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About Mathew Powers

Mathew is a freelance writer, beer connoisseur, historian, and former tornado chaser. He's led an eclectic life, traveled many miles, and usually found a way to enjoy a beer or two along the way. His articles have been found on various webzines and he authors "A Pint of Chicago" for the Chicago Tribune Media Group. In addition to his Master's in Written Communication, he is currently working on a Master's in History, where he is researching the history of American beer culture.
Latest Posts | By Mathew Powers
Avila–The Agave Spirit Perfect You Need For Fall
3 days ago

Avila–The Agave Spirit Perfect You Need For Fall

By  •  Spirit

Avila is not Tequila, nor is it Mezcal. It’s a little bit of both…
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Everything You Need To Know About Fortified Wines
3 weeks ago

Everything You Need To Know About Fortified Wines

By  •  Spirit

Fortified Wine. For decades it suffered a poor reputation as being nothing more than low-quality, super-sweet Sherry…
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From Medicinal to Recreational: A Brief History of Gin
4 weeks ago

From Medicinal to Recreational: A Brief History of Gin

By  •  Spirit

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
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Everything You Need To Know About the 6 Top Agave Spirits
1 month ago

Everything You Need To Know About the 6 Top Agave Spirits

By  •  Spirit

The agave plant is an iconic symbol of the Mexican spirits world, but agave spirits are more diverse than many realize…
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It’s the New Bitter – Hops in Cocktails
8 months ago

It’s the New Bitter – Hops in Cocktails

What do bartenders, distillers, and craft brewers have in common? They love to be creative, innovative, and cutting-edge…
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Love Beer? Try These Hopped Spirits
9 months ago

Love Beer? Try These Hopped Spirits

By  •  On Tap

If you like beer you’ll love these hopped spirits…
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What The Heck Is A Table Beer?
11 months ago

What The Heck Is A Table Beer?

By  •  On Tap

A look at Table Beers; what they are, where they come from, and how you can enjoy them…
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YES!! We Are READY TO DRINK!!
1 year ago

YES!! We Are READY TO DRINK!!

The Ready to Drink category has exploded. Here are just a few expressions out there today…
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Being Ali Ghanbarian: The Ultimate Influencer
1 year ago

Being Ali Ghanbarian: The Ultimate Influencer

Meet Ali Ghanbarian, mega-trendsetter, who launched several careers, popularized high-end brands, and jumpstarted arts culture, has his eye on something new…
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On Location: Laws Whiskey House, Denver
1 year ago

On Location: Laws Whiskey House, Denver

The folks at Laws Whiskey House in Colorado are obsessed with whiskey making…
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Miss Playing Golf in the Winter Months? Brandon Sweet Has A Solution
2 years ago

Miss Playing Golf in the Winter Months? Brandon Sweet Has A Solution

Visit Topgolf Swing

Brandon Sweet, beverage director at Topgolf Swing Suite at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, provides the drinks that accompany TopGolf’s already unique gaming experiences including slots, …
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