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    • Craft Beer On The Rise People talk about flavor, but nowadays that flavor is an added element to their beer. Yes, beer drinkers shift toward craft, imported brews more and more, but the real change and growth is with flavored drinks. according to a report by Mintel. American beer drinkers are drinking less, but what they are consuming more of are...

    • Normally, American Bars begins Monday with a tale of an old, grand historic bar that is having a last call prior to vanishing into the American landscape forever. However, due to the timeliness of another event, we thought it prudent to mention a more positive item to launch the week.   Well, the news apparently doesn’t travel all that fas...

    • Dog Gone! The Downtown’s Legal Beagle quietly closes, but could reopen soon   Even as downtown’s restaurant scene turned trendier, a local institution continued to churn out tenderloins and other pub fare for famished lawyers frequenting the City-County Building. But Paddy’s Legal Beagle at 20 N. Delaware St. quietly closed about thre...

    • Exponential Patriotism   By now you have heard about it, the new Bud cans and labels. Everyone is weighing in on the move. Most of the media critics, which are aptly named, have drawn out the long knives and gleefully slashed viciously at the move. Simply Google “Budweiser America” and your screen is filled with hundreds of links, images...

    • In 1785 England, James Squire ransacked a home and was caught with his booty on the road home by authorities. He managed to convince the courts that he was not a burglar, which carried a more severe penalty, but instead posed as a highway robber. Nonetheless, his crime was deemed heinous enough that in May of 1787, he was sentenced to sail aboard t...

    • On the news one continually hears about things happening off-shore, how things that used to be invented here are being not only invented but perfected elsewhere because of government intrusion, regulation, retrictions, taxes and much more. Here at American Bars, we are constantly in the search for new innovations occurring here. Yet, our news feed ...

    • America kept the prize at home as the United States won the 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition crown at the Global Final in San Francisco late last month. In the photo, posed with all those lovely Bacadir bat emblazoned bottles, stands Gn Chan who works at Angel’s Share, in New York. He won the global competition from a field of 36 countri...

    • Why do we never see this innovation around here? There have been some pretty ridiculous pop-ups in London over the last few years — Carlsberg beer had one made entirely of chocolate. There was the great mixed drink Breaking Bad themed motor home, a roast potato pop-up, and a weed-themed restaurant. But now it is going to the dogs. A pop-up bar s...

    • The “History” of Cinco de Mayo Cinco De Mayo is not about Mexico. The picture accompanying this piece displays the full range of the holiday. In Truth, America has an entire slate of Drinking Holidays that tend to occur about every couple of months. They are specifically designed that way. Take a look at the calendar; they are doled out equall...

    • Culture is where you find it. In America, we go out to bars and pubs and restaurants with themes to experience another country, culture, style, grog and food. Irish, Japanese, Mexican, Peruvian, Italian, or myriad other spots, we enjoy the cuisine and believe we are in that faraway locale.  Sadly, the same it holding true for those faraway l...