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9 of Our Favorite Nondenominational Winter Beers, Tasted and Ranked

9 of Our Favorite Nondenominational Winter Beers, Tasted and Ranked

Winter beers don’t mean much more than marketing these days. Any brewery can release a porter, white IPA, or amber ale during cold-weather months and give it a seasonally themed label. That said, there’s something undeniably appealing about seasonal spices, and, let’s be honest, it’s fun to get festive. With that in mind, we’ve whittled […]

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Wine Pairings For Our Favorite Fall Ingredients

Wine Pairings For Our Favorite Fall Ingredients

Let’s be honest, there’s really only one good reason to celebrate kissing the summer months goodbye, and that’s the return of our favorite fall flavors. After three months of endless rosé and high acid whites, we’re ready to welcome back reds and and revel in some savory food and wine pairings. As the weather chills down, […]

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Your Fall Belgian Beer Drinking Schedule

Your Fall Belgian Beer Drinking Schedule

We all have different ways of preparing for fall. Maybe you stock your wardrobe with corduroy and sweater vests. Maybe you apologize to your palate for all the pumpkin-spice-everything it’s about to endure. But one thing you should definitely do in preparation for fall: get your Belgian beer schedule ready. Oh, don’t have a Belgian […]

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Who Says You Can’t Drink Pumpkin Beer In August? We Thought This Was America!

Who Says You Can’t Drink Pumpkin Beer In August? We Thought This Was America!

Last week, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewing sent me a few bottles of its first-ever fall seasonal. Hopzeit is a heavily hopped rendition of a märzen, the traditional German style American drinkers know best as Oktoberfest beer. I have soft spots for märzens, hoppy beers, and free samples, so I admit to being biased in several different […]

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Four Ways To Keep Scotchy Scotch Scotching It Up This Summer

Four Ways To Keep Scotchy Scotch Scotching It Up This Summer

It’s summer. Wonderful. Time to work on your butterfly stroke and slather on some butter for a serious bake (see 2:25 here; also, kidding, wear SPF 1,000,000). Really the only summery drawbacks we can conceive of: for some reason people keep handing Scotch whisky drinkers Collins glasses and tumblers and (God help us) novelty items full of tequila […]

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What Is May Wine?

What Is May Wine?

Happy May! Right? It’s the first of the month, and despite the best efforts of Bone Thugz n’ Harmony, we still like to pretend the start of any new month has special promise. We’ll finally quit smoking, or betting on the ponies, or following Scott Disick on Instagram. Whatever it is, basically we won’t make any […]

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7 Boozy Fruit Salads To Celebrate The Season

7 Boozy Fruit Salads To Celebrate The Season

Warm weather, however long it lasts, brings dreams of fresh fruit. And once it starts piling up, we dream/panic about ways to use it before it goes bad. Hence, the fruit salad: labor-intensive, yes, but a great way to tear through a bunch of fruit efficiently, and deliciously. In fact there’s only one way we […]

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6 Winter Weekend Drinking Getaways

6 Winter Weekend Drinking Getaways

So the holidays are over. And any decent-looking lump of vacation time seems depressingly distant. That doesn’t mean you have to sit back and let winter tread its sloshy way all over you. There’s a simple solution to the mid-winter doldrums, a way to keep hope alive while the sun makes its slow return to […]

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