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We’ve Picked a Winner!

Posted by Keely Burkey on

We’ve Picked a Winner!

May was national Get Caught Reading month, and Overcup Press celebrated in style! We held a social media contest to see who had the chops to show us a good “get caught reading” moment. It was difficult to pick a winner, but we knew we had a job to do. So here she is! Jamie Walker from Portland, Oregon will take home her very own copy of Niki Ganong’s award-winning The Field Guide to Drinking in America. Congratulations, Jamie! We hope you enjoy the book! Jamie’s award-winning shot. Image source: Instagram

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No Need to Panic! Get Dad a Gift He’ll Love

Posted by Kaylee Pratt on

No Need to Panic! Get Dad a Gift He’ll Love

Father’s Day wasn’t declared an official nationwide holiday until 1972, which is 58 years after Mother’s Day found a spot on our calendars. So, unless you’ve been stalling for fifty-some-odd years, there’s no need to feel guilty if Dad’s present is a tad delayed. This year, you’d like to send a little something with that greeting card, but he’s already got a “World’s Greatest Dad” mug and a closet full of ties. Dads can be especially tricky to shop for. But don’t worry just yet! Check out some of our titles to see if one of these books will float Dad’s...

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History of the Portland Rum Riot: A Spirit Worth Rioting over

Posted by Poppy Milliken on

History of the Portland Rum Riot: A Spirit Worth Rioting over

On June 2nd, 1855 the working class residents of Portland, Maine discovered their teetotaling mayor Neal Dow was storing $1600 worth of rum inside City Hall. Citizens gathered outside the building that evening expecting to see the arrest of Mayor Dow. What they got instead was a riot that left one man dead, seven others wounded, permanently damaged Dow’s political career, and ultimately led to the end of Maine’s first experiment with temperance in 1856. Perhaps these early entries in the temperance movement are why 21st century Mainers have swung so far to the other side of the aisle. Distiller...

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Your Roadmap To Never-Ending Craft Beer Weeks

Posted by Olenka Burgess on

Your Roadmap To Never-Ending Craft Beer Weeks

American Craft Beer Week may be over, but don’t despair! The fun is never over, because craft beer week celebrations happen throughout the year all across the country. In fact, some states even host a full MONTH of beer (hello Oregon, Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland)! These celebrations often include brewpub tours, tastings, workshops, and some friendly inter-brewery competition, and they provide a great opportunity to meet the craftspeople behind your favorite craft brews.Many cities plan their beer weeks to coincide with American Craft Beer Week, which takes place in mid-May, but in case you missed out on the official...

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Booze Laws Roundup

Posted by Alan Gill on

Booze Laws Roundup

The 2016 legislative sessions saw no shortage of booze-related bills introduced to the House and Senate. Although not all of the bills make it through, there have been several changes and additions to drinking laws in the United States. As the 2016 legislative sessions draw to a close, take a look back on some of the alcohol-related laws that passed: 1. Michigan’s House Bill 4895 revised a gas station liquor license provision to allow retailers with a gas station to sell beer and wine as long as they have at least $250,000 worth of non-alcoholic inventory. The bill will go into...

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