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Bottom Of The Bottle. | Dogfish Head – Sixty-One Minute IPA.

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f breweries are rock bands, Dogfish Head are Zappa and the Mothers, the undisputed kings of taking a jumble of weirdo shit and making it something worth the experience. Their concoctions have included elements ranging from those used building the Great Pyramid, human spit, and the highest ABV of any beer at market. They are not just the crafters of …

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Soundtrack to Our Lives. | Esthema at the Middle East Corner.

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usic has changed, or at least the way we consume it. People have stopped listening to music; it’s simply become the background to our lives. The hifi systems are gone, the headphones have been reduced to mere travelling companions. Even once-ubiquitous rock music has been pushed out from the center, and it takes something like Apple & U2’s recent stunt …

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Bottom of the Bottle. | LA 31 Boucanee.

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 heard of Bayou Teche Biere almost by accident, after asking a specialty store owner for something weird got me pointed in their direction. I’m not even a little sorry. Bayou Teche works out of a railroad car converted into a small brewery with the goal of making beer that complements the Cajun cuisine the founders know so well. Each beer …

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Bottom of the Bottle. | Lagunitas Daytime Ale.

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Popular as they are, Session IPAs are the bastard child of the beer world. A session beer of any kind is intended to be drunk all day, meaning scaled-back ABV and flavors to accommodate quantity. India Pale Ales are Pale Ales with added hops and alcohol, initially to allow the beer to make the trip from the British Isles to …

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Bottom of the Bottle | Long Trail Limbo Double IPA.

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The box said “Long Trail,” but everything else said otherwise. Instead of their typical earth tones, this box was black and red with a more ornate type, sporting an illustration from the first canto of Dante’s Inferno. While anything titled Limbo will always conjure the first level of Hell, Long Trail claims it comes from a customer comment on their …

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Bottom of the Bottle. | Sierra Nevada Harvest Single-Hop IPA – Equinox. | @SierraNevada

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hat title sure is a mouthful, but let’s break it down. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is a brewery in Chico, CA with a series of India Pale Ales known as their Harvest Series. Each beer in the series has something special about its hops, which are already the defining characteristic of Sierra Nevada’s oeuvre. This beer contains only one type …

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MOVIE REVIEW. | Guardians of the Galaxy.

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et’s be upfront about this: Guardians of the Galaxy flies directly in the face of most of what has allowed Marvel to make successful movies. Addressing the most far-flung corners of their pre-existing content universe, Guardians uses practically nothing that we knew before the lights go down. The characters are antagonistic, have practically nothing heroic about them, and have unclear …

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Coaches. |x| Titanics. at TT the Bear’s Place.

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July 18, 2014, TT the Bear’s Place, Cambridge, MA t was a relatively unusual Friday night in Cambridge. Maybe it was the rain and humidity, but the streets seemed lonely, like everyone had been driven out of town by some unknown force. Even the bars in Central Square, where lines usually stretchpast their neighbors, had clear doors. It had been …

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Long Live the King. | King Buzzo at Brighton Music Hall.

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King Buzzo at Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA — July 10, 2014 uzz Osborne, or King Buzzo to the music-loving world, turns 50 this year. For more than 30 of those years he’s been fronting his legendary punk/metal/experimental/noise/whatever trio, The Melvins with odd side projects dotting his career landscape. He’s worked with arena-sized bands, punk legends, ambient noise-artists, but this …