Ask anyone what their favorite bar in the world is, and -- when they get around to picking one -- inevitably there will be a story. They love it because they met their wife there or it was their college hangout or they saw Donnie Wahlberg riding on a llama in the bathroom. And considering many of our editors' jobs require almost constant time in and around bars, we thought it would be fitting to ask them to tell the story of their favorite bar in the world.
Say what? Michigan is number one, the best state in the country? True, according to the website Thrillist.com. Okay, actually, the article is a bit subjective, but editor/writers figured that since they have already ranked states according to food/drink and beer, it was time to rank states “based on everything,” to see who came out on top. They threw in famous people, physical beauty, inventions, the kitchen sink and everything bigger than a bread basket.
There are state birds. State fruits. State foods. But for some reason, the governmental bodies responsible for the important task of designating arbitrary "official" things have never gotten around to naming each state's official beers. We're here to help. Picking the "official" beer of every state requires taking many variables into account. It has to have originated in the state. It has to be enjoyed by the citizens who live therein.
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".