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Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Pat Evans is a writer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, focusing on food and beer, spirits, business, and sports. His full time gig is writing about sports betting business at Legal Sports Report. In addition to The Manual, Pat has written for Front Office Sports, The Athletic, Gear Patrol, Beer Connoisseur Magazine, October, Nevada Business Magazine, Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, Grand Rapids Magazine, and more. He has written two books, 'Grand Rapids Beer" and "Nevada Beer." He also writes corporate histories.

The best vodka mixers: Orange and cranberry juice are just the beginning

When it comes to vodka drinks, the Skyy is the limit. (See what we did there?) These are the best vodka mixers for nice, simple cocktails.
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Drink up with some of the most popular whiskey brands in the U.S.

These are some of the most popular whiskey brands in the U.S. and whiskey makers continue to pop up everywhere, so who's making the good stuff?
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The best tequilas you can buy for less than $20

Cheap tequila doesn't necessarily mean bad tequila. Next time you're looking for budget booze, go for one of these brands under $20.
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Sip these American Irish-style stout beers this St. Patrick’s Day

Guinness is great, but so are these Irish-style stouts that are brewed in the United States.
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Sip on these tasty Irish-style stouts this St. Patrick’s Day

Guinness is the standard bearer, but there are plenty of other Irish-style stouts, both from Ireland and the United States, you should drink.
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Drink these delicious Irish beers on St. Patrick’s Day (and beyond)

Cast the Killian's aside this St. Paddy's Day and sample some other Irish beer options.
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Incredible St. Patrick’s Day drinks: Check out these fantastic cocktail recipes

You don't have to drink green beer on St. Patrick's Day. Mix it up with a fun cocktail and celebrate in style.
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The best canned cocktails of 2022 that deliver that mixology magic

When you don't want beer, reach for these canned cocktails instead. They'll give that favorite bar experience from wherever you happen to be.
A view of the fountains and Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower replica at Bellagio Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

Las Vegas shut down during COVID-19 and left the Strip empty. Now it's back open and a good time for tourists to discover the real Las Vegas.
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What Is Genever and How Is It Related to Gin?

Genever is a botanical-forward spirit that eventually led to the creation of the now much more popular gin, but is that all it is?
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Get Bacon Delivered with These Bacon Subscription Boxes

The best bacon subscription boxes you can get delivered right to your front door. That’s right — people will send bacon to you. Every month, if you want.
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The 10 Best Vodkas for Crafting a Refreshing Moscow Mule in 2022

Don't just settle for any vodka in 2021. While most of them will do, these best vodkas for Moscow mules will surely deliver a unique flavor to this drink.
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The 11 Best Beer Glasses for Every Style of Beer

For beer connoisseurs and lovers, getting the ultimate beer-drinking experience entails learning the best beer glasses for each style of beer.
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The 26 Best Beer Gifts for Your Beer-Loving Dad

Dad deserves something nice once in a while. Does he like beer? Get him something beer-related, because taste buds are finicky.
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8 Types of Stout You Must Know

With fall weather descending on much of the United States, stout beer drinking weather is upon us.
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The Best Tripels Made In North America

These are some of the best tripels made in North American breweries.
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Brews Less Traveled Beer Club By Brewvana

Join the Brews Less Traveled beer club and have beers delivered to your doorstep every month.
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Scotch vs. Whiskey: All You Need To Know

The world of whiskey is a vast and complicated place. Here's what separates Scotch from the rest of the world's whiskies.

How ‘Bout Them Apples? 5 of the Highest Alcohol Ciders

Normally hard ciders are less than 7%, but we found some of the highest alcohol ciders you can buy.
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The 5 Best Barleywines To Kick off the Fall

Barleywines were once a near-extinct style. The craft beer movement brought them back, but they are fading again, and that trend should stop.
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7 Kölsch-Style Beers To Start off With This Fall

American brewers have turned to the tried and true German kolsch style beer to help draw in new fans and introduce them to a wider array of styles.
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8 Best Hard Cider Brands To Drink This Fall

We highlight our favorite fermented apple ciders to try this year.
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7 Best CBD and Cannabis-Infused Beers for a Different Buzz

Beers, full booze and non-alcoholic alike, are pushing forward with another big trend: The aromas of hemp and cannabis.
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8 Refreshing Pilsners To Quench Your Thirst

While the great American beers of Budweiser and Miller claim pilsner lineage, there are plenty of full-flavored options to show what the style really is.
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The Best Hard Kombuchas To Drink Right Now

Ever since it hit mainstream radar, hard kombucha has been heralded as a health nut’s answer to hard seltzer.
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13 Bubbly Hard Seltzers That Are Actually Worth Drinking

White Claw dominates the hard seltzer world, but every company seemingly is launching its own version — often better than the category-defining example.
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7 of the Most Expensive Barware Items in the World

A home bar can be a sacred place for many. These home bar additions are some of the most expensive barware and, in many cases, very rare.
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The 5 Best Patriotic Beers for Celebrating the Fourth of July

Craft beer is what brings the American people together, and what better way to celebrate our independence and heritage with these patriotic beers?

