What is the mysterious bond that exists between beer and dogs? A quick countrywide count turned up 14 microbrews with a canine in their name, including Red Dog, Dog Spit Stout and Atomic Dog Ale. There are also quite a few dog-friendly pubs, like The Lucky Labrador in Portland, Oregon, and The Great Dane in Madison, Wisconsin.
Spirit of Sweden
It's not often (almost never) that a new aquavit arrives in this country--let alone three! Choose from spicy Herrgårds, mild Skåne or rich and powerful O. P. Anderson (available nationwide).
A Shot of Style
These clever 2 1/2-inch porcelain cups depict characters from Swedish tales and are meant for drinking aquavit ($37.50 each; 800-448-8252).