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Kurt and Page Hernon at Speak of the Devil, Lorain, Ohio

In Lorain, Ohio, Kurt and Page Hernon Are Building a Cocktail Culture From the Ground Up

A small-town bar helps a community overcome its inferiority complex.
Dmytro Shovkoplias

Imbibe 75 Person to Watch: Dmytro Shovkoplias

Ukrainian bartender turned activist tirelessly travels the world raising funds for his war-torn country.
Citrus Sodas Ale-8-One pour

Classic Citrus Sodas Endure Behind the Bar

How these fizzy pops have endured thanks to loyal fans, regional devotion, and creative bartenders.
Whiskey writer Clay Risen

Clay Risen on Working the Whiskey Beat

How the acclaimed writer moves seamlessly between obituaries, history, and whiskey.
Birch Beer

Birch Beer Remains a Classic in the Northeastern U.S.

Like certain species of flora or fauna, birch beer can tell you where you are.
Forget Me Not cocktail

Imbibe 75 Place to Watch: Forget Me Not Denver

This Imbibe 75 Place to Watch is at once an inviting neighborhood spot and a chic destination bar.

Imbibe 75 People to Watch: Celina Perez and Jelani Johnson

Navigating the challenges of operating the first legal whiskey distillery in Manhattan since Prohibition.

How the Negroni Became an American Cocktail Icon

Exploring the stateside rise of the one of the world's most beloved cocktails.

Imbibe 75 People to Watch: Claire Sprouse

How the Brooklyn bar owner stepped up to help her city and colleagues during a most difficult year.
F. Paul Pacult

No One Is More Surprised by F. Paul Pacult’s Career Path Than the Man Himself

How Pacult became one of the world's foremost spirits tasters.

Hanna Lee Has Set a New Standard for Bar PR

How the publicity dynamo helps craft the stories of bars, bartenders and brands of the cocktail world.

Milwaukee Takes a Corner-Bar Approach to Cocktails

Robert Simonson explores the city's community driven cocktail scene.

In Birmingham, Alabama, LeNell’s Is Back and Better Than Ever

One of Brooklyn's most beloved beverage retailers finds a new home in the South.
david suro

David Suro Embraces Tequila’s Traditions

The life and times of an agave ambassador.
Brother Cleve

Brother Cleve Is a Difficult Man to Define

The origin story of the unquestioned founder of Boston's modern cocktail revival.

The Return of the Egg Cream

No eggs. No cream. Plenty of delicious.
nite-cap-inn-crdt ben garbe

Finding Comfort in Wisconsin’s Neighborhood Bars

Robert Simonson kicks off our Neighborhood Bar series with an ode to the AC Tap in Wisconsin.

Characters: Martin Doudoroff

Martin Doudoroff is one of the handful of civilian influencers unique to the early days of the cocktail revival. Now, he makes cocktail recipe apps for iTunes.