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The Art of the Three Martini Lunch and the Recipe for a Hanky Panky
April 15, 2014 in Spirits
With the last season of Mad Men underway, we figured it was time to get back on the Don Draper train by brushing off productivity in exchange for social deviance and alcohol indulgence. Our first target: the three martini lunch. A classic tradition of old school ad execs, politicos and the bourgeoisie — once looked up to in our business culture, now an antiquated idea that has long-diminished into the ether of social norms gone bad. [...] Continue Reading

Extreme Beer Fest 2014: Beer Geek Dreams, Funky Buddha & Top Moments

Extreme Beer Fest has become a craft beer showcase of truly amazing proportion. The lineup of beers reads like a who’s who on Beer Advocate’s Top 250 list. Founders KBS. Check. Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight. Check. Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged … Continue reading


Jim Rutledge’s Four Roses: The Climb to the Top and the Road Ahead

Four Roses is one of the hottest Bourbon brands in America, and if you didn’t know any better, you might assume that it has been this way for a long time. But for master distiller Jim Rutledge and the Lawrenceburg, … Continue reading


Spring is in Session: Which Session IPAs Make the Cut?

With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to dust off the patio furniture and get ready for long summer weekends of being lazy in the sun. But hanging out and doing nothing is hard, thirsty work and I … Continue reading

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And the First Annual Cosmos Award Goes to… Sam Adams Utopias!

Thirty-four years ago, PBS debuted Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. This groundbreaking TV series put legendary astrophysicist, and all around cool space guy, Carl Sagan in charge of distilling the wonders of the universe to the public. This week, one of … Continue reading


Feral One: An Interview with Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks Barrelmeister, Jeffers Richardson

March 8th is going to be a big day for Firestone Walker. In fact, you may just say that the “wild chicken has come home to roost!” Barrelworks, Firestone’s dedicated wild yeast facility that launched in 2013, is unleashing its … Continue reading


Irish on the Upswing: A St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey Guide

With the exception of one March I spent in Dublin, I’ve never been a big fan of St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t know why… lots of drunk people, over-the-top parades, excessive usage of green (green-colored beer?) and faux Irish… things. … Continue reading

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10 Great Wines/Wineries From Boston Wine Expo 2014

Another sucky Boston winter, another great Boston Wine Expo… See, even when you’re freezing your tail off and dirty snow is piled up around your car, things have a way of working themselves out. Perhaps you, too, had the opportunity … Continue reading


Weekend Craft Beer Getaway, Montreal: Dieu Du Ciel FTW!

There aren’t many reasons to go to Montreal in the winter (unless of course you like bitterly cold weather, dirty snow-covered everything, and bad drivers). But, should you find yourself having to make the trip north across the border, rest … Continue reading


Getting Canned on Super Bowl Sunday: Night Shift’s Marblehead and Baxter’s Third

Like most of America, I watched the Super Bowl last night. And like most of America, I did so with a can of beer in my hand. And, yes, I too got really pissed off at Bob Dylan (still one … Continue reading


Sun WineFest ’14: The Perfect Escape From A Blistering Cold New England Winter

There’s a reason I don’t go to casinos very often… I have a tendency to loose money at craps tables. And, frankly, I don’t like loosing money at craps tables. Well, let me clarify. I like spending money at craps … Continue reading

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