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Germany’s Devotion To The Beer Purity Law Is Going To Leave Its Beer Industry In Europe’s Dust

Germany’s Devotion To The Beer Purity Law Is Going To Leave Its Beer Industry In Europe’s Dust

Remember when Britney Spears was married to Kevin Federline and spent most of her time stumbling around strip malls in a bikini demanding “purple drank” from frightened bystanders? Her debilitating level of denial and cluelessness was as scary as it was entertaining. The German beer industry is stuck in a Britney shame-spiral, incessantly denying the […]

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I Worked Cinco De Mayo In A College Town During Finals And Here’s What Happened

I Worked Cinco De Mayo In A College Town During Finals And Here’s What Happened

It’s 2:40PM and the waitress I’m shadowing barks to me, ”we’re already out of frozen margaritas. This is going to be fun.” Cinco De Mayo. The holiday that’s basically just a reason to drink margaritas all day long. I’m a student at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia and just like most typical college towns […]

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Climate Change Is Bad News For Many Famous Wine Regions, But For Others It Could Mean Success

Climate Change Is Bad News For Many Famous Wine Regions, But For Others It Could Mean Success

Grapevines have a reputation as delicate, gossamer butterfly plants that struggle to survive with each gentle shift in the breeze, but really … they’re the cockroaches of the plant kingdom. That essential hardiness has never been more convenient, as extreme weather challenges even the most talented and resourceful farmers of every stripe in parched, frozen, […]

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Building Braven Brewing Part II: Brewing Beer Without A Brewery

Building Braven Brewing #2: Brewing Beer Without A Brewery

Building Braven Brewing #2: Brewing Beer Without A Brewery

Missed Part One? Read about Braven Brewing’s beginning here. About two years ago, Braven Brewing was a brewery that was beginning to make a name for itself in craft beer circles. They had a logo, a website, even swag. And they had run a successful kickstarter campaign that had raised just enough money to keep […]

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Why Aren’t There More Black Americans Making Wine?

Why Aren’t There More Black Americans Making Wine?

Olivia Pope, the heroine of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show Scandal, is the first black heroine to grace the small screen in 40 years. But the importance of her performance has had a ripple effect beyond just increasing diversity in the television industry. Magnificent in her mastery of all those around her, Olivia Pope is also unique […]

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Building Braven Brewing #1: Bushwick's First Craft Brewery Is Born

Building Braven Brewing #1: Bushwick’s First Craft Brewery Is Born

Building Braven Brewing #1: Bushwick’s First Craft Brewery Is Born

The hobby of homebrewing is at an all-time high right now, with more people than ever carving out room in their schedules to brew beer. What once used to be a hobby for hardcore beer buffs – or those who had limited access to good beer – has turned into a phenomenon.

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