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
21 years ago last month, I tried to take my own life. I'd been fighting depression and bullying in my senior year of high school and ending my life felt like the only way to end my pain. Once I made the decision, I was actually happier than I'd been in weeks - I was … Continue reading Hitting bottom, at the top – CW: Suicide
When we were drinking cocktails in London and Scotland last summer, we frequently found ourselves discussing the distilling boom back home - with an added emphasis on aquavit. Most bartenders were surprised to hear it was so popular! It's great to see Minnesota's aquavit game get national press. Here are some of the region's … Continue reading 5 Distilleries That Are Redefining Minnesota’s Aquavit Market
The lost history and rebirth of America’s first homegrown spirit. Source: Is Peach Brandy the Next Hot Spirit? - The Daily Beast I am 100% in favor of this trend!!
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
Wish you could find lots of great beverage related events in one place (and probably some food events too, because you need to eat)? Now you can with the Drinking in Context event calendar! Check it out now and find something awesome to do! Or find it anytime in the sidebar of the homepage.