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What the Hell Is a Milk Stout?

What the Hell Is a Milk Stout?

Today’s craft beer drinkers are used to seeing obscure ingredients on their beer labels. There’s POG, Syrah grape must, habanero, you name it. It’s enough to make you wonder where the line is between beer and beer-like product. But brewers have been putting non-traditional ingredients into beer for more than a century. Case in point: […]

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Can You Drink Alcohol in Space?

Can You Drink Alcohol in Space?

The idea of drinking alcohol in space has been around at least since man landed on the moon. That’s when Buzz Aldrin took communion and drank a glass of wine. NASA doesn’t really want you to know about that, more so because of a separation of church and state than because there’s anything wrong with an astronaut […]

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Here’s Why Bartenders Spank Your Mint

Here’s Why Bartenders Spank Your Mint

If you want your cocktail garnish to have just the right amount of aromatics, you’ve got to smack it. Mint? Smack it. Basil? Smack it. Rosemary, lavender or sage? Smack it all. You’ve probably noticed bartenders at your craft cocktail bar clap a garnish between their hands before placing it in your glass. Just like […]

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Mosquitos Love To Drink As Much As You Do

Mosquitos Love To Drink As Much As You Do

We could all use a drink after the depressing news about zika the past few months. The disease hits on every fear level from personal to generational, and it’s transmitted far too easily for comfort. But you should put down that drink if you’re in an area that has a high mosquito population because mosquitoes want you to […]

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