Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Art of the Brew

By Tappan Parker

November 30, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Brewing beer is an art. In order to become a beer artist, the first question you must ask is: what do you want to brew? You may want to consider brewing a pilsner, a lager or even a stout. Some beers are a bit harder to brew than oth...

In the realm of the fortys, Colt 45 is king

By Matthew M. Robare

November 30, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Before 4Loko, if one wanted a cheap way to get drunk, there were forties: big glass bottles containing 40 oz. of malt liquor for $2.50 a pop. Malt liquor is like any other beer, but with a greater alcohol content, with the lighter spect...

A look at some favorites

By Samantha Denette

November 30, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

After spending a semester in Italy, I fancy myself to be a bit of a wine snob. But as much as I love a nice crisp Vernaccia di San Gimignano, there are a few drawbacks to my vino preferences. First of all, many bars don’t carry...

How to eat right and save money

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 29, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Eating the right foods is absolutely essential to living well. It’s obvious that eating greasy, fried or otherwise unhealthy foods will add inches to your waist and extremities, clogging arteries and shooting your cholesterol...

Get your drink on this Thanksgiving

By Kate Evans

November 24, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

What’s more enjoyable than feasting on tasty appetizers, oven-roasted turkey and an assortment of pies this Thanksgiving? Festive alcoholic drinks to pair with your holiday meal will surely make the great American holiday more...

Outsourced suds

By Andrew Sheridan

November 18, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

It used to be that in the United States, domestic beer was a commodity. A tiny number of massive brewers pushed out largely identical lager-style beers, and whether you were a Bud man or a Coors drinker, it made little difference. In...

Beer Here: The Moan and Dove

By Leslie Rosenfield

November 16, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

For all you drinkers out there who love beer, the Moan and Dove is a great bar to stimulate your palette with the taste of barley and hops. Every now and again it’s nice to step out of the packed bars of downtown Amherst and s...

Charity food fight in Northampton

By Andrew Sheridan

November 7, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Food has always been a major part of any culture. In American culture, however, the emphasis on new and interesting food has been on the rise. Recent years have seen a surge of interest in food culture, leading to the rise of ...

Iron Chef takes on Northampton

By Andrew Sheridan

November 4, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink, Television

This Friday, Iron Chef Michael Symon will be coming to Northampton for a unique event. Several of the Pioneer Valley’s greatest culinary minds will assemble at the Calvin Theatre to face off against the Mediterranean maste...

New alcoholic drink driving UMass students “Loko”

By Kaya Swainson

November 4, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink, Health&Wellness

It took just one can. Only 23.5 ounces caused Joshua Hussey to blackout after his first experience with Four Loko. “I don’t know what happened for four hours.  I wasn’t with anyone. I was on the streets alone – blackout drunk,” said Hussey about his first experience...

Pat’s and Geno’s cheeseteaks duke it out

By Nick O'Malley

November 2, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Since the dawn of time, man has pondered one simple question: “Is the cheesesteak the most delicious-looking or most disgusting-looking sandwich on the planet?” The combination of densely-packed steak off the griddle with chees...


By Andrew Sheridan

October 25, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Beer has a lot in common with vegetables. It comes in many forms, is often considered an acquired taste and represents an essential part of any complete diet. Also like a good produce, beer is best enjoyed in season. Choosing...