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Was June 2014 Chicago's Craft Beer High Water Mark? (+Events & Socials)

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

The amount of 10th anniversary events emerging over the last few weeks have made me wonder: Was May-June 2014 the busiest time in Chicago craft beer history? I did some digging through my archives, but let’s start by looking at who’s celebrating their tenth birthday this month: Imperial Oak celebrates a full decade in business today through Sunday.

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The 25 Recipes to Make This Summer

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The 25 best cocktail recipes to make this summer, from the ultimate frozen Margarita to a Piña Colada made with amaro and other easy drinks.

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National Bourbon Day

A Bar Above

Happy National Bourbon Day! Did you even know this was a thing? No? Well, you’re in the right place for an awesome recipe and some good ol’ fashioned celebration of this amazing spirit (my personal favorite). Jump to Recipe Photo courtesy of Angel’s Envy Bourbon Apparently every June 14th , whiskey enthusiasts get a chance to celebrate one of the United States’ most beloved spirits.

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3 Classic Cocktails from Chrome Horse Society Tequila

Chilled Magazine

Made with blue weber agave sourced from Jalisco, Chrome Horse Society is a 100% agave tequila triple distilled in copper plated column stills at Destileria Leyros, making a final product that is highly pure and artfully balanced. Founder, Jack Morgan, sought to create a tequila as sophisticated as the people he saw enjoying it with clean ingredients and fresh tasting notes, perfect for any and all occasions.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Big Bar’s California Road Trip

Imbibe Magazine

A good theme isn’t a requisite for a standout cocktail menu, but it definitely makes cocktail hour more fun. Case in point: the new California road trip–inspired menu at Los Angeles’ Big Bar , a 13-year-old neighborhood bar nestled beneath the iconic Griffith Observatory. “I get the most excited for a cocktail that tastes great and has a narrative layer,” says longtime bar manager Eugene Lee. “Even better, when it connects to a bigger picture/theme.” For the L

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Chile’s Terremoto Cocktail Emerged From the Rubble

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On national holidays, the combination of pineapple ice cream, pipeño and a variety of liqueurs is served by the pitcher, glass or as the diminutive Réplica (“Aftershock”).

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5 Essential Cocktails for June 2024

Chilled Magazine

Each month Chilled presents you with five essential cocktails based on our National Drink Day Calendar. Don’t forget to reference it so you can prepare for the upcoming holidays. If you are searching for cocktail creativity, the search ends here. With summer stretching thedays longer, now is the time to get your creative juice flowing, in imagination and spirits.

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Drink of the Week: Kazi Yetu Ginger Mint Fusion Green Tea

Imbibe Magazine

In terms of refreshing summer beverages, few options hit the mark for me quite like a glass of iced tea. So I was delighted when samples from Kazi Yetu crossed my desk, courtesy of a referral from our resident tea expert Max Falkowitz. I perused the offerings, including spiced black teas, pure greens, and herbal infusions, and landed on the Ginger Mint Fusion Green Tea.

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Meet the Modern Boilermaker

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The boilermaker, or a beer and a shot, has gone from a dive bar staple to a considered menu item at cocktail bars across the country.

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This Week's New Beer Labels: Lungs, Guitars and a Slippery Noodle

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

I’ve always thought that a debilitating respiratory illness was a weird thing to name a brewery after, but regardless of my feelings, here’s… The New Illinois Beer Label of the Week: Y’all, Black Light was right there. Okay, fine, Anderson Valley already took it. A bit late on that front, but still, people will probably be ordering this Black Lung beer by saying “Gimme a lunger!

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A Unique Take on the Classic Vesper Cocktail from Bar Continental

Chilled Magazine

In addition to the classic Vesper citrus tasting notes, Bar Continental’s Vesper cocktail features a new savory component – the infusion of Mirepoix Seasoning, a spice mix traditionally used in French cooking, alongside Cocchi Americano aperitif wine. Check out the recipe by award-winning Chef Sean Brock below! Photo by Emily Dorio Gin , Vodka , White Wine Vesper Ingredients 1 oz.

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The Chartreuse Shortage: Finding The Perfect Chartreuse Substitute

A Bar Above

If you’re lucky enough to snag a precious bottle of Chartreuse right now, you probably know just what a feat that is. The elusive French liqueur is extremely difficult to find at the moment, requiring quite the treasure hunt through various liquor stores. So what are you to do when your favorite cocktail calls for Chartreuse, but there’s none to be found?

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At This Buenos Aires Bar, the Fernet Is Older Than You

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Yiyo el Zeneize, a legendary neighborhood gathering place, has collected bottles, and regulars, for more than a century.

