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This Weekend's REAL AMERICAN Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

So much stuff going on over the next few days, but before that, a gentle nudge as we head into this Father’s Day weekend, where it’s possible someone might say something like, “Hey, did you hear that Hulk Hogan has a beer coming out? It’s been all over the news in the past few days!” Premium Subscribers get to be able to say, “Man, I already heard about that way back on April 24th thanks to this cool beer email that I subscribe to.” We don’t toot o

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Step Inside the Cool New Modern Wine Bar

PUNCH

As bafflingly flexible as they are unmistakably distinct, these spaces have managed to recapture the anything-goes romance of simply “going out.

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Frozen Classic Cocktails

Imbibe Magazine

Whether you’re languishing in a heat wave or simply craving an extra-cooling version of a classic cocktail, here are a few of our favorite frozen variations. Bust out that blender and whip up an Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, Bee’s Knees, and more. Blended Aperol Spritz Fresh lime and orange juice bring a sweet, citrusy zip to this frozen spritz.

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Best Bourbons that make great Father’s Day Gifts

Chilled Magazine

If your dad is anything like ours, he owns more wacky ties and novelty socks than he’ll ever wear. Year after year of giving the same gifts on Father’s Day might make him a little jaded. Now is the time to give him the surprise of a lifetime and hand him a gift he’ll be excited to receive. And no, we’re not talking about yet another “King of the Grill” apron and matching grilling utensils kit.

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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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This Week's New Beer Labels Don't Believe In You Either

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Got quite a long one this week for our Premium Subscribers so let’s jump straight into… The New Illinois Beer Label of the Week: Hidden Hand appears to be spreading disbelief: These two new Hazy IPAs may not believe in werewolves or AI, but I believe I really like these two labels. Remember that thing where you color a piece of paper and then cover it with black crayon and then scrape that layer off with a paper clip to make a drawing?

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Gin Can Do Tropical, Too

PUNCH

6 easy tropical gin cocktail recipes to try, from a Mai Tai riff to tiki drinks like the Saturn and the Army and Navy.

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Stuff You Won’t Want to Miss at Bar Convent Brooklyn this Year

Chilled Magazine

Bar Convent Brooklyn, June 11th and 12th, in Industry City brings a unique opportunity to meet, connect, and celebrate liquid culture with fellow bar, restaurant, and spirits industry professionals. Bar Convent Brooklyn is an event for spirit-loving folks to get together and grow together in a space that promotes sustainability, diversity, and innovation in the bar industry.

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This Week's Beer News: Just A Little More Time in the Rear View

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

I’m not the only one taking a look back, apparently. The news of the Lagunitas Chicago shutter has prompted more than just me to take a look back over the last decade or so. I’m assuming that there is a lot of crossover between the people that read these emails and the people that listen to The Beer Temple podcast, but if you didn’t see it, they just released an episode looking back at the time that Tony Magee joined the show just two weeks before announcing the sale of half of

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The Pisco Punch Comes Home

PUNCH

Pisco Punch, a pisco and pineapple cocktail originally from San Francisco, has become a local favorite among bartenders in Lima, Peru.

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The Next Era of Spanish Wine Starts Now

Imbibe Magazine

When the team behind Oxalis , a Michelin-starred restaurant in Brooklyn, opened Clinton Hill wine bar Place des Fêtes in 2022, beverage director Piper Kristensen knew exactly what he didn’t want to do: re-create the same-old, same-old bistronomy-style French-heavy list. Coming from the cocktail world, with previous stints at Booker & Dax, Kristensen had taught himself about French wine when he designed the wine list at Oxalis, and was ready for a new challenge.

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We Ask Angelia Mondavi about Nassau Paradise Island Wine and Food Fest

Chilled Magazine

As part of our “What We’re Hearing” about Nassau Paradise Island Wine & Food Festival at Atlantis (NPIWFF) content series, we are counting the days until the annual event in March 2025! The five-day celebration of food, wine, spirits, and Bahamian-culture attracts all sorts of talent from celebrity chefs to connoisseurs. We ask Angelina Mondavi, 4th generation winemaker of C.

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The One Beer You Should Bring Home From Every State [MAP]

VinePair

No matter what state you may be traveling through, there’s likely a delicacy locals will urge you to sample before leaving. What’s a trip to Wisconsin without cheese curds, or a weekend in Texas without BBQ? While these regional items are often replicated outside their native lands, they’re never quite duplicated. The same mantra applies to local beers.

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Want a Better Strawberry Daiquiri? Wait a Minute.

