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Aperol Spritz: Bubbles with Bite Will Refresh You

by Michele June 27th, 2016
Aperol is one of my favorite ingredients to use in cocktails during the summer months.  This slightly bitter aperitif makes a delightfully refreshing cocktail. Although it can be served on its own as a sipping beverage, that doesn't suit my palate due to its
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Magic Hat, Dream Machine

by J Frazzetta June 23rd, 2016
Bottle/Tap: Bottle

It took me a while to appreciate an IPL brew, Avid Reader, but the journey has been interesting.  I’m still a little foggy on how they got started; no matter, since I’m starting to see them on shelves in more stores and I’m more apt to give them a chance.  Let me bring you in on the meaning: IPL stands for India Pale Lager, which means this brew has a little more body than your standard IPA and
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Sam Adams, Porch Rocker

by J Frazzetta June 16th, 2016
Bottle/Tap: 12 pack

It isn’t very often that a beer can take me off guard and take up residence in my fridge, but here we are, Avid Reader, on the cusp of summer, and I’ve had a ready supply of this brew for the last few weeks.  We were at a family gathering in early May and I noticed one of these hiding behind some bottles of Bud Platinum and other stuff, so I decided to rescue the bottle.  Not
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  • Rogue, Voodoo Doughnut Ale

    by J Frazzetta June 9th, 2016
    Bottle/Tap: Bottle

    You might recall that a few years ago I happened upon on of these mythical collaborations at a bar in Boston and found it to be horrendous.  At that time I had no idea this would be a regular thing between Rogue Brewing and Voodoo Doughnuts, so when I came across this odd combination at a local store part of me had to give a chance, Avid
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  • UV Sriracha Vodka

    by TK June 2nd, 2016
    The entire world has fallen in love with  sriracha pepper sauce.  Historically, sriracha pepper sauce is made of chili peppers, salt, sugar, and vinegar and heavily used in the cuisine of southeast Asia. But over the last 10 years, it has invaded the American palate and makes its way into everything from fast food breakfast offerings to ice cream.   As a lover of all things spicy, my latest
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  • Benjamin Prichard’s Single Malt Whiskey

    by TK May 12th, 2016
    When one hears the term "single malt" the mind instantly travels to the rolling green hills of Ireland and the classic Irish whiskeys.  But on this fine weekend, I am here to review an American single malt, Benjamin Prichard's Single Malt Whiskey.  Barreled, aged, and bottled in Tennessee, this spirit would be a fine addition to any fan of the traditional Irish tastes.

    At first blush, the whiskey has the
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