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A ‘Weird Artist in a Dirty Bus’ Has a 48-State Roadmap to Thwart Negativity in Craft Beer

A ‘Weird Artist in a Dirty Bus’ Has a 48-State Roadmap to Thwart Negativity in Craft Beer

Heidi Geist doesn’t have what people would typically refer to as a home base. This has always been true. As a kid, her family bounced across the American West. When she finally landed in Maine as an adult, she found herself seeking a new horizon about once a year. “I’m not attached to anything,” she […]

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At a Coquito Competition in the Bronx, NYC’s Best Bartenders Come to Win

At a Coquito Competition in the Bronx, NYC’s Best Bartenders Come to Win

Darnell Holguin has competed in cocktail competitions on a global scale, but, at a Coquito challenge in the Bronx last Monday, he wanted his mother with him in the kitchen. Holguin was participating in the first annual Uptown Coquito Showdown at Salsa Con Fuego, a massive Puerto Rican restaurant in NYC.

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Fireman Capital Isn’t Disrupting Craft Beer. It’s Sustaining It.

Fireman Capital Isn’t Disrupting Craft Beer. It’s Sustaining It.

Last month, the CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective announced the launch of a brewpub that will take over the Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB) in Asheville, N.C. Dubbed the CANarchy Collaboratory, the space promises to be a one-of-kind brewery and creative hub where brewers, chefs, artists, and musicians will cocreate under one roof.

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Drag Queens, Labor Rights, and the Cruel Power Dynamics of Gay Nightlife

Drag Queens, Labor Rights, and the Cruel Power Dynamics of Gay Nightlife

In less than a decade, drag has gone from late-night sideshow act to mainstream art, covered in the world’s most esteemed publications. A queer renaissance — heralded by shifting social norms, changing fashion trends, and one particularly notable TV show — is creating an entertainment boom that bars, nightclubs, and programming managers are eager to […]

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A Spirited Roadmap to Continental Europe, the World’s Next Whiskey Frontier

A Spirited Roadmap to Continental Europe, the World’s Next Whiskey Frontier

If you’re concerned about the single-malt Scotch shortage, the Irish whiskey shortage, the Japanese whisky shortage or a possible bourbon shortage, you might want to look beyond the usual suspects for your next bottle. For example, you could try Germany, which is, after all, home to almost twice as many whiskey producers as Scotland.

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Drinking Haute Boilermakers at the World’s First Michelin-Starred Brewpub

Drinking Haute Boilermakers at the World’s First Michelin-Starred Brewpub

Craig Sindelar was drinking beer with his father when the lightning bolt struck. Sindelar, a sommelier with some 20 years in the industry, most recently at three-Michelin-starred Alinea in Chicago, had impulsively ordered a nice malt whiskey to sip with his beer. He was taken aback by how well the two went together. “My job […]

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With Unregulated Draft Lines and AB InBev Investments, Chinese Craft Beer Is at a Crossroads

With Unregulated Draft Lines and AB InBev Investments, Chinese Craft Beer Is at a Crossroads

When AB InBev, the world’s largest beer company, acquired Shanghai-based pioneer Boxing Cat Brewery, it sounded an alarm for China — and the world. Ever since, every single member of China’s craft beer community has been debating how to respond. Some secretly hope that a conglomerate will come knocking on their doors with a large […]

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