Monthly Archives: January 2017

How to Cellar Beer

While we do have a super-secret Zipps Cellar of beer (we bring them out for cellar sales), it can be a fun hobby to have your own cellar of beer! What’s important for your cellar is to make sure you’re holding on to beers that will age well, and that your cellar is cooler and…
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Bauchant Old Fashioned

Bauchant is an orange liqueur from the Cognac region in France.  It’s made by macerating sweet and bitter orange peels in neutral alcohol, then distilled three times, blended with brandy and syrup, and finally aged for several years for complexity.  The liqueur has a vibrant orange hue, with notes of fresh orange zest and sweet…
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Some Hot Drinks!

Every day it's bitterly cold in Minnesota, we need hot things to balance it out.  In the cocktail world, we have plenty to keep us occupied: hot toddies, hot buttered rum, and irish coffee.  At the core, those cocktails are simply a variation on the Old Fashioned: sugar, spirit, water, and bitters.   The hot…
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Lager You Waiting For?

When talking about beer, a lot of people get confused about lagers. Newcomers to beer don’t understand what makes a lager, and a lot of experienced drinkers have some misconceptions about what they taste like. Virtually every beer can be placed into one of two categories: ales or lagers. The majority of American craft brews are…
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