Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Cocktails

Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Cocktails
If you’re familiar with Schöfferhofer, it’s probably because you’ve had their incredibly drinkable grapefruit hef, a 50/50 blend of authentic unfiltered German Hefeweizen and carbonated grapefruit juice. A few years back, I actually wrote a piece about using it in a few cocktails. If you’re a grapefruit fan, you should definitely check it out!  Today, I’ll... Read more »

Cider Summit Chicago 2020

Cider Summit Chicago 2020
I’ve been singing the praises of Cider Summit since 2013 when the event was introduced to Chicago. With 47 cideries pouring 3-5 ciders a piece, you really can’t go wrong. Nevertheless, people out there are always talking down to cider. “Ciders are too sweet” – Wrong! There are a ton of dry ciders available. “Ciders are boring”... Read more »

"Is Craft Beer Dead?" w/ Mike Pallen of Mikerphone Brewing

"Is Craft Beer Dead?" w/ Mike Pallen of Mikerphone Brewing
So, I’ve been out of the game for a bit – more than a bit actually. My appreciation for craft beer never waned, but the past few years I really haven’t had the time to dig in the way I did in the past. I haven’t been homebrewing and I haven’t reviewed any beer whatsoever.... Read more »
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National Tequila Day with VIVA XXXII Tequila

National Tequila Day with VIVA XXXII Tequila
National Tequila Day was yesterday. Luckily, the summer is young, so it’s OK if you missed it. Who needs to booze on a Monday after all?! My go-to tequila lately has been VIVA XXXII, so I wanted to share a bit about the brand as well as a few fantastic cocktails bartenders around the country have... Read more »

Lakefront Brewery Rebrands

Lakefront Brewery Rebrands
Lakefront Brewery (Milwaukee, WI) has announced that it is rebranding in the coming months. The brewery’s logo and beer labels will undergo some pretty drastic changes, which you will see on shelves and on tap this summer. “Successful brands live in a very narrow space,” said Lakefront Brewery Brand Manager, Michael Stodola. “Over the next... Read more »

The MiiR Growler You Didn't Know You Needed

The MiiR Growler You Didn't Know You Needed
If you’re reading this, you’re probably into beer, you probably already have a growler or two and you’re already thinking that nothing could get you to buy another one. However, I’m hear to tell you, sir or madam, that you would be dead wrong. The MiiR Growler may be the nicest growler that you didn’t... Read more »
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Papa's Pilar & The Daiquiri

Papa's Pilar & The Daiquiri
When you hear the word “daiquiri,” thoughts of the strawberry red sugar-bombs you’ve seen in Red Lobster commercials likely come to mind. Sadly, this is today’s reality for one of the most simple and delicious classics you can order. These (somewhat douchey) bartenders even contend that making a great daiquiri is the true test of a bartender’s... Read more »

Where Bartenders Drink: Your Boozy Travel Guide

Where Bartenders Drink: Your Boozy Travel Guide
Few things make or break travel like great food and drink. That’s exactly why Where Bartenders Drink has become my new boozy travel guide. If you’re the type to seek out a well-made classic cocktail or a perfectly poured local brew, you should make it your travel companion too! In Where Bartenders Drink, 300 experts... Read more »

How to Properly Cellar your Beer

How to Properly Cellar your Beer
If you’re like me, you’ve spent a penny or two on bottles that you’re still holding on to. Some people call it cellaring. The less pretentious say they’re just saving it for later. Regardless, there is something to be said about saving a beer now in order to enjoy a truly special experience with it down... Read more »
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The Black Manhattan - A Must Try Cocktail

The Black Manhattan - A Must Try Cocktail
If you’re into brown liquor (who isn’t these days?), then the Manhattan has probably been a go-to of yours for quite some time. It’s simple and delicious, making it the perfect cocktail to throw together when your friends stop by before heading out. But, every once in a while, we come across a must-have spin... Read more »