PUNCH

For a better Strawberry Daiquiri, Mojito, Gin & Tonic or other cocktail starring fruit or herbs, try this maceration technique.

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UK spirits market declined by 5% in 2023

Drinks International

Spirits volumes declined by 5% in the UK last year amid excise duty changes, the cost-of-living crisis, and a trend towards moderation according to a new report from IWSR.

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Spirit of Travel with Bar Manager Casey Carr and Dewar’s Whisky

Chilled Magazine

Our content series, The Spirit of Travel with Dewar’s Scotch Whisky follows the essence of adventure and discovery into the craft of bartending. Created with the finest ingredients and a rich heritage that spans centuries, Dewar’s embodies the spirit of exploration and inspires wanderlust and curiosity. Bartenders are an adventurous bunch, and traveling can profoundly influence their cocktails by shaping creativity, technique, and worldview, while enriching their craft and personal journey.

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The 20 Best Vodkas for 2024

VinePair

Among the biggest myths in beverage alcohol is that vodka is a flavorless, odorless spirit. As ever more producers seek to highlight the character of an increasing array of base ingredients — rice, grapes, and even agave — it’s become something of a cliché in spirits circles to repeat the fact that the TTB now recognizes vodka can exhibit character.

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For These Bartenders, Only DIY Chartreuse Will Do

PUNCH

DIY Chartreuse has become an obsession for bartenders looking to replicate the iconic French liqueur in their cocktails.

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GSN Review: Weber Ranch Agave Vodka

Good Spirits News

Weber Ranch Vodka marks a significant departure for a spirit commonly made from wheat, corn, or potatoes that take just a few months to harvest and use mass industrial methods, compared to Blue Weber Agave which takes up to seven years to mature and is hand-harvested in Jalisco, Mexico. Weber Ranch Vodka begins its journey in Jalisco, Mexico , where its 100% Blue Weber Agave slowly matures under the warm Mexican sun.

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5 Spritzes to Sip This Summer

Chilled Magazine

This summer, one of the big trends in the cocktail scene will be the rise of spritz. Now that it’s patio season, patrons will seek out the nearest bar and restaurant that serves the most refreshing and delicious cocktail. Spritzes are loved for their light and low ABV attributes. They often have some sort of liqueur that is the main star of the show, topped with sparkling water and garnished with seasonal fruit.

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The 12 Best Chartreuse Cocktails

VinePair

Chartreuse has been made by France’s Carthusian monks for over 250 years, and it’s still gaining momentum. Beloved far and wide for its top-secret medley of botanicals, the liqueur made headlines in early 2023 when it was announced that the monks would no longer be producing enough Chartreuse to fulfill demand. Mixologists and home bartenders alike soon rushed to their local liquor stores to secure their bottles.

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Bring Back the Mauresque

PUNCH

The Mauresque, a French aperitif cocktail recipe combining pastis, orgeat and water is reimagined at Paris bar CopperBay.

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The Ultimate Bartender Championship” kicked off

Spiritz

After six successful seasons, Monkey Shoulder, the free-spirited blended malt owned by William Grant & Sons, kicked off the first leg of the 'Ultimate Bartender Championship' (UBC) in Delhi at the Dragonfly Experience, Aerocity. Following over 1500 registrations and counting from across the country, the first city round of the highly anticipated contest witnessed over 100 talented bartenders from the city mixing, moving and shaking things up to claim the title.

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The Chilled 100 Spirits Awards Results are In!

Chilled Magazine

Congratulations to the 2024 Chilled 100 Spirits Awards, Emblems of Excellence and Bartender Seal of Approval Winners. We are excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Chilled 100 Spirits Awards. This year’s competition featured spirits from all over the globe, mixers, non-alcoholic, sparkling wines, ready-to-drink, and everything from Calvados to CBD drinks.

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The Gross, Gory Mystery of the Kentucky Meat Shower

VinePair

This article is part of our Cocktail Chatter series, where we dive into the wild, weird, and wondrous corners of history to share over a cocktail and impress your friends. “When pigs fly.” “It’s raining cats and dogs.” “It’s Raining Men.” There are several phrases that put things in the sky that just shouldn’t be. But the very real Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876 proved that truth can, indeed, be stranger than fiction.

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UK’s Dark Sky Brewery wins trademark battle against Campari’s US vodka Skyy

Just Drinks

The UK Intellectual Property Office has ruled in favour of microbrewer Dark Sky Brewery on its trademark dispute with Italy's Campari Group.

