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4 Best Drinks for Day Drinking

4 Best Drinks for Day Drinking

Summer is just around the corner. That means more time spent relaxing by the pool, the beach, lake, or simply in your backyard. The beautiful summer season calls for cookouts, sun-bathing, and spending time with friends and family. And, it’s always fun to mix up a few cocktails while you’re at it. Little Big Town says it best: “I know you know what I’m thinking. Why don’t we do a little day drinking”. Here are some easy and refreshing drink recipes for day drinking (responsibly, of course) to ensure a successful and enjoyable summer!

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5 Best Summer Wines

5 Best Summer Wines

Summer wines are typically light and pair well with a warm summer night. A good summer wine is usually chilled and crisp, while also light and refreshing. Ultimately, the wine should complement the beautiful summer weather and enhance an evening experience. Let’s take a look at the five best summer wines this year.

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Spring and Summer Seasonal Beer

Spring and Summer Seasonal Beer

A fair amount of country songs can perfectly articulate just how much we love summer. But, to sum it all up, the sun is shining, our spirits are lifted, and everything is in season, including our favorite beers. So, the next time you swing by Festival, be sure to pick up some spring and summer seasonal beer before it’s too late.

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Smoking Cigars 101

Smoking Cigars 101

Cigars are an art form, and there is an air of elegance and sophistication in smoking them. Each cigar has an individual flavor, from a mild sweet blended cigar to a bold, full tobacco taste with just a sweet hint. Needless to say, the most enjoyable portion is selecting the cigar from the box or the humidor, sitting down with a group of buddies, and smoking it from beginning to end. At Festival, we like to think that everyone should know a little about the art of smoking cigars, even if you’ve never smoked one.

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Wait, Tequila is Good For You?

Wait, Tequila is Good For You?

Here’s some news that will likely make your day: Tequila is good for you. Well, that is when it’s sipped in moderation (1-2 shots maximum, folks) you may experience some added health benefits. Incidentally, the next time you summon the bartender for a round of tequila shots, you may be doing your body a favor. Just try your best to avoid the ‘One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor’ fiasco.

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Drinks for One: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Drinks for One: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Singletons, rejoice. It’s not always a bad thing to be single on Valentine’s Day. As you probably know, it’s much better to be single than in a bad relationship. And, this year you don’t have to buy a single drug store teddy bear, red rose, or chocolate strawberry. You get to curl up on the couch with a good book (or drink), and enjoy a stress-free day doing whatever the heck you feel like doing. So, while you’re busy dancing around the house in your pajamas, venture out and try these drinks for one this Anti-Valentine’s Day. More wine for you, friend.

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21 Quotes About Alcohol We Love

21 Quotes About Alcohol We Love

Drinking is just plain fun. It symbolizes celebration, happiness, and comfort, and it brings us together to enjoy life’s greatest moments. Some of our fondest memories involve drinking in the dorms with our college roommates, or toasting your best friend at their wedding, or simply celebrating the arrival of the new year. We all deserve to have some fun every now and then (responsible fun, of course). For those who enjoy a good happy hour, these quotes about alcohol should perfectly sum up how you feel.

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Beginners Guide to Whiskey

Beginners Guide to Whiskey

Whiskey is a general term used to describe any spirit distilled from malted grain. It represents power and ambition as it is known to be the selected drink of some of the most well-known statesmen, politicians, and businessmen such as America’s Founding Father George Washington. If you are a neophyte in the world of whiskey drinking, you’ll need these essential facts to help you become a true-blue whiskey enthusiast.

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Seasonal Beers to Try

Seasonal Beers to Try

School is back in session and summer is quickly coming to a close. But, that just means we are closer to cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, and holiday food and drinks. So, although we must bid farewell to the warm season, we look forward to welcoming in the autumn months with limited release seasonal beers. The next time you swing by Chad’s, be sure to try these pumpkin-inspired seasonal beers and much more before fall is over.

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Top 20 Songs About Summer Drinking

Top 20 Songs About Summer Drinking

Summer time is fantastic. Festivals, open beaches, barbecue grills, hamburgers, hot dogs, swimming, fireworks, and hot weather. This is the season to simply enjoy the warmth of the sun in the backyard or any place filled with a good time. Nothing quite goes with these events like a cold alcoholic beverage, and the same can be said for the good music. Some songs about summer immediately give you the feeling of long days and warm nights. And, when you add a cold beer or drink to the mix, you have created a concoction of great times and memories that will last a lifetime.

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