11 Lowest-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly

Craft brewers are targeting the massive light beer market by releasing more low-calorie beers with more flavor than their big beer counterparts
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The Best Cheap Rum Brands Under $20

Many drinkers stop their rum exploration with spiced rum, but the category warrants a richer appreciation. If you are just getting started, or if you're looking for something affordable to mix, check out the best cheap rums under $20.
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The 10 Most Important Craft Beers in American History

These are the American craft beers that paved the way for whatever you're drinking today. It's time to recognize them and say thank you.
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Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling

Like many lesser-known spirits, rhum agricole is having its moment. A close relative of rum, it's made with fresh-pressed sugar cane juice rather than molasses.
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Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses

New restaurants come and go like bets on a craps table, but these steakhouses have lasting power in Las Vegas.
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PicoBrew MultiBrew Gives You the Power to Brew (Practically) Anything

PicoBrew is giving homebrewers the power to brew anything with computer precision at the tip of a finger in a tight countertop appliance.
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Virgin Voyages Sea-ks Name For New Cruise-Ship-Exclusive Beer

Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages announced a new beer and are now asking fans to name it before the cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, hits the high seas.
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Burger King Rolls Out Impossible Whopper Nationwide

Despite Impossible Burger shortages and big news on the horizon, Burger King rolls out Impossible Whopper nationwide.
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Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail

While the Bluegrass State is dominated by distilleries, there are plenty of Kentucky breweries taking care of the state's beer lovers.
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Breckenridge Brewery Celebrates Shark Week With Very Jaw-some Beer

The land-locked state of Colorado has a big-time Shark Week celebration with Breckenridge Brewery and its Cherry JAW-some beer.
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Cocktail Rescue: Jon Taffer Launches New Line of Mixers

Bar Rescue star Jon Taffer launches Taffer's Mixologist line of pre-made cocktail mixers aimed to help rescue home bars.
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Bringing Beer Knowledge to the Masses is a Priority for Max Bakker

As one of 18 Master Cicerones, Anheuser Busch's Max Bakker has a duty to help educate the masses and grow the overall beer pie.
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Could a Mead Spritzer Succeed in the Seltzer World?

Recognizing a changing craft beverage landscape and the surge of hard seltzer, St. Louis' Schlafly Brewing is playing with the idea of mead spritzers.
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Elysian Brewing Celebrates Moon Landing Anniversary with Special Labels

Seattle's Elysian Brewing celebrates the moon landing anniversary with three commemorative labels for its Space Dust IPA, and with a pouring at the Museum of Flight's Lunar Block Party.
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Breaking Mez: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Introduce Dos Hombres Mezcal

Carrying on a business partnership following their roles in Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have started Dos Hombres mezcal. While we're bummed it's not called Blue Sky, we guess we'll forgive them.
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Pabst Continues Portfolio Expansion With PBR Hard Coffee

Pabst is releasing PBR Hard Coffee, a vanilla-infused iced coffee drink that clocks in at 5% alcohol by volume.
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Luxury $1,500 Ice Maker Promises Perfectly Clear Spheres

A new bar-top ice machine, the Forge Clear Ice System, makes clear ice spheres in hours to help cool whiskey and allow the flavors to blossom without watering the spirits down with impurities.
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Work-of-Art Distillery Rabbit Hole Acquired by Pernod Ricard

With a stunning distillery less than two years old, Rabbit Hole Distillery signs a strategic partnership deal with global spirits brand Pernod Ricard.
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Patrick Mahomes Loves of Ketchup and Now Gets Paid for That Love

The NFL's Most Valuable Player has a strong love for ketchup, so he signed a deal with Hunt's. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes hopes the food can continue to fuel his game.
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Hallo Freunde: Trumer Pils Brings Austrian Lager to the U.S.

Since 2004, Trumer Pils has been brewed in California, replicating the lager made at its centuries-old sister brewery in Austria for American consumption.
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Boulevard Brewing Brings Tech N9ne’s Caribou Lou to Life as a Craft Beer

Kansas City-based Boulevard Brewing brings Kansas City-native and rapper Tech N9ne's famous drink, Caribou Lou, to life in the form of a craft beer named Bou Lou.
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Miller Lite’s New Cantrollers are Beer Cans that Double as Video Game Controllers

In an age where competitive gaming is a thing, Miller Lite is stepping up to play with the big kids by introducing a cantroller.