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Technology FTW: The Smoking Gun


The Smoking Gun

Ever sit down to brunch, with a nice tall bloody mary, fully garnished, and think, “man this would taste really good if it was smoked”? Well, if the idea didn’t cross your mind before, let it cross it now. PolyScience, a leading manufacturer of innovative culinary technology, has invented a new product aptly named “The Smoking Gun.” It is a handheld food smoker that uses natural cool smoke to impart wood flavors (such as hickory, applewood, mesquite and cherry) into foods that usually aren’t smoked — such as butter, oysters, cocktails, salads, chocolate, meringue, etc.

The adventurous are challenged expand their culinary creativity by smoking with flavors like teas, spices, and dried flowers. Sounds cool, right? But the real question is, can it be used with fine beverages? The answer is YES, as witnessed in the Applewood Smoked Bloody Mary Mix video below: See the full post »

Mutineer Blog Contributor Spotlight: Stevie Caldarola


Mutineer Contributor: Stevie Caldarola

You probably have noticed by now that we have a lot of new faces regularly posting on the Mutineer blog. We recently recruited [read: brainwashed] some young, fresh and talented fine beverage revolutionaries to “Join The Mutiny.” And instead of letting these wild kids hide behind their tiny avatars, we decided to put them in the spotlight.

Meet Stevie Caldarola, Mutineer’s NYC craft beer scene maven and author of Mutineer’s “Craft Beer Calendar: Notable Craft Beer Events” weekly blog column. Stevie also authors the blog “Basically Read” and is the President and Founder of the “Ladies of Craft Beer”. See the full post »

FTW: Beer Popsicles

Beer Popsicles by Sarah Rae Trover

Image by: by Sarah Rae Trover

Julie Hadjinian, our graphic designing ninja/layout girl extraordinaire, recently stumbled upon a fine beverage discovery too awesome to ignore. We call epic moments like these “FTW” (For The Win) and feel the need to share them with the world.

We can’t take credit for creating it, but we wanted to share a recipe for beer popsicles that has us all worked up like a school bus full of 5th graders on a field trip. Yep, we’re rowdy and we can’t sit still. See the full post »

Combier Shaker Faces Presents: Mutineer JJ Bagley vs. Moses Laboy of Nurse Betty


Combier Shaker Faces -- JJ Bagley

Two months ago, we told you about a cool viral campaign concocted by our friends over at Combier called “Shaker Faces“.

Face it: you can learn a lot about a bartender by the way they shake a cocktail. And, whether they’re hard shakers or more musically inclined, our favorite bartenders all make a face when they shake. So, we set out across this fine nation to capture a few of our favorite Shaker Faces.o, we set out across this fine nation to capture a few of our favorite Shaker Faces.” — Combier USA.

Bartenders from all over the US competed in this virtual “shake-off” and, ultimately, Bill Norris from FINO in Austin, TX was named the champion. The Shaker Faces competition resumed again in July, at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail. Innocently sipping on a Bloody Mary while merely trying to cover the event for the next issue of Mutineer Magazine, one of Mutineer’s founding partners, JJ Bagley, found himself being coaxed into entering the competition. See the full post »

The Dalmore 18: The Expression Filled With Expression


Dalmore 18

In 1263, a member of the Mackenzie family stopped a rampant stag from slaying Alexander the 3rd. The King rewarded Clan Mackenzie by allowing him to where a stag’s head in his coat of arms. The noble stag became the official brand symbol for The Dalmore after its acquirement by the MacKenzie family in 1886.

Since 1839, the Mackenzie family has consistently made spirits from the highest quality peat and rich water from the land they come from and, to this day, continues to do so with The Dalmore Scotch brand. The Dalmore “clan” has outdone itself with its newest creation, The Dalmore 18, which was officially released into the US market at the beginning of this month. This is the first time in the company’s history that it has released an 18 year old version of the spirit. See the full post »

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Event Recap: Brooklyn Brewery Detonation Celebration


Brooklyn Brewery