DRAFT Magazine (January/February 2013)
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A magazine about craft beer.
DRAFTMAG.COM In New Orleans, even funerals are cause for music and dancing. During Mardi Gras (Feb. 12), get dressed up for the balls, get undressed for beads, or get your ya-yas out with the whole family along the parades. French Quarter Festival (April 11-14) is benevolently free featuring only local acts across 22 outdoor stages. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fest, is a feast for the ears, stomach and soul: Over the last weekend in April and first weekend in May,
vintage-industrial Cottonwood, a gastropub-goneubercasual in Houston. Best pairing ever: made-to-order doughnut holes with a pour from one of two casks. 5 In the newly expanded dining room at Austin’s Hopfields. The menu’s bigger, too, with more French-inspired fare befitting the slew of Texasbent taps. 3 BEER BREAD PUDDINGS TO SEEK OUT: 52 DRAFTMAG.COM W McCoy’s Public House in Minneapolis tops its chocolate croissant pudding with a blackand-tan custard. E Dogfish Head’s brewpub in
Milwaukee This cozy, drive-by-and-you’llmiss-it beer joint that’s still somehow under the radar continues to score some of the world’s sweetest barrels—bully for the bar’s adoring beer-geek (but friendly!) public. Picking between pints like 3 Fontienen Zwet.be and New Holland Dragon’s Milk’s a Herculean task, but the patient, smart staffers make for light guesswork. 2989 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414.744.0393 • Republic Minneapolis Tour the Twin Cities’ burgeoning beer scene at this eclectic-cool
Costs are kept to a minimum, with reasonable wages for staff and no payouts for Saari or the other board members, ultimately maximizing the dollars flowing out to charitable operations. So far, this micro-donation model’s specific to Saari’s bar, but others have similar set-ups: Washington, D.C.-area bar Cause also donates 100 percent of its profits to local charities, and encourages its customers to nominate local organizations, which are then vetted by an advisory board that selects between
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