Sep 25

Hopskeller Brewing officially begins pouring beer!

Rejoice! Our area’s newest craft brewery, the Hopskeller Brewing Company,  is officially open for business. Hopskeller Brewing Company’s new tasting room is open for business in downtown Waterloo, Illinois, making this sleepy Illinois town the newest destination for St. Louis craft beer lovers, as it is now home to two breweries, with Stubborn German Brewing …

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Sep 20

St. Louis Distillery named USA Today’s best craft vodka distillery

Well this is just great.  You work hard to keep something awesome a secret so that you won’t have to share and along comes USA Today to ruin all the fun. Sure, USA Today it’s all good.  Just come into town and let “EVERYBODY” know that we have the finest vodka distillery in the country. …

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Sep 18

Why the spirit of “Recess” is alive and well in Edwardsville

If there ever was a town that could be described as a picture postcard, it may be Edwardsville, Illinois.  As you come off I-255 North you’ll be led along New Poeg Road on your way to Main Street, where this All-American small town is home to one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the …

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Sep 17

UCBC to debut new Zwickel Radlers at Oktoberfest

As the cooler temperatures of fall ascend on our city, it’s time to welcome back fall beers and of course fall beer festivals.  That’s right it’s time to drop the C in October and replace it with the K, and welcome back all of area’s bests Oktoberfests. Urban Chestnut OktoberFest The sixth annual Urban Chestnut …

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Sep 15

Enter to win two free tickets to “Punch In The Park”

The St. Louis Bartenders Guild is hosting Punch in the Park in Lafayette Square Park this Sunday, September 18th. It will feature punch made with the participating distilleries products by mixologists from the area. The Punch in the Park will also include the awards for the Drink Like a Local!  . This fundraiser for the …

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Sep 14

28 cocktail recipes made with all locally crafted spirits

Craft distilling is one of the fastest growing and most interesting industries in St. Louis.  The movement combines the hefty spirit of a pre-prohibition distiller with the smart, glittering image of a 21st century entrepreneur.  Locally, the push is on to combine fresh, local ingredients in small batch production to produce truly unique flavors. To help …

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Sep 12

Brewery Showcase | Main & Mill is keeping Festus happy and proud

A straight shot south down Interstate 55 from St. Louis is where you’ll find a brewing company that, while just three years in operation, is carrying forth a rich brewing tradition that began 120 years ago. Main & Mill Brewing Company is located on Main Street in Festus, Missouri, a town built on beer. Legend tells …

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Sep 10

You need this – Giant cocktail party tonight in Lafayette Square

You need this.  Okay, maybe it’s just me, but if you’ve had the week I’ve had, then this is where you want to be.  St. Louis’ fifth Craft Spirits & Cocktail Celebration returns this week and kicks off tonight to Lafayette Square.  The event highlights the growing popularity of craft spirits and craft cocktails that …

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Sep 08

Drink beer, help out a playground

The drive to Festus is a straight shot down I-55 south from downtown St. Louis.  If you make the drive this Saturday, you will be rewarded my friends, rewarded indeed. Because if you do, you will be able to enjoy some 50 different beers from over 30 different breweries and help keep kids cooler in …

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Sep 03

Someone’s getting creative with the traditional Margarita

In late 1980s, I took a job bartending to help pay for my college education at the University of Arizona.  If you’re going to bartend in Arizona, you need to know off the bat, that making the perfect margarita is as imperative as knowing how to pour a proper tequila shot. I would spend many …

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