Drinking

4:00am

Thu May 16, 2013
Craft Beer Week

Craft Crazy Colorado Looks To A New Obsession: Sour Beers

A view from the bar in the taproom at Crooked Stave Artisanal Beer Project
Jim Hill KUNC

One of the country’s fastest growing beer types is defying traditional ideas of taste. Ranging from tart and sweet to strongly acidic, lovers of sours—called “sour heads”—are driving up demand for the brews.

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6:19am

Wed May 15, 2013
Craft Beer Week

Banking On Local Orchards, Colorado Ciders Hope History Repeats

The Colorado Cider Company of Denver, makes hard cider from Colorado apples. It also produces perry, made from pears.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

1:56pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Parents Get Crib Sheets For Talking With Kids About Drinking

Parents should tell parents about the risks of drinking long before they pop that first tab, a new campaign says.
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Parents often dread talking to tweens and teens about alcohol. So the government is here to help. Really.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration launched a campaign today that aims to get parents talking with their children about alcohol as early as age 9.

Age 9? Eek!

That early start is important because children start to look at alcohol more positively between ages 9 and 13, researchers say. About 10 percent of 12-year-olds have tried alcohol. That number goes up to 50 percent by age 15.

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5:59am

Mon May 13, 2013
Craft Beer Week

For Craft Beer Week: A Frosty Pint Of Growth, Diversity, And Jobs

Brewer's Association CraftBeer.com

"Big Week, Small Breweries" is the hook for this year's American Craft Beer Week. In Colorado, the breweries may be small, but there sure are a lot of them.

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2:59pm

Fri May 10, 2013
The Salt

How Swedish Malort Became Chicago's Mascot Bitter Drink

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 4:43 pm

World Shattered, a cocktail by Tyler Fry of the Chicago bar The Violet Hour. The drink includes R. Franklin's Original Recipe Malort, and tames the bitterness with lemon, honey syrup, raspberry and mint.
Courtesy of Eden Laurin

The people who make Jeppson's Malort, a harshly bitter spirit that's consumed in shots or cocktails, don't mind that their product makes people grimace. Instead, they celebrate it.

Carl Jeppson Co., a Chicago company, has built a minor social media empire around malort's "brutal" flavor; one winner of its slogan contest described the drink as "turning taste buds into taste foes for generations."

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