1. Review: Pliny the Elder

    - Thanks to a good friend, I came into some Pliny the Elder over the weekend.

  2. Beer-hopping in Kendall Square

    - The Kendall Square neighborhood has become Boston’s beer capital.

  3. Review: Samuel Adams Baltic Porter

    - If you want the new baltic porter from Sam Adams, you’re going to have to go to one of the New England Patriots’ home games to get it.

  4. Review: Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA

    - Finally the so-called "black IPA" has been perfected. It figures that Stone Brewing Co. — the Escondido, Calif., maker of aggressive beers — would be the one to do it.

  5. Review: Smuttynose Homunculus

    - The fourth release in the Big Beer Series from New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Brewing Co., Homunculus is labeled a Belgian-style golden ale.

  6. On tap at the Samuel Adams brewery: a marriage proposal

    - Mike Pinto got down on one knee this morning and began to tell Dawn Rebollido how, since their first date eight months and four days ago, he knew she was the one.

  7. Portland Brew Festival announced

    - Any reason is a good one to get up to my former hometown of Portland, Maine, but here’s extra incentive for Labor Day weekend: the first Portland Brew Festival, happening Sept. 3-4 near the city’s Old Port district.

  8. Review: Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA and Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout.

  9. Review: Great Divide Belgica

    - Belgica, from Great Divide Brewery in Denver, is a Belgian IPA, and it’s a particularly good one. To see just how good it is, I had one last night alongside a Houblon Chouffe, which I consider to be the style’s standard bearer as well as one of the greatest beers in the world.

  10. Region awash in new wave of niche breweries

    - Where others see barroom taps crowded with beer options, Chris Lohring sees opportunity brewing. Lohring is manufacturing and packaging two new beers, Notch Session Ale and Notch Session Pils, using equipment he leases from Ipswich Ale Brewery.

  11. A pilgrimage to Half Time Beverage

    - On both its website and a huge sign in front of its store, Half Time Beverage boasts that it has "the world’s largest selection of beer." After a recent pilgrimage to the Half Time premises in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., I can’t argue with that proclamation.

  12. Cheers to Harpoon at 25 

    - It was 25 years ago this month that Harpoon Brewery set up shop in South Boston and started making beer.

  13. Review: Narragansett Summer Ale

    - I don’t have any romantic notions of Narragansett Brewery, despite the fact that I grew up in Rhode Island and my grandparents lived half a mile from the old brewery, which closed in 1981.