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Area 51: What to Serve Aliens & Why

  • by: Maggie Mahar
  • On: 22, Jul 2019
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Area 51: What to Serve Aliens & Why

It’s happening! Maybe. The revolution is finally upon us. Maybe.

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Sour Beer Guide: From Berliner Weisse to Oud Bruin

Over the past several years, sour beers have been everything but a secret. The bright, tangy brews have really taken center-stage, becoming a pleasant go-to for a lot of folks’ summer option. The real...

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How Hard Seltzer is Disrupting the Beverage Industry

Since the dawn of time (or thereabouts), beer, wine, and spirits have been fighting amongst themselves for America's boozy dollar. But in recent years, a fourth competitor seems to be emerging at a ra...

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Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione: From Weird to Wonderful

When we started research for this article, we thought Dogfish Head Brewery would be the ‘story of unlikely success’. The original concept was something akin to a defying all odds narrative, wherein ou...

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The Ultimate Bar Guide: Surviving The Fourth

It’s that lovely time of year again. Stars, stripes, and brewskis are sure to abound this fourth of July, and that could mean a big day for your bar. Whether you’re a swanky, speakeasy-style bar servi...

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Chicago Beer History: A Timeline

Today, there are nearly 200 breweries in the Chicagoland area. In fact, Chicago has become the de-facto craft beer capital of the nation, boasting more breweries than any other city in America. With t...

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Beat The Heat With A Gose Beer

A friend of mine once described gose beers as tasting like cold sweat.

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America's Fascination with Tiki Bar Culture: Then & Now

Upon entering Lost Lake or Smugglers’ Cove, we are overwhelmed with nostalgia. Nostalgia for a time that we didn’t experience, and for a place that has never really existed.

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Essential Spirits for Summer Cocktails

Summer’s coming! It’s time to swap out some of that heavy, dark stuff for some lighter, more refreshing options behind the bar. Here we’ve gone through ten of our best summer spirits that can keep you...

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How Bars Became a Historical  Battleground for Gay Rights

Today, people tend to equate gay bars as being places to party especially hard. They’re fun spots if you’re gay, straight, or anywhere in between. ‘Wild night out’ stories often include, or end in, st...


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