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
New Orleans - July 2018 A few months ago, my husband’s company announced that they would be having a work meeting in New Orleans in July. “New Orleans in July?” I said, “that’s going to be awful!” Turns out, I was right - at least in terms of the weather. July in New Orleans is objectively … Continue reading New Orleans & a Taste of Tales
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!!