Here at Mutineer HQ, we are all about cheering on beverage entrepreneurs and their efforts to bring something new to the table. Kickstarter is a great resource for people to bring their ideas to life. The latest project to capture our attention is from Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee out of Los Angeles.
Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee has done one Kickstarter project in the past for a limited edition cold brew coffee using beans sourced from Hawaii and now they’re at it again, looking to create a limited edition cold brew coffee using direct trade single origin coffee beans. The coffee beans will then be roasted by LA-based artisan small batch roaster Forge Coffee before being bottled in a 32oz, custom designed, and reusable screen printed growler.
Video caption: The Mutineer Squirrel interviews Christophe Smith and David Gowdy about Harvest Live. The wind noise goes away after the first minute!
Harvest Live is back for another week of live streaming the grape harvest & crush from five Napa Valley wineries. The broadcasts are hosted by the talented Christophe Smith along with David Gowdy of Dirt on the Vine, and produced in association with the Napa Valley Vintners and Randy Hall of VOM productions.
Anyone can watch Harvest Live on uStream, and questions can be asked in real time either on the uStream social stream or on Twitter with the hashtag #HL12.
Math doesn’t lie people, and the equation on this poster says it all: time travel IS possible, you apparently just need to make a cocktail with an energy drink, Crystal Pepsi in a label-less prototype glass bottle, and squirrel juice, then drink the magical elixir in a hot tub to travel back in time to the ’80s when Parker was king and Crystal Pepsi hadn’t happened yet. Wow, think about that one for a second, Crystal Pepsi being on the horizon? It must’ve been awesome when culture still had something to look forward to.
In other news, Mutineer has made it a 2010 goal to be the #1 Google search result for “squirrel”, “squirrel juice”, or “squirrel juice cocktail sends people back to the ’80s”. Stay tuned…
There is nothing magical about the creation of alcohol. Fermentation can happen naturally, and in this case some old pumpkins fermented into some pumpkin brew for this squirrel to indulge in. See the full post »
The weather here in Northern Virginia has finally begun to cool off, which means that I finally get to dust off my cast iron pots and get to braising. A short while back The Roasterieout of Kansas City sent me a bottle of an intriguing new ingredient (which I was under no obligation to write about), Coffee Balsamic Vinegar, made with their Super Tuscan Blend coffee. I was both intrigued and skeptical by this combination, and like a jittery squirrel I sniffed at the intensely fragranced liquid trying to discover what I could possibly use it for. See the full post »
As we reported in May, Stone Brewing Co. had planned to start releasing barrel aged beers in bottles in their newly found Quingenti Millilitre series. A couple months later, the first beer in the series is just about ready and raffle tickets can be purchased for your chance to win one of the 500 or so bottles in this release. Read below to learn more about the release.
Escondido, CA | Aug 03, 2011 – Stone Brewing Co. is launching a new series of specialty beers dubbed Quingenti Millilitre. These limited release beers will be featured in cork-finished 500ml bottles, and will present a new tier in Stone’s award-winning lineup, encompassing beers that have been barrel aged, dry hopped, or otherwise made extra, extra special. First up? Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels.
When San Diego homebrewer Ken Schmidt won the Stone March Madness Homebrew Competition & AHA Rally back in 2009, he was brought in to brew a scaled up batch on the Stone Brewing Co. system, along with Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Co. Unbeknownst to the world, the wizards at Stone had something else up their sleeve: the brewers squirreled some of the resulting beer away in bourbon barrels from Heaven Hill Distilleries. Now, some two years later, they are ready to unleash it in all of its glory.
The only problem? There’s not very much of it. As a result, Stone is initiating a drawing to impartially decide who can get their hands on a bottle. Starting today and continuing through August 16, fans can purchase $1 tickets—the proceeds of which will be donated to two local charities, the Escondido Creek Conservancy and Interfaith Community Services—which will enter them into a raffle for a chance to buy one of the 500 or so bottles that Stone is expecting the barrels to yield.
The lucky folks that are randomly selected at the end of the drawing will then have until September 18th to purchase and pick up their bottle in person from the Stone Company Store in Escondido. Full details of the drawing and tickets are available at here.
*Thanks to Brown Paper Tickets for agreeing to waive their processing fees to allow the chosen charities to receive the maximum benefit!
Future Quingenti Millilitre releases are slated to include:
Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF Aged in Red Wine Barrels
2010 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels, the release of which will be tied to the forthcoming book, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance (Ten Speed Press, 10/2011)
Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale Aged in Scotch Barrels
21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale Aged in American Oak Barrels
Those guys in Scotland from BrewDog are at it again. They’ve already done a 32% abv beer, a 41% abv beer, and a 55% beer stuffed in the body of a taxidermied squirrel. What possibly more could they do. Whatever it is, they’ve done it. If it’s actually true or not, I can’t tell but they are definitely for sale on their website and I’m sure this will receive stiff opposition. They have created a beer to commemorate the royal wedding of Price William and Kate Middleton and is quite unlike the last ceremonial beer we shared with you that was being brewed in honor of them. How they can get away with lacing a beer with a prescription drug is a bit farfetched, but I’m not one to spoil the fun.
A limited-edition beer containing Viagra to mark the forthcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th. Brewed using various well known aphrodisiacs, the limited edition artisanal beer will only be available to buy from the BrewDog.com website.
According to the specially commissioned label, the Royal Virility Performance contains Viagra, chocolate, Horny Goat Weed and ‘a healthy dose of sarcasm’. The beer is a 7.5% ABV India Pale Ale and has been brewed at BrewDog’s brewery in Fraserburgh.
With this beer we want to take the wheels off the royal wedding bandwagon being jumped on by dozens of breweries; The Royal Virility Performance is the perfect antidote to all the hype. A beer should be brewed with a purpose, not just because some toffs are getting married, so we created something at our brewery that will undermine those special edition beers and other assorted seaside tat, whilst at the same time actually give the happy couple something extra on their big day.
James Watt, Head of Stuff at BrewDog commented:
“We put a bottle in a jiffy bag marked ‘Prince Willy, Buckingham Palace’. We sent it by Royal Mail as we presume they are most likely to know where he lives. As the bottle says, this is about consummation, not commemoration, so we hope he gets it.”