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Best Canned Craft Beers

Jen Coe
in Buyer's Guide

Brewers nationwide are turning to cans when it comes to distributing their best canned craft beers. Liquor store shelves are slowly seeing bottles being replaced by cans and new breweries who are comp...

Craziest Shots You Need to Try

Skunk Uzeki
in Buyer's Guide

Few things served in a shotglass are ever called "tame." In the eyes of bartenders, hearing a party calling for a round of shots signals the beginning of a wild night. Among lightweights, shots are so...

10 Hilariously Creative Cocktail Books

Miranda O'Conner
in Buyer's Guide

It sometimes feels, after you've mixed a few drinks, that no one is creative anymore when asking for special cocktails. White Russian. Manhattan. Screw-driver. Long island ice tea. Every recipe is the...

Tips for Making Classic Drinks

Lynne Shumaker
in Buyer's Guide

Pick up any bartender's guide and you'll find recipes for more than 1,000 drinks, and that doesn't include the latest cocktails created to promote a product or commemorate an event. Despite this proli...

(Jumping On) the Natural Wine Bandwagon

Jules van Costello
in Buyer's Guide

As with anything that is new and exciting, and where people see money to be made; lots of more established producers are jumping on the natural and orange wine bandwagons. This as a whole is not a bad...

Essential Beer Gadgets

Paul Barker
in Buyer's Guide

It seems that everyone and their bearded hipster neighbor is starting a micro-brewery these days. We’ve found the essential beer gadgets sure to enhance every aspect of your brew experience. Whether i...

After 500 Years, Rum Makes A Comeback

Lynne Shumaker
in Buyer's Guide

Rum's present popularity in America dates back to 1493, when Columbus returned to the new world with cuttings of sugarcane, which were planted in what are now Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, and Haiti. Wh...

Whiskey: A Guide and History

Lynne Shumaker
in Buyer's Guide

Long before the Bloody Mary, the Screwdriver, the Martini, the Margarita, and the Daiquiri appeared on the scene, alcohol lovers were drinking Mint Juleps, Sazeracs, Old Fashioneds, and Manhattans—all...