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It’s a Cider Revolution at the 6th Hyper-Local Brewfest »

On June 9th and 10th The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts will be hosting it’s 6th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest. With craft beer hitting maximum saturation, hard cider is really taking off. This is being called a ‘cider revolution’. And the Brewfest will have plenty of cider to sample from Cider companies all around New […]
Posted by: Jessica Dennis on June 1, 2017 @ 10:57 am
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Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest Highlight: Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer »

Being a non-beer drinker I am on a mission to find a beer a really enjoy and the upcoming Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is going to be my go-to resource to try and learn about as many local craft beers as I possibly can! One specific brewer that will be at the festival that has caught my eye […]
Posted by: Nicola on May 30, 2017 @ 3:09 pm
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New Brew: New and Upcoming Brewers to Try at This Year’s Brewfest »

The Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is always a great place to check out new and upcoming breweries in the area. Recently opened and soon-to-open breweries and cideries participate each year, giving festival goers one of the first tastes of their brews. This year there will be four breweries and cideries participating at the festival, with an […]
Posted by: Nicola on May 23, 2017 @ 11:35 am
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Going Gluten Free at the 6th Hyper Local Brewfest »

On June 9th and 10th the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts will be hosting it’s 6th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest. Those of you who are gluten-free are probably thinking, “I can’t drink beer!” I know! The Brewfest is not only about beer, though. Over the years it has grown to include a number of cider and artisan […]
Posted by: Nicola on May 9, 2017 @ 12:48 pm
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Plenty of Spirit at The Local Craft Spirits Festival »

I checked out the Sustainable Business Network’s Local Craft Spirits Festival this past weekend. It was a slightly chilly day, and my friend and I managed to arrive to the outdoors festival just after five pm. We high-tailed it to the Cocktail Throwdown area, to catch as much of the competition as possible. The […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 20, 2016 @ 4:52 pm
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Go Hyperlocal at the New Lamplighter Brewing, Now Filling Growlers with Funky Beers »

Cambridge residents can rejoice with the opening of the second brewery in the city. Lamplighter Brewing recently opened their doors for growler fills (with a taproom soon to come) on Broadway, between Central Square and Inman Square. The brewery occupies a 10,000 square foot building that used to be an old car garage.Lamplighter Brewing was […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 11, 2016 @ 12:19 pm
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Bootblack Syrups: Flavorful Cocktail Syrups for the At-home Barmaster »

I spoke recently with Paul Kubiski, owner of Bootblack Brand. He works out of the Hope & Main Food Incubator in Warren, Rhode Island, to create his complex cocktail and soda syrups. Bootblack Brand was created in 2015 with the idea of mixing small batches of cocktail syrups that had big flavors. Paul said that […]
Posted by: Nicola on @ 10:46 am
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Barrels of Local Spirit: Massachusetts Distillers Alliance »

Being a Massachusetts resident for the last two and a half years has made “buying local” a practical and attainable goal. Whether it’s a festival, flea market or grocery store chain, I’m bound to find a local product made by a local artisan who loves their craft. A year and a half ago I was […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 6, 2016 @ 11:42 am
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Cocktail Recipes Get You in the Spirit for the Local Craft Spirits Festival »

 The Local Craft Spirits Festival is coming up soon! The festival is scheduled for October 15, 2016, in Cambridge, and includes three hours of unlimited tastings, live music, and local food available for purchase. Tickets are available at localcraftspirits.eventbrite.com. In honor of such a cool event, I thought I would post a few cool fall […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 4, 2016 @ 11:44 am
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In Season: Recipes for Cozy Fall Cocktails »

There’s a slight chill in the air these days, which affirms my suspicion that fall is here and there’s no turning back. It’s a beautiful season when we rely on warmth not so much from the sun, but from our sweaters, blankets, warm drinks and slow-cooked food. I’m feeling cozy just thinking about it. When the […]
Posted by: Nicola on September 30, 2016 @ 12:34 pm
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