In order to understand what sets wet or fresh hop beer apart, you’ve got to start from the beginning. Hops are the soft, green pinecone-like objects that are thrown into beer to preserve it and make it taste like beer—beer without hops would taste something like consommé of Malt-O-Meal. Most of the time, hops are picked off the bine (the hops version of a vine), dried, and then pressed into shelf-stable pellets that last all year.
What's Minnesota barbecue? That's a question a lot of us have been asking over the last year as barbecue spot after barbecue spot opens—from Storm King to the St. Paul Revival to Handsome Hog and Q Fanatic, it's a boom. But we still don't have a definite barbecue style to call our own. Will this new Travail barbecue spin off change that?
Here it is, folks, the news we've been waiting for. How long have we been waiting for this? Not just since Sioux Chef's Sean Sherman announced he'd be finding a permanent Minneapolis home for his indigenous cooking, not since his kickstarter blew all projections out of the water because we are all so excited about Native American cooking, but maybe since the 1850's.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".