Hey, remember a few months ago when I posted about the Winter Passport cocktail program and how it was a really great deal - and a stupidly great deal with a promo code? GUESS WHAT IT'S SUMMER PASSPORT TIME! It's bigger, it's better, it contains an ad for the USBGMSP, and there's a pick-up … Continue reading It’s Summer Passport Time! 134 drinks for $10!??!?
A couple of years ago, Summit Brewing and the Minneapolis Institute of Art teamed up and made a Tudor Ale for a special event at the museum. I was lucky enough to make it to the Summit taproom while they still had some and it was delicious and fascinating! I remember thinking it was a … Continue reading Booze for History Buffs
It's been a couple of weeks since 2019 rolled in and it's finally time to post the 2018 Bar Charts! I started keeping track of our bar visits in my Bullet Journal back in October 2017 and converted it to a spreadsheet early in 2018. As the year went on, I used this project as … Continue reading 2018 Final Statistics
I've now been tracking my bar visits in my Bullet Journal for a full year! I've also started a spreadsheet so I can run more stats on my bar habits, because I like data. Chris has actually nudged me into learning Python in the hopes of really upping my data analytics game. I hear these … Continue reading October 2018 Bar Stats
Do you want to drink more cocktails? Do you want to visit some of the best bars in the city? Do you like getting great deals on things? The Winter Passport launches today and you can get one 50% off! My friend Zach is managing the program here in Minneapolis and if you use … Continue reading Drink more, pay less.
If you want the daily breakdown with commentary, keep reading! If you want to skip to a list and map of our recommendations, click here. Friday - July 20th, 2018 The Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone Our flight landed about midnight and while I know New Orleans parties late, we knew we … Continue reading New Orleans – The Big List
I am working hard on bringing more of the travel aspect to this blog - one has to get to the right context somehow! As part of that, I'm working to create useful Google Maps for people to reference when they want recommendations in places we've been. It's a fun project and is getting me … Continue reading Google Maps as a travel archive
Need a great gift or just a way to make the Holiday season more fun? Check out Masters of Malt's boozy Advent Calendars! I used Master of Malt last summer to create a 40th birthday gift set of only spirits older than the birthday boy - that was only five drams but still SO MUCH … Continue reading Boozy Advent Calendars! – Master of Malt
Lowertown just keeps getting better and better!! A team of brewing industry veterans announced plans to open their own brewery in St. Paul's Lowertown. Barrel Theory Beer Company is expected to open in ea Source: Surly alums bringing new brewery to St. Paul’s Lowertown | Growler Magazine
An average cocktail bar throws away eight bags of organic waste a night. Bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage want to change this by reusing ingredients. Source: These Zero-Waste Cocktails Are Made with Old Pineapple and Used Coffee Grounds | MUNCHIES Some interesting ideas in here. I was recently in a cocktail class that … Continue reading These Zero-Waste Cocktails Are Made with Old Pineapple and Used Coffee Grounds | MUNCHIES