Cheers to Carlsberg: Beer Billboards

What’s better than beer? Free beer. What’s better than free beer? Beer that comes from a billboard. Okay, I don’t know if that last claim is true, but it sure is rad. (Of course, you all know I have a weak spot for innovative beer dispensaries). Carlsberg is making a load of Londoners happy with what they…

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Where to Eat in Portland, Oregon

I associate a lot of things with Portland. Well, ok, mostly beer and books. I’d heard that there are some great places to eat in Portland, but to honest… I love eating, but I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a true foodie. I don’t go out of our way to nosh on the latest trends. (Even…

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The Best Spots for Beer in Portland

It was hard to say what I was more excited for as I belted myself into my flight to Portland. Was it beer? Or it food? Maybe it was getting out of town for the weekend—being on another flight? Whatever it was, it brought a flush to my cheeks and hammer to my heart…or maybe…

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Asheville, NC: Toasting Five Favorite Bars

We recently headed to Asheville, N.C. to visit the Biltmore Estate and celebrate David’s graduation from law school. We’ve long had a bucket list of Southern cities we need to check out, and Asheville’s been on it since the first year we lived here. Everyone hyped up its casual, laid-back vibe and the excellent beer…

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Kanpai! to Kirin (Sponsored)

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Kirin. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   My college roommate moved to D.C. at the end of last summer, and while I didn’t envy her at all during the winter, the…

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour, Part II

Now well-versed in malting, mashing, fermenting, and distilling, I moved onto the second day of my Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour ready to hit the distillery tours (and tasting sessions) at some of the best bourbon makers in the country.  Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, and one of the distilleries on the Craft Bourbon trail—Limestone Branch. And…

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour, Part I

Manhattans, Old-Fashioneds, hot toddies, or whiskey sours. To make a great bourbon cocktail, you need a great base—and the place famous for making those great American bourbons is none other than Bourbon, Kentucky. I spent a fantastic weekend in bluegrass country, on a self-guided bourbon trail tour. What is “real bourbon”? Like champagne, bourbon is…

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Château Élan: A Charming GA Getaway

I’m embarrassed to say that despite being from Northern California, I haven’t actually been to Napa, and have only been to Sonoma once. By no means am I any sort of connoisseur of wines or vintages—but I do enjoy tastings, tours, and the general atmosphere of each individual winery. Georgia’s Château Élan was no exception. Here’s…

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Oakland, CA: Toasting Five Favorite Bars

My time in Northern California is wrapping up—what a glorious few weeks! I’ve got to say, I’ve really enjoyed being back in Oakland (my hometown) as an adult. It’s amazing what a few years and a fresh perspective will bring to all of your old memories. By far, my favorite thing to do in the…

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