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There’s a Czech Beer Brewers Are Obsessed With, And It’s Not Pilsner

Pilsners dominate Americans’ perceptions of Czech beer, but the Central European country has a dark, beery secret. The second most popular brew in the Czech Republic is near-black tmavé pivo, or “dark beer,” a brewing style that actually predates pilsner — and upstages it in some Czech taverns. At Prague’s oldest brewery, U Fleků, founded in […]

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Is Premium Economy Worth It for the Drinks? (LOL, Not On United)

Winter travel season is upon us. As seats in economy cabins continue to shrink, many airlines have introduced a new category, premium economy, to domestic and international routes. Premium economy fares are about 15 to 20 percent more expensive than basic economy, but they also offer extra legroom, free drinks — and the perks don’t […]

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This Oregon Brewery Wants You to Make Your Hot Toddies With Beer

When it comes to restorative boozy beverages enjoyed on cold winter nights, hot toddies have enjoyed their reign for years. And while they may very well remain on top for decades to come, a relatively unknown but increasingly popular alternative is brewing in Portland, Oregon. Every winter, Cascade Brewing releases a limited-edition, seasonal brew called […]

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The 10 Best Espressos From Chain Coffee Shops, Ranked

Studies on the health benefits and hazards of caffeine seem to veer from miracle wonder drug to possible silent killer every year or two. No matter what the latest finding is, though, we Americans love our coffee — and drink massive amounts of it. Nearly half the coffee Americans consumed in 2017 was purchased outside the […]

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Grape and Grain: Nine Winemakers That Are Also Brewing Craft Beer

In the days of yore, there were wine drinkers, and there were beer drinkers. With the recent onslaught of inventive beverages sneaking their way into the mainstream (we’re looking at you, sour beers and kombucha), lines are being crossed, and so too are loyalties to any one beverage. More adventurous drinking is becoming the norm, […]

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Japan’s Après-Ski Scene Has Rare Whisky, Raucous Pubs, and Epic Bragging Rights

Eskimos have 50 words for snow, but the French encapsulate a lot of what makes winter awesome in one hyphenate: après-ski. The French term for “after-skiing,” it’s what elevates any ski trip beyond a mere day on the slopes. The phrase emerged in the 1950s to describe the festivities that ensue when the chair lifts close. This […]

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A Look Inside the World’s Most Remote Brewery

To get to Cervecería Mahina, the world’s most remote brewery, your journey starts in Chile. On most days there’s a single early morning flight from Santiago to Easter Island. The jet takes off, turns due west to the Pacific Ocean, and remains on that course for five and a half hours. It’s nearly the same […]

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Traveling to Armenia with ARARAT Brandy

I’ve hiked the Rockies, danced all night in Spanish ruins, and soaked in secret lagoons in Iceland surrounded by wild horses and bubbling earth; I’ve toured swamps deep in the bayou, broken bread with the locals in the mountains of Galicia, and kayaked the bioluminescent waters of Puerto Rico. I count myself lucky to have […]

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This Year: European Capitals – Because They’re worth it

Let’s face it, Europe is one heck of a long way. It’s expensive to get there, it’s expensive when you’re there and hey there’s so much of our own country that you haven’t even seen yet. So why do so many of us do it?

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