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We’ll Never Be Royals

Instead of the “divine right of kings” lineage that often drives the wine and spirits industries, brewing gives ...
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Can Craft Beer Truly Express a Sense of Place?

A concept long valued in wine, terroir, is under debate in the craft beer community. Erika Bolden on the American ...
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Non-Alcoholic Beer, or How Not to Make It In America

Big Beer's heaviest hitters are spending millions on R&D for new non-alcoholic beer brands, buoyed by the success of ...
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HBD America: 10 PUNCH Stories All About You

In honor of America, and the many booze-filled taverns and drunken brawls that birthed it, we've rounded up some of ...
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Cuban Heavy Metal, Blackouts and Beer: The Best Drink Reads of the Week

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a weekly installment where we share our favorite longreads on all things drinks and nightlife.
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Drunk Heroes: Baseball’s Love Affair with Booze

From steroids to chewing tobacco to some of the most notorious drinkers in the history of sports, baseball has a ...
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Cheap Beer and Dried Squid: The Joys of Vietnam’s Bia Hoi Tradition

From the outdoor beer stalls of Vietnam, the scent of grilled dried squid and other snacks call drinkers from all ...
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Milton Glaser on Design and the Current State of Booze Branding

Milton Glaser is one of the most respected graphic designers of our era—famous for, among many other things, the ...
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What the Hell Is “Summer Beer”?

Since Anchor Brewing debuted the first self-identified "summer beer" in 1984, the category has yielded some of ...
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Rukkirääkin’ in the Free World: Estonian Craft Beer Explodes

Just two years ago, Estonia was drowning in a sea of commercial lagers. But in 2013, Põhjala Brewery introduced what ...
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Hong Kong’s Hottest New Nightclub: 7-Eleven

Largely a product of lax liquor laws and exorbitant drink prices, 7-Eleven convenience stores have become the hottest ...
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You Don’t Hate IPAs, You Just Think You Do

The IPA, a generously hopped style of pale ale that has become synonymous with craft beer, has become the the ...