Posts in Craft Alcohol
Point-of-View: Love That Dirty, Expensive Water

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the price to value ratio of things, and was recently given some excellent reasons to turn my thoughts back to the cost of living in my beloved Boston. On two recent occasions, colleagues were citing the cost to rent or own in the Greater Boston area as a key driver for looking at more affordable cities in the south or Midwest.

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Point-of-View: Mergers & Acquisitions

Last week ended with a boom in the beer world. The announcement was that Boston Beer Company, parent company of Samuel Adams Brewery, a Boston mainstay since 1988, had merged with Dogfish Head Brewing, whose early IPAs and Sours made it a pioneer of the modern craft beer movement as we know it.

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Point-of-View: Beantown Boom

Spring has officially sprung in Boston — insomuch as it ever springs with any consistency in this fair city of mine. The Sox are on (while the Bruins and Celtics are in the playoffs), the Marathon has come and gone, and one thing more: The Beer Gardens are coming. Although that particular upward fad in the Boston beer-drinking scene has recently come under some fire, I fully expect to see crowds of people gathering on the Greenway this summer to order some of their favorite hazy IPAs.

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Opinion: Mindful Events

I recently attended the Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference (henceforth referred to as BMTC) in beautiful Boise, Idaho. First, let me reemphasize something that might have been lost in my opening statement: Beautiful Boise. The gem state’s capital is a hip, walkable city with an abundance of diverse restaurants and 22 breweries within the greater city limits. Also, the poutine is divine. You can ask me why directly. I respond promptly to emails.

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