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Old 03-29-2010, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Boston, MA....beer hell?

Ok, so I know you guys up here in N.E. have things figured out, but since I come from IdeeHo, I can not figure out how you're buying beer. It's not for sale at conv. stores? Wow. So I'm at the Holiday Inn in Tewksbury and I'm here all week. So far I've dropped a c-note on a cab ride from the airport to the hotel.
Plus another c on dinner and drinks. $6 for a pint of harpoon seems excessive.
HELP me.
I'm in school Mon-Fri and I fly out on Sat. at 5 pm. Any help appreciated. Especially if it involves a ride to someplace to buy beer / wine.
I know there are some guys around the area. Any pointers?
(yeah, I got the "Go back to Idaho" comments) Anything a little more useful?
Thanks in advance.
Any serious offers and I'll get you the phone# for my cell or hotel.

Cheers.

p.s. I wish I had more time and freedom to check out the area 'cause so far, it seems really cool.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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Not sure where in Boston you are but maybe this will help you find something close
http://www.brewingnews.com/webpdfs/Y...husetts%20.pdf

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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You need to find a package store. There should be plenty around. They only sell beer in liquor stores.

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:21 PM   #4
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There is a package store 1.5 miles down the street from you called Barron's Country Store. I've never actually been inside so I don't know what the selection is like.

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:30 PM   #5
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So where you're staying in Tewksbury is a dead zone for beer. I work right by your hotel and am 90% sure there's no decent beer stores. I'd help you out but I'm not in that office this week.

That being said, I'm sure someone form Lowell can chime in and let you in on some bars that have some good beer on tap. If not post in the New England on beeradvocate asking for decent beer bars and stores in the Lowell area.

Are you taking a course at UMASS?

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Old 03-30-2010, 10:04 PM   #6
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There is a package store 1.5 miles down the street from you called Barron's Country Store. I've never actually been inside so I don't know what the selection is like.
We walked there last night. Not much selection. Picked up a 12 pack of Harpoon IPA and stopped today and got a 6er of Harpoon Celtic ale. An Irish red, so that's something.

Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it greatly.
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Are you taking a course at UMASS?

No, I'm doing a week long training class at the HP site in Andover. The hotel shuttles us back and forth. Maybe tomorrow we'll get a rental car and be able to move around a bit.

This rain is making things interesting. Hope everyone is safe. And dry.
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well, welcome to Bahstahn.

i hope you have a good time finding some more. theres a brewpub or two over in the Salem/Gloucester area, i think. google em when you get the car. if i were closer i'd pick your brain about hpux.

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No, I'm doing a week long training class at the HP site in Andover. The hotel shuttles us back and forth. Maybe tomorrow we'll get a rental car and be able to move around a bit.

This rain is making things interesting. Hope everyone is safe. And dry.
time to tip the driver and have him make a pitstop!
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maybe it's time to check out the 'concierge service' at the hotel! (ha, if you want a $20 6pack)

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