Welcome to Imbibe Magazine's between-issues look at liquid culture with drink recipes, news and more. From coffee to cocktails, Imbibe celebrates your world in a glass.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I’m not alone. The region has increasingly become a magnet for drink enthusiasts—it’s even home to Imbibe. And over the past decade, the Northwest has experienced a boom of drinks innovation, from coffee roasting to cocktails. This is why we’re devoting an entire issue to the Northwest’s most memorable drinks. The heart of this issue is a road trip along Interstate 5, highlighting bartenders, baristas, distillers and brewers who are leaving indelible impressions on the region’s culinary character.
We’re also exploring beer and coffee pioneers and changes in the worlds of wine and craft distilling that are now unfolding across the region. We’re visiting Portland teamaker Steven Smith, sampling some of the Northwest’s lesser-known espresso blends, and introducing local IPAs to the shakers of Northwest bartenders. And we’re very excited to be introducing a new column by spirits and travel writer Wayne Curtis, who delves into the history of one of the Northwest’s most storied saloons.
We can’t promise that you’ll feel inspired to move to the Northwest, like I did, after sampling its liquid charms. But be prepared to stay a while—Pacific Northwest drinkmakers are good at making you feel right at home.
Paul Clarke, Executive Editor
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wait, it’s illegal to reuse
plastic milk crates? Modern Farmer
Friday, February 21, 2014
|Photo: Anjali Pinto|
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
What will the future hold
for Brazil’s coffee farming communities? SCAA
Friday, February 14, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The guy behind our Imbibe
75 Cocktail Bar of the Year asks if you’re hiring the right people for your
bar. Possessed by Spirits
Friday, February 07, 2014
|Photo: Sheri Giblin|
Thursday, February 06, 2014
It's no secret that we've been following Charleston's burgeoning wine, beer and cocktail scene. Last year, we featured Charleston, SC as one of our destinations to visit in the inaugural Imbibe 75 issue, and this year, we're excited to be participating in Charleston's biggest food and drink event, the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival.
Now in its fifth year, this event has proven itself to be one of the premier culinary events in the country attracting talent such as Dale DeGroff, aka King Cocktail and Southern food expert John T. Edge.
We're pleased to be sponsoring two cocktail-centric events:
Jailhouse Shake Up Friday, March 7, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
- Brent Sweatman of The Rarebit
- Craig Nelson of Proof
- Evan Powell of Republic Reign
- Joe Raya of Bittermilk
Iron Mixologist Competition
Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:30 - 2:45 pm
King Cocktail himself, Dale DeGroff, and the always effervescent Charlotte Voisey of William Grant & Sons USA join to host the third annual BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Iron Mixologist Competition. With a back bar stocked full of the best William Grant & Sons has to offer, four of Charleston’s finest bartenders will battle through three rounds of cocktail combat in a series of challenges demanding creativity, speed, quick thinking and composure behind the bar. A top-shelf judging panel (including Imbibe's founder/publisher Karen Foley) along with an imaginative kitchen pantry will keep each contender on their toes as they compete for the ultimate title of Iron Mixologist Charleston.
See you in Charleston!
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
To decant or not to
decant—that is the question. Houston Press