The first time I drank was the first time I got drunk. I was fourteen years old. It was New Year’s Eve. Me and my extended family were all celebrating together at a camp on False River. My stepbrother thought it would be a great idea to sneak me and my cousin champagne all night. While the adults partied and chatted around the bonfire, her and I would hide under the stairs, finish our drink and go back for more. We thought we were the coolest, and after the booze kicked in, we sat and giggled at everything and nothing at all. Needless to say, we regretted it the next morning and our parents made sure to make that the worst hangover ever.
Lesson learned? Maybe. But as an adult, I can say that I still enjoy plenty of drinks. (Champagne, not so much.) Wine, beer, cocktails…it’s all on my personal menu. I enjoy discovering new beers, local liquors, and celebrating the drinking culture of our great city. And while we’ve enjoyed everything the Red Stick has to offer, there’s a lot more heading our way.
The Baton Rouge brewery and bar scenes are growing and we couldn’t be happier. In this issue, we talked to some cocktail bars who offered up their thoughts on the growing craft cocktail market. We also caught up with local breweries and three NEW breweries coming to Baton Rouge this year. There’s a lot to take in, so be sure to check out all that’s in store for our city.
As you flip through this issue of DIG, you may notice some things have changed. We’ve revamped the way we cover the city, and we think you’ll like it. DIG has always been connected to the city on a personal level. We love Baton Rouge and we want to celebrate everything and everyone here. So, DIG has shifted gears to focus on the people. You guys are what make this city great and we want to make sure everyone knows it. Check it out and let us know what you think. Do you know someone who should be in our pages? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to check them out.
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