The New Way to Brew


You know that saying that everything comes full circle? Well, it applies to beer, too. Way back when our country’s first settlers were trying to unwind after a rough day at the blacksmith, they sipped beer fermented with the ingredients they had on hand: flowers, herbs, bark, and spices. Now that brewing method—called botanic brewing—is getting a second life. Don’t be freaked you’ll have tree bark in your beer, but do be blown away by the flavorful result. Here are three beer makers around the country who are pioneering the back-again trend.

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Why She’s Cool: Jennifer Lawrence

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence, winner of Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for 'Joy' attends FOX Golden Globe Awards Party 2016 sponsored by American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for FOX)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know who Jennifer Lawrence is. But at just 25 years old, she’s an Oscar winner and one of Hollywood’s most bankable actresses (you know, with a humble net worth of 60 million). She’s carried the box-office-busting franchise The Hunger Games and gone completely blue for her role as Mystique in the X-Men series, but manages to stay the whiskey-loving, reality tv-watching, hilarious girl next door we fell in love with. Despite her A-list name, she always seems real. Now THAT is cool.


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Let’s face it, summer’s coming to an end and fall’s headed our way. Transition into the new season like a pro with a rich color that can easily be worn year round, burgundy. Finish the look with your favorite gray suit and a solid light blue shirt.