Category Archives: The Sip

The Sip is an incredibly entertaining monthly publication written by our own Heather Thuesen. So sit back and relax with your favorite beverage and let Heather entertain and educate you with liquid wit and insight. The Sip is also published by the Missoulian in their monthly publication, The Corridor.

The Sip – August – IPA’s – Yes Please

There are some things in life that just give you a little thrill of excitement at the merest hint or mention.  For me, this feeling is encompassed in the phrase “craft beer.”  My mind gets filled with visions of vibrant … Continue reading

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The Sip – July – The Mystery of Jägermeister

Anais Nin once stated “the possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”  There is a deep green elixir that is perhaps one of the most mysterious within the beverage realm, … Continue reading

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The Sip – June – Earl Grey (cupcakes)

If curiosity killed the cat, I must be on my fourteenth life right about now, especially when it comes to seeking out the histories of beverage.  The more conflict in history, the more intrigued I am with it.  It seems … Continue reading

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The Sip – May – Adventures in Oolong

“’Would you like an adventure now,’ Peter Pan said casually to John, ‘or shall we have our tea first?’  Wendy said “tea first’ quickly, and Michael pressed her hand in gratitude, but the braver John hesitated.”  These words were famously … Continue reading

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The Sip – Amazing, Beautiful Water

 “Water:  the most basic element of life; three molecules held together through simple chemical bonds.  There is nothing that water does not touch somehow; it is the wellspring of vitality for all of the earth, which is undeniable whether or … Continue reading

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The Sip – March – Chai It!

“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”  Lin Yutang wrote these words in “The Importance of Living” and I believe that they ring very true.  The simple ceremony … Continue reading

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The Sip – February – Tappo-a-Tappo

In a small hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant, I once fell in love with a dark, rustic & brooding character over a dish of spicy cioppino.  Surrounded by low-light ambiance and amazing food, by the end of the evening I had a … Continue reading

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