Homebrewing Legalization Day!

Homebrewing Legalization Day!

Oct 14, 2017

Craft brewing in the US is big business and many of these small, independent breweries started out as homebrewing operations, thanks to the legalization of...

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Great American Beer Festival 2017

Great American Beer Festival 2017

Oct 06, 2017

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is happening right now in Denver, Colorado. Not able to attend? Why not have your own beer tasting with...

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4 Must-Make Cocktails on this Loveless Valentine's Day

4 Must-Make Cocktails on this Loveless Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2017

’Tis the season to be together — happy, hopeful, and in love — and not alone in a very dark room, with your jade plant,...

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

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

Nov 04, 2016

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...

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The Best Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Wine

The Best Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Wine

Aug 25, 2016

Warm days and nights make summer the perfect time to relax with a chilled glass of wine. Crisp whites and light, smooth reds are always...

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Surviving a Summer Brewfest

Surviving a Summer Brewfest

Aug 09, 2016

Whether you are a beer aficionado, a newbie to the craft brew phenomena, or somewhere in between, summer brewfests are upon us across the country....

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Put a Pin in America's Best Beer Festivals This July!

Put a Pin in America's Best Beer Festivals This July!

Jul 01, 2016

Well, summer is definitely upon us. It’s easy to tell even without looking at a weather report. How? By seeing how many beer festivals are...

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Take a Look at the Newest Liquor Laws in America

Take a Look at the Newest Liquor Laws in America

Jun 19, 2016

A lot has happened in the American beer, wine, and spirits world since we last took a look at the country’s changing liquor laws. As...

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

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

May 31, 2016

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...

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Your Roadmap To Never-Ending Craft Beer Weeks

Your Roadmap To Never-Ending Craft Beer Weeks

May 26, 2016

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...

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Booze Laws Roundup

Booze Laws Roundup

May 19, 2016

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,...

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Celebrating Craft Beer at the Commons Brewery

Celebrating Craft Beer at the Commons Brewery

May 16, 2016

Get your growlers ready, because American Craft Beer Week is upon us once again! 2016 marks its 11th anniversary, celebrating America’s small independent craft breweries and...

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The Mint Julep and the Kentucky Derby Go Hand in Hand

The Mint Julep and the Kentucky Derby Go Hand in Hand

May 03, 2016

The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously running sports event in the nation. The first Kentucky Derby was held on May 17th, 1875 and has...

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Bringing Back The Brewster

Bringing Back The Brewster

Mar 08, 2016

It’s the most popular alcoholic beverage in the US, and the second most popular in the world. It’s also one of the oldest—first discovered during...

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Raise a Glass to Five Great Films about Bootlegging

Raise a Glass to Five Great Films about Bootlegging

Feb 24, 2016

The 88th Academy Awards is a big night for movie lovers, with box office hits like The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road competing for...

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Five Boozy Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day

Five Boozy Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day

Feb 02, 2016

It’s Groundhog Day, the holiday where, for 130 years, we’ve looked to the humble woodchuck for meteorological advice. The ‘official’ groundhog is known as Punxsutawney...

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Celebrate Beer and Books This Holiday Season

Celebrate Beer and Books This Holiday Season

Dec 02, 2015

Portland’s annual Holiday Ale Festival gets underway today (December 2nd) at Pioneer Courthouse Square. With 50+ big, bold craft holiday ales on tap, it’s a...

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The Cocktail Club at Blue Bicycle Books

The Cocktail Club at Blue Bicycle Books

Jul 24, 2015

Jeremiah Schenzel at the Cocktail Club in Charleston, SC offered up this recipe for the cocktail served at the Field Guide launch event last week at...

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Cascade Barrel House and Tap it Tuesday

Cascade Barrel House and Tap it Tuesday

Jun 27, 2015

Kevin Martin from Cascade Barrel House graciously took the time to answer some questions I thought up to prep everyone for the Tap it Tuesday...

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Beyond Mint Juleps

Beyond Mint Juleps

Apr 28, 2015

It’s Derby season in Kentucky! Try this recipe from Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar for a taste of Louisville to serve while you...

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Mixing It Up Like Bootleg Greg

Mixing It Up Like Bootleg Greg

Apr 11, 2015

The Parallel Post in Trumbull Connecticut is holding a Field Guide  Happy Hour Book Launch event on April 20th sponsored by Half Full Brewery. To properly celebrate, bartender...

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PINE Cocktail Recipes

PINE Cocktail Recipes

Apr 07, 2015

PINE at The Hanover Inn Dartmouth, New Hampshire is hosting a Field Guide Cocktail Party on April 22nd with their bartender James Ives who is featured in the book....

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Ready For Lift Off

Ready For Lift Off

Mar 21, 2015

The official launch date for The Field Guide to Drinking in America is April 21st. Only one month away. The books have arrived, Niki is busy signing...

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Why the Green Beer?

Why the Green Beer?

Mar 15, 2015

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...

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