Best Of 2018

Best Drink and Dessert in One: Streetside Brewery

In a city where brewing beer is an integral part of our history, it should be no surprise that craft breweries are popping up in every single neighborhood, which means some smaller endeavors can get overshadowed by the bigger cats in town. From their taproom/brewery along Eastern Avenue in Columbia Tusculum, which frequently hosts food trucks and programmed events, Streetside Brewery’s coffee-blonde beer, Return of the Mac, recently received a silver medal by RateBeer, a crowd-sourced global site for craft beer enthusiasts. With beers like the New England Style IPA #blessed; the milkshake blonde Cereal Milk; a red velvet donut stout collaboration with Holtman’s donuts called Robe; and a Key Lime Gose that tastes like buttery graham cracker crust, this brewery has developed a niche for having your cake and drinking it, too. Streetside Brewery, 4003 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum, streetsidebrewery.com.