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This Week's Beer News: The Cicada Malort Moment

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Once in a very long while, a Chicago brewery will go viral for something not involving the beer they make. Things like the group of Ghostbuster-named brewery cats at Empirical Brewery. The double-doink kicker challenge at Goose Island. And as of last week, we have to acknowledge the addition of another one of these moments: Noon Whistle’s Cicada Malort.

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Happy Pride Month! Mix Up These 2 Cocktails from Chambord to Celebrate

Chilled Magazine

Every June, we celebrate LGBTQIA+ joy in living true, authentic lives, and we also commemorate the historic and present struggles that make doing so possible. As a longtime partner of PFLAG , Chambord Liqueur is deeply committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. To celebrate and honor this commitment, Chambord has crafted a special cocktail menu just in time for Pride Month.

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Baseball’s Most Chaotic Night: The Legacy of 10-Cent Beer Night, 50 Years Later

VinePair

Today marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most infamous, absurd, and hostile evening in MLB history: 10-cent beer night. There were hospitalizations, full-frontal nudity, and many, many cups of too-affordable beer. The fighting, which broke out during a game between the Cleveland Indians (now known as the Cleveland Guardians) and the Texas Rangers on June 4, 1974, has become the stuff of legend.

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An Essential Guide to Drinking Natural Wine in Paris

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The 10 best natural wine bars, bistros and caves to visit in Paris, France, plus expert tips to know before you go.

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Launching of The Nikka Nine Decades Whisky

Spiritz

The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. has announced the release of ‘The Nikka Nine Decades,’ to mark the 90th anniversary of the distillers, according to the Japanese media reports. The new expression is a commemorative 700-milliliter bottle of whisky. As per the reports, over 150 types of single barrel whisky were used to create the product with the suggested retail price of ¥330,000.

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Inside Manska’s Mind: The Travesties of Whiskey Tasting

Chilled Magazine

We go inside the mind of George F. Manska for an analytical look at the travesties of whiskey tasting. Most of us who love alcohol beverages enjoy attending tastings at expos, restaurants, wine and liquor stores to taste and discuss aromas amd flavors of beverages. Many attendees also belong to beer, wine, or whiskey clubs. Usable information from these events differs widely by beverage, but for an unsuspected reason.

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We Asked 7 Brewers: What’s the Most Overrated Hazy IPA?

VinePair

Hazy IPAs have been the headliner of American craft beer since the early 2000s. These New England-style brews redefined what craft beer means in the United States, spurring the popularity of a plethora of new hop varieties and breweries across the nation to conjure the dankest, juiciest ales they can. But as with any trend, there was eventually backlash.

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Berlin’s Modern Classic, the Ranglum, Is No Ordinary Rum Sour

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The Ranglum, a cocktail from Berlin made with rum, falernum and lime, has become a modern classic and sleeper hit throughout the city.

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Review: High N’ Wicked Bourbon and Rye (2024)

Drinkhacker

We first encountered Wyoming-based High N’ Wicked with one of its one-off releases back in 2021 — and there have been plenty more where that came from. Today we’re taking a step back and looking at the brand’s two flagship whiskeys — a bourbon and a rye, both sourced (but from different locales). We’ve got the deets alongside the reviews.

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Chilled 100 Bartenders Summertime Mixin’ with Highclere Castle Gin

Chilled Magazine

Our Chilled 100 Bartenders are always in for elevating their cocktail game. Ryan Sparks With the sophisticated charm of Highclere Castle Gin, inspired by the timeless elegance of Highclere Castle, the iconic setting of Downtown Abbey, this exquisite gin captures the essence of English heritage and summertime savoring in every sip. Gin , Liqueur Sunrise in the Northwest by Ryan Sparks - Detroit Ingredients 1 1/2 Highclere Castle gin 1/2 trasanejo vino de Malaga (or amontillado sherry) 3/4 toasted

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How a Monk Helped Make Minnesota Moonshine During Prohibition

VinePair

Most Prohibition stories usually revolve around mobs and speakeasies. The tale of Minnesota 13, the moonshine produced by the farmers in Stearns County, Minn., some 90 minutes northwest of downtown Minneapolis, is not one of these stories. It’s better than that. A bold statement? Probably. At the very least, it’s one of the wildest rides in Prohibition lore.

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Our Favorite Easy Vodka Cocktails

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The 9 best easy vodka cocktail recipes, from a Pickle Martini to a Negroni Sbagliato riff, to make and drink at home.

