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THE BEERS of SUMMER

by Andy Crouch MOTHER NATURE blessed Massachusetts and the Northeast with a relatively mild winter following one that few would forget. We avoided SUV sized drifts, endless yards of hard packed white snow and seemingly never-ending weeks of brutal cold. Having endured even a relatively favorable winter, minds and hearts...
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ANGRY ORCHARD

The Orchard Sampler 12-pack includes 2 bottles each of Crisp Apple, Green Apple, Hop ‘n Mad Apple, Stone Dry, Summer Honey and Elderflower. Available from Atlas Distributing Burke Distributing Commercial Distributing L. Knife & Son Merrimack Valley Distributing

SAMUEL ADAMS REBEL CASCADE IPA and GRAPEFRUIT IPA

These are the two latest additions to the Rebel line of IPAs which are brewed to showcase a wide range of hop intensities and characteristics. The Cascade is a medium-bodied brew that has a pine aroma and resinous hop character with a bit of grapefruit rind and notes of melon...
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NARRAGANSETT I AM PROVIDENCE

This is the fourth installment in the Lovecraft Series of beers honoring horror author and Providence native, H.P. Lovecraft. Each beer is based on a different Lovecraft tale. The latest chapter in the series pays tribute to the author’s love for his hometown with his famous words: “I Am Providence”....
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YUENGLING SUMMER WHEAT

This German Weizen-styled beer is brewed with a combination of wheat and barley malts, Hallertau hops and top fermenting yeast. It has a thick, creamy head with notes of banana and clove esters. Crisp finish. Suggested retail is $13.99 for a 12-pack. Available from Atlas Distributing Craft Brewers Guild Girardi...
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LAKE & VINE BLENDS

This selection of wines from Lake County, California includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Red Blend. Composed of Zinfandel, Syrah, Tempranillo and Merlot, the Red Blend has aromas of plum and vanilla. The Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque blend gives flavors of citrus, white peach and tropical notes....
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6O SOULS PINOT NOIR 2O14

Sourced from 5 different vineyards in the Yamill-Carlton and Eola Amity Hills AVAs, this wine is fermented in neutral French oak barrels, leaving a fruit forward, elegant Pinot Noir. Available from Baystate Wine & Spirits

LIQS WHISKEY FIRESHOT

The newest addition to the line of pre-mixed cocktail shots is a blend of cinnamon and vanilla with whiskey. Suggested retail for a 5Oml three-pack is $7. Available from United Liquors

SKYY INFUSIONS

There are two additions to the Infusions portfolio: Honeycrisp Apple and Tropical Mango. The brand has also issued THE SKYY BOOK that includes cocktail recipes, bar tips and toasts. Suggested retail is $14 for a 75Oml. Also in 1.75L, 1L and 5Oml sizes. Available from Horizon Beverage

VIZCAYA BLACK RUM

A Dominican rum made from pressed sugar cane juices, Vizcaya has aromas of chocolate, walnut and honey with a full, rich flavor. Suggested retail is $28.99 for a 75Oml. Available from MS Walker