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New Beer Releases: November 4th through the 15th

  • by: Maggie Mahar
  • On: 11, Nov 2019
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New Beer Releases: November 4th through the 15th

Alright folks. We're slowly transitioning from pumpkin spice to peppermint. There's 17 days until Thanksgiving and 44 days until Christmas. And you know what that means, right? Time to move on from li...

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Reduce Restaurant Employee Turnover With These 5 Easy Tips

Per TDn2K's 2018 Recruiting and Turnover Report, the average cost of turnover per manager for restaurants is $13,867. Oof.

Customer Loyalty: How to Keep 'Em Coming Back To Your Bar

In the past, we’ve spoken about employee loyalty and reducing staff turnover. Today, we’re talking about a different kind of loyalty. Repeat guests and regulars are, often, the heart and soul of a res...

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New Beer Releases: October 21st - 31st

You may be surprised to find a Christmas Ale on this list. Yes, you read that right -- a CHRISTMAS ALE. Winter IS coming. Is your bar prepared? Do you have enough stouts to last you for the next sever...

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The Most Haunted Bars in America

It’s that time of year again. Time to get weird. Time to get spooked. So, for those feeling the spirit, we’ve put together a list of our favorite haunted haunts to check out this Halloween.

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Absinthe - Everything You're Too Afraid To Ask

Through no fault of its own (but perhaps the fault of its proponents), absinthe has achieved legendary status. Mentions of the spirit bring to mind Victorian-era images of Dorian-Grey-esque mischief. ...

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10 Fall-Friendly Brews Your Bar Is Missing

During the autumnal beer-drinking season, ‘variety’ is a concept that seems almost entirely nonexistent. Looking out over a sea of Pumpkin Ales and Oktoberfest Marzens, bringing something novel to you...

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New Beer Releases: October 9th - 12th

We're just gonna cut right to the chase, here. You want new beer releases. And we got 'em. It's a win-win, really. We know you can't count on that customer who walks in 36 seconds before close every F...

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Chicago's Top-Selling Beer: Modelo Especial

Alright, well, technically...Old Style was never the king of Chicago. For years, Miller Lite was in fact the top dog of the Windy City. But true to their fighting spirit, Modelo Especial has finally s...

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Pumpkin Beer for Dummies: A Brief History

It’s difficult to imagine a more divisive beer than the pumpkin ale.

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