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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Blood on the Tracks

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Blood on the Tracks

There is a classic cocktail called Blood and Sand that was created in London in celebration of a 1922 bullfighter movie of the same name. Its original recipe called for equal parts Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering, and orange juice. You all know how much I love the simplicity and elegance of an equal parts cocktail, but as I’ve said many times, it had better be a cocktail in which the ingredients are perfectly balanced or it will be readily apparent that something is very wrong. This is

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Saison Smash

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Saison Smash

When I first dipped my big toe into the world of beer a few years back, farmhouse saisons were what I gravitated towards. I was definitely drawn to the name first; doesn’t it sound like something that just had to be a part of my life?? Once I started tasting them, I was not disappointed. I found them to be light in body, low in alcohol, yet with a rustic quality that made them so much more complex, especially if they were made by a craft brewery. As I did some research, I learned that the complexity of a saison

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: The Golden Word

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: The Golden Word

Who among us has not wished for the Midas touch where everything we come in contact with, literally or figuratively, turns to gold? Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, located in Milton, Delaware, opened in 1995 and seemed to immediately have their own Midas touch as they soon became one of the fastest growing microbreweries in the country. In 1999, they collaborated with molecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania, whose specialty is researching and finding evidence for

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: The Bitter Imposter

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: The Bitter Imposter

Have you ever heard of something called the lupulin shift? As a person who does not spend very much time drinking bitter, hoppy beers like IPAs, I certainly had not. It’s a phrase that was coined back in 2005 by Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing to describe the tolerance that beer drinkers develop to the stinging taste of hops. In nature, bitterness represents poison and we are conditioned to avoid it. Yet this doesn’t seem to apply to the world of alcohol. Just ask the many Campari fans out there, or

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Seeking Clarity

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Seeking Clarity

Alas, our Wednesday Shakespeare series has come to an end and it’s time to trade in thoughts of the bard for thoughts of beer. In cocktails, of course. Somehow I think Shakespeare would be quite happy with this transition and might even volunteer to be a taste tester for us. I will confess right from the outset that I don’t use beer in cocktails very much, so this will definitely be a learning process for me that I’m happy to share with all of you. I’m actually very excited since I really do enjoy drinking beer,

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