What Does It Mean to Build Craft Beer Culture in 21st-Century Bhutan?

What Does It Mean to Build Craft Beer Culture in 21st-Century Bhutan?

Bhutan is a difficult place to get to, purposefully so. About 800,000 people live in this landlocked Himalayan kingdom, which is roughly the size of Switzerland. Bordered by China and India, the world’s most populous countries, tiny Bhutan has long looked inward, seeking to preserve its traditional Buddhist culture. Television was banned until 1999. Photos […]

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Why Cats Make the Best Drinking Buddies: A Treatise

Why Cats Make the Best Drinking Buddies: A Treatise

Dogs might be called “man’s best friend,” but everyone knows cats are the cool kids on the block. Like the most popular person in your high school, cats don’t sit with just anyone. Cats are grumpy, they only really care about themselves, and boy, do they judge you. Once they’re on your side, however, they’re […]

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Ask Adam: Should I Include Tax in My Tip?

Ask Adam: Should I Include Tax in My Tip?

Send questions to: advice@vinepair.com. Do waiters and waitresses expect their tip to be figured on the total, including the tax? While this is in no way a scientific poll, those in the industry who I consulted say yes, it’s generally expected that you tip on the total bill, including tax. That said, if you tip […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Beer With BBQ (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Beer With BBQ (INFOGRAPHIC)

“The art of brewing beer and smoking meats are both time-honored traditions,” Doug Psaltis, chef-partner of Bub City and co-founder of Chicago’s annual Windy City Smokeout festival, says. We agree completely. Barbecue is among America’s proudest contributions to the global culinary canon, in summer and always. That’s why we’ve compiled perfect beer pairings for 12 […]

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Bubbly, Bone-Dry Brut IPAs Are Suddenly All Anyone Can Talk About

Bubbly, Bone-Dry Brut IPAs Are Suddenly All Anyone Can Talk About

“There’s no mistaking that we are living in the heyday of IPA,” Dick Cantwell, brewer and author of ”Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale,” says. He’s absolutely correct. The Brewers Association ranks IPAs just behind American lagers and light lagers in nationwide popularity. Beer styles within the category span all-out hop […]

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