Jamaica Plain, Southie, We Love Drinks

Murphy’s Law v Drinking Fountain [Shite Sixteen Round 1]

The Shite Sixteen kicks off with our first round the week of March 18. The polls close at 11:00 p.m. the evening that the match-up is posted, and we encourage you to throw your votes around and lobby as hard as you want in the comments. Seriously. Be shameless.

Today’s Round 1 Match-Up: (3) Murphy’s Law (6) Drinking Fountain

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Jamaica Plain, Things to Do

Weekend Alert: FANCY PANTS Dance Party in JP

Saturday: looking to get funky and fancy – simultaneously? Yes.

FANCY PANTS is a queer dance party at Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain (and birthday celebration for the host, no gift required). There are buttons and tuxedo t-shirts. There’s a raffle with prizes donated by Good Vibrations and Fenway Health. And best of all, proceeds from all of this will benefit the Transgender Law Center.

Boston house DJ duo Elder Brothers? will spin dance, hip hop and Motown mashups. Maybe all at once, we’re not sure.

The party kicks off at 8:00. Tickets are $7 before 10:00, $9 after. Get your thang on.

Donations for the Transgender Law Center are also accepted through causes.org.

Jamaica Plain, Southie, We Love Drinks

Two Breweries, One Day: Pulling Off the Sam Adams/Harpoon Double

Officially, the Harpoon Brewery in Southie and the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain are separated by 5.3 miles of I-93 and Roxbury back roads. It shouldn’t be hard to take a visit to the city’s “mainstream” “craft” (technically accurate) breweries, and if all you want to do is stand outside the two active brew houses, it can be done. But who goes to Breweries to look through the factory windows? You go for the beer tastings and the bad jokes from tour guides while they entertain you in between samples.

What if you want to add this so called challenge of “beer” to the Brewery double? Can it be done? There are limitations at hand such as the hours of operations for the two locations and fighting for tickets on the tours with out-of-towners and other locals. To figure it out, we sought to put the best and brightest of WLBT on it (and when they weren’t available, it got assigned to me).

We had our strategy session, we mapped out the options and we devised a way to pull it off. Here are our best laid plans to make the best of both brewing worlds.

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