From Drunk Monks to Boozy Brunch: A Brief History of Drinking in the Morning

From Drunk Monks to Boozy Brunch: A Brief History of Drinking in the Morning

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!” lamely jokes the guy in your office who thinks he’s being naughty for having a light beer at a 3:30 p.m. offsite meeting. Today his coworkers might snicker at his so-called transgressiveness. Yet for most of history, drinking before 5:00 p.m. was perfectly acceptable, if not necessary. Many people drank in […]

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Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Danii Oliver became a brewer out of necessity. The Queens-born, Caribbean-American business owner was looking for healthier, tastier alternatives to fermented beverages when she was pregnant with her first child. So she decided to make them herself. At House of Juice, her first Brooklyn business, Oliver crafts fresh fruit-based juices, smoothies, and kombuchas. Her craft brewery, Island […]

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Neoprene Dreams: The Definitive History of the Koozie

Neoprene Dreams: The Definitive History of the Koozie

In the future, when visitors from a far-off galaxy discover our planet and sift through the rubble of a once-great civilization, they will undoubtedly stumble upon a koozie. Their alien phalanges will brush the dirt away to reveal a squishy, neon-blue relic. They’ll travel back home, eager to show their species the riches from the […]

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We Asked 10 Brewers: Should I Open a Brewery?

We Asked 10 Brewers: Should I Open a Brewery?

If you live in any major U.S. city, you’ve likely noticed a veritable avalanche of craft breweries popping up in the last few years. Men and women all over the country are opening their own operations. This means more delicious beer, but it also means sky-high competition. Let’s say you love beer. You fancy yourself […]

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Hop Take: FDA Calorie Counters Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Craft Beer

Hop Take: FDA Calorie Counters Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Craft Beer

After more than a decade of threats, the Food and Drug Administration is now enforcing menu labeling requirements for U.S. restaurants. Effective May 7, the new law requires restaurants with 20 more locations to post calorie counts of everything they serve, including alcohol. Alcohol was originally exempt from the rules, Paul Gatza, Brewers Association director, […]

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There’s a Secret Pub in the Tower of London, and Only 37 People Are on the Guest List

There’s a Secret Pub in the Tower of London, and Only 37 People Are on the Guest List

London’s toughest door admits fewer than 40 people a night. The bar itself is hiding in plain sight in one of the city’s most thronged tourist hubs. Welcome to the Yeoman Warders Club, also known as The Keys. The members-only establishment is situated in the Tower of London, the historic fortress and No. 1 paid tourist attraction […]

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