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What are you waiting for? Drink it now!

I’d wager you’ve got a couple bottles of big stouts, funky sours, or even a nice barleywine sitting in your cellar (or wherever you comfortably store your beers) that you’ve convinced yourself you’re saving for a special occasion. Well, I’m here to suggest you open that sucker up and fill your glass this weekend.

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Cracking the code to spot fresh beer

As I assume many people’s drinking and buying habits have changed throughout the pandemic, so have my own. In the “before times,” I purchased a good majority of my beers at the conclusion of a few rounds with friends at a taproom. Other times, I’d swing by a brewery on the way home from work. Now, with a combination of less drinking at home and far fewer trips to taprooms, I find myself popping into a local packie (or liquor store for those of you outside of New England) for a four-pack more often than I used to.

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Mass Thoughts on Tap

First-rate can list available at 2019 New England Patriots home games

If you’re at Gillette Stadium when the New England Patriots raise banner number six (or any other home game this season), chances are you’ll notice the increased selection of local craft beers available. No longer will you have to settle for over-priced macro offerings.

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RI Thoughts on Tap

Making the case for alcohol law reform in the Ocean State

Last month, a bill proposing a slight increase to the amount of cans of beer that can be sold to-go from taprooms was passed by the Rhode Island Senate and now sits in the House.

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Top 5 cartoon beers I need to try

There are tons of people in the craft beer community that are constantly chasing whalez, but my top five will always elude me.

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Are you drinking socially or selfishly?

Untappd’s tagline is “drink socially.” In reality, users of the app really fall onto a spectrum – social on one end of the spectrum and selfish on the other.

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Intereview Mass Thoughts on Tap

Perfectly Craft’d experiences served up locally

Are you the type of person that gives some thought about what’s in your glass? Are you curious about why the brewer brewed it? Wondering why it got the name it did? What about the general history of the style? And hey, why’s it in this tulip instead of an IPA glass? 

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Bud Light continues taking shots at mead in latest ad

Another football season bring another blitz from AB InBev and Bud Light. 

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Don’t look now: Blind tastings help open up the mind

Blind tastings are an incredible way to get past preconceived opinions based on brand and haze boi hype. They offer an opportunity to appreciate beer and think about it critically.

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NSFW: Dirty glass filled with beer

We’ve all missed a spot when cleaning the dishes. You know, you find a smudge on a spoon or a tiny bit of caked-up mashed potatoes from Tuesday night’s dinner.

In the grand scheme of life, who cares that your glassware isn’t spotless? As long as the in-laws aren’t coming over, there isn’t much to worry about. Right?