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Drinking Local at the Jersey City Brew Fest

"Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same." - Charles Bukowski I hadn't...

Craft Beer to Warm Up in Montreal

A trip to Montreal would not be complete without a bit of bar hopping to sample Quebec's craft beer. There's plenty to drink along the way.
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On Drinking with Locals

Travelers often want to go drinking with locals, but it isn't always easy. You have to understand the local drinking culture and have an idea of where to go.
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Booze Review: Stone Xocoveza

Xocoveza is Stone Brewing's take on Mexican hot chocolate in beer form. It's a smooth and wonderful blend of chocolate, coffee, and winter spices.
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Bites & Brews in Vancouver

Enjoying the food and beer that Vancouver has to offer during a 21-hour layover. All local brews and some amazing tapas, plus poutine.
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Sampling Craft Beer in Saigon

Discovering new craft beer in Saigon, Vietnam, at Pasteur Street Brewing and East West Brewing in District 1.
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Joys of Imported Beer in Taipei

While I've enjoyed sampling the local craft beer in Taipei, there's also been an increase the number and variety of imported craft beer in Taiwan.
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The Wonders of Coffee and Travel

I love coffee. And there's nothing better than combining coffee and travel--it's the fuel that keeps the adventures going.
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Drinking It Up in Laos

There isn't a lot of drinking excitement in Laos between Vientiane and Luang Prabang, but there's enough to enjoy for a bit.
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Taiwan Craft Beer Update

Over the time I've spent in Taiwan, the craft beer scene has changed. It has grown from a struggle to find good beer to an abundance of Taiwan craft beer.

Rum Tasting in Siem Reap

Enjoying a sampling of Georges Rhum Arrangé--rum infused with local flavors--on my last night in Siem Reap.
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Drinking a Singapore Sling at Its Birthplace

Sampling a ridiculously expensive Singapore Sling at Hemingway and Conrad's old watering hole, the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
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Discovering New Beer in Taiwan

Last time I was in Taipei, I lamented the lack of local beer. When I returned, I was introduced to more local brews that I had either missed or that had finally become available in bars nearby.
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Classic Cocktails at KFC in Japan

Enjoying classic cocktails at the KFC Route 25 bar in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. No, really, there's a KFC in Japan that has a full bar.

Beer in the Park

"While we were sober, three shared the fun; Now we are drunk, each goes his way. May we long share our odd, inanimate feast, And meet at...