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Drone tackles illicit liquor manufacturing

Spiritz

Use of new-age technologies to tackle the ancient crime of illicit liquor manufacturing has recently yielded rich dividends for Haryana. Recently, the Gurugram Police has busted an illicit country liquor-manufacturing unit, which was operating at Rithoj village in the Aravali range. This operation involved the use of drone surveillance and resulted in seven persons, including a minor, getting caught.

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Spirit of Travel with Bar Manager Casey Carr and Dewar’s Whisky

Chilled Magazine

Our content series, The Spirit of Travel with Dewar’s Scotch Whisky, follows the essence of adventure and discovery into the craft of bartending. Created with the finest ingredients and a rich heritage that spans centuries, Dewar’s embodies the spirit of exploration and inspires wanderlust and curiosity. Bartenders are an adventurous bunch, and traveling can profoundly influence their cocktails by shaping creativity, technique, and worldview, while enriching their craft and personal journey.

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We Asked 12 Bartenders: What’s the Best Bourbon Under $50?

VinePair

Bourbon is the quintessential American spirit. The Kentucky whiskey can conjure up images of distillery tours, afternoon cocktails on the porch, or even just some eventful ragers — the last of which usually calls for more affordable bottles. It’s definitely possible to find bourbon that’s smooth, complex, and good enough to serve neat on a budget, and plenty of bourbon-makers are distilling spirits that checks all those boxes and more.

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Review: Milam & Greene Bottled in Bond Bourbon

Drinkhacker

Well, would ya look at that? Our pals at Milam & Greene have released their first bonded whiskey, a permanent addition to the portfolio that is distilled in Bardstown, Kentucky (this one in Autumn 2019), aged in #4 char barrels in Kentucky, then bottled in Blanco, Texas (just a few months ago for this first batch). The mashbill is 70% corn, 22% malted rye, and 8% malted barley.

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Jim Beam re-launches Jim Beam Black

Spiritz

Jim Beam unveils the re-launch of Jim Beam Black , now featuring an enhanced premium liquid, aged for seven years. This refined expression boasts a captivating profile with enticing notes of caramel, vanilla, and rich oak, delivering a smooth and gratifying experience for bourbon enthusiasts worldwide. Crafted through generations under the guidance of seventh and eighth generation Master Distillers Fred and Freddie Noe, Jim Beam Black continues the 229-year family tradition of distilling excepti

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Malibu Paige Breeze

Chilled Magazine

Malibu announces its new summer campaign in partnership with TV personality, Paige DeSorbo , to bring the vacation anytime, anywhere. There’s an “everyday you,” and then there’s a “vacation you.” You know the one, the spontaneous, fun-seeking person you are while on vacation. Most people wish they could be the free-spirited vacation version of themselves at home too.

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We Asked 11 Sommeliers: Which Bordeaux Wine Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck? (2024)

VinePair

When you’re shopping for bottles from Bordeaux , prices can get steep. This legendary region produces some of the best wines in the world, with old-vine grapes that offer a signature intensity and structure that can’t be replicated anywhere else. That means Bordeaux and similarly prolific regions have name-brand appeal that allows their producers to price their wines higher, which can make it even harder to get your money’s worth at the bottle shop.

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Laphroaig submits expansion plans

Drinks International

Suntory Global Spirits has officially submitted plans for the redevelopment of its distillery on Islay to expand production by more than one-third. As.

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Award winning IDAAYA rum in India

Spiritz

Those Good Distillers has introduced IDAAYA rum in India. It is a premium sipping rum from the heart of the Himalayas. This meticulously crafted dark rum blends the time-honoured and the contemporary to create a memorable drinking experience amidst the chaos of everyday life. Shortly after its inception, IDAAYA has received international acclaim by winning a Double Gold at the International SIP Awards 2024.

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The Breakfast Club

Chilled Magazine

A floating hangout above the city, Overstory Rooftop Bar sets the perfect vibe for great times with great views. The brand-new hotspot in Atlanta offers craft cocktails from their locally sourced distillery along with creative plates, perfect for a day/night out! We we able to get one of their delectable brunch cocktail recipes, check it out below! Rum The Breakfast Club Ingredients 1.25 oz.

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In the Middle Ages, European Beer Was Hallucinogenic

VinePair

People have been enjoying beer for thousands of years, with the earliest brews believed to have been used for sustenance rather than intoxication at the dawn of the agricultural age. By the medieval era, beer (or ale, as it was commonly called) was widely drunk by all social classes in place of water, as it was believed to be a more nutritious — and psychedelic — alternative.

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