As the sun came up over The Prado in the Sandy Springs, Georgia, something was different this morning. The 5 Seasons Brewing location there is now wearing new livery, that of Lucky Devil Brewing.
We received the following from an anonymous source:
Owner Dennis Lange and Brewmaster Kevin McNerney are happy to announce Atlanta’s newest brewpub, Lucky Devil Brewing, located at the former Phoenix Brewing Company in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Kevin and Dennis to deliver the same high-quality food and that Atlanta has come to expect!
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Recently I was contacted by a representative at Air & Water who wanted to know if I’d be interested in giving one of their wine coolers a try. As I have beer and wine stuck in nearly every nook and cranny of my house, their offer had immediately piqued my interest and I agreed to try one of them out. Low and behold, a few days later there would be a knock on my door and my brand new NewAir AW-210ED 21-bottle dual temperature zone wine cooler had arrived. Not wasting any time, I enlisted the help of a fellow Mutineer and after getting it out of the box, we screwed in the door handles and plugged it in. A few hours later, the unit would be cooled down and operational, ready to be filled with my favorite bottled beverages. See the full post »
Beer • Other Beverage • Spirits • Wine
In addition to all the fine beverage news we posted on our blog this week, several other noteworthy things happened over the past few days. We have summarized them into a weekly roundup:
FDA Warning Letters Issues To Four Makers Of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned four companies that the caffeine added to their malt alcoholic beverages is an “unsafe food additive” and said that further action, including seizure of their products, is possible under federal law.”
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Sumptuous wines of the world and art come together in one fabulous fundraiser for Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center at the 4th annual Wailea Food and Wine Celebration under this year’s theme Li’ula i Wailea “twilight at Wailea”. This wine event is really like no other on Maui, a gathering of art appreciators and wine appreciators alike. This Friday step out on the lawns at Hotel Wailea and enjoy fine wines of the world along with some of the cuisine our top Maui chefs have to offer. The evening will also feature live entertainment and an auction of coveted art and wine travel packages.
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Mutineer turned beer into water with New Holland Brewing with our collaboration beer Mutinous Battle Chai to help fund A Child’s Right’s water projects in developing countries. Now The Macallan and Lalique have turned whisky into water by way of The Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue. The 64 year old single malt Scotch is the oldest and rarest single malt whisky ever released by the distillery and is housed in a decanter expertly crafted using the ancient “cire perdue,” or lost wax, process that Lalique has not implemented since 1930. How much did it go for you ask? It was expected to bring in $100,000 and it went at auction for an earth shattering $460,000, all of which will help fund charity:water and their water relief projects in developing countries. See the full post »
Several months back I was contacted about a new cookbook specializing in boozy desserts. Did I want to check it out? Um, yes, please.
The book is called The Spirited Baker and is written by Marie Porter and shot by her husband Michael Porter. When looking through the recipes I ran across many intriguing recipes such as SoCo Peaches and the recipe I am pleased to share with you today for Beer Jalapeno Brittle. See the full post »
Giveaway • Wine
Mutineer has joined forces as an official sponsor for the Sacre Bleu 2010 Concert Flyaway with the amazing Sacre Bleu Wine, WineChannelTV, and Live Nation to make some very lucky concert-going fine beverage fans very happy. Beginning November 26, you will be able to register on Sacre Bleu’s website to win trips for two to select Live Nation concerts in the U.S. complete with VIP seating, airfare for two, hotel accommodations, and $500 to spend along the way. Registration for the Concert Flyaway concludes December 30th and winners will be announced January 5th. See the full post »
On November 15, 1980 the first batch of Sierra Nevada beer made it through the brewhouse, helping to usher-in a new era of interesting, hand-crafted, and flavorful beer enjoyed around the world today.
With that said, today Sierra Nevada turns 30! You knew it was coming as Sierra Nevada has been releasing their 30th Anniversary beers over the last few months. A total of four beers were released, with the first three being collaborations of Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada with pioneering brewers such as founder of the American Homebrewers Association Charlie Papazian, Fritz Maytag of Anchor Brewery, nationally renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt, and Jack McAuliffe of the late (and first microbrewery) New Albion Brewery. The last beer of the series, Grand Cru, was done entirely in-house and celebrates the pioneering history and innovative spirit of Sierra Nevada and is a blend of oak-aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale, and fresh Pale Ale and then it’s generously dry-hopped. See the full post »