Happy Hour

The Long, Cold Fermentation of Beer – National Lager Day


National Lager Day is here! Craft beer has embraced the ale. Is it time to revisit an old friend, the lager?

The Second Century

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” The second location of The Century is going to be in the south of the city, near the Dayton Mall. It will have two patios, one for smoking cigars and one for the non-smokers just wanting to enjoy a fine bourbon outside on a warm summer evening. Another expansion in the works is not as far from their current location. In fact, it is right next door to it. “There is going to be a speakeasy attached to The Century, with a false store front and a secret entrance in the back of our bar

Thinking About a Stout? – National Stout Day


The question of “stout vs. porter” now causes some serious debate among the beer brewing and drinking crowd, some insisting the styles are as different as twilight and midnight, some saying that there is little difference other than a naming preference

Seeking The Greatest Bloody Mary in Dayton – The Bloody Mary Showdown


The Bloody Mary is an icon in the cocktail world. Dayton is going to find out who makes the best one!

Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!


Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that celebrates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla.  But  for many of us  it is a great excuse for a day of patio drinking! And since we are drinking in honor of Mexico, it only seems right that we should feature some drinks made from the blue agave plant, a spiky-leafed member of the lily family. By Mexican law the agave spirit called Tequila can be made only from one particular type of agave, the blue agave, and can be produced only in specifically designated geographic areas, primarily the state of Jalisco in west-central … [Read more...]

Superfry & Big Ragu to Bartend at Fifth Street BrewPub


OK, this is a MUST drink ... we have a cure for your next Monday doldrums!! Mark your calendar for  a charity event, Monday March 10th ... at the Fifth Street Brewpub Dayton Most Metro's own Food Adventure guys,  Superfry & The Big Ragu, will be tapping and pouring beers, while working the bar. ALL of their tips will be donated to Dayton's Ronald McDonald House Charity.   The Brewpub has 12 taps of craft beers.. Want to know a secret?  One  of them will be  Conway's Irsh Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.  A Food Adventure favorite and will be on special with $1 off … [Read more...]

Five for Drinking…Chocolate

Chocolate in a box

Pink and red hearts, dinner, flowers, cards…all of the trappings of the perfect Valentine’s Day. The only thing that is missing is the chocolate. Last year, people bought 48 million pounds of chocolate, spending somewhere around $1.6 billion dollars on the sweet confection. Local favorites like Esther Price, Winan’s, Pure Madness, and Signature Confections look forward to this holiday, as it is the third largest holiday for buying chocolate of the year. It is a little hard to believe that chocolate candy has only been around for 400 years. Chocolate, while having a history that reaches … [Read more...]

It’s A Mad, Mad Tree – Welcome MadTree Brewing!


People who love good beer will find each other. They will frequent the same beer tastings, see each other at beer weeks and festivals, and share all of the best beers they are finding among the blogs, tweets, and Facebook posts they read. Some start Beer of the Week clubs where they will create their own tastings. It was at one of these Beer of the Week groups in Cincinnati that Brady Duncan, Jeff Hunt and Kenny McNutt, all home brewers, discussed creating their own brewery. That was in 2009; the seed that was going to grow into MadTree Brewing was planted. “I bought them a few too many … [Read more...]

Five for Drinking: Champagne

Glowing champagne

New Year’s Day is fast approaching. That means a huge celebration of the year we just finished and a leaping off point for the year we are about to tackle. Major celebrations are equated with bringing out the bubbly. The corks are going to pop and champagne is going to flow. It is a lovely, crisp and effervescent drink on its own. It is also a great base for some delicious cocktails. Champagne in a cocktail has been around for as long as champagne has been around. Here are five cocktails you can make for your guests to add a little more flavor to the mix. Punch It Up Punches are classics … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve (Or Any Big Gathering) Check List

If only it was this easy to get a party ready.

Are you ready for the last big party night of 2013? New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and you get a chance to do a little more last minute shopping. This list is going to be different; before it was fighting your way through the mall at the last minute for some good deals and to get that one last present. This time you are hitting the liquor and grocery stores to make sure no one runs out of their favorite beverage at the big soiree. How much is enough? What are you going to need to keep the cocktails flowing and the champagne bubbling until 2014? Have no worries, we spent some time doing … [Read more...]