By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 04, 2020 at 6:01 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee is back! For the entire month of March, we're serving up fun articles on bars, clubs and beverages – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Follow along with the #DrinkOnMke hashtag too. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

Great bars are spots where you can sit back, relax and unwind after a long day. They’re innately social: a place to gather with friends, celebrate milestones and raise a glass to the future. The best of the best are also pushing boundaries with tasty, innovative cocktails.

On this week’s podcast, we’re chatting with Daniel Beres and Tripper Duval of Lost Whale in Bay View, a spot which exemplifies the creative, yet casual vibe that characterizes the modern cocktail scene. During our conversation, they share the mythical story behind Lost Whale, the adventures of bar ownership and their perspectives on the changing face of the craft cocktail world. Along the way, we discuss the craft of cocktails, the art of mocktails and a variety of related topics that will not only make you smile, but give you insights into the personalities behind two friends who’ve found their niche behind one of the best bars in the city.

Be sure to stay tuned for the Spirited Second, a special Bar Month feature with Brandon Reyes of Bittercube Bar & Bazaar. This week, we’re sampling and chatting about the wonders of vermouth.

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Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.