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Government Tax Cuts And Incentives Are Driving Craft Beer’s Boom And Creating Thousands Of Jobs

Government Tax Cuts And Incentives Are Driving Craft Beer’s Boom And Creating Thousands Of Jobs

At North Baltimore County’s Black Locust Hops, over 5000 lime-green hop vines cling to rows of towering poles. For over a decade, the husband-and-wife hop farm team of Che’ and Lisa Carton has grown and supplied hop varieties like citrusy Cascade and pinecone-reminiscent Chinook to local breweries, including Maryland’s Flying Dog. In 2010, however, the […]

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The Martini vs. The Manhattan

The Martini vs. The Manhattan

It seems slightly unnecessary to pit two classic cocktails against each other. It kind of feels like asking Meryl Streep and Sally Field to fight it out in the boxing ring. They’ve both earned their place in our collective national esteem. But understanding the differences — and several similarities — between these two classic cocktails will […]

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Recipe: Strawberry Nectarine Lemonade

Recipe: Strawberry Nectarine Lemonade

This week I was hunting for fresh fruit to serve in drinks at a friend’s outdoor party and came across some deliciously ripe nectarines. These beauties gave me the inspiration to combine them with strawberries and mix the two fruits together with some lemonade and cranberry juice to cut the sweetness with a bit of […]

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