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Sacramento Drink Scene Story is Now Up on ImbibeMagazine.com

That big feature I wrote on Sacramento's cocktail, coffee, and craft beer scene has gone up on the magazine's website. Even if you're not a subscriber (and you really should be), you can read the story online here. Related articles Drink Books Published in 2013 in Consideration for Gifting or Reading Ginger Beer Cocktails in Saveur's June Drink Insert Drinking in Sacramento: A Feature in July's Imbibe Magazine Read more →

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New Booze: Whipnose Whiskey from Seven Stills

Seven Stills Partners Whipnose Whiskey Whipnose Whiskey, launching in May 2014, is the first in Seven Stills collaboration series. Tim Obert and Clint Potter, founders of Seven Stills, started with three of Pacific Brewing Laboratories beers, but were most impressed with the results from the Whipnose Double IPA. It was double distilled on a 500 gallon Vendome copper pot still then aged for six months in 5 gal new charred oak barrels from Black Swan Cooperage. Hops were only used during the hop boil and dry hoping of the wash. They did not use a gin basket or dry hop... Read more →

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Real Goofy Homebrew Club Names

I love beer makers' senses of humor. Here are some names of real homebrew clubs I found online. Carboy Junkies Barley Literate Foam Rangers Barley Bandits Just Brew It Malt Munching Mash Monsters Cleveland Carboys Knights of the Brown Bottle S_C_A_B_B_S (Sussex County Amalgamated Beer Brewing Society) Hops2It Manly Mashers Fermental Order of Rennaissance Draughtsmen Motor City Mashers BEAVR (Brewing Enthusiasts of the Antelope Valley Region) Grain2Grin Brew Free or Die (New Hampshire, of course) CRABS - Chesapeake Real Ale Brewers Society Maltose Falcons The San Andreas Malts Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP) The Dead Yeast Society The Boston... Read more →

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Drinking in the Czech Republic

A visit to the Czech Republic means breweries, beer, more beer, and time for a single cocktail in one of Prague's best bars. Today's post is written by Lou Bustamante. Lou is a contributor to publications including the SF Chronicle, SF Weekly and Wine & Spirits. This past summer I had the opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic to explore the country‚Äôs drinking culture. Frankly I knew nothing about the place, so little in fact that I kept calling it Czechoslovakia until I was sternly corrected that the country had split into two 20 years ago. What I learned:... Read more →

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