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Pucker Up: 7 Tasty Sour Beers to Quench Your Thirst

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 12, 2018 4:20:09 PM

Have you ever taken a sip of a freshly poured pint, then instinctively wrinkled your nose while your tongue danced in wild confusion? No, your bartender didn’t tap a jar of vinegar or serve you bad brew — it’s a sour beer.

Beer can taste sour? Yep, and it’s no accident. Wonky, fruity, and all manner of sour beers are growing in popularity, and we’re here to help. True, sour beers aren’t for everyone, just like pickled herring, pickled peppers, or fermented whatever-else-your-hippie-aunt-experimented-on. But if nothing else, be prepared for next time when you slurp a sour one and impress your friends with impressive beer knowledge.

Whether you find some in the store or on tap at your local pub or restaurant, here are a few exceptionally tasty sours that will quench your thirst this summer.

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Cozy Up with These 3 Campfire Cocktails This Summer

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 3, 2018 3:24:58 PM

It’s Friday afternoon and your awkward coworker is the only other person in the office because everyone else is “up at the lake.”

(That’s how you know it’s summer in Minnesota.)

But just because you’re not at a cabin or camping in the woods doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy classic summer fun and flavors. Text your friends, plan an evening at a park by the lake, or even in your backyard. Then break out the secret weapon your cabin-loving coworkers forgot at home: campfire cocktail recipes.

S’mores around the campfire is admittedly summer’s prime eating ritual. The simplicity of melty chocolate, crunchy graham crackers, and gooey marshmallows toasted over the fire is hard to beat.

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Backyard Bartender: Best Patriotic Beer for a 4th of July Celebration

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 28, 2018 2:08:00 PM

One of the biggest celebrations is coming up — Independence Day! We know you’re making plans to grill burgers, shuck corn on the cob, relax around the lake or the bonfire pit, and enjoy time with family and friends. But before you set your plans in stone, don’t forget to pick up the undeniably best beverage for the occasion: patriotic beer.

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Wine Drinking 101: Types of Wine Glasses [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 21, 2018 4:16:45 PM

Wine glasses come in all different shapes and sizes designed to bring out the best characteristics and flavors of a particular type of wine. From champagne flutes to all-purpose wine glasses, the options are endless. But chances are you may not have the space in your home to accommodate all of the options available. So which are the best glasses to have at home?

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Burgundy Wine 101: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 15, 2018 11:17:14 AM

Burgundy, France, is a remarkably interesting place due, in part, to the incredible variations in the region’s wine. You can find bottles of wine from $10 a bottle all the way to $1,200 or more. Despite the pricing differences, wines from Burgundy are incredibly simple. In this video, Jack Farrell shares a brief overview of Burgundy wines.

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Scotch Gifts for Dad this Father's Day

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 7, 2018 1:38:00 PM

Fathers play an important role in your life. They guide you toward doing the right thing, teach the skills you need to be  independent,  and support you no matter what. And we think that's worth celebrating.

So, this Father's Day, surprise your dad with something truly special, a gift of scotch — or some accessories for drinking it with him.

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Minnesota Original: The Real Story Behind the Bootlegger Drink

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 24, 2018 12:45:20 PM

Minnesota is a golfer's state. In fact, we consistently rank at or near the top in golfer participation in the U.S. What does this have to do with cocktails? Plenty — maybe. Minnesota's unofficial official cocktail, The Bootleg, or Bootlegger Drink, has been a favorite of the state's country club set for decades.

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Know Your Bordeaux Wine: Left vs Right Bank

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 17, 2018 11:18:24 AM

Bordeaux wine — talk about a classic. We could stop there and you’re already thirsty for a glass or three.

But if you’re willing to pause for a minute and explore the Left Bank and the Right Bank of Bordeaux, you may find it easier to pick the exact Bordeaux wines that make you and your palate happiest.

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Bouquet of Rosé and Other Mother's Day Gift Baskets

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 10, 2018 1:22:36 PM

Moms are truly the best. Often times, they care for their family without ever expecting anything in return. And they love doing it! They're nurturing, kind, and oh-so-humble. So, this Mother's Day, do something a little extra to show your mom how much she means to you.

And we may have the perfect gift idea, a bouquet of rosé. Your mom is sure to be impressed with these delectable gift baskets.

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With These Five Types of Tequila

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 3, 2018 12:04:15 PM

When you hear the word “tequila,” you might conjure up images of blurry college parties or taco Tuesdays and bottomless margaritas. It’s true that tequila has gained a rowdy reputation, but for discerning drinkers, there’s more to appreciate.

As you plan a night out at your favorite Mexican restaurant, or when you’re preparing to host a Cinco de Mayo party of your own, take a minute to examine these five types of tequila to determine which one(s) you want to savor next.

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