The Year of Drinking Adventurously
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52 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
The editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine guides readers through fifty-two weeks of drinking and discovery to ultimately demystify the liquor aisle.
So you want a little adventure in your life. Why not? With nearly 2,900 breweries (and counting) and more than 500 artisanal distillers (likely to reach 1,000 by 2017) in the United States, there are more choices than ever on tap and behind the bar. So many that you’re a little bit intimidated.
But throughout the course of a year you can learn to impress and earn the respect by enhancing your bar smarts and becoming a pub savant with The Year of Drinking Adventurously, a guide to getting out of your beverage comfort zone once a week for a year. Each of the fifty-two chapters features the story behind a unique beer, spirit, or cocktail, designed to broaden your drinking horizons. Some correspond with specific seasons or holidays, encouraging you to forget the million-dollar-marketing-supported “conventional wisdom” and drink against the grain. It’s Cinco de Mayo? There’s much more to celebration than Corona and shots of cheap tequila. St. Patrick’s Day? Do you really want to be the 700th person of the evening to order a Guinness or a Jameson on the rocks?
The Year of Drinking Adventurously takes the social cross drinker on a journey into the exciting and unknown—one week at a time.