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Where to Drink in Boston, Massachusetts Destinations by

Boston has long been an old city with a newness problem. This adherence to tradition also applies to beer. But veer off the path—into Somerville, Charlestown, or Everett—and you’ll find a vibrant subculture of drinkers, brewers, and restaurateurs doing their own thing.

The Many Faces of Employee Ownership The Business of Beer by

Brewery owners sell for different reasons. They want to retire or need cash from their brand equity. More and more, the ESOP is emerging as both a viable alternative to a corporate or equity buy-out and a way to reward a loyal workforce if a sale is made.

Breweries Add and Expand Distribution Arms News by

Two breweries with self-distribution arms, Stone Brewing of San Diego and Harpoon Brewery of Boston, have begun distributing other craft brands in addition to their own in states where the practice is legal.

New FDA Rules Require Nutritional Information for Beer News by

According to new regulations from the FDA, chain restaurants must now provide further nutritional information for food and drink they serve, including beer.

Bittersweet Symphony: How Beer Is Informing Today’s Generation of Cider Makers Feature by

As with beer, craft cider is aiming for people with more sophisticated palates. And one of the first things modern cider makers have done is dry the palate out. To lure beer drinkers, cider makers in the Pacific Northwest started adding hops.

Eastern Promise: After Years in the Shadows, the Balanced, Aromatic East Coast IPA Makes a Comeback Feature by

A decade ago, typecasting IPAs was easy. And as of 2014, the mild-mannered East Coast IPA was old news, a relic of an earlier era of craft brewing. But a funny thing happened on the style’s trip to the graveyard.

Harpoon Becomes Employee-Owned Company, CEO Rich Doyle to Step Down News by

On July 9, Harpoon Brewery introduced its employees to the new owners of the company: themselves. Harpoon’s shareholder group transferred 48 percent of its stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, effective August 1.

Tod Mott, Co-founder and Brewer, Tributary Brewing Co. Last Call by

Tod Mott started as an all-grain homebrewer in the late ’80s; after an internship at Catamount, he landed a gig with Harpoon and then joined Portsmouth Brewery. Now Mott and his wife are opening Tributary Brewing Co., in Maine.

Al Marzi Going Pro by

Eighteen years ago, Al Marzi was hauling kegs for Harpoon. Now, he’s the guy filling those kegs. He’s in charge of two breweries, in Boston and Windsor, Vt. He’s nurturing regional flagship brands and springing one-offs on an expectant populace.

Three Threads Three Threads by

Ron Jeffries, Brian Dunn and Rich Doyle discuss the pros and cons of a national “packaged on” date standard.

The Next Pint of Craft Beer: Is it Half Empty, or Half Full? Feature by

Who had it easier: the groundbreaking veterans of craft beer’s early days, or the fresh faces popping up in today’s changed industry?

Cold Beer and Baseball: Two Words That Unite America’s Favorite Pastimes Feature by

Beer and baseball have been married for years now, and every game is a honeymoon.

Beer News News by

Brooklyn Brewery celebrates a big game win; German beer sales stumble; Costco offers “handcrafted” contract beers; Ruby Tuesday offers craft brews; and Diageo flirts with beer.

Tod Mott of Portsmouth Brewery Going Pro by

Tod Mott has worked all over New England, but settled into a nice groove at the Portsmouth Brewery, Smuttynose’s brewpub sister.

Boston! Destinations by

Since BeerAdvocate is taking you back to school this month, we might as well go whole hog and take a swing by Boston—a city that’s absolutely rotten with colleges and universities.

Vermont! Destinations by

Fuel Vermont’s famed hiking, golfing, boating and fishing activities with these local beer offerings.

Dark Lager: The Official Beer of Global Warming Style Profile by

A well-made Dark Lager goes down as easily as a crystal-clear Pilsner, but it’s hardly delicate or flowery.

A Skunkadelic Freakout: A Plea for Decency, and Fresher Beer Unfiltered by

I once served a five-year-old bottle of craft beer to a college buddy, just for laughs. As he popped the top, I waited in anticipation for his first sip, which he promptly spit all over my coffee table. I deserved it.