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SC refuses Sisodia's bail plea

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The Supreme Court has refused to entertain the bail pleas of AAP leader, Manish Sisodia in the cases filed by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED)in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam. The top court, however, said Sisodia can revive his petitions for bail after the ED and the CBI file their final prosecution complaint and charge sheet, respectively, in the cases involving alleged corruption and money laundering.

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Hey Mami

Chilled Magazine

Served at Lowlife Bar in Folly Beach, S.C., the Hey Mami is definitely going to be your new go-to tequila cocktail. Chareau Aloe Liqueur’s delicate floral aromas and the sweetness of watermelon agave combine to create a smokey depth that is enhanced by the foundation of Pelaton De La Muerte Ensamble Mezcal. Lime juice gives it a citrus kick, and cucumber bitters’ cooling effect brings it all together.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Just Launched a Colossal 180-Pack of Beer

VinePair

You might want to pass on picking up a keg for your next backyard rager. Pabst Blue Ribbon just launched a 180-pack to celebrate its 180-year anniversary. Pabst, which got its start in Milwaukee, has come a long way since then: from its near-collapse to its legendary hipster-fueled renaissance , the brewery has cemented itself as a mainstay in the American macro beer landscape, and this summertime drop honors that legacy.

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Berlin’s Modern Classic, the Ranglum, Is No Ordinary Rum Sour

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In less than two decades, the tropical drink has become a sleeper hit in the local cocktail scene.

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Review: Old Line Spirits Single Malt Navy Strength

Drinkhacker

Baltimore-based Old Line Spirits produces both rye and American single malt, but it’s really their malt that takes center stage. A new addition is Old Line Navy Strength, a 114 proof riff on their core expression that “salutes the traditional strength cherished by both American and British navies.” Never mind that they drank rum. It’s worth nothing Old Line has also released cask strength offerings, often clocking somewhere north of 120 proof.

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Celebrate National Moonshine Week with Ole Smoky

Chilled Magazine

Celebrate National Moonshine Week with Ole Smoky Distillery. Ole Smoky has been hosting week-long celebrations in its hometown of Gatlinburg, Tennessee as well as in five markets around the United States. National Moonshine Week (June 1st – 7th) “National Moonshine Week is the perfect occasion for Ole Smoky to celebrate the legacy of moonshine and share the spirit with the world,” said Joe Baker, Founder of Ole Smoky.

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The 26 Best Margarita Recipes

VinePair

There is no understating the public’s love for the Margarita. In its standard form, the tequila – triple sec-lime juice concoction is the third most popular cocktail in the world , and the most ordered in the United States. In fact, according to data from CGA by NIQ, one in every five cocktails ordered in the U.S. is a Marg. Aside from being absolutely delicious, much of the Margarita’s popularity comes from the cocktail’s relatively blank canvas, which makes it fairly simple to create var

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Diageo India's initiatives to protect environment

Spiritz

Diageo India’s proactive approach to driving sustainability reflects in its ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ ESG action plan. This plan not only aims to address the urgent environmental challenges but also embodies its commitment to grain-to-glass sustainability. It can foster inclusive growth, and advocates for responsible alcobev consumption.

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Whisky Review: Macallan 10 Year Old 1990s

The Whiskey Wash

Macallan 10 Year Old 1990s The Macallan is an instantly recognizable name for anyone who has knowledge of the whisky industry. The Speyside distillery is world-renowned for its whisky and is considered the pinnacle of luxury scotch. It is thanks to the release of old and rare expressions that Macallan was able to enter the luxury whisky market. Today, bottles of Macallan sell from anywhere between $100 and $2.6 million, and the brand is now catering more to investors than it is to drinkers.

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Celebrate National Gin Day with Nolet’s Silver Gin

Chilled Magazine

The beautiful botanicals in NOLET’S Silver are complemented with herbs and citrus in this refreshing variant. Gin Botanical Gin + Tonic Ingredients 1 1/2 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin 1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice 1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice 2 Fresh Lavender, Rosemary, Mint, Rose Petals, Tarragon, Juniper, Peppercorns, Citrus Wheel or any other Herb, Fruit, or Flower 4 oz.

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Take A Closer Look at Franciacorta DOCG With an Expert Mapmaker

VinePair

You’ve heard of Franciacorta and perhaps had the pleasure of sipping the region’s stellar sparkling and still wines. If especially lucky, you’ve even visited the place, stealing away on a day trip from the nearby city of Milan. Whether a longtime devotee of Franciacorta or learning about it for the first time, prepare to see the place with fresh eyes.

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