Liquor Store Ames IA
2418 Lincoln Way
2816 West St
Thumbs - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Thumbs, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.
Tip Top Lounge
201 E Lincoln Way
Tip Top Lounge - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.
823 Wheeler St
Meeting House - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Meeting House is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Meeting House is more than able to oblige.
2900 West St
Boheme Bistro - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Boheme Bistro, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.
115 5th St
Tradewinds Lounge - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Tradewinds Lounge is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.
E J's Legacy
111 5th St
E J's Legacy - Now you have your cake and eat it too. E J's Legacy, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.
115 Main St
Break - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Break, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.
Deano's 119 Main
119 Main St
Deano's 119 Main - Happy hour never looked so good. Deano's 119 Main, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.
123 Main St
Sportsman Lounge - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Sportsman Lounge is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Sportsman Lounge is more than able to oblige.
How do they make beer, wine and liquor?
By Russ Cobbe
It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.
The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.
The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.
Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...
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