Issue 28

Libation Conversation – A Beer Cocktails Creation Session at Dario’s Brasserie

I’ve been intrigued (and maybe a little intimidated) for some time by the possibilities that are represented in the term ‘beer cocktails’. So in the spirit of creativity, I decided to explore some of those possibilities recently with the help

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Beer Chat: Session Beers

Squatters Pub Brewery- Full Suspension Pale Ale (Salt Lake City, UT) – 4.0% ABV Okay sure, I might be a tad biased about this one (I’m from Salt Lake and have been drinking this beer since I turned 21), but

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Pairing Cigars… with Beer

The classic image of cigar chomping aficionados has never been without a glass of whiskey or cognac far off. Sure, great bourbon can manifest a timeless experience for a smoker, but with the rise of craft beer it is time

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Gluten-Free Beers That Don’t Suck

I have Celiac Disease. It’s an auto-immune disorder that causes the body’s immune system to identify gluten as an interloper and attack it. When I found out I had it a little over a year ago, I was told that

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Publisher’s Picks #12

I often get asked for a recommendation on where to go eat, where to go drink, who has the best prices, cheapest drinks, best cocktails, the meal you can’t live without, you name it. So, in the interest of saving

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Beer Chat: Raising a Toast to Nebraska’s A+ Offerings

We are blessed in Nebraska – great beer is not in short supply here. Let’s raise a toast to the Cornhusker State’s A+ offerings. For those who’ve been following this column through past issues, I’d like to announce a bit

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Bar Chat: An Interview with Steve Jamrozy of Side Door Lounge

Steve Jamrozy, the creative force behind the Flatiron Café since its inception in 1995, has earned a reputation for doing things differently than pretty much everyone else out there. His unorthodox approach seems to me to be fueled by a

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Beer Chat: Wild Ales

Wild Ales are among the most mystical of all beers. Distinctively sour, utterly complex, and made from strains of yeast and bacteria shunned by most breweries, these beers rank among the most fascinating and flavorful of styles. Wild ales’ roots

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Beer Chat: American IPA

The India Pale Ale was first brewed in England back in 18th century. The beer was originally designed with gratuitous amounts of hops because the of the plant’s natural preservative powers.  The heftier hop addition and higher alcohol content helped the beer survive

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PBR: A Blue Ribbon Beer?

Pabst is an American success story in the truest sense. Founded by a German, and recently sold to a Greek, it’s a brewery that brews no beer, as it’s under contract with an American/Canadian/South African company (MillerCoors), partially headquartered in

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