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ultimate bartender championship

A Peek into Monkey Shoulder’s 2018 Ultimate Bartender Championship

On Tuesday, at Nickel City in Austin, TX, 22 of Texas’s best bartenders competed in Liquor.com’s 2018 Ultimate Bartender Championship sponsored by Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. The competition went five rounds, testing the skills that pay the bills with the grand champion headed to the Athens Bar Show in Greece.

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11 Local Made Austin Spirits and Where to Get Them

It must be that sweet, sweet hill country water, because distilleries both big and small, in Austin are putting out some of the best spirits in the country. There’s nearly a dozen distilleries in Austin and surrounding areas, with more always popping up. Some of these local made Austin spirits have taprooms, and some don’t. Either way, I thought it’d be fun to create a guide for you featuring the best distilleries in Austin. So check out these easy, but in-depth guide to spirits and distilleries in Hill Country. There’s a little something for everyone, so drink up, Austin!

cider in austin

Apples of Our Eyes: a Guide to Austin Cider

Cider is one of the best gluten-free options for those who appreciate craft beverages. Lucky for them (and everyone else!), Austin is blooming with cider right now. So here’s my updated guide to all things Austin cider.

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The Best Beers to Pair with Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year! Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us and it’s time to stock up and munch out. Of course, a holiday like this deserves a craft beer celebration. Girl Scout Cookie and beer pairings are a delicious spin on the popular treat. Here’s how to pair your favorite Girl Scout Cookies with craft beer. Plus, my local Austin beer and Girl Scout Cookie pairing picks.

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Everything I Loved and Learned at the 2018 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

The San Antonio Cocktail Conference is a 5-day long celebration of cocktails. With the top experts and bartenders around the country hosting educational seminars, crafting incredible cocktails, and finishing it off with some of the best parties you’ll ever attend. Here’s what to you need to know about the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, plus the 3 big trends I’m predicting for 2018!

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Soundtracks For Austin’s Craft Beer

There is no shortage of fun and unique craft beer experiences popping up in Austin. And that’s something you’ll never hear me complaining about! Craft beer, I believe, is one of the few things in this world that enhances every experience and every moment. You

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