Libations & Wellness: Drinking Champagne Is Good for Your Brain

New Year’s might be long over, but Valentine’s Day is a champagne-worthy holiday. Last year, scientists at the University of Reading in Great Britain published a study that one to two glasses of champagne a week can help ward off age-related memory loss. The study found that champagne’s phenolic compounds help improve spatial memory, which […]

Libations & Wellness: Cocktails That Fight the Cold and Flu

Cold and flu season is here. Finding a remedy for those cold and flu symptoms just sucks. Ask any doctor and they will probably disagree with my next statement, but some cocktails have great healing abilities. Or at least restorative powers and symptom relief. In 1993, a study at Carnegie Mellon found that 391 adults […]

New Years Resolutions: Drink Sour Beer For Your Health

It’s that time of year again. Christmas and Hanukkah are over, the New Year is looming, and for some reason we feel obligated to make a whole lot of resolutions we know are impossible to keep. So, this year, instead of cutting out carbs and sweets, say “Screw your resolutions, I’m going to resolve to […]

Libations & Wellness: The Bitter Truth

From an Old Fashioned to Bloody Mary, a dash of bitters plays a vital role in the flavor profile of your cocktail. However, bitters actually had a more medicinal start. In 1824, Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert created Angostura bitters and sold the bitters to sailors to cure sea sickness and other stomach maladies. Bitters […]

Libations & Wellness: Drinking at Altitude

It’s GABF week! Beer drinkers from all over the country will be filling our quaint city on a mission to drink lots and lots of beer. Many of these individuals will blame some of their drunk antics on the altitude. The claim being: drinking at higher elevation makes one drink feel like it has the […]

Libations & Wellness: The Hangover – Causes, Prevention & Cures

It’s Friday night. You hit the town to put the week behind you. Happy Hour. Shots. Then you wake up Saturday morning. Your head hurts. Your stomach is uneasy. You just want to curl up in a little ball, in a dark space and have a breakfast sandwich delivered to your door. You’re hungover. What […]

Libations and Wellness: Cocktails Under 200 Calories

A night of drinking cocktails can leave you more than just hungover, it can leave you fatter. The average serving of one ounce of 80-proof alcohol contains about 90 calories. Then add in all the mixers and you’re looking at a full meal. For example, a margarita can have as many calories as a hamburger. […]

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Libations and Wellness: Beer for Yogis

What does practicing yoga and drinking beer have in common? Lots, which is why a few local breweries have started yoga clubs. Yoga and beer have many similarities. Yoga is about finding the balance within oneself, where as when a brewer is brewing beer, they are looking for a balance in the flavors. Both can […]

Libations and Wellness: Beer For Athletic Recovery

In the past five years, I have participated in numerous races from Rock’n’Roll Half Marathons to the Skirt Chaser 5K and one thing all of these races have in common is beer being poured at the finish line. When I moved to Denver, I was introduced to the bar run club scene. There is a […]