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The Happiest of Hours

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The Happiest of Hours

We were lucky enough to get a little insight into the Happy Hour culture in Portland from Imperial restaurant's lead bartender Tony Gurdian: Portland, Oregon is a town that takes its Happy Hour seriously. People out here work hard to seek out a deal in the afternoon or late night. In a city where food and beverage are taken so seriously, we want to provide something special, different, and fast.  At Imperial, we offer a quick-fire but excellent menu, ranging from fresh oysters to house-made pâté, to fried pigtail. Our sommelier keeps two unique wines available and I offer my draft...

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Why the Green Beer?

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Why the Green Beer?

A great American drinking holiday is just around the corner. For some, St. Patrick’s day is a harbinger of spring: a raucous party where corned beef and cabbage dominate the menu, green beer and other libations are quaffed with gusto, and the streets are awash in a sea of emerald. Most revelers know that the celebration is somewhat different in Ireland itself. Saint Patrick never drove the snakes out of Ireland and in fact wasn’t even born there (turns out he was English). His feast day is a national holiday in Ireland, and because it lands in the midst of Lent,...

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What’ll You Have, America?

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What’ll You Have, America?

Here at Overcup Press we select our titles using a variety of criteria, but one question we always ask ourselves is: Does this actually need to be a book? Do people need it? Does this contribute anything new to our culture? Can we bring design elements to it that will make it exciting and fun? The answer for this book time after time was yes, yes, yes. The interior of a liquor store in Breckenridge, Colorado. Why did this need to be a book? America’s drinking laws are confusing and often change by simply crossing a bridge between one state and...

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