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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

On Sam Adams

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On January 6, 2015

Being in East Coast exile, nothing bothers me more than the mediocre and overpriced beers I am forced to drink. In Oregon, a $4 beer is normal, a $5 beer expensive. In New England, a $6 beer is normal

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