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Happy Newman’s Day! Or the perfect excuse to drink 24 beers in 24 hours.

Today is a special day for beer lovers.  Not because it is a day about great beer, but because it is a challenge involving beer.  For today, 4/24, is Newman’s Day.  The day is rumored to have started because of

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An Interesting Look at European Wages in the Universal Currency of Beer

With all the different currencies and costs of living, the value of the minimum wage can be difficult to understand.  The obvious solution that has so long eluded economists?  Measure it in beer!  The above graphic depicts the number of

Posted in Beer

Technically Saturday: Your Guide to Types of Beer

Although this blog doesn’t often discuss beer, it is occasionally used in the cocktails.  Talking about beer as though it is all the same is just about as oblivious as assuming that every distillery that produces whisk(e)y,  be it in

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How to Make Irish Hot Chocolate, or Drinking Warm Booze as not to Freeze!

With most of the US pretending it is Alaska, the weather is far too cold for just your average cocktail.  We need something served hot, something delicious, and something with more than your average share of booze.  The perfect drink

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Posted in Beer, Cheap Cocktails, Irish Whiskey, Liqueur

Sunday Funday: DC Beer Week! or how to drink amazing craft beer on the cheap

Sorry for this late post and for a general lack of posts this weekend. But there was a reason for my absence: I was helping out with the great week long event that is DC Beer Week! But why should

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Celebrate! It’s International Beer Day!

Today is International Beer Day! Okay, it sounds awesome, but what does it really mean and what is it for? International Beer Day was founded in 2007 by a couple of guys named Jesse Avshalomov and Evan Hamilton who appreciated

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Posted in Beer, Dollar Drinks, Events

5 Childhood Favorites All Grown Up

This guest post is by my good friend Mars who is one of the few people I know as crazy about cocktails and bourbon as I am.  Although a techie by day, by night Mars is quite the talented bartender

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Posted in Beer, Cheap Cocktails, Spirits, Wine & Champagne

How to Brew Beer Tea

You heard me: today we are brewing with brews.  I’ve infused many spirits with tea before and brewed a lot of tea, but it wasn’t till this past Sunday at Drink the District that Capital Teas introduced me to the

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How to Make the Shandy, or Drinking like an Imperial Brit in Egypt

You almost certainly have some in your fridge but may not know how to mix it. What could this beverage be? You guessed it, I’m talking about beer, and today we are going to make a shandy. The Shandy 1

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Nick McAfee
Nick McAfee is a student of Princeton University and is passionate about mixology. As a student with a low monthly income, he has developed ways to create simple cocktails with complex flavors from inexpensive ingredients. Learn more about Nick and Broke & Thirsty.
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