Drink

Move Over Chemex, There Is A New Slickly Designed Pourover Coffee Maker In Town

Introducing the Manual Coffeemaker No 1
Apr 7, 2014 11:00 am

Chicago-based Craighton Berman Studio designed their Manual Coffeemaker (the MCM) to work like a Chemex, but with the added feature of a dome-like enclosure that the designer suggests will keep your coffee warm. And it can be yours via a cool new Kickstarter campaign.

Cracking Open Ommegang’s Game of Thrones Fire & Blood

It's not a GOT premiere without blood and/or fire
Apr 4, 2014 3:00 pm

If you’re an avid Game of Thrones fan like any number of us here at Food Republic, you’re all fired up for the new season premiering this coming Sunday, April 6. Fortunately the choice of ale is easy, as Ommegang Brewery has released its third collaboration: Fire and Blood Red Ale. We had a chance to try out the brew before the premiere. It's pretty freaking great.

The Brewers Association Releases Top 50 List of U.S. Breweries

Why is this list different from all other lists?
Apr 3, 2014 4:30 pm

Unlike rankings that rate breweries by strength of product, this recently published list compiled by the Brewers Association outlines the top 50 U.S. craft brewing companies by sales as well as the top 50 overall. With so many brewery rankings lists out there, what sets the Brewers Association apart? 

A Classic Boozy Milkshake Reborn: The Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe

Say goodbye to the sickly green hue, Grasshopper
Apr 3, 2014 4:00 pm

Who wouldn't want a boozy mint-chocolate milkshake? Seems obvious, however, very few of us would likely be as enticed if said drink was the color of the Chicago River on St. Patrick's. Enter the Grasshopper cocktail. An easy way to make the classic creamy cocktail — sans artificial ingredients — after the jump.

Agave And Añejo Walk Into A Bar...

Tequila drinking tips from a trip to Mexico
Apr 3, 2014 3:00 pm

If, on your visit to Mexico, you don’t want to look like a wide-eyed gringo who’d be fun to roll for his wallet (I prefer to project the air of a degenerate gringo who you might catch something from), there are three acceptable ways to drink tequila. All about not slamming it, after the jump.

Around the World in 80 Wine Varietals: Tempranillo

Spain’s noblest grape is used around the globe
Apr 3, 2014 2:00 pm

In Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals, contributor Chantal Martineau unearths how a particular grape drinks differently around the globe. Up next, Tempranillo: Spain’s noblest grape.

How This Man With The Glass On His Nose Predicted The Great American Gin Evolution

Meet Aviation Gin's co-founder Ryan Magarian
Apr 1, 2014 2:00 pm

Simon Ford catches up with Aviation Gin co-founder Ryan Magarian to discuss how the idea for the company was conceived, its unique characteristics and the ongoing evolution of gin. Ryan also provides two simple cocktail recipes. The full interview, after the jump.

How San Francisco Bartender Isaac Shumway Lives To Drink Local

Tosca Cafe barman is not short on local spirits
Mar 31, 2014 11:00 am

Isaac Shumway runs the bar at Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s San Francisco restaurant Tosca Cafe. A former cook, Shumway became fascinated with classic cocktails (and the culinary techniques behind them) and made the switch the barman fulltime before overseeing the North Beach reboot. Here we find out about the San Francisco craft spirits scene, which is one of the strongest in the country.

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