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There is a noteworthy similarity between Rich Buceta and Don Draper, and it's likely also the only likeness since, at a base level, the former is a real person and the latter is a fictional person disguised as another fictional person, both of whom jaggedly form one steadfast advertisement not for Glo-Coat or Topaz Pantyhose, but for how many uncomfortable, unfulfilled, and unrelentlessy bleak things can be stuffed into a perfectly tailored suit. If...
We don’t often consider the sounds of beer, but sometimes enjoying a great brew can be a truly aural experience. What would drinking be without the click-pop-fizz of cracking open a fresh bottle, the fffpt-hiss of air pressure escaping a cold can, the clink-clanking of glass inside an anticipated case, the quiet whooosh of carbon dioxide rising to a pulled pint’s fluffy surface or the inevitable glug-glug-smack of a satisfied sip? Consuming beer is...
This past Sunday afternoon, I caught the B67 bus on the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street in Park Slope, en route to what remained of Brooklyn’s St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities. The yearly march down Prospect Park West begins, like many, with a 9am mass, then by 4pm quickly transitions into a full on, suds-soaked beer bash. Belligerent revelers have been known to spill out of neighborhood bars big and small, gripping styrofoam...
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME OF YEAR than the fall for drinking beer. Sure, there are people who will espouse the virtues of summertime drinking, what with the baseball games and backyard BBQs and all that, but this line of thinking is somewhat outdated, failing as it does to reflect the breadth of styles currently being offered by craft breweries. As temperatures begin to drop, and qualities like “refreshing” and “sessionable” become less important,...

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