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The Latest Locavore Drinking Trend: Foraged Beer

The Latest Locavore Drinking Trend: Foraged Beer

Is there anything more fetishized in foodie culture than foraging? It hits all the requirements inherent in the social media-happy culinary cognoscenti: it’s highly inconvenient, wildly impractical, looks better on little screens than in real life, is susceptible to the vagaries of Mother Nature, requires an incredibly nerdy and detailed skill-and-tool-set and requires (or wastes, […]

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Making Wine In Post-Communist Independent Croatia

Making Wine In Post-Communist Independent Croatia

Driving down the dusty road toward the Croatian village of Konavle, Ivo Vodopić chirped excitedly at the green sea that flooded the land. The snow-haired winemaker pointed to the the grape varietals outside the car’s windows, listing off long, elegant-sounding wines as he whizzed past the eponymous rivers of grapes. The lush vines’ tendrils stretched […]

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The Rise Of Korean Soju Is Thanks To K-Pop

The Rise Of Korean Soju Is Thanks To K-Pop

Like a plasticized, electronic armada, Korean pop culture is invading the world. “Hallyu,” meaning K-pop, K-film, K-TV and K-video games, is taking over screens from China to Malaysia, India to Iran, Peru to California. And Korea’s iconic alcoholic beverage – soju – is invading along with it, being fired like artillery shells into the breach. […]

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The Oral History Of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

The Oral History Of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

Whether you’re a fan of craft or macro beer, it’s incredibly likely you’re familiar with Dogfish Head and its innovative founder Sam Calagione. What began in 1995 as a small brewpub in Delaware has mushroomed into one of the largest craft beer brands in the world – a banner carrier for the craft movement that […]

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Germany’s Devotion To The Beer Purity Law Is Going To Leave Its Beer Industry In Europe’s Dust

Germany’s Devotion To The Beer Purity Law Is Going To Leave Its Beer Industry In Europe’s Dust

Remember when Britney Spears was married to Kevin Federline and spent most of her time stumbling around strip malls in a bikini demanding “purple drank” from frightened bystanders? Her debilitating level of denial and cluelessness was as scary as it was entertaining. The German beer industry is stuck in a Britney shame-spiral, incessantly denying the […]

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I Worked Cinco De Mayo In A College Town During Finals And Here’s What Happened

I Worked Cinco De Mayo In A College Town During Finals And Here’s What Happened

It’s 2:40PM and the waitress I’m shadowing barks to me, ”we’re already out of frozen margaritas. This is going to be fun.” Cinco De Mayo. The holiday that’s basically just a reason to drink margaritas all day long. I’m a student at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia and just like most typical college towns […]

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