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Why Do So Many Sommeliers Love Crappy Beer?

Mass-market beer seems to be having something of a cultural moment, so much so that it's even infiltrated the most ...
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The Drink Diary of Bon Appétit’s Alison Roman, or An Accidental Rumspringa

Welcome to "Drink Diary," wherein we ask someone we love to keep a record of their drinking habits for a week. This ...
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The Ritual of the Shift Drink: NOLA’s Cure

The hallowed ritual of the shift drink may take a different form at every bar, but it inevitably serves the same ...
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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 ...