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No. 33: September/October 2011


Brewery Confidential

50 obscure, mysterious, classified and otherwise surprising secrets about the world’s oldest libation.
BONUS: Discover 10 amazing beers you’d have to cross an ocean to try.


Pot of Gold READ »

No longer a sleeping giant, Irish whiskey is flowing in American bars like never before.
RECIPE: Ceo Maidin
RECIPE: Gorgeous Gus
RECIPE: Irish Coffee
RECIPE: Tipperary


House Wines

For garage-based winemakers, home is where the juice is.
BONUS: See what it takes to make wine in your own garage.


Rise Up Brewing READ »
Chicago has finally made itself into a bonafide beer town.
BONUS: Find out what’s brewing with Chicago’s coffee scene.


Connect Four

A quartet of coffee pros cultivates a community inspired by their love of the bean.



Uncorked A tamarind syrup for seasonal sipping, where to go for a great Negroni, and Decemberists bassist Nate Query on his homebrewing habits.
BONUS: Get the recipe for Nate Query’s Accidental 40-Minute IPA.

BONUS: Check out 10 more spots across the U.S. that are serving up a killer Negroni.


Old Fashioned David Wondrich gives Cuba’s El Presidente the royal treatment.
RECIPE: El Presidente


Distilled Is a vintage ceramic whiskey jug worth its weight? What’s the best way to break a wax seal? We’ve got answers. Ask your own question by clicking This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Taste-Test Six hard ciders you can sink your teeth into.
BONUS: Check out more of our hard cider recommendations.
RECIPE: Saffron-Limoncello Shandy
RECIPE: Waltzing With Vincent Price


Gear Which travel tea infuser outsmarts the rest?


Elements Fresh tomato cocktails are ripe with flavor. READ »
RECIPE: The Michedore
RECIPE: Off the Vine Daiquiri
RECIPE: Summer Fling
RECIPE: Toh-may-toe, Toh-mah-toe


Characters Bartending icon Ray Foley is a most charming curmudgeon.


Mix It Up Wake up and smell this simple DIY coffee cordial.


Scene Scout The future is bright at Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Oregon.


Cravings Root beer funnel cakes bring the county fair to your kitchen.


Quench An ode to a Brooklyn dive and its one-of-a-kind bartender. READ »



Cocktails Cocktails Tamarind Sour, El Presidente, Breakfast for Dinner, Spaghetti Western, La Mancha, The Lost Barrel, Tipperary, Wilde Heart, Café com Laranja

Cravings Beef and Stout Pie,  Beer Batter Crépes,  Belgian Ale and Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream, Root Beer Funnel Cakes

How-to Homemade Coffee Cordial