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Area 51: What to Serve Aliens & Why

  • by: Maggie Mahar
  • On: 22, Jul 2019
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Area 51: What to Serve Aliens & Why

It’s happening! Maybe. The revolution is finally upon us. Maybe.

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On Our Radar: July Beer Releases

All it takes is one beer to change your summer beverage game...and we're pretty confident you're gonna find it on this list. Ever heard of a little thing called a Rosé Ale? We hadn't. Until now. And t...

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Sour Beer Guide: From Berliner Weisse to Oud Bruin

Over the past several years, sour beers have been everything but a secret. The bright, tangy brews have really taken center-stage, becoming a pleasant go-to for a lot of folks’ summer option. The real...

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How Hard Seltzer is Disrupting the Beverage Industry

Since the dawn of time (or thereabouts), beer, wine, and spirits have been fighting amongst themselves for America's boozy dollar. But in recent years, a fourth competitor seems to be emerging at a ra...

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Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione: From Weird to Wonderful

When we started research for this article, we thought Dogfish Head Brewery would be the ‘story of unlikely success’. The original concept was something akin to a defying all odds narrative, wherein ou...

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New Beer Releases: July 1st - July 12th

Alright folks, the 4th is officially over so let's get down to business: New Beer Releases. This robust lineup can only be paired with sticky hot temperatures and those pit stains you're bound to get ...

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The Ultimate Bar Guide: Surviving The Fourth

It’s that lovely time of year again. Stars, stripes, and brewskis are sure to abound this fourth of July, and that could mean a big day for your bar. Whether you’re a swanky, speakeasy-style bar servi...

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These 4 Beverage Trends will Boost Your Bar Sales this Summer

When it comes to alcoholic beverage trends, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction. It seems like every day we’re learning about the rise of an obscure beer style, the death of a legacy brand, ...

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Chicago Beer History: A Timeline

Today, there are nearly 200 breweries in the Chicagoland area. In fact, Chicago has become the de-facto craft beer capital of the nation, boasting more breweries than any other city in America. With t...

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New Beer Releases: June 16th - June 30th

What do we want? New beer releases! When do we want it? Now! We're coming at you with a whole slew of brand new beers, just in time for Friday--everything from guava-laced IPA's to German-style pilsne...

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