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Where did the name "California common ale" originate?

So... California common ale, aka California common beer, originated in California. And I can guess that some people were reluctant to call it Steam Beer, as it was also known, since that name is ...
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What are some good alcohol-free cocktails I can make with Schweppes and syrup

I just started working in a hotel, where we also have a bar. We don't really have any alcohol free cocktails on our menu and guests frequently ask what I would recommend. Here are my ingredients: Cola,...
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Preparation of cocktails using whiskey

I'm a whiskey enthusiast and I want to try making cocktails using whiskey (Normally I use chilled water or Ice cubes, but some whiskeys have an obnoxious smell). I have tried bourbon (JD, Jim Beam) ...
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Carrying alcohol deep into the wood?

Carrying alcohol deep into the wood? A few friends of mine are going for a two week camping outing deep into the woods. As always they would like to carry with the something to drink at camp. Thus my ...
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Can wine made from orange and sweet lime be stored for a long time?

I am very newbie to this site. I know that wine can be made from orange and sweet lime. But is it storable for a long time ..? If yes how ..? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Is the "Japanese whiskey" in the picture a real brand, and if so what is its full name?

The attached image is a screen capture from a TV show (@ ~00:12:30). Unfortunately, it flashed for only a fraction of a second, and that's all that was shown. Though the label on the bottle says &...
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Why are pool tables so popular in drinking establishments?

Just finished watching a Terminator movie and noticed that many movies display scenes in which drinking establishments have pool tables. Thus I ask the question: Why are pool tables so popular in ...
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Do red wines exist around 5-6 % alcohol volume?

I'm diabetic and drink red wine over beer because it doesn't spike my sugars as much, presumably because it contains less carbs. But it's just too strong for me. Does anyone know if any red wines ...
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Methanol removal?

I've read a lot online about methanol being in your spirit and you should discard the first x amount of ounces that is produced. I was thinking, cant you just heat your mash to 148.5 (methanol boiling ...
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Why are people not consuming less alcohol along with alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) inhibitor like 4-methylpyrazole (4-MP) to reduce liver scarring?

Humans have been drinking alcohol for its intoxicating effects. For intoxication a small amount of alcohol is sufficient, but because the liver is very efficient in filtering it, we need more of it to ...
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Traditional drinks mentioned in well known literature from 1900 or earlier?

Traditional drinks mentioned in well known literature? Does anyone know of any drinking traditions of a popular drink that is mentioned in popular historical literature. I am not limiting to English ...
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Commission only sales % for liquor sales representatives?

What are the sales commission percentages folks are using for commission sales only independent sales representatives? Does anyone use kickers for reaching certain sales levels (i.e. $x for each 500 ...
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Why is non-vintage wine so poplar in sparkling wine but not in still wine?

The majority of sparkling wines have no vintage. Every champagne brand has at least one wine that does not carry a vintage, and a small part of the production output goes into vintage champagnes. How ...
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Does having an extreme climate increase quality when aging bourbon?

I've heard the claim that the state of Kentucky produces some of the best bourbons because the state's climate has dramatic temperature changes between seasons. Kentucky has four different seasons ...
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Storing liquor out of sunlight for a home bar in a Florida sunroom?

I've found posts on storage of liquor at home (e.g. this), but is there any advice out there for storing liquor out of sunlight for a home bar in a Florida sunroom? In the past, I've learned direct ...
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Do alcohol calories count for weight gain/loss?

For normal food, every extra 3500 Calories consumed tend to lead to 1 lb weight gain. However, nutrition tables are created using calorimetry, that is by burning food down to CO2 and H2O, rather than ...
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How come wineries and/or wine tasting events often so generous in giving samples?

How come wineries and wine tasting events are often so generous with their samples that people taste? For example, at many food tasting venues tasting samples are often very small in comparison. Are ...
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What kind of alcoholic beverages would've been common in a 1950s-1960s USA home?

I've watched many episodes of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" from the 1950s and early 1960s. In numerous episodes, they are in a fancy room in some house/mansion with a bunch of bottles on a ...
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Do cloudy beers produce worse hangovers?

I drank some 11 small bottles of Moretti the other night, with no hangover. I've noticed though, that if I drink a similar amount of say a Weissbeer, I feel it the next day. Thus my question: Do ...
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Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini?

You could just keep your vodka/gin in the freezer, and mix it with vermouth. Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini? Ice just waters it down -- and if you do wish to dilute your drink,...
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Do cognacs "imported from France" have added sugar?

Wikipedia says: Some brandies have caramel colour and sugar added to simulate the appearance of barrel aging. I wonder how one might know which ones do and do not have added sugar? Would buying only ...
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Campari or Aperol - the sweeter one?

Campari or Aperol - which is sweeter or maybe less bitter than the other one?
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Is vodka made for exportation generally less good?

I am quite new to vodka and I wonder if their target market plays a role on any aspect of their craft that can affect their taste. Do you know, based on you experience I guess, if the vodkas made for ...
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Does barrel aging add sugar to liquors?

Wikipedia says: Some brandies have caramel colour and sugar added to simulate the appearance of barrel aging. My question is: Does real barrel aging add sugar to liquors, and if so, how much? Is the ...
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How can I figure out what a beer tastes like based on the name (i.e. before ordering/trying it)?

I am a relative newbie in terms of drinking... I don't know too much about different types of beers (or different types of other alcohols). I only drink occasionally, so when I find something I like, ...
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Propagating a Beer Yeast Culture to other applications

How much of an impact do yeasts strains have on their [beer] products? Is this a significant game changer? I want to craft delicious fermented foods. Beer, bread and pizza are a few of my motives. I ...
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Recommendation for a Sasquatch Day barbecue?

Group of hunting buddies here in BC, are planning have a Sasquatch Day barbecue on October 20! October 20 is the anniversary of the alleged Patterson–Gimlin film of a real Bigfoot. Hoping to start a ...
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Is this 1L bottle of Blue Label a special edition or a regular one?

There's this bottle of Blue Label and I wanted to know if it's a limited edition?
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Is it appropriate to request a bottle of wine at the table upon arrival at a dinner reservation?

I'm making reservations at a nice place on the bay where I'm going to go on a date. I'm at the point in the online reservation where I can write requests in a text field. Is it appropriate to request ...
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Why does/should my bartender let the ice cube sit before pouring?

Among the greater joys in my life is the recent opening of a whiskey bar within walking distance of my house, and I'm now a regular at said bar, tasting and experimenting different ways of enjoying ...
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What are good alcohol-free staples to include in a home bar?

I love entertaining and try to keep our home bar stocked with liquors needed for the most commonly requested cocktails. I also try to keep beer, wine, soda, and seltzers on hand when I know people ...
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How can I prevent beer cans from exploding?

My partner and I heard a loud pop one evening that we assumed was a car backfiring in front of our home. It turns out that noise was a can of beer in a case I had ordered for a virtual tasting event ...
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Is it appropriate to substitute Kahlua in lieu of Patron XO Cafe?

I have a cocktail recipe that calls for Patron XO Cafe. I try to avoid buying bottles of super speciality liquors if I don't anticipate I'll use them frequently. I do have Kahlua on hand which I know ...
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Ways to avoid Skunked beer?

Before the craft beer craze, most consumption was mass produced bottles and cans that seemed to last forever. New England or "Hazy" IPAs tend to have a short shelf life of less than 2 months....
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What is the name of the Scottish Brewery that makes Nanny State beer?

I have a friend who is a fellow beer aficionado who told me about a brewery in Scotland that produced a beer that had such as high ABV that the government said it couldn't be produced because that ...
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Cannibis beer vs.. Cannabis-Infused Beer

There seems to be two types of weed beers: Cannabis Beer and Cannabis-Infused Beer on the market. What is the difference between the two and what is the taste difference between the two? Bonus ...
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Does calorie count on a can of beer account for calories in the alcohol?

I was having a discussion with a friend about the amount of calories in various kinds of beer, light beers and seltzers and he said that the calorie information in the nutrition section of the can ...
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What pairs well with cannabis wine?

What pairs well with cannabis wine? Cannabis Wine: Herbs have been infused into wine since the time of ancient Greece. These aromatized wines are now even being infused with cannabis. One such ...
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What pairs well with green wine?

What pairs well with green wine? Green wine (Vinho Verde) is basically an inexpensive young wine. Vinho Verde (literally 'green wine') refers to Portuguese wine that originated in the historic Minho ...
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Pairing sweet wine with dessert

A rule of thumb I've heard concerning pairing (sweet) wine with (sweet) desserts is that the wine should be sweeter than the dessert. For some references, see e.g., here or here. So suppose I'm ...
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Different physiological effect of beer and wine?

I wonder if it's possible for beer to cause you to be sleepier than wine with the same amount of alcohol in it? And if so, what would be the cause?
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Johnnie Walker Green vs Gold Label?

I drink Johnnie Walker Blue Label and I didn't fell the alcohol burning my mouth. Is it similar with Green and Gold Label? Which one of these two has a better "alcohol burn" hidden?
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Equal Parts Cocktail Measurement

This question may be quite basic. How do I properly measure ingredients of a Negroni? Equal parts of each ingredient. Is it one cap (cocktail shaker cap) of each? Or equal in terms of mL. Using my ...
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What spirit goes best with lasagna?

My mom's favorite dinner is lasagna with salad, garlic bread, and cheese cake. I make this for her every twice a year; her birthday and Mother's day. What spirit goes best with this dinner?
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Which single malt Scotches have improved over the last 20 years?

There seems to have been a consistent trend across many distilleries towards a poorer product over the last 2 decades. A case in point is Laphroaig 10yo. In the late 90s I was a regular drinker of ...
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Price per Alcohol content of beer formula?

Price per Alcohol content of beer formula Can someone post the formula for the problem of finding an equation to determine the price of the alcohol content in a beer? I've been trying to figure it out ...
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When some one uses "sweet" to describe Blanc de Noir Brut Champagne, what does it really mean?

A friend of mine really enjoyed a glass of Champagne at a restaurant back two years ago, and described it as "sweet" and "smells good". Based on other clues and after many ...
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Health Effects of Drinking Slowly

I really like the flavor of dark beer, but I hate getting buzzed. Thus, I have developed the habit of drinking a single beer over the course of 1-3 days, because then I can keep my BAC low (ie. sub 0....
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Is there a term for a cocktail made of equal proportions of its ingredients?

Is there a name for the class of cocktails where all ingredients are in equal proportions? For example, if I were to make a menu of things like a Corpse Reviver, Paper Plane, Last Word, etc. I'd like ...
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Fake Glencairn Glass?

I just purchased this Glencairn glass from Amazon and I think it may be knock-off. The etching on the bottom is different than the majority of the ones I've seen elsewhere. The ones I've seen online I ...
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