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Your Guide to Father's Day Drinking

Maybe you're ahead of the game and already planned an awesome Father's Day meal and scored a great gift for your dad. You picked up the perfect beer and booze to make the day celebratory. Oh, you didn't, yet? No worries. We asked a few expert friends—brewmasters, bartenders, and restaurant beverage directors—for tips on what to drink and what to buy to make Dad's day awesome. More

Beer Books: The Oxford Companion to Beer and Chicago by the Pint

It's no secret that beer, particularly craft beer, inspires fanatical interest. Two recently published books: The Oxford Companion to Beer, edited by Garrett Oliver, and Chicago by the Pint: A Craft Beer History of the Windy City by Denese Neu, exemplify the obsession. From lengthy, well researched essays about every element of beer and beer production, to little known facts to impress your Chicago brew loving bar mate, these books have it all. More

Beer History: Manhattan Brewing Company, A Lost Craft Beer Pioneer

Not too long ago, New York City was a difficult place to find good fresh beer. A British expat tried to change that in the mid-1980s, and he succeeded for a time, though his pioneering brewpub is nearly forgotten today. Richard Wrigley teamed with a number of partners to convert a former ConEd substation into Manhattan's first functioning brewery since 1965, and the first post-Prohibition brewpub east of the Mississippi—and initially, things went well. More

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