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Dunkin’ Donuts Sends Fine Beverage To U.S. Troops Overseas

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Dunkin' Donuts

A tip of the hat to one of the biggest coffee retailers in the country, Dunkin’ Donuts, and, to a greater extent, their patrons. Dunkin’ franchises in Florida and North Carolina asked their patrons to throw $4 in to buy a pound of coffee that would be shipped overseas to our service men and women. That call was answered en masse, and now three tons of coffee beans are on their way out of the country. According to a Tampa Bay Online article, one box of coffee will go to each U.S. overseas base in the world. See the full post »



Portland Fine Beverage Adventure

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Black Strap Stout
BridgePort Brewing Company Black Strap Stout at the BridgePort Ale House.

Portland has a KILLER scene for craft brews. I had the pleasure of judging a food and beer pairing event for Deschutes last night at the Deschutes Public House and spent the day prior aimlessly wandering from craft brewery to craft brewery. Look for coverage of the Deschutes event in the March issue of Mutineer. Here are a couple shots from Sunday’s adventures: See the full post »


1 comment 12.15.2009 |

Fine Beverage Recipe: Holiday Spiced Ham with Cola

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Virgil's Real Cola with Ham

As the Hungry Mutineer I’ve been playing around with a recipe that has both freaked me out and interested me in equal parts; ham cooked in soda. It sounds strange, I know but trust me it completely rocks. I chose a natural cola from Virgil’s Micro Brewed Soda and cooked it up holiday style by adding a few fragrant spices. You can use whatever cola you like, just be sure it is real cane sugar [Jones Soda / Red Bull Cola]. This is important, an artificial sweetener will not produce the syrupy liquid that you will use for basting, plus it just tastes better.

Give this recipe a try for your holiday party, your hungry friends will thank you.
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Stocking the Bar for the End of the World Party

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The Road

Viggo Mortensen reprises the role of “The Man” in the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” which hits screens across the country on Wednesday. The book was fantastic, and the release got me thinking about fine beverage (and liquids) in a post-apocalypse environment.

The Man and Robert Neville, the main character in “I Am Legend”, took different approaches to drinking. Now folks, I haven’t seen either movie (dead tree stories still hold a special place in my heart), so I’m talking about the novels. NO SPOILER ALERTS! The Man won’t touch the stuff, and Neville drinks like a fish for a good portion of the story. So how would you roll? Here’s my top ten: See the full post »



Coca-Cola to Release Special Edition Avatar Can. I’m Impressed…or Am I?

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So clearly the higher-ups at Coca-Cola read my skeptical blog about their social media-fueled search for happiness yesterday and immediately realized they screwed up. Enter Avatar-themed Coke Zero to patch things up. BRILLIANT. Or is it? See the full post »



Coca-Cola Launches Social Media-fueled “Search For Happiness”

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Expedition 206

Okay, so Coca-Cola is sending three people on a massive world tour in search of happiness. Really? I. Don’t. Get. It.

According to AdAge:

Expedition 206 will send three 20-somethings to 206 countries and territories where Coca-Cola is sold in 2010. The trio sets off on their 275,000-mile tour from Madrid on Jan. 1, stocked with laptops, video cameras, smartphones and plenty of other gadgetry, in order to document for the masses their search for happiness. See the full post »


1 comment 11.19.2009 |

Dave Chappelle: Grape Juice vs. Grape Drink

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I know what you drink…grape juice!…A lot of black people don’t have the privilege of knowing about grape juice, because they have grape drink; it’s not the same formula that you get.

And thus begins Dave Chappelle’s astute fine beverage observations on the racial traditions of juice, which are far more complex than what you’d think.


3 comments 11.02.2009 |

I’m Drinking BLOOD This Weekend

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Blood Energy Potion

Yup, this Halloween weekend at Mutineer HQ will be a Blood-fueled fine beverage extravaganza. The fine people that brought you Mana Energy Potions have kicked things up a notch with Blood Energy Potion.

Packaged for practicality in an IV bag containing microwave directions to warm to 98.6 *F, selling points include:

Similar nutrients to real blood, Fangtastic fruit punch flavor, up to 4 hours of pure energy, delicious for vampires or humans, succulent source of electrolytes, delectable source of iron, protein & energy, garlic free

Add a little vodka and get your vampire on! Just don’t drink and drive, or zombies will eat your brains. Seriously, they will. I promise.


3 comments 10.30.2009 |

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