Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Lagunitas Sucks: Brown Shugga’ Substitute Ale

By Paul Bagnall

February 27, 2013

Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Sucks Brown Shugga’ Substitute Ale was originally set to be released in 2011, but due to some mishaps in the brewery, its release was delayed, according to It wasn’t until som...

Rogue Brewery blends chocolate and beer seamlessly

By Emily Brightman

February 13, 2013

Based in Oregon, the Rogue brewery is known for its daring and inventive creations. Its flagship beer, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, won the silver medal in the World Beer Championship from 2005 through 2007 and is available nationwide...

Do Antitrust laws really promote competition?

February 4, 2013

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice moved to file a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev from buying the half of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo that it does not already own. InBev, the makers of beer brands such as Budweiser, wishes to spend $20.1 billion on the new...

Trader Joe’s offers delectable liquor

By Andrew Sheridan

November 28, 2012

Admit it: you love beer. Sure, liquor is quicker, and wine may make the ladies blush, but deep down inside, you know it’s always been beer. Like Marc Antony and Cleo, like Wall-E and Eve, the passion between college kids and beer is...

Brightman: Treat yourself to Pretty Things

By Emily Brightman

October 18, 2012

The most prominent feature of any product from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project is the packaging. With whimsical scenes straight out of fairy tales and brews with such mythical names as “Baba Yaga” and “Sisyphus,...

Specialty beers bring big flavor to fall season

By Emily Brightman

October 9, 2012

Autumn has once again crept back into New England, which means it's time to retire the flip-flops and bust out the leather jackets for the brisk days and cool nights ahead. For most folks fall is the time for one last hurrah b...

Fall into beer

By Ashley Berger

September 29, 2011

With the leaves changing and October fast approaching, fall beers are also here. These drinks are generally brewed darker and spicier than the average day-to-day beer. Though different, these dark brews are only available for...

How to booze without the bloat

By Staff

April 26, 2011

My roommate and I are currently attempting to drastically overhaul our eating habits. Subbing tortilla chips for baby carrots and bulking up our egg-white omelets with raw vegetables and fat-free cheese, together we are making very direct efforts to clean up our diets and eat healthi...

Outsourced suds

By Andrew Sheridan

November 18, 2010

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

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...

Southern Tier Brewery’s IPA top among local beer

By Andrew Sheridan

September 6, 2010

Since the end of Prohibition in 1933, the brewing industry in the United States has been ruled by a few select companies. In an effort to flood the nation once again with beer, the brewers quickly consolidated into corporate gia...

NoHo brewery brings cozy atmosphere, tasty beer

By Alex Tillotson

January 26, 2010

Right in the heart of downtown Northampton sits the Northampton Brewery Bar and Grille. Located at 11 Brewster Court, it is one of the best places to go when you’re looking for classic American cuisine with a twist. This establishment...