I have lived here for almost all of my adult life and don't know this-- What is the best package store in the Boston area for beer? I want something like Beers of the World outside Rochester, NY and I can't find it: beers from all over the world, and regional beers from the US. I know of some decent places, but nothing that makes me feel like I have just entered Mecca. Lets try to keep it in the 495 Loop, but I will drive further than that if the place sounds really fantastic. Baseball season is here and summer is coming so I am looking forward to some nice beer.
posted by Mayor Curley
on Apr 6, 2007 -
ChicagoFilter: I like beer. I like to explore local brews. What should I try out while I'm in Chicago in two weeks? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31
on Apr 2, 2007 -
I think my town could support a microbrewery. Where do I start? What are some considerations? [more inside]
posted by Telf
on Mar 14, 2007 -
Anyone who's ever worked in a bar... The science of pouring beer?
How to master the "two-part pour"...without tipping the glass.
posted by mjao
on Feb 17, 2007 -
Where can I find a digital copy of this beer commercial: It starts out with our protagonist (I think it's Joey Slotnick
) walking, and a voiceover -- "You're at a party. You've got a cold beer, and a brand new shirt. You're . . . a tiger." Then, he takes a sip of the beer and his face shrivels up, and a couple of girls cringe. "Whoa! Bitter Beer Face!" Then, that's solved by drinking Keystone Light, and then the scene switches to noir; he's in a white tux with his hair slicked back, both of the girls on his arms, and he says in a David Niven accent, "Pack your bags -- we sail TONIGHT!"
posted by k7lim
on Feb 17, 2007 -
i need to find a "fresh" bottle of chimay red, so i can harvest the yeast for a wicked-awesome batch of homebrew. problem is, i'm in d.c... [more inside]
posted by garfy3
on Feb 1, 2007 -
I'm not much of a beer drinker, but I found out (when visiting family in Philly) that I really like Yuengling. However, I live in Portland, OR, where there is no Yuengling in sight and my beer drinking friends have never even heard of it. Based on this preference, what other beers (esp. those common to the northwest) would I enjoy?
posted by hopeless romantique
on Jan 15, 2007 -
Why don't we get drunk and screw? Because it burns! Can anybody tell me why? (Some mildly graphic details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Turd Ferguson
on Jan 9, 2007 -
Beer-filter: My boyfriend told me that a few years ago he saw a beer label that had a man with a handlebar mustache on it... [more inside]
posted by amelliferae
on Jan 9, 2007 -
Calling all boozers! Are there any popular brands of beer in the U.S. that come in a red can? [more inside]
posted by pootler
on Dec 29, 2006 -
Flying the Trappist skies: smuggling beer in your checked luggage. Thoughts, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms
on Dec 9, 2006 -
German beer in Berkeley: help me find a beer called Kostriker Schwarzbier (or another similar beer) in the East Bay. [more inside]
posted by nat
on Dec 2, 2006 -
For some reason, the first few sips of beer give me sharp pains in my shoulder and elbow joints. First noticed it a few years ago and forgot all about it until last weekend as I only drink red wine and the occassional pint of cider now. [more inside]
posted by twistedonion
on Nov 21, 2006 -
Seasonals, regionals, imports, varietals: What store has the best beer selection in San Francisco?
posted by jjg
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Does draught Guinness really have less calories than skimmed milk? Wikipedia seems to think so but is that right, and can you help me understand why? Thank you :)
posted by fingerbang
on Oct 29, 2006 -
I'm looking to build a site that allows its users to submit and/or search pricing and availability information for "widgets" at local brick and mortar retail stores.
The model I have in mind would be similar to the user-supported gas price sites that popped up about a year ago, in which people entered what they paid for what type of gas, and other users then could type in a zip code and see the best prices near them.
So, being a non-programmer (but willing to learn through trial and error), what language/framework/open-source code do I use to build this? [more inside]
posted by pjhagop
on Oct 11, 2006 -
My boyfriend is really confused about American beer. He's banned from this site but he still reads it sometimes, so please give us some advice. [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller
on Sep 25, 2006 -
I'm thinking about about doing a beer of the month club for my 4 groomsmen. Any suggestions as to which one? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel
on Sep 16, 2006 -
I seem to remember hearing about a brewery in a European city using old utility pipes to deliver beer directly into peoples' houses. Did I make that up? A friend thinks so, and I agree: it sounds too good to be true. Has anybody else heard this?
posted by Alt F4
on Sep 14, 2006 -
I would like to start my own Microbrewery, brewing open source beer. I would like to build the business around the community. Birmingham, Alabama does not have its own microbrew, and I'm sure there is a lot of legislation that prevents this. Bringing tasty suds to the public, and fighting the good fight sounds like a glorious occupation. But I'm starting small; just brewing my own beer at home, dreaming about the future and looking for a name.
posted by govtrust
on Sep 7, 2006 -
I am plagued by painful beershits and a complete loss of appetite (sometimes days) after a night of drinking. Any ideas other than curbing my acoholism?
posted by anonymous
on Sep 6, 2006 -
We're in Berlin at the end of next week, and wouldn't mind going to somewhere that has a range of German beers, rather than the typical bars which will serve you just Lowenbrau or, y'know, Bitburger. So, the equivalent of a decent beer hall, which serves more beer. And good 'pub' food, German-style. Any ideas where?
posted by jamescridland
on Aug 24, 2006 -
ABQfilter: In Albuquerque for work on Wednesday, and will probably have the evening free, starting around 8:00. Recommendations?
posted by piro
on Aug 21, 2006 -
Homebrew Filter: I am looking to homebrew a Samuel Adams Utopia clone, but I am having difficulty finding a clone recipe. Do any metafilterites have experience of ideas about how to do this? [more inside]
posted by battlecj
on Jul 24, 2006 -
PartyStoreFilter: Best place to buy kegs (decent prices, good selection) in the northeast Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by adamk
on Jul 17, 2006 -
I need a good Irish bar in San Francisco. The kind where there's lots of drunken singing of faux-Irish songs. [more inside]
posted by jewzilla
on May 27, 2006 -
I've recently become interested in brewing beer and stuff, and I have to wonder - How the hell do they make Bia Hoi?
It's an incredibly cheap, evidently preservative-free beer that they make in Vietnam and is generally drank the day it's released. Is it just hastily made lager like anything else? I'm basically just intrigued by the concept of making cheap, easy beer that tastes okay to pretty good.
posted by borkingchikapa
on May 23, 2006 -