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November 26, 2012

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Restaurant offering spirit tastings

Alchemy, 3 Duncan St., Gloucester, has set up a schedule for the next month with distillers to bring their wares to the restaurant so locals can get a taste. These dates are subject to change so please confirm with the restaurant if you are interested in a specific tasting.

Bully Boy Distillers of Boston, Nov. 29.

Privateer of Ipswich Dec. 6.

Ryan & Wood of Gloucester, Dec. 13

Turkey Shore Distillers of Ipswich, Dec. 20.

Bols Genever of the Netherlands, Dec. 27.

Karlsson’s Gold Vodka of Sweden, to be announced,

Tastings will all be held Thursdays beginning around 5:30 p.m.

Gas prices down another 2 cents

BOSTON (AP) — The cost of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts continues to drop but still isn’t close to the national average.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve regular is down another two cents to an average of $3.56 per gallon.

Even though that price is a dime lower than a month ago, it is still 14 cents higher than the national average and a quarter higher than it was at the same time last year.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling as low as $3.45 per gallon and as high as $3.85. Prices for regular gas on Cape Ann ranged from $3.59 per gallon in Gloucester to $3.75 in Rockport.

Visit gloucestertimes.com/gas to find gasoline prices at Cape Ann service stations.

Hurricane Sandy fundraiser

The Cape Ann Brewing Company (CABC) is raising money for victims of Hurricane Sandy this week.

The brewery is donating 10 percent of its proceeds to charities providing aid to those most hurt by the tragedies of late October today through Friday.

On Friday, the brewery will host a party of which 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated. Gifts, provided by numerous local businesses from throughout the North Shore, will be raffled off, said CABC owner Jeremy Goldberg in a statement.

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