Issue 28

Exploring Your Feelings (about beer)

This column will be an exploration of beer and brewing. To be clear, soon we’ll begin to dive more deeply into various beer styles but for now, we need to establish a baseline. For those of you who might not

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Microbrews Hit the Metro

The American micro-brew phenomenon that came to roost here in the 1980’s has increasingly grabbed the attention of beer drinkers across the country.  Where it was once relegated to yuppie bars in major metropolitan areas, it’s now not too hard

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Smoking 101, or How to Smoke a Cigar Without Looking Like an Idiot

Cigars are supposed to be a fun, relaxing pastime enjoyed by people from all walks of life. But whether you read the Robb Report or Maxim, you should know a few simple rules that won’t leave you looking foolish in

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Valentine’s Day: A Day for Beer

Cynics and singles bash Valentine’s Day by calling it a “Hallmark Holiday”. Men loath the pressure of buying the correct size lingerie, securing dinner reservations and sending flowers to their significant other’s work. Valentine’s Day usually gets condensed to a

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Spring into Beer!

Not surprisingly, beer consumption peaks during the heat of summer; with an abundance of outdoor, beer-friendly activities. A cold beer is the perfect teammate for a baseball game, and the ideal drink for picnics or post-yard work refreshment. When autumn

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Mysterious Absinthe

When you hear the word “absinthe” what do you think of? Most likely you picture a sunken, mentally unstable man with long greasy hair and a wild eyed look hunched over a glass of green, hallucination-inducing potion. While the myth

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Winter Reds

Summer is lovely. It’s warm outside, and the perfect time to enjoy a crisp, refreshing glass of white wine. In the middle of winter, many yearn for the long days of summer. True, winter may be cold and dark, but

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Sauvignon Blanc – Better than Chardonnay in Wine Food Pairings?

Sauvignon Blanc has long been regarded as a second class wine, being continually outflanked by Chardonnay – a situation that remains to this day. However, Sauvignon Blanc has in recent times experienced an increase in popularity. It is crisp, refreshing,

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Booze 101

Brrrrrr! It’s cold outside. What better way to keep warm than with alcohol? Studies show that in moderation, a drink or two can have health benefits. A couple of beers, a red wine thrown in here or there… But for

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Mojitos in the Metro

If you haven’t yet tried a mojito, now is the time. This sweet, minty libation originated in Cuba and is rapidly seeing a resurgence in American popularity thanks to movies like Miami Vice, and a serious internet marketing campaign from

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