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Americans are drinking a lot during the pandemic. Who can blame them? But they aren’t drinking much from craft distilleries, an industry that may be facing mass closures. It’s hardly surprising. Craft beer came to prominence because regular mass-produced beer was trash. Craft beer does require some level of time and investment, but almost nothing […]
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Whiteclay

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On March 26, 2017
The case of Whiteclay, Nebraska makes for an interesting moral dilemma perhaps worth discussion. It’s probably the worst town in the nation. It literally exists strictly to provide alcohol to the Lakota, who have banned it on the reservation. There is nothing else there but liquor stores. This makes it basically a colonial outpost. There […]

Bloody Mary

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On December 28, 2015

This blog has been sadly free from posts stating my aesthetic preferences for at least a month. Sorry about that. Despite the vodka, you’d think I would like the Bloody Mary. After all, the one

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John Adams: Wine Connoisseur

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On November 11, 2015
And here I thought it was just Thomas Jefferson who bought into those effete Europeans and their wine. But no, it turns out that both sides do it! I was going to vote Federalist based on this issue, but now I am going to have find a Third Way of corn whiskey and hard cider […]

IPAs in Europe

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On September 18, 2015

I have long stated that the European beer scene is largely disastrous. Even in Belgium, everyday people drink Coors Light and Carlsberg. This awful situation includes Ireland, where every bar serves t

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Happy Hour

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On June 27, 2015
This debate over whether happy hours should be banned, as they currently are in Illinois, has a clear answer: no. I have lived in states with happy hour. I currently live in a state that does not have them. I don’t see a discernible difference in people’s behavior after work. What happens here is food-based […]

Bar Lines

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On February 9, 2015

I like a good rant. Especially when it is for a good cause. Such as people holding up bar lines to order complicated drinks. The faddish reintroduction of “cocktail culture” on these shore

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