Author: Eric David

Become a mixologist with four key liquors

Have you ever found yourself dreaming of mixing classy cocktails for your party guests, but you have no idea where you should even get started? Learning how to become a master mixologist takes time and practice, but with a small number of key ingredients, you can have everything you need to create hundreds of classic drinks. Obviously the first thing you need to get started is an assortment of liquors, and if this is the first time you are building your collection, you probably are not looking to spend a ton of money on something you are not even...

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3 functional spirits that could offer serious health benefits

In today’s health-conscious age, people are taking a greater interest in what exactly the foods and drinks they put into their bodies are doing, and this includes alcohol. Obviously, it would be impossible to find an alcohol that is 100 percent good for you no matter what its calorie or vitamin content might be, but then again, the same could be said of just about any food that isn’t a green vegetable. That said, there are a number of functional spirits out there that may offer some benefits aside from just getting you drunk. Abita Purple Haze A number of studies...

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A brief history of beer

Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world, and according to archaeologists, it is also one of the oldest. Evidence of beer production has been found in pottery that dates back roughly 7,000 years ago, which means that we were drinking beer around the same time that we decided to stop chasing after wild animals for food and started settling down into communities and growing our own crops. This may not entirely be a coincidence, as some archaeologist suggest that it was our desire for an easier way to make booze that led us to invent agriculture...

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Buying beer and wine in Pennsylvania is about to be a lot easier

America is a land full of confusing booze laws that vary from state to state and sometimes even from city to city, and Pennsylvania has long fallen on the stricter side of alcohol sales rules. Currently, Pennsylvania is one of only two states, along with Utah, to completely control the sale of alcohol within the state. That means that even beer and wine must be purchased from state-run stores, and alcohol sales in grocery stores or elsewhere has been forbidden by law. That could soon change, however, as Pennsylvania lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that will...

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Belgian brewery crowdfunds beer pipeline in Bruges

Many of Europe’s oldest cities face a constant battle between preserving their historic streets and embracing the modern world, and this makes something as simple as delivering a keg of beer a few miles away an arduous task of navigating narrow cobblestone streets and twisting canalways. Belgian brewery De Halve Maan has found a clever way to deliver its beer to the people of Bruges without having to deal with the medieval city’s winding streets: It is building a 3 kilometer pipeline straight from the brewery to the city center. “At the moment our huge tankers have constantly to make their...

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Introducing Drinky.Science: A place to geek out about booze

Alcohol has been a fundamental part of human culture for somewhere in the neighborhood of the last 9,000 years, which coincidentally is about how long humans have been growing their own food rather than chasing it down with a spear. Our love for booze has given rise to hundreds of different types of drinks made from just about any organic substance you can think of, and today you can wander into any liquor store and be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices available. At Drinky.Science, our goal is to celebrate the entire alcohol spectrum, from the humblest local...

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