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Drink Up! The 50 Best Breweries in America

It is a good time to be a beer lover because craft brews are better and easier to find than ever before. For help with some of the beer choices, we turned to the beer experts at Untappd, the social gathering app where beer drinkers can share ratings of beer and breweries with each other. While people frequently give an individual beer a 5 rating, the likelihood of that perfect rating on all the beer produced by a brewery is nil.
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Strawberry-Champagne Granita with Macerated Berries

Red wine and strawberries? Yes, please!You definitely don’t need flour to have a decadent, delicious dessert. This boozy frozen fruit granita will satisfy any sweet cravings you have this Passover season.This recipe is courtesy of Andrew Zimmern.IngredientsFor the Strawberry-Champagne Granita:1 1/2 Pound strawberries, hulled and quartered1 1/2 Cup sugar750 -milliliter bottle chilled rosé Champagne2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juiceFor the Macerated Berries:2 Quarts freshly picked strawberries, hulled and washed750 -milliliter bottle dry red Italian wine (a good Chianti works well)2/3 Cups sugar, or more or less to tasteZest of 1 orangeJuice of 1 orange1 cinnamon stick4 cloves1 handful of fresh mint sprigs, secured with stringServings12Calories Per Serving311Folate equivalent (total)52µg13
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Kicked-Up Cranberry Sauce with Chipotle Pepper

Ingredients1 Can of Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce2 Tablespoons Minced Shallots1 Teaspoon Unsalted Butter1 Sprig of Thyme2 Teaspoons Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce (minced)1 Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Taste1 Pinch of Kosher Salt1/4 Cup Chicken Stock or BrothDirectionsCombine the cranberry sauce, chicken stock, shallots, sprig of thyme, Chipotle pepper, salt, and pepper in the 360 by Americraft 1-quart saucepan.
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