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7 Tips For Sampling Craft Beer

Posted by Kammie Sumpter on

7 Tips For Sampling Craft Beer

Close your eyes and imagine you’re at your favorite brewery—smell the hops, hear the bustle—with a completely unfamiliar tasting flight in front of you. A small round of new, uncharted beer territory awaits. There they are, a dazzling array of brews varying in color and consistency. You know the feeling, right? For some, this can be a bit daunting—and with good reason. A flight with a handful of different beer can be cause for celebration or hair-pulling. Portland is the Mecca of craft beer, so what do you do when you’re trying new ones? Here are some of our best...

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12 Easy Alcohol Slang Words to Make You an Expert

Posted by Kaylee Pratt on

12 Easy Alcohol Slang Words to Make You an Expert

We’ve all been there and have seen it on the movies: I’ll take a martini, straight up, dirty and dry. Give me two fingers of well whiskey, neat, long. To the less-experienced drinker or bartender, all this slang can get confusing. So here are twelve basic slang words to use at the bar. (Basic, but not elementary, because we all know what on the rocks means!) Neat: Alcohol straight from bottle to glass… no ice, no frills, no nothin’. Whiskey and brandy are often ordered “neat,” because people enjoy them at room temperature. (e.g. I’ll have a Jack Daniels, neat.)...

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Five bars you need to visit in America!

Posted by Marissa Alvarez on

Five bars you need to visit in America!

Spring break is coming up and you know what that means; party time! Or, if you just like to go out and have a good time, these places might be for you. We have browsed many bar websites in an effort to showcase some of the strangest and coolest bars in America. To check out the Liquor Laws and fun facts about any of these states make sure to check out The Field Guide to Drinking in America. The Lovecraft Bar Location: Portland, Oregon If you are a fan of H.P Lovecraft, the color black, or just all things goth,...

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Tequila, Limes and a Night Full of Fun!

Posted by Marissa Alvarez on

Tequila, Limes and a Night Full of Fun!

Margaritas are a staple for any good night out. So why not celebrate it fully on National Margarita day on February 22nd! This simple drink made up of tequila, lime and Cointreau (could be substituted with triple sec) is refreshing and comes in many different flavors, but the most important ingredient has to be the tequila. Origins: Tequila, made from the blue agave fruit, originated in Mexico. Arizona, being so close to the action decided to drink that product right up! It is in Arizona where the well known drink “Tequila Sunrise” was originated. It was created as a “poolside...

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6 Need-to-Know Alcohol Laws in the British Isles

Posted by Kaylee Pratt on

6 Need-to-Know Alcohol Laws in the British Isles

Nothing fits fall like chilly fog, warm drinks, and colorful trees. A trip to the British Isles is sure to curb your autumnal needs: beautiful foliage and the perfect fall climate. (And for those of you who dislike the cold, Britain is experiencing a warmer fall than normal this year. All the more reason to visit!) As you cuddle in cashmere in London - or bundle up in a nice wool coat in Dublin - you might want to sip something to brace yourself against the chill. Though the rules are a little different across the pond, here are six...

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