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What’s the Difference Between Whisky and Whisk(e)y?
What's the Difference Between Whisky and Whisk(e)y?

Have you ever been in a bar where you were fortunate enough to witness two drunks arguing about the difference between “whisky” and “whiskey?” It’s about as entertaining as watching Roseanne Barr and Joy Behar argue about proper etiquette on a daytime TV show. So, anyway, what is the difference between whisky and whiskey? We […]

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What Makes Belgian Beer So Special?
What Makes Belgian Beer So Special?

One would have to include Belgium among the top beer-drinking countries in the world. They’ve been drinking beer in the Western European country since long before the country was even there. Their beer has both a very distinct taste and presentation, unlike anything you’ll see with a German, Irish, or American beer. So what makes […]

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What Makes a Seasonal Summer Ale?
What Makes a Seasonal Summer Ale?

June has begun and summer is nearly in full swing. It’s a great time to talk about what makes a seasonal summer ale different from the brews we drink the rest of the year. To begin with, let the record show that ale is good for you 365 days a year. We’re sure you don’t […]

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What is Wood-Aged Beer?
What is Wood-Aged Beer?

Pizza in a wood-fired oven, hardwood floors, wood –aged beer: Let’s face it, everything is better when wood is involved. Wood-aged beer, in particular, is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately in advertising. While it is surely not a new concept, it does appear to be experiencing a resurgence. For years, […]

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What is the Most Expensive Drink in the World?
What is the Most Expensive Drink in the World?

Have you noticed how really expensive drinks are becoming popular again? It’s kind of surprising, considering the economy, but more and more people are asking their bartender to reach for the top shelf when they’re out drinking. So it’s one thing to trade in your can of Milwaukee’s Best for a drink that takes more […]

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What is the Danger of Counterfeit Alcohol?
What is the Danger of Counterfeit Alcohol?

Whether you’re looking to save a few bucks each month or just need more cash to funnel into your drinking habit, you probably keep an eye out for cheap booze when you’re out and about. There are millions of people just like you, which is why bars offer daily drink specials and liquor stores have […]

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What is Minimum Alcohol Pricing?
What is Minimum Alcohol Pricing?

Depending on where you live, you may be used to spending next to nothing on your favorite drink when you’re at the bar or picking up booze at your local store. There’s nothing wrong with that, right? The less money you have to spend to get your drink on, the more cash you’ll have for […]

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What Does a Liquor Board Do?
What Does a Liquor Board Do?

A liquor board is not, unfortunately, an attractive wall hanging down at the local pub listing drink specials for the day. It is a government agency whose purpose is to control the production, transportation, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages within its jurisdiction. In other words, a liquor board is the equivalent of the booze […]

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What are Open Container Laws?
What are Open Container Laws?

Open Container laws are regulations designed to control who consumes what in a public setting. Just about every community has them, unless, of course, the community in question is a small, one-horse town in the middle of Wyoming. In that case, there may not be any containers to have open. In all seriousness, open container […]

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Visiting a Beer Garden
Visiting a Beer Garden

Visiting a beer garden is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. That is, an opportunity to impress your friends and members of the opposite sex, or an opportunity to look like the biggest doofus on this side of the Atlantic. It’s your choice. We recommend you choose wisely if you expect your progeny to be able to hold […]

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