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Art In The Age Presents: Hella Bitter

As part of their January exhibit, Cultivating the Cocktail, the great people over at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (116 North 3rd Street) as selling Hella Bitter Small Batch Bitters.

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That's the Spirit: Art in the Age Root, Snap, and Rhuby Liqueurs

Q: What do a Native American medicinal herbal drink, lebkuchen, and a legendary (if possibly apocryphal) tea brewed by Benjamin Franklin have in common?

A: They've all served as the inspiration for unique and exciting liqueurs from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.

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City Paper features AITA

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First Friday: "Cultivating the Cocktail" @ Art in the Age

What can be considered a work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction? A damn fine cocktail, for one — which, thanks to an increased interest in mixology, may be the reason we’re (finally!) seeing a subtle decline on the PBR popularity scale. To feed (or rather, water) this trend, and just in time for a deep winter warm-up, the folks at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (AITA) have teamed with a group of local artisans on "Cultivating the Cocktail," a month-long exhibition of the tradition and craft behind the perfect mixed bev.


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The Pinecone Gentleman features AITA store

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Opening reception: First Friday, January 6th, 6-8PM

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12 Most Interesting New Products for Cocktails

The Twelve most interesting new products for cocktails? Certainly there are more than 12, but for the intent of this assignment, I chose 12 that influenced me in positive ways this past year. Sure there are some recognizable brands and a couple of under the radar finds. I was a Ministry of Rum judge in 2010, so Rum fits the profile as do bitters and of course Bourbon! This year I was named the “On Whiskey” Columnist for OKRA Magazine in New Orleans- and that led me to the discovery of Absinthe- another historic spirit enjoyed in New Orleans, location of Tales of the Cocktail. Twelve? Only Twelve? I’d better get cracking!

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Day 7: Root Beer Flip!

Me? I’m a root beer guy. And I’m also a BLT guy. But in terms of drinks, I’m a root beer guy. Unless I’m drinking whiskey, in which case I’m a drunk guy. Either way.  This drink here?  Well… It’ll knock your dick in the dirt.  (Which is an expression that a friend of mine used to say quite a bit, but I’ve never honestly understood what it meant. (Until now.)

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