Issue 29

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Beer Concoctions?

Heretic. I guess to be branded one, depends upon which religion you subscribe to. For the zealots among us, and when it pertains to beer, the word heretic is used to segment the population – those that are purists –

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Basement Brewing

Home brewing – two simple words that can spark the interest of beer expert and novice alike. Every time I mention I am a home brewer, I get asked seemingly thousands of questions about this awe inspiring hobby. Questions that

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5 of Our Favorite Summer Decks and Patios

It’s the breeze on your face and a cool glass with condensation dripping down your fingers that makes outdoor dining unbeatable, and a number of restaurants and bars offer outdoor seating that is just perfect for enjoying the waning days

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Smokes and Stuff

Having spent my first two articles talking about general cigar smoking and purchasing knowledge I figured it was about time to touch on all stogies brothers in arms: booze. As a disclaimer I would like to state that you don’t

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Deconstructing a Classic – ‘Corpse Reviver’

Classic cocktails and their permutations are alive and well, making appearances on an ever-increasing number of cocktail lists. This necessitates, in my opinion, an exploration of some of these ‘classics’ in greater detail. Should you happen to run across one

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The Perfect Wine

Recently spotted wine review: “Voluptuous and powerful….reminds me of Angelina Jolie (substitute Brad Pitt or George Clooney).” Now, if that description doesn’t come close to defining a superlative wine then nothing will. Is there any other consumer beverage that could

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Letter from the Publisher: Issue 3

Welcome to the third issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. The last quarter has been an exciting time for us, and for Omaha, and a lot has happened in a seemingly short time period. Food and Spirits Magazine will present

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Slower Food Less Work

“Three hours is good, but four is better.” That’s the rule my mother taught me for pot roast. Now, think about the last time you planned a meal far enough ahead to cook something like that, and you’ll see we

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the celebrated grape varietal that produces the spectacular red Burgundy wines from the Côte D’Or region of France. At their best, Burgundy wines are peerless. They have great breeding, incredible finesse, and their soft, elegant and sophisticated

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Libation Conversation: Crafting the Perfect Cocktail

Let me just start by saying that I think wine is terrific, and for that matter so is beer. There are a nearly infinite number of wines and beers available to those inclined to pursue them but, in the end,

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