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Steady Sticks: Never Spill Wine All Over Your Picnic Again!

Hydrate yourself (not grass) with vino al fresco
Jul 25, 2014 1:00 pm

The lawn doesn't enjoy being inebriated like you do, so kindly spill your glass into your mouth and not on the grass, if you would. Now that we've gotten manners out of the way, let's discuss Tovolo's Steady Sticks for the ultimate drink-nic. Ready to be an al fresco superhero? 

Templeton Rye Is More Than Great Whiskey, It's American Folklore In A Bottle

Al Capone was a big fan of Iowa town's main export
Jul 24, 2014 3:00 pm

In his new book, Gentlemen Bootleggers, author Bryce Bauer explores how a tiny German Catholic town in rural Iowa became a mecca for illegal rye whiskey during Prohibition. Here's the quick-and-dirty backstory on a quintessentially American brand, Templeton Rye.

GlobALE Warming: The Fall of Summer Beer

Pumpkin beer hits shelves in July? Seriously?
Jul 24, 2014 1:00 pm

It looks like the beer world will be having an exceptionally long summer and equally early winter. I noticed a December expiration date while drinking a summer ale. There's nothing wrong with drinking summer seasonals well into fall, but isn't it brewed "just" for summer? Is this some kind of beerpocalyptic warning with seasonals showing up literally months before the season hits? Why are pumpkin beers flying off the shelves right now? Where exactly are we getting pumpkins in June?

Somebody Sent Us A Thermos Full Of Really Nice Craft Coffee To Prove A Point

That point was very well-received
Jul 23, 2014 9:00 am

While everybody loves receiving mail, mail time in the Food Republic office is often a very happy time. Why yes, we will accept your free bottle of gin. It’s a rough job, but somebody’s gotta survive paper cuts in the name of free swag. Yesterday was no different. Well, it was a little different.

How To Make Craft Beer Hot Dogs 3 Ways

Beer-spiked condiments make happier sausages
Jul 22, 2014 4:00 pm

Tired of suspiciously perky cooking show hosts? Us too. Enter Jonny Garrett, our champion at The Craft Beer Channel, which is much more important than the sun-dried tomato channel or fancy...whatever channel. In honor of Germany's recent World Cup win, Garrett whips up three hot dog variations: balsamic beer onions, beer-spiked currywurst sauce and beer mustard, which is not simply beer mixed with mustard. You'll see. 

Achtung! Stone Launches Berlin Brewery As U.S. Craft Beer Sweeps Europe.

A 'historic moment' for American micro-brews
Jul 21, 2014 2:00 pm

California's Stone Brewing Co. has announced plans to open a sprawling brewery and restaurant complex in Berlin. In a statement, Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch calls it a "historic moment" for the company, which claims to be the first American craft brewer to "independently own and operate a brewery in Europe." The news comes as other U.S. craft brewers have been expanding their European presence, as well. Get the full scoop here.

CANping: Your Guide To The Best Canned Beers for Camping

Stars, sky and suds for the thirsty outdoorsman
Jul 18, 2014 1:00 pm

This weekend I’m getting in a car with friends and driving up to the Catskills for a relaxing weekend of camping. There’s really nothing like getting in touch with nature, but whether you're glamping (glamorous camping) or just backpacking it, you shouldn’t brave the wild without awesome brews. If you’re planning on camping this summer, bring these cold ones to the mountain, forest, beach or otherwise outdoors party.

Chivas Regal Masters Grand Final: The Quest For The Cocktail Gold

One great whisky, 13 global mixology ambassadors
Jul 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Tuesday night was the Chivas Regal Masters Grand Final at Manhattan's NoMad Hotel, where 13 of the world's best bartenders competed against each other in the battle of Chivas Regal whisky. Beyond being wowed by some of the unlikely flavor combinations, I received a thorough education on mixology. These professionals might make it look easy, but I can only dream of pouring out those drinks. Who won? Everybody. But Chivas now has an official Master. 

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