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Cheers! At These Robot-Filled Airport Bars, Everybody Knew Your Name

Cheers! At These Robot-Filled Airport Bars, Everybody Knew Your Name

Depending on your age and tolerance for prerecorded laugh tracks, the name ”Cheers” either brings to mind a much-beloved barroom sitcom that launched legendary actors’ careers, or a commercial-crammed network show that your parents watched before you (and Netflix) were born. What it probably doesn’t make you think about are grotesque robots and the United […]

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Being a Woman Winemaker of Color Means You ‘Have to Work Harder and Smarter Than Everyone Else’

Being a Woman Winemaker of Color Means You ‘Have to Work Harder and Smarter Than Everyone Else’

There’s nothing like family. Especially the family that finds you, fully grown and ready to help you build your dreams. Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John grew up on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, Robin in Marlborough, New Zealand and Andréa in Monterey, Calif. They each thought they were only children. But in 1999, […]

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Baseball’s Beer and Champagne Shower Celebrations Face an Uncertain Future

Baseball’s Beer and Champagne Shower Celebrations Face an Uncertain Future

When cult Danish brewer Mikkeller opened its first NYC brewery in March 2018, the city’s craft beer community fired up Untappd and hopped on the subway. The site of Mikkeller’s first East Coast operation? Citi Field, the Queens stadium of the New York Mets. (Mikkeller’s wasn’t the first craft stadium brewery in baseball, either.

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Body Slams and Brews: Pro-Wrestling’s Complicated Relationship With Beer Sponsorship

Body Slams and Brews: Pro-Wrestling’s Complicated Relationship With Beer Sponsorship

In a dark basement of a cold-storage facility, the toughest, bare-fisted fighters battle for glory — and the fate of the world. These pugilists are pawns in a deadly game overseen by a cloudy-eyed and bloodthirsty Spaniard, and the stakes are larger than they could ever imagine. And it’s all sponsored by Modelo.

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Why Are New England IPAs So Expensive?

Why Are New England IPAs So Expensive?

After “juicy,” the word most often associated with New England IPAs is “crushable.” Yet 4-packs of 16-ounce cans run for more than $20 at some craft breweries. That’s a lot to spend on an ephemeral crush. The same factors that make New England IPAs (NEIPAs) popular also contribute to their higher price points.

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A Czech Distiller Is Resurrecting Pre-Ban Absinthe, Returning the Green Fairy to Rightful Glory

A Czech Distiller Is Resurrecting Pre-Ban Absinthe, Returning the Green Fairy to Rightful Glory

Pre-ban absinthe — made before the spirit was outlawed in the U.S. and most of Europe around 1914 — is one of the rarest drinks on earth. Although the last bottles of it were produced just before World War I, it’s not completely uncommon to hear about serious collectors owning rare absinthe bottles dating back […]

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How Craft Breweries From Allagash to Half Acre Find Inspiration for New Brews

How Craft Breweries From Allagash to Half Acre Find Inspiration for New Brews

Anyone who follows craft beer knows the drill. “NEW BEER ALERT!” your favorite brewery crows, announcing its latest offering via press release, Instagram post, or Facebook update. More and more, the announcements herald one of two types of beers: hazy IPAs, or a stout aged in some kind of barrel with whatever the brewery found […]

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