mcqueen and the violet fog

Booze Review: Brazilian Gin

A sample of Brazilian gin from McQueen and the Violet Fog, a more mellow gin that makes some pleasant cocktails.
indie spirits expo

Tasty Evening at the Indie Spirits Expo

An evening of sampling liquors -- whiskies, gins, and mezcals -- from around the world at the Indie Spirits Expo at the Penn Club in New York City.
departed soles

Brewery Adventures: Departed Soles in Jersey City

A visit to Jersey City's only brewery and tasting room: Departed Soles Brewing Co. The brewery specializes in gluten-free beer.
kavalan whisky

A Taste of Kavalan, Taiwan’s Premier Whisky

As my first assignment as a freelance reporter in Taiwan, I took a trip to the Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan for a taste of award-winning whisky.
washington dc

Cocktail and Beer Exploration in Washington, DC

On a trip through Washington, DC to find more than just Smithsonian Museums and monuments. This time it was to find some great drinks.
jersey city brew fest

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.
pasteur street beer

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.
stone xocoveza

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.
sardine can vancouver

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.
saigon beer

Sampling Craft Beer in Saigon

Discovering new craft beer in Saigon, Vietnam, at Pasteur Street Brewing and East West Brewing in District 1.
stone beer tasting

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.
Sen Gao Coffee

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.
Lao whiskey

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.
beer in taipei

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.