monday Hangover: Other drink adventures of note from the weekend. Following last weekend’s trip to Cal-ee-for-nee-ah, it was nice to get back into the weekly routine of cocktail night on Friday. There were Rule 37 fufillments, a whiskey sour made with an overripe lemon (yargh… not recommended) and a […]

The Monday Hangover: Nov 12-13



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This here is Part Two of the Grand Caliventure of November 2011. For Part 1, make the clicking to here. Hold on to your butts, this is going to be a long one. The dawn did done diddly dawned Thursday morning as JJ and her husband scurried about the apartment […]

Soused in SanFran – Part 2: SFO D1


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This here is Part One of the Grand Caliventure of November 2011. The Lady Friend and I had been discussing a trip out to California, for a number of reasons. She has a friend living in San Francisco, and Sissy moved out to some God-forsaken wilderness camp in Sonora, which […]

Soused in SanFran – Part 1: The Pregame


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The Monday Hangover: Other drink adventures of note from the weekend. Naturally, the weekend started with a trip to Curtis Liquors for some beer browsing. I had recently heard of Backlash Beer Company, and happened to see their two brews, Convergence and Groundswell on the shelves. Of course, they wound […]

The Monday Hangover: Oct 22-23