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Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beers

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beers

The origin story of Innis & Gunn is an interesting one. Their unique beers were born from ales that they originally used to season barrels destined for whiskey. The plan was to trash the beer after giving the barrels what they needed. However, some brewers spoke up and thought the beer was pretty damn good…read more →

Tequila Cocktails for National Tequila Day

Tequila Cocktails for National Tequila Day

July 24. Big holiday. Yep, the totally-not-made-up National Tequila Day. Now, we’ve never required an excuse to drink tequila, but a full 1/365th of a year dedicated to the stuff is just fine in our book. So naturally, we took to mixing up a few cocktails to celebrate. Of course…read more →

A Spirited Dinner with Mezcal El Silencio

A Spirited Dinner with Mezcal El Silencio

One of our favorite activities at Tales of the Cocktail is attending a spirited dinner. Neither as festive as the brand-sponsored parties nor as hectic as the tasting rooms, a spirited dinner is typically a relaxed affair that allows you to really delve into the featured spirit. Of course, sometimes…read more →

Brands Go Big at Tales of the Cocktail

Brands Go Big at Tales of the Cocktail

Another Tales of the Cocktail is in the books, and with it: another bout of day drinking, spirited dinners, all-out fetes and just the right amount of regret. This year witnessed a slew of larger-than-life bashes put on by notable brands who 1) know how to throw a good party,…read more →

Yoichi 15 Year Japanese Whisky Review

Yoichi 15 Year Japanese Whisky Review

I begin writing, as usual, with a full glass. I’m fond of doing so. I pour a glass of whisky and do not begin writing until after first enjoying a dram unsullied by the pressures of a blank page. The pressures to write something worthy of the casual reader’s attention as he browses his newsfeed…read more →

Summer Cooler: Three Floyds Zombie Dust

Summer Cooler: Three Floyds Zombie Dust

It’s that time of the year. The temperature’s heating up and you need something to cool down. Cold beer comes to mind. On that note, let’s introduce the first installment of Summer Cooler, where we recommend beers — from IPAs and saisons to sours and wits — that you’ll want…read more →