Growing up in a Lithuanian household, I knew about beer—and I'm talking good beer—since I was a kid. My uncles taught me the three essentials to life were 1) Beer (duh), 2) Bread (to soak up said beer), and 3) Phone (to get a ride home). They had no idea at the time that I'd turn around to make a living off of writing about beer and spirits. Here are some of the highlights:
This Dutch vodka brand is "so" Holland—and so delicious.
70-year-old brewer, Aldona Udriene, is doing all she can to save her heritage brews.
Bartenders share their best tips for making the perfect mint julep.
With 800 brews and hole-in-the-wall-vibes, this spot is a beer lover's heaven. First, you have to find it.
Bartenders share their tricks for perfecting the martini.
Believe it or not, the pickleback shot has quite the hotly debated backstory.