Liqueurs (flavored, typically sweetened spirits) have a bad reputation. They’re sugary, often taste like one thing alone (chocolate, berries), and are sometimes brightly colored, which makes people skeptical of their seriousness. But friends, when it comes to booze, there is a time and place for nearly anything, liqueurs included. That time happens to be now, and […]
Ah, the IPA. Hoppy, bitter, intense – like a soulful rabbit. As is the case with wheat beers, opinions of this great beer category are usually pretty polarized. You either love that hop bite, or you scrunch up your nose in disgust. Look, it’s understandable that an onslaught of hop drama can be too much […]
So, here’s the thing about rye whiskey: it’s not terribly common for small brands to produce it. Rye has gained a reputation as being harsh, and to an extent it’s fallen out of American favor. But it’s coming back in style, especially with the rise of America’s craft cocktail culture. Still, a lot of the […]
The idea of the beer cocktail is nothing short of magical. Delicious, refreshing, and oft-fizzy, beer cocktails are great at brunch, dinner, and deep into the night. That’s right – you can drink beer cocktails steadily throughout the day. Why?
Contrary to what James Bond thinks, a true martini is made with gin. What separates gin from vodka is its characteristic botanicals. While 51% of these botanicals are comprised of juniper, the others are left up to the imagination of the distiller. There’s gin flavored with everything from rose petals to hops. These funky gins […]
July is here, and the heat is a’coming. While we’ve been hashtagging summer for all of June (and let’s face it, most of May), now is when the temperatures start to skyrocket, so it’s time to enjoy a wheat beer, even if you’re not usually a fan of the category. Here’s why.
Summer is the time of year when we consume rum with abandon. From rum and coke to piña coladas, rum is definitely a key ingredient to the season. But while lots of summer cocktails include this delicious spirit, there is a whole different side to rum that you’re missing out on if you’re just consuming […]
There’s an ongoing debate on how to pair food and beer. Some argue that cheap, watery beer goes best with food, and while we don’t exactly agree with this point per se, there’s an underlying truth to the fact that beers with neutrality (unsurprisingly) taste well with a wide variety of flavor profiles. Why? Because softer, […]
When you think of summer, you might picture chilled Moscato or piña coladas. You wouldn’t be the first to think dark liquor is too heavy for a hot summer day (try being a bourbon sales rep during those months). But bourbon can actually be a great spirit during this humid time. Bourbon makes for an […]