Beer Basics – The Ingredients

Now even though beer is not a spirit, according to a 2014 analysis by the World Health Organization, 50% of the alcohol consumed in the United States is beer. So why don't we take a look into the popular drink? There are 4 main ingredients to beer that have a major impact on the final … Continue reading Beer Basics – The Ingredients

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival

From Championship Toe Wrestling to celebrating mud, there's no shortage of bizarre festivals you can attend. So it shouldn't be a surprise that there's a festival dedicated to Kentucky bourbon. Now despite the obvious need for a few days of the year to celebrate Kentucky bourbon, I didn't even know of its existence until a … Continue reading The Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Ties That Bind Us – The Service Industry

When I was 21 I was a successful college student:  studying aerospace engineering, president of 3 extracurricular clubs, work history with NASA and the DoD.  Despite my successes, I needed to increase my income so I picked up my first waitressing job. I had worked in the industry before.  My first job had been working … Continue reading Ties That Bind Us – The Service Industry

Why Are There So Many Types of Liquors?

Vodka, tequilla, rum, whiskey, whisky, bourbon, scotch, gin, sake, wine, brandy, cognac, beer, grappa, cachaca..... this can just keep going on and on and on!  Why are there so many types of alcohol and what do they all mean? An alcoholic beverage is categorized based on the steps it takes to produce it.  Differences in … Continue reading Why Are There So Many Types of Liquors?

Why You Should Try a Flight

What is a flight? We're not talking airplanes or staircases here.  In the world of liquor a flight is a grouping of samples of similar spirits.  They are usually comprised of 3 to 5 different samples.  The main purpose of a flight is to highlight the similarities and differences of the chosen spirits. Aren't flights … Continue reading Why You Should Try a Flight