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National Mimosa Day

It’s National Mimosa Day! We celebrate the famous brunch cocktail just about every weekend, however, this is their observance day and they have rightfully earned it! Learn all about their history and trek to being a staple in every brunch menu, where it all began, and what the heck the name Mimosa actually means. Cheers!

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National Moscato Day

Today the sweet, sweet grape Moscato is celebrated through the nation. We did the research for you and found out why Moscato is so incredibly famous, it’s rightfully permanent place in wine history, and just what in the heck is a Black Moscato. Celebrate responsibly!

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What is White Wine?

Our first lesson for our Wine month edition is in honor of the white wine grape, AKA the one that “doesn’t pair with steak.” Learn all about the first mentions of white wine in history, how the monks may be to thank for the continued production of it way back when, and are you afraid of wine? There’s a term for that. Cheers to learning!

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International Sauvignon Blanc Day

Today is International Sauvignon Blanc day! What a better way to ring in spring than with a nice bottle of some refreshing white wine? Pop that cork open and read all about how this “wild grape” made it’s way to New Zealand, ways to celebrate this epic day, and what exactly does “Sauvignon Blanc” means. Cheers!

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Bellini

The first Drink of the Week for the month of May is the Bellini. Find out what painter inspired this cocktail (hint: it's in the name), where in the world it was created, and how to make one yourself!

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Ken Lin

Every month, we gather intel on the best Happy Hours in LA, but where would we be if not for the dedication of bartenders? April’s honor belongs to Ken Lin, a fresh face and attitude to the bartending scene, but his resume and skills make him a gifted natural. Get to know Ken one on one like we did and learn all about how he ditched the corporate life for one behind the bar, how he managed to get a job at one of the top restaurants in DTLA, and his ultimate favorite cocktail.

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Bonaventure Brewing Co.

Overall Score: 4.5/5

Happy Hour Score: 4/5

On this Beers edition of our reviews we visited a microbrewery that is located on the rooftop deck of the Westin Bonaventure hotel. Yup! Among the skyscrapers of the financial district, Bonaventure Brewing Co. is brewin’ up a killer Happy Hour! Check out how our visit went down, what we had to order that wasn’t on the HH menu, and a tour of the brewery. Cheers!

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Golden Road Brewery

Overall Score: 4/5

Happy Hour Score: 4/5

Inside the historic Grand Central Market you’ll find Golden Road Brewery. An extension of their flagship Glendale location, the GRB bar is a great place to people watch, meet tourists, and a few locals. They keep a rotating beer selection for Happy Hour at a steal of a price and offer a ton of vegan food options. Read all about what we ordered, the 12 beers we sampled, and Alex finally finds a good beer cheese pretzel. Cheers!

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German Beer Day

Despite the fact we are celebrating ALL things beer this month, today is specifically dedicated to German Beers, but also the law that puts their quality in the top tier of brews. Find out all about this 1500’s law that is still in act today, how to celebrate, and where America ranks in the beer consumption list. Cheers!

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What is an IPA?

Happy Monday guys! It’s the third week of our Beer month, and we are so excited to share with you the story of the wonderful IPA. The India Pale Ale has a history that has come across numerous seas, we discuss the major differences between all the subcategories within it, and how Australia is involved in the name! Cheers to learning!

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Michelada

We are spicing things up here in Happy Hour City! And what a better way to do that + celebrate Beer month than with a refreshing Michelada? The savory beer cocktail has many versions of the original recipe throughout the Americas, but getting it right is not all about the ingredients. Learn how to make it, the history behind it and what beer related honor Mexico City received following European conquest. Cheers!

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