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    • American politics and bars share a long history Generally, there are a few things that do not mix well at a bar. Politics, religion, and sports (even in a sports bar) when stirred up with alcohol. This is not just an election year. It’s a raucous election year that could have strong impact for decades to come. Thus, passions and tempers are heat...

    •   It is interesting how Bourbon can ramp up to be a contentious issue for drinkers. American Bars notes there appear to be all sorts of “rules” when it comes to enjoying a glass. Although most all are odd local tradition or hearsay tales, there are three “hard and fast” rules that are actually helpful. Instead of trying to figure out...

    •   Imagine any bar in any city on a crowded Saturday night. The overworked bar tender scrambles to fill pint glasses of Bud Light and concoct basic mixed drinks for thirsty customers. After grabbing patrons’ credit or debit cards, the bar keep or server typically swipes the magstripe (the magnetic stripe on the back of a credit or debit card...

    • It has been a while, but another historic bar is shuttering its doors forever. Kay’s Lounge, a more-than-75-year-old Houston bar is making its last call. Developer Kays Partners LLC (which lends suspicious thought to the procedures) purchased the land where Kay's Lounge is located in 2015, according to the Harris County Appraisal District. The d...

    • Want to make sustainable fertilizer? Drink beer! The University of California, Davis is renowned as one of the foremost agricultural schools in the nation. They find all sorts of great uses for things that most of us would consider total waste; like urine, for example. Urine collected from an outhouse behind Sudwerk Brewery Co. in Davis, Californ...

    • How much time each day do you spend with technology?  By “technology” I mean watching video, listening to audio, working on the computer, engaging social media, video gaming, or online reading.  The answer may surprise you. New research from consulting firm Activate indicates that Americans are spending 11 hours a each and every day w...

    • Craft Brewery Hotel to Tap Into Local, Experiential Trends   “Platform” companies like Airbnb, Amazon and Uber have reinvented their respective industries by seamlessly linking together all aspects of their operations and customer experience into a single system. The lessons from this model are especially relevant in the hotel industry, ...

    • Drink in Moderation means much more than stopping short of fall-down-drunk. It means taking care to stay healthy, just as you should do with all you eat or drink. For example: Most people with diabetes can enjoy some alcohol. Rules are the same as for everyone else: one drink per day for women; two for men. But you need to know how alcohol affects...

    • Yesterday, American Bars showed you how just three margaritas is the equivalent to virtually ALL of your recommended daily caloric intake without any benefit beyond the buzz. At AB, we do not simply opine and complain, we offer solutions. Actually, we will offer two days worth of valid solutions to your colossal calorie cocktails. Today, we have su...

    • Drinking responsibly means drinking healthy. According to the U.S. Department of Health, the average male between 30 and 50 should have a daily caloric intake of 2,000 to 2,500. The average female of the same age bracket, given the same leverage for body mass and exercise regimen, should pull in 1,600 to 2,000. There is always talk about empty ca...