The Northwest Cider Association in conjunction with SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective have announced the First Annual Cider Summit NW, presented by Whole Foods Market. Cider Summit NW benefits The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, one of the world’s leading independent research organizations developing effective therapies to increase the quality of life and longevity of myeloma patients. See the full post »
Other Beverage • Wine
Just when you thought Sanrio had exhausted the world market by putting its Hello Kitty label on anything and everything possible, the Japanese cartoon character has finagled its way into the realm of fine beverage. And in true Hello Kitty fashion, the company has put its face on a simple and basic commodity (water), and turned it into a cash cow. See the full post »
Klaatu… Varata… Nicaragua?
Any self-respecting Army of Darkness fan knows “the words” and how Ash flubs the line when grabbing the Necronomicon, but no one I know has ever combined the movie with fine beverage…until now. See the full post »
Beer • Other Beverage
Each week, beer blogger Lee Williams highlights the most notable upcoming beer releases that belong on every craft beer lover’s radar. This is Mutineer’s third edition of the weekly series.
Upright – “Late Harvest”
Upright Brewing specializes in Franco-Belgian farmhouse-styled ales with a “pacific northwest twist.” This past Sunday, the brewery held a release party for its newest seasonal offering, an intriguing barrel-aged creation called “Late Harvest.” See the full post »
You may or may not be old enough to remember the classic Pepsi commercial from 1995 that features a Pepsi driver dropping into a diner for a bite and meeting a Coke delivery driver at the lunch counter. They hit it off just great until the Pepsi driver offers the Coke man a can of his cola. Well, lets just say the Pepsi driver had to get his soda back forcefully. See the full post »
These days, gourmet food trucks all are the rage. In fact, one can find just about any type of cuisine on a truck. The one thing lacking from the food truck scene, however, is fine beverages. Well, until now. See the full post »
Dita Von Teese demonstrates how a lady should drink water.
To celebrate the launch of Perrier’s ‘Paparazzi’ limited edition water, Dita Von Teese has moved into a massive online mansion dubbed the “Chateau Perrier“. Paparazzi Perrier is just like regular Perrier, except that it has pictures of Dita Von Teese on it, subliminally creating the effect of more bubbles in the water, at least this is what our internal research tells us. We’ll have to ask Dita in person when we party with her next week at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. See the full post »
According to a directive issued by Mayor Gavin Newsom, all calorically sweetened beverages are banned from being sold in any vending machine on city property in the entire city of San Francisco. The directive includes non-diet sodas, sports drinks and artificially sweetened water. Juice must contain 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice with no added sweeteners. Even diet sodas are not completely safe from the ban. According to the directive, diet-sodas must not exceed 25 percent of the items offered in the machines. See the full post »