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Let’s Get Stimulated

Things could be worse. The last time a depression jumped on our necks you couldn't legally buy alcohol. Instead, the average joe had to...
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Revelations from the Great American Beer Festival

It’s quite a sight, really—400 breweries serving up 25,000 gallons of 1,884 different beers to 46,000 attendees. And only an ounce at a time,...
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The Drunkard’s Guide to Sin City

A couple I know recently approached me on the eve of their first trip to Las Vegas, looking for advice. They’d heard I was...
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The Pot Calling the Bottle Black

“There is a certain kind of person that will first stab you in the back, then ask your help finding your wallet.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald As...
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Battling the Ban

Battling the Ban In the course of my natural movements, I've managed to speak with a dozen bartenders and bar owners, and 75 percent report...
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The Battle for the Bars

The Battle for the Bars Sweet mother of Jesus, these are difficult times for drunks. Every time I turn on the TV, some new treachery...
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Trouble in Paradise

Local publications and pundits have long found pleasure in labeling Denver a Cow Town, an oversized burg with big-city pretensions but lacking the sophistication...
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Jack Daniel’s: A Legacy Betrayed

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is a simple reminder that some things just never change. And shouldn’t. This is the old-time whiskey made as...
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Quest for Firewater

When it comes to seeking out adventure, there is no better companion than alcohol. Think back to the greatest adventures of your life, those scenes...
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The King Is Dead, Long Live the King: Dr. Hunter S...

“Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” — Bernard Malamud I heard the news in a bar. The story...