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Here's Why You're Seeing Bananas Everywhere

  • by: Alex Squiers
  • On: 28, Jan 2020
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Here's Why You're Seeing Bananas Everywhere

The cocktail scene these days is bananas (que the Gwen Stefani references, please). But, really -- banana has become the flavor-du-jour in recent years, appearing in everything from Art Basel to Banan...

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Dry January: The Top Five Hottest Non-Alcoholic Beers

It’s that time of year again -- Dry January. Although decidedly difficult to observe for those of you in the industry, Dry January is a UK-based public health campaign that’s recently made its way to ...

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Are Food Halls The New Food Trucks?

When Food Trucks first burst onto the culinary scene, you’d have thought they were gonna bankrupt the restaurant industry. In the early 2010s, we were entering food truck saturation. Since then, a new...

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Stock Up Alert: Black Wednesday's Top Ordered Beer and Spirits

Brace for impact. Black Wednesday is upon us and this year is expected to be bigger than ever. If you’re reading this, then you probably know what it is. But, for the uninitiated, it’s the “biggest pa...

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Taking Advantage of Restaurant Trends: A How-To Guide

We’ve done trend-predicting before, and although it’s great to stay abreast of the latest-and-greatest, it does leave one question...So what? Once you’ve got the trends figured out, what’s next? Knowi...

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10 Fall-Friendly Brews Your Bar Is Missing

During the autumnal beer-drinking season, ‘variety’ is a concept that seems almost entirely nonexistent. Looking out over a sea of Pumpkin Ales and Oktoberfest Marzens, bringing something novel to you...

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Pumpkin Beer for Dummies: A Brief History

It's difficult to imagine a more divisive beer than the pumpkin ale. For some, it means fall is in the air. It means that the leaves are changing, flannels are coming out, and Dogfish Head’s Punkin Al...

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Craft Beer's Latest Obsession: The Milkshake IPA

“Milkshake beers are not a trend or acceptable with traditional or even modern styles…No excuses. [sic]” 

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The Ultimate Summer Beverage Trend Report

Ahhh. Sweet, sweet summer. A time when patios are packed with patrons. When bars are filled, five-people deep. When liquor has a tendency to go down a little quicker. No doubt Summer 2019 has had its ...

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These 4 Beverage Trends will Boost Your Bar Sales this Summer

When it comes to alcoholic beverage trends, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction. It seems like every day we’re learning about the rise of an obscure beer style, the death of a legacy brand, ...

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