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Happy Hour Q&A with Archetype Distillery and Michael Chapyak

This week’s spotlight is on Archetype Distillery’s Michael Chapyak. Archetype Distillery was born from a passion for crafting one-of-a-kind, quality spirits. While bartending in New York and working in the healthcare industry, Michael decided he wanted a life change and moved to Colorado to begin his quest of owning and operating a bespoke distillery and social epicenter.

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Happy Hour with Social Hour Cocktails co-founder Tom Macy

This week’s spotlight is Social Hour Cocktails and its co-founder/CEO Tom Macy. Co-founder Julie Reiner hired Tom back in 2009 Tom at Clover Club as a barback in 2009 and the two have been making delicious cocktails together ever since. As Tom worked his way up to bartender, head bartender, and eventually partner, he developed a particular interest in meticulously perfecting classic cocktails, which earned him several awards in Punch’s Ultimate Cocktail Tastings.

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Happy Hour with author Andre Darlington

This week’s spotlight is on Andre Darlington, spirits writer/author, whose latest book Bar Menu: 100+ Drinking Food Recipes for Cocktail Hour at Home is now available. Darlington is a drinks, food, and lifestyle writer based in Philadelphia and North Carolina. He is a former restaurant critic and award-winning wine and spirits columnist.

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Happy Hour with bartender and author Chris Vola

This week’s spotlight is on bartender and author Chris Vola. His latest book, CHEERS TO TODAY: 365 Cocktails Because Every Day is a Holiday, is now available and features a number of cocktail recipes ready to make everyday a special occasion. From variations to newly invented libations, CHEERS TO TODAY gives readers a reason to imbibe, but it also teaches about classic cocktails and their offspring, encouraging readers to get just as creative as this never-ending list of occasions.

Hops & Spirits Kentucky

Q&A with NKD LDY founder Becca Gardner

In this Q&A, we welcome in Becca Gardner, founder of NKD LDY out of Louisville. She talks about what led to her founding NKD LDY, what the name signifies, how she decided on a non-alcoholic whiskey, tequila & gin, how their process works, going the route of real booze minus the alcohol, how closely those spirits resemble their alcoholic counterparts, the importance of changing perceptions of non-alcoholic drinks, challenges she's faced and what's next for NKD LDY.