Is this the ultimate growler? Now you can bring your favorite craft beer into places where glass isn’t allowed via the Carbopouch. The Carbopouch “allows craft draft beer brewers to fill on-site, a clean, ready-to-go Single45 or Single25 pouch with spout and cap. Storage and shelf-life requires refrigeration. Low-carbonated water and shelf-stable energy drinks can also be filled. The organoleptic film structure ensures no off flavor. The patented film structure is designed to handle the pouch ‘stretch’ after filling and carbonation expansion.” See the full post »
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Cristina Jankovic sporting the Mutineer t’s at the LA WineFest
Mutineer Magazine sponsored this past weekend’s LA WineFest, a two-day event held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA benefiting the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, and the Children’s Tumor Foundation. See the full post »
Beer: Tower 10 IPA
Brewery: Karl Strauss
Style: India Pale Ale
Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass
Karl Strauss Brewing Company located in San Diego California is a product of the 80s, in a good way. According to the website, Tower 10 IPA was born “Amid a sea of neon bikinis, Tower 10 marked the spot where two college grads and a 75 year-old master brewer drew up plans for the first local craft brewery in San Diego since Prohibition.” Anything to do with bikinis, beaches and beer I am into, and a cooler full of Tower 10 IPA would be a great addition to any beach visit. Tower 10 is brewed with Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops giving it a hop punch that San Diego brewers have a reputation for. This is a great beer to pair with spicy foods such as curry dishes. To explore the world or Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website.
Wow. This video officially rocks my world. Created by Greg Koch of Stone Brewery with help from the fine people at Redtail Media, it puts faces to a typically faceless industry, ideas behind the beers we all enjoy, and makes a clear statement about what craft beer is all about. The video speaks for itself, please check it out. BRAVO.
“Hyper Glow” is a fictional beer that had me very pumped up until I realized that it doesn’t exist, and is was instead an April Fools Day joke. The explanation for the beer is simple:
“…our in staff beer chemists took the finest India Pale Ale (brewed with the choicest hops from Belgium farms), carefully added 220 milligrams of caffeine per sixteen ounce bottle, and, through a patent pending process known as ‘Glow Stuff Insertion’, they then inserted glow stuff. The result is a stimulating depressant which looks like runoff from Three Mile Island but tastes just like beer with caffeine and glow stuff in it!” See the full post »
Having heard of Founders Brewing Co. and never trying them, I figured what better time than now. Having been on a bit of a spending spree on beer recently and hearing nothing but amazing things from this Grand Rapids, Michigan brewery, it was time to finally put them to the test, which I would do with their Imperial Stout. Founded in 1997, owners Mike and Dave decided to break the norm of the beer industry and wanted to push the envelope of what people were used to, with more flavor, bigger body, huge aromatics, and increased complexity. In this search, they would find consumers looking for the same thing out of a brewery. And here at Mutineer Magazine, we can definitely appreciate their efforts and what they are all about. Taken from their website, “At Founders we don’t brew for the masses. We leave that up to the mainstream shooby-doers. Instead, we craft a beer for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people who appreciate something different. We make beer for people like us.” Well said. See the full post »
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Mutineer Magazine is sponsoring this year’s LA WineFest and will be attending both days. The LA WineFest will be taking place this coming June 6th and 7th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. These two days feature beverage tastings including wine, beer and spirits as well as speakers such as Georg Riedel of Riedel Glassware, Whiskey Professor David Mays from Knob Creek Distilleries, Ichiro Saito of Hakutsuru Sake and Barrie Lynn The Cheese Impresario. See the full post »
Beer: Fire Rock Pale Ale
Brewery: Kona Brewing Company
Style: Pale Ale
Suggested Glassware: Pint glass
Great labeling caught my eye first, then great taste kept me wanting more. Fire Rock Pale ale from Hawaii offers plenty of flavor its mainland cousins have.
In 1995 Kona Brewing Company was founded on Hawaii’s Big Island of Kailua Kona by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. Offering an array of styles from their original Big Wave Golden Ale to the Pipeline Porter that is made with 100% Hawaiian Kona coffee. See the full post »