Thanks to our friends over at Small Screen Network, we discovered that the month of September is also National Bourbon Heritage Month.
National Bourbon Heritage Month is an observance in the United States that calls for celebration of bourbon as America’s “Native Spirit”. On August 2, 2007, the US Senate declared September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month.” The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, passed by unanimous consent. (Source: Wikipedia)
In observance of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Mutineer is celebrating the history and art of distilling bourbon whisky by featuring a list of pretty rad blog posts about this amazing spirit. See the full post »
Beer • Food
PubCakes is a new baking venture in San Diego, CA that combines two of the world’s greatest ingredients: beer and cupcakes.
“I am often asked how I came up with the idea to combine beer and cupcakes. PubCakes started with a love of beer and a desire to share it with others. Chocolate stout cakes have been around for a while, but I couldn’t find mention of any other beers being used for baking cakes. So to fill a semester off of school, I spent my free time playing in the kitchen with cupcakes and beer. Amazingly, it worked! I would bring them out to my friends at different bars, until I became known as the cupcake girl.” — Misty Birchall, PubCakes founder. See the full post »
Beer • Food
Lucas Forgy loves food. Jason Forgy loves beer. Together, they are Freshcraft; a brand new take on the restaurant/craft beer bar industry. Freshcraft boasts a two page menu with options for everyone (including vegan and gluten free!), a list of 20 draft and 100 bottle types of craft beer, a generous wine list and even a full bar for cocktails. As of August 24, 2010, Freshcraft is officially open for business.
Using fresh and local ingredients, the food is meant to be a unique twist on American comfort food. Included in the menu are tidbits such as pretzel bites and southern fried pickles, french dip and croque monsieur sandwiches, ale and cheese soup, antioxidant mix salad, whiskey BBQ chicken sandwich, Freshcraft pretzel turkey baja, cassoulet for one, cheesy broiled bowties, and crispy pork schnitzel. Rumor has it that the guys even featured Great Divide Yeti and Left Hand ice cream floats for dessert! See the full post »
Photo provided by Antarctic Heritage Trust via the Canterbury Museum
In 2006, a crate of Mackinlay’s Scotch Whisky was found, encased in ice, under the floorboards of the hut used by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907 Antarctic expedition on Ross Island, near McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. Earlier this year, the crate was removed and has been kept in cold storage — until recently, when the crate was carefully thawed and its contents removed. See the full post »
Two years ago, within only a few weeks of each other, both Mutineer Magazine and Blue Palms Brewhouse were established in Los Angeles, CA. We celebrated our 2nd Anniversary this past May 2010, with an epic Red Carpet Tasting Event and a rockin’ after party at Blue Palm Brewhouse. This Saturday, we encourage you join us and Blue Palms founder, Brian Lenzo, in celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of our good friends Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood, California. See the full post »
We’ve received a barrage of invites to the endless list of parties, gatherings, events, and other fine beverage celebrations that collectively make Tales of the Cocktail a legendary experience, but none have me as pumped at this one: Smoke & Honey. See the full post »
Each year for the past eight years, Zymurgy Magazine has asked its readers to submit a list of their top 20 favorite beers that are commercially available somewhere in the U.S. The competition is not limited to American beers and votes for imported beers are accepted as long as those beers are available commercially in the States. See the full post »
On June 23rd, hundreds of fine beverage enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet the distillers, brand owners and importers of some of the finest independent spirits in the world at the 2010 NYC INDY Spirits Expo. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to sample a variety of small batch, unique artisanal spirits from around the world. See the full post »