Dining and Food Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A beer sampling for the 'tween season

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 25, 2017

You know, sooner or later the weather is going to make up its mind. Will it be 80 and sunny, or will it be 40 and raining, the kind of rain that...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A great wine book keeps getting better

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 18, 2017

I know, I've been on a bit of a book-review kick for the past month or so, but there is good stuff out there, new and recent, that is worth...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A rich read for the beer enthusiast

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 11, 2017

The success of Randy Mosher's “Tasting Beer” has resulted in a second edition of his widely read book, updated with a wealth of...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: The Spencer Trappists christen a pilsner

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 4, 2017

Initially, production was limited, but the operation has since really gotten off the ground. Trappist beers of American origin are now more widely...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard -- Two beers: Boston and Manchester

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 28, 2017

First, a special annual release from the folks at Samuel Adams in Boston, commemorating the Boston Marathon.

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Jim Beauregard's Tasting Notes: A valuable guide for new homebrewers

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 22, 2017

A handy guide to home brewing

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Taking a chance and finding a winner

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 7, 2017

Taking a chance and coming up a winner

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Belgian Quads – big and bold for winter

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 21, 2017

We've talked before about the different kinds of Belgian ales: dubbels, tripels, and the heaviest of all, the quadrupels. The Quads are big and dark.

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Jim Beauregard's Tasting Notes: A visit to the Valley of Many Cellars

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 14, 2017

Tracing the deep roots of Valpolicella

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Catching up on some recent beer discoveries

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 7, 2017

This week's Tasting Notes column will consist of ... tasting notes. I've tried a few odds and ends in the beer aisle over the past week, some new,...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: New hops lead to update of Sam Adams' Rebel IPA

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jan 31, 2017

Those of us who have followed and enjoyed the beers emanating from the Boston Brewing Company are long familiar with their Samuel Adams Rebel IPA.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Old World, New World and Pinot Noir

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jan 24, 2017

We've looked at Pinot Noir recently, and I thought I would continue the theme today, mostly due to the fact that a recent trip to the state liquor...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Going Rogue with some Oregon ales

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jan 18, 2017

Going Rogue with two ales from Oregon

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Wines with Spanish accents, French roots

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jan 3, 2017

Another year, another, well, I don't keep track of how many times I taste and spit, but know that I do it for you.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Enjoy the holidays on a quadrupel note

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Dec 20, 2016

As the end of the year is near, and I wrote about wine for the holidays a few weeks ago, I wanted to say a few words about a nice holiday beer. A...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Samuel Adams spices up its seasonal ales

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Dec 13, 2016

Having threatened to continue writing about Sam Adams' winter collection last week, I mean to make good on that today.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Samuel Adams is ready with this year's winter ales

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Dec 6, 2016

Sam Adams gets ready for winter, Part 1

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Travel & Tourism

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