By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.