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FoodCrush Podcast: Bittercube's Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz

Published March 20, 2020

In this episode of FoodCrush, we delve into the world of craft cocktails with longtime bartenders, consultants and Bittercube founders Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz. We chat about the beauty of bitters, the changing world of craft cocktails and the excitement of launching both their very first bar and a brand new line of Heirloom Liqueurs.

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Infusing bitters mash into spirits makes tastier cocktails at Bittercube Bar

Published March 4, 2020

Bitters have long been used to add complexity to cocktails. But the talented staff at Bittercube have taken the use of bitters a step further, reducing waste (and making their cocktails tastier) by infusing the spirits at the bar with the byproducts of the bitters making process.

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Here's why you should stop hating on tap cocktails

Published March 8, 2019

Tap cocktails are an offering born of the modern craft movement which has slowly-but-surely shed its 15-ingredient specialty cocktails and mustache-twirling pretense in favor of friendly service and high quality cocktails made faster and more efficiently.

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Bittercube Bar & Bazaar to open this weekend

Published Oct. 25, 2018

This weekend there will be a brand new West Side bar and cocktail-themed boutique to enjoy. The Bittercube Bar & Bazaar will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.

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Twisted Path expansion means changes for both distillery & Dock18

Published Oct. 24, 2017

Expansion is on the horizon for Twisted Path Distillery, including a larger and more visible tasting room. And that means changes for both the distillery and the Bittercube-run Dock18 Cocktail Lab, which will host its last service on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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Dock18 Cocktail Lab to open at Twisted Path Distillery

Published Dec. 16, 2015

Bay View's Lincoln Warehouse will be the place to be starting Jan. 2 when Twisted Path, Milwaukee's newest distillery, will launch regular hours at its tasting room, the aptly named Dock18.

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Hartzell infuses Stack'd drink list with new craft cocktails

Published June 18, 2014

Stack'd opened in 2009 and, because it is primarily a burger bar, beer was the focus of the beverage offerings. About two years ago, Andrew Hartzell got behind the bar and started to introduce more craft cocktail options to the staff and customers.

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A chat with mezcal missionary Misty Kalkofen

Published Feb. 19, 2014

Misty Kalkofen hails from Green Bay. But, you'd probably never guess if she didn't tell you. After all, she's spent a good part of her career making a name for herself in some of the best cocktail establishments in Boston.