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Beer Bread Made Simple With Krusteaz Artisan Bread Mixes

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There is nothing that will bring childhood memories flooding back like the smell of fresh baked bread. I remember my mother toiling for hours kneading the dough, waiting for it to rise and after what felt like an eternity in the oven bread would appear. The people at Krusteaz have taken a lot of this […]

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Suds With Securb: Night Shift Brewing Excels at Fusing Artisan Beers With Unique Ingredients

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Boston’s best kept craft beer secret is no longer a secret. Night Shift Brewing is taking Boston and the region by storm and show no signs of slowing down. If you are not yet familiar with this wildly progressive brewery you need to check them out, now! What I love most about Night Shift Brewing’s […]

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Suds With Securb: Review – Sam Adams Juniper IPA a Wonderful Addition to Winter Seasonals

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I have been blogging about beer for years now. It is not too often that I drink a beer and I am instantly drawn to the keyboard as I am today.  Let me preference this column by saying I am not (or didn’t think I was) a fan of juniper berries.  An over indulgence of […]

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Suds with Securb: 9.5 Cans of Beer You MUST Drink this Summer

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Summer brings us some great seasonal releases. Gone are the 200-calorie beers of winter, loaded with spices and enough alcohol to drop a moose.  Do not get me wrong I am a fan of the offerings of Skadi – Norse Goddess of Winter. The simple truth is thick and sticky beers just do not make […]

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Suds with Securb: Backlash Beer Company Release a World Class IIPA – Salute

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I have been following Backlash since the inception of the brewery. I sat down with these visionary brewers a week before their first bottle hit the shelves roughly a year ago. Since their launch Backlash Beer Company have made a huge splash in the Boston’s craft beer community as have their beers. Backlash Beer Company […]

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Suds With Securb: Slumbrew Snow Angel – IIPA Done Right!

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Beer Review: Slumbrew Snow Angel Imperial IPA My tastes for styles of beers change like the seasons. I find myself chasing after crisp lagers and pale ales in the summer, winter months are my time for triples and barleywines. The one style of beer that is a constant companion throughout the year is the IIPA […]

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Suds With Securb: Sam Adams Boston Lager – Hoppy Friday

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As craft beer lovers, we are bombarded with beers that claim to be hop-bombs. Most of these IPA’s and Imperial IPAs are great studies in the aromas and flavors of this wonderful flower. Unfortunately, sometime a brewer feels by adding a pile of hops to a beer and naming it Hop-something will give them the […]

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Suds With Securb: Review Budweiser Black Crown – This Beer Screams Sports Bar with Every Sip

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Budweiser Black Crown is Anheuser-Busch’s latest reinvention of their brand. When this new amber lager was announced, speculation was abound in the beer community. Some wondered if Budweiser Black Crown was being brewed to challenge the rapidly growing craft beer movement. Others thought Budweiser Black Crown would be more of a European style lager designed […]

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Suds with Securb: The Top 10 Dive Bars in America 2012

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Oh, how I look forward to doing this column ever year. Before we begin, let’s delve into what makes a dive bar a true dive bar. There are a few elements a bar needs to have to be deemed a dive bar. The most obvious is the name cannot contain the works “dive bar”. Upon […]

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Angry Orchard Cider House Collection Is Bringing It To The Next Level

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The new Angry Orchard line of ciders is bringing this category of beverages to the next level. In my summer beer preview ” 9.5 Beers You MUST Drink This Summer” we gave a nod to Angry Orchard Apple Ginger Hard Cider. This Fall Angry Orchard is bringing it on strong. Iceman and Strawman are the […]

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9.5 Beers You MUST Drink This Summer

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This is one of the most enjoyable columns I get to write each year. My summer drinking syllabus. Though in the past, we also have featured fall and winter beer lists, there is something special about summer drinking. This is a time for frosty koelschs, lagers and wheat beers to drink during those blistering July […]

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The Vinturi Turns a $12 Bottle of Supermarket Wine into a $30 Masterpiece

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One of the biggest challenges of beginning the journey of becoming a wine connoisseur is the cost. As we all know bottles of wine can vary from a few dollars to a few hundred thousand dollars. While most of us are not in the position to plunk down $304,375 for a bottle of 1947 Château […]

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Suds With Securb: Night Shift Brewing Taza Stout Gives Us a New Twist on an Old Favorite

Night Shift Brewing out of Everett MA. continue to impress me with each beer I try. Night Shift Taza Stout takes the traditional spin on a chocolate stout and brings it to a new level. Or as the brewers of Night Shift would say it is “shifted”. Let us start with the obvious, the yeast. […]

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Suds With Securb: Miller Coors updates George Killian’s Irish Red for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I decided to try George Killian’s Irish Red. I have tried the Miller Coors product in the past but recently Miller Coors has tweaked the recipe. The new recipe is more representative of the original recipe created at Lett’s Brewery in Enniscorthy, Ireland, in 1864. The beer pours […]

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Suds With Securb: Bud Light Platinum Hands on Review

Last weekend when I landed in Vegas for Super Bowl Sunday I noticed Bud Light Platinum had found great point of sale positioning not only in the airport but also all over Las Vegas. I was excited to try this beer, when Anheuser-Busch hits a homerun as they occasionally do I am the first to […]

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Suds With Securb: New Belguim Lips of Faith Are Your Perfect Choices for St. Valentines’ Day Beers.

This could not be a better week for these two beers to come across my desk. New Belgium Brewing’s Lips of Faith are the perfect beers for Valentine’s Day. Typically, I would not suggest buying your beloved beers on this holiday. In this case, you are safe coming home beer in tow. The first of […]

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