CityBeat - Drink http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-250-1-drink.html <![CDATA[Local Couple Makes Artisan Drinking Shrubs - ]]> Following in the footsteps of other local brands that ferment food and drink, like Fab Ferments and The Pickled Pig, husband-and-wife team Mercy Mabalot and Arie Vandenberg started Chimera Shrubs in June.
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<![CDATA[Cocktails for a Cause - ]]>

With the season of giving upon us, there are a number of local drinking establishments that not only actively give back, but also provide patrons with opportunities to support and contribute as well — outside of just being entertaining drunks.

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<![CDATA[Angst Coffeehouse Redux: A Community Café - ]]>

If you’re looking for a neighborhood hangout that reminds you of someone’s sleek yet super-comfy basement where you can meet your friends and enjoy a cup of great coffee, Angst is going to be your new favorite spot.

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<![CDATA[Kubrick and Cocktails - ]]>

When Pleasant Ridge’s The Shining-themed Overlook Lodge opens on Halloween, don’t expect pools of blood pouring out of elevators; instead, expect simple craft cocktails in a no-frills lodge setting.

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<![CDATA[Craft Spirits in Saint Bernard - ]]>

On a recent Saturday, my boyfriend Brian and I headed to Woodstone Creek — I love a glass of a good red wine and he’s always willing to sip straight whiskey, so it was the perfect place for us to sample a selection of both.

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<![CDATA[The Swami of Ludlow, Kentucky - ]]>

The first thing you notice when walking into Second Sight Spirits artisan distillery in Ludlow, Kentucky is the smell: rum. Like two renegade pirates, founders Rick Couch and Carus Waggoner have staked their claim in this little town since their grand opening in April.

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<![CDATA[What’s the Hops? - ]]>

Things move fast in the Queen City, and summertime means a raft of new beers flooding the market, both locally and regionally. As they say, when it rains it pours … beer.

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<![CDATA[Summer Cocktails in the City - ]]>

Summertime and the drinkin’ is easy. All around town, bars and restaurants have lightened up their cocktail offerings to fit the season. 

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<![CDATA[Elevating Cold Coffee - ]]>

Remember last summer when everybody was drinking cold-brew coffee (including us)? Well, cold brew is now considered somewhat passé.

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<![CDATA[Pearl’s Brings History and Cocktails to the East End - ]]>

If success is defined by passion and mindfulness, the owners and operators of Pearl’s, Columbia Tusculum’s newest bar, are already set with a home run on their hands.

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<![CDATA[Brew Made New - ]]> Walk into any yurt in Mongolia, and you will most likely be presented with fermented mare’s milk, a traditional drink given as a form of hospitality. In the Philippines, they drink fermented]]> <![CDATA[Monster Tea - ]]>

These days it’s pretty easy for foodies, wine-o’s and hop heads to delve into an appreciation of food, wine and craft beer. It becomes somewhat of a quest as we seek out better examples and interesting variations from the farthest reaches of the world. 

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<![CDATA[Lift One to Life - Braxton Brewing Company’s ambitious vision comes to life in Covington]]>

The family-owned and -operated Braxton Brewing Company held its grand opening on March 27, and invited the community into the 11,000-square-foot space, which features a brewhouse and taproom. 

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<![CDATA[Strange Brew - ]]>

In 2015, it seems that opening a craft brewery is the newest American dream.

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<![CDATA[Lachey's (Review) - ]]>

When a celebrity opens a restaurant, customers likely fall into two camps: those who only go there for the celeb brand, or those who actually enjoy the food, drink and ambiance of a place that happens to be helmed by a famous person.

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<![CDATA[Collective Espresso Expands to Northside - ]]>

Collective Espresso now offers two of the city’s finest coffee shops found off the beaten path.

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<![CDATA[Urbana Café: Italian Espresso from a Vintage Vespa - ]]>

Noguera, who is of Italian descent, now sells espresso from the back of a vintage Vespa utility motorcycle under the moniker Urbana Café.

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<![CDATA[Top Cincinnati Hot Chocolate Hotspots - ]]>

Since we aren’t elitist, we went to a handful of eateries that offer hot chocolate as a menu item, trying both powdered and melted versions to find the best.

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<![CDATA[Drinking Destinations of the Future - ]]>

Winter is coming, which means it’s time to hunker down at your local watering hole.

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<![CDATA[New Juice Bar to Open in OTR - ]]>

Over-the-Rhine offers everything from a donut shop to a walk-up taco window, and soon it will be getting its first juice bar. We’re not talking smoothies — we’re talking nutrient-dense, cold-pressed juice funneled into a pint-sized glass container.

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