William Reed has long been a champion of local drinking at Standard Tap and Johnny Brenda's, first for local beer, and now for local spirits.
But the former brewer has also always been a maker at heart.
So when he became fascinated with amari, the herbal Italian liqueurs like Fernet and Cynar that are now all the rage, he didn't need to travel far to begin making his own.
-- Craig LaBan
Standard Amaro, $40 a bottle at Rowhouse Spirits, 2430 Frankford Ave. 267-825-7332, rowhousespirits.us; $9 a pour at Standard Tap (901 N. 2nd St.) and Johnny Brenda's (1201 Frankford Ave.)