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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXIX.

Reviews / March 1, 2016 / No Comments.

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen the liquor industry take more and more trips to Flavortown, and it seems like every spirit from vodka to bourbon has been infused with a specialty flavor. Nowadays, it can be hard to weed out tasty flavors from the overpowering ones, but luckily our friends over at the Dark Corner Distillery are doing it right! The distillery turned us on to both Moonshine and their featured line of flavored whisky, Whiskey Girl! Just last week we had the opportunity to sample Peach Whiskey Girl, Apple & Maple Whiskey Girl, and “The World’s Best” Moonshine. So, we figured we might as well share our two cents with you!

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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXVIII

Reviews / February 2, 2016 / No Comments.

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Did you know there is such a thing as a cashew fruit? Neither did we, but it has recently come to our attention that people are using the plant to produce a fragrant type of hand crafted alcohol: Feni. Apparently, the native people of Goa, India have been making liquor out of cashew fruit for the past 400 years, establishing the brandy-like booze as the country’s national alcoholic beverage. With that, founders (and local Chicagoans) BJ and Drew decided that it was time Feni arrived in the states, giving all of us the chance to taste the “Spirit of India.”

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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXVI

Reviews / November 17, 2015 / No Comments.

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Beer has held the place of America’s most beloved alcoholic beverage for years, but for an increasing number of people, hard cider has become their drink of choice. As soon as the fall season comes around, cider is everywhere, and it’s not all just apple juice with a kick, there’s a tremendous variety in flavor! We wanted to see what all the fuss is about, so we tasted four different hard ciders in honor of this magnificent fall season.

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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXV.

Reviews / November 4, 2015 / No Comments.

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Are aliens your thing? Did you watch The X-Files before watching The X-Files was cool? Do you know the difference between Jaws and Space Slugs? Can you name more than three space-based phenomena? If so (or even if no), we have an extraterrestrialtastic alcohol for you to try, and it goes by the name Outer Space Vodka. Yes, this is real, and we were able to get our hands on a bottle to give you the inside scoop.

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Beer Bellies Are a Thing of the Past

Beer / October 26, 2015 / 1 Comment.

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We love our beer, but to be honest we really don’t love the beer bellies they can create. It sometimes seems like a never-ending battle to balance a healthy lifestyle and our love for throwing back a few brewskis. But thanks to Dr. Jekyll’s brews we may no longer need to feel guilty about pouring ourselves a cold one.

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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXIV.

Reviews / October 21, 2015 / No Comments.

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Redd’s flavored ales are no stranger to the DIA team. You may remember that we reviewed the Green Apple and Wicked Mango flavors a few months back, and now we’ve decided to have another go at it. This time we’re sampling the Apple, Green Apple, and Strawberry ales—the full fall spread. New context, new experience. Alrighty. Let’s take it one by one:

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Stay Classy, New York

Reviews / October 14, 2015 / No Comments.

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Manhattan just got a whole lot classier thanks to the new Will-Ferrell themed bar that just opened on the Lower East Side: Stay Classy. That’s right, a bar made in honor of the funny man himself, and it will have you laughing the entire time you’re in there.

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Harry Potter-Themed Bar: Accio!

Our Stories / October 13, 2015 / No Comments.

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Potterheads– prepare for the best news you’ve heard since the release of J.K. Rowling’s final novel back in 07′. Located in the west end of Toronto, Canada, a new Harry Potter-themed bar, The Lockhart, has just magically appeared. Accio!

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