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Happy Hour with drinks expert Lauren Mote

This week’s spotlight is Lauren Mote, co-founder of Bittered Sling — range of award-winning cocktail bitters — Global Director of On Trade Excellence for Patrón Tequila, and author of the new book “A Bartender’s Guide to the World” (Published in late October 2022.)

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Happy Hour with Legion Brewing’s Scott Griffin

This week’s spotlight is Scott Griffin, head brewer of Legion Brewing in Charlotte, NC. Scott has been with Legion Brewing since its inception. Starting as an assistant brewer, he became the head brewer in 2018 and now oversees brewing operations at the Plaza Midwood and West Morehead facilities.

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Happy Hour with Sean Lawson

This week’s spotlight is Sean Lawson, who founded Lawson’s Finest Liquids. It started as a home-based 1bbl nanobrewery in 2008 before expanding production capacity in 2011 and 2014, then growing to include distribution across nine states in the Northeast. In 2018, Lawson’s Finest opened its popular destination Brewery, Taproom and Retail Store in central Vermont’s Mad River Valley town of Waitsfield.

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Happy Hour with Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails author Bryan Paiement

This week’s spotlight is on author and bartender Bryan Paiement, whose latest offering The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails is now available. The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails sets out to share the stories of the whiskey-making world and recipes suitable for whiskey enthusiasts of all expertise levels.

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Cocktails to enjoy with The Golden Girls

More than 30 years after its final episode, The Golden Girls is one of the most popular shows in syndication and available to view on multiple streaming services. The hit comedy about four fierce and sassy 50+ roommates has charmed millions over years. Here are four cocktails to celebrate each of The Golden Girls.

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Happy Hour with Switchback Brewing’s Bill Cherry

This week’s spotlight is on Bill Cherry, Founder & Brewmaster at Switchback Brewing Co. Switchback was founded in 2002 by Cherry and his longtime friend Jeff Neiblum. To maximize complexity and flavor, the beer is left unfiltered and carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself, creating a 100% naturally conditioned beer.

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Happy Hour with Snowy River Cocktails

We talk with Snowy River Cocktails founder Stuart Cutler. Snowy River Cocktail Co is an award-winning manufacturer of all-natural cocktail decorating products, including a large range of cocktail sugar and cocktail salt rimmers and cocktail glitters, confettis and drink colors.

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