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Going Gluten Free at the 6th Hyper Local Brewfest »

On June 9th and 10th the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts will be hosting it’s 6th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest. Those of you who are gluten-free are probably thinking, “I can’t drink beer!” I know! The Brewfest is not only about beer, though. Over the years it has grown to include a number of cider and artisan […]
Posted by: Nicola on May 9, 2017 @ 12:48 pm
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Plenty of Spirit at The Local Craft Spirits Festival »

I checked out the Sustainable Business Network’s Local Craft Spirits Festival this past weekend. It was a slightly chilly day, and my friend and I managed to arrive to the outdoors festival just after five pm.   We high-tailed it to the Cocktail Throwdown area, to catch as much of the competition as possible. The […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 20, 2016 @ 4:52 pm
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Go Hyperlocal at the New Lamplighter Brewing, Now Filling Growlers with Funky Beers »

Cambridge residents can rejoice with the opening of the second brewery in the city. Lamplighter Brewing recently opened their doors for growler fills (with a taproom soon to come) on Broadway, between Central Square and Inman Square. The brewery occupies a 10,000 square foot building that used to be an old car garage.Lamplighter Brewing was […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 11, 2016 @ 12:19 pm
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Bootblack Syrups: Flavorful Cocktail Syrups for the At-home Barmaster »

I spoke recently with Paul Kubiski, owner of Bootblack Brand. He works out of the Hope & Main Food Incubator in Warren, Rhode Island, to create his complex cocktail and soda syrups. Bootblack Brand was created in 2015 with the idea of mixing small batches of cocktail syrups that had big flavors. Paul said that […]
Posted by: Nicola on @ 10:46 am
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Barrels of Local Spirit: Massachusetts Distillers Alliance »

Being a Massachusetts resident for the last two and a half years has made “buying local” a practical and attainable goal. Whether it’s a festival, flea market or grocery store chain, I’m bound to find a local product made by a local artisan who loves their craft. A year and a half ago I was […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 6, 2016 @ 11:42 am
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Cocktail Recipes Get You in the Spirit for the Local Craft Spirits Festival »

 The Local Craft Spirits Festival is coming up soon! The festival is scheduled for October 15, 2016, in Cambridge, and includes three hours of unlimited tastings, live music, and local food available for purchase. Tickets are available at In honor of such a cool event, I thought I would post a few cool fall […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 4, 2016 @ 11:44 am
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In Season: Recipes for Cozy Fall Cocktails »

There’s a slight chill in the air these days, which affirms my suspicion that fall is here and there’s no turning back. It’s a beautiful season when we rely on warmth not so much from the sun, but from our sweaters, blankets, warm drinks and slow-cooked food. I’m feeling cozy just thinking about it. When the […]
Posted by: Nicola on September 30, 2016 @ 12:34 pm
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100 Miles, 8 Distilleries: A Spirited Road Trip on New England Coast »

Did you know that there are more than 60 distilleries in New England right now? Many of these distilleries will be pouring their products at the upcoming Local Craft Spirits Festival, so you can meet the distillers face-to-face, and get the scoop on their vision and how they produce their craft spirits.
Posted by: Nicola on September 29, 2016 @ 3:58 pm
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A Festival is a Celebration After All »

By Joshua Berman Project Coordinator, SBN As the Boston Local Food Festival approaches, we at the Sustainable Business Network wanted to give you a sneak preview of the big day! It’s been a great season from the fresh fiddlehead ferns to the sweet shelling peas, and now the pumpkins will soon turn ripe for picking. […]
Posted by: Joshua Berman on September 14, 2016 @ 6:06 pm
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Cheeky Monkey Coming to the Boston Local Food Festival »

by Blogger Janna Comeau of BachToTheFuture’s Best Bites Cheeky Monkey is a cute brand with an important message: we can reduce peanut allergies. Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs were created by Tzippi Witz, and have been shown to be a good first peanut food to give to infants. Recent studies in the New England Journal of […]
Posted by: Joshua Berman on September 5, 2016 @ 11:37 am
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