Pelican Pub and Brewery, a wonderfully hidden gem on the Pacific coast in Oregon’s beautiful Pacific City, is making waves of their own with the release of Mother of All Storms. The third release of this beer, it was known as The Perfect Storm for its inaugural release in 2008 and the following release in 2009 before changing its name to Mother of All Storms for the 2010 vintage. See the full post »
With Black Tuesday soon upon us and the year slowly coming to a close, The Bruery has just announced the details regarding the second year of their Bruery Reserve Society. To avoid any confusion, I am simply copying the information I was given by The Bruery. Please keep in mind that 2010 Reserve Society members have the first right of refusal for 2011. See the full post »
Time to drop a little nerdy absinthe knowledge on you today.
Since 2007, one of the most popular arguments I’ve seen from disreputable producers and their followers is that the absinthe currently being sold in the U.S. isn’t ‘real’ absinthe. So, I thought I’d give you all the truth behind the marketing-speak. See the full post »
There isn’t much these days you can do for under $20. DrinkEatTravel.com completely understands this dilemma and they planned a benefit for the L.A. firefighters that’s recession friendly. For $12, guests of A Fiery Fiesta — DrinkEatTravel.com’s Firefighter Benefit will enjoy tacos from Chipotle Mexican Grill, beer from Firestone Walker, snacks from Popchips and a chocolate tasting from The Chocolate Traveler . The Drink Eat Travel team also organized a raffle for the end of the evening where proceeds go to Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum. The raffle includes a suite at the Luxor Resort in Las Vegas, tickets to the Hollywood Improv, gift certificates to Boneyard Bistro and Hugo’s Restaurant, a stay at the Renaissance Hotel Hollywood, tickets to Landmark Theatres and more. See the full post »
The much talked about but ever so elusive Johnnie Walker Double Black is back. Well, in March 2011 anyways. Originally launched and tested at six leading international airport locations in January 2010, Double Black was received so well that it will be distributed globally early next year. Taking the already smoky Johnnie Walker Black Label, Master Blender Jim Beveridge would take the characteristics found in that and amplify them, creating a new intensity to the spirit. See the full post »
The Pepsi Japan’s marketing team is on a roll with .. uh, creative .. limited edition releases of Pepsi. From the same people that brought you Pepsi Cucumber Ice, Pepsi Baobab, Pepsi Shiso, Pepsi Blue Hawaii, and Pepsi Azuki, Pepsi Japan would like to introduce to you Pepsi Mont Blanc. Never ceasing to amaze me, the new product will taste like the popular Mont Blanc dessert, mixing the taste of marron (chestnut) and snow from Mont Blanc.
French for “white mountain”, Mont Blanc pays to tribute to France’s Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the European Union. Scheduled for release October 26, Mont Blanc is also a fitting tribute to the nearing start of winter.
There is a new tequila hitting the alcohol market in Hawaii and it’s called Peligroso. New to California and Hawaii markets, Peligroso has also set its sights to hit markets in Arizona and Nevada later this month and Peligroso was released in California on Cinco de Mayo. This premium tequila is available in Silver, Reposado and Anejo. Peligroso is also seeking organic and kosher certification of its distillery in the highlands of Atotonilco in the Mexican State of Jalisco.
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As the absinthe market in the U.S. continues to expand, consumers are increasingly left with difficult decisions regarding which absinthe they should buy. Unfortunately, the lack of a formal spirit definition for absinthe in this country has left the door open for many lower quality and/or fake products to be placed right next to the best of the best, many times priced the same or even higher than their higher quality counterparts. So, with that in mind, here are a few pointers that can help you avoid buying a $70 bottle of drain cleaner:
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