Yes, it is good to have routines, like James Bond always ordering the same drink, shaken, not stirred. But, we also think that it is a wide world of beverage choices out there and not worth limiting the horizons completely.
For this edition of the Drink Guide, we have shuffled the order a bit—and beefed up the content. For starters, this guide has a new name: The Drink Guide. Simple as that!
It is the same complete listings of Happy Hours around the region, but recognizing the importance—and interest in—the brewery industry here, we have moved the Beer Booklet to the front of this guide. For each listing, we try to provide some insights to that brewery and its sensibility— and to offer our recommendations for our favorite beers. But yes, we recognize you have your own taste palates and that we can lead a horse to the brewpub, but can only make him drink so many IPAs before he’s curious about the stouts and saisons.
Along with the Beer Booklet, we also are introducing a listing of growler fill stations. We understand that it is not just what you drink, but how you bring those drinks home. And, finally, yes, our Drink Guide also includes the Cocktail Compass, the same complete listings of Happy Hours and drinking establishments, from those serving well drinks to those offering fancy flutes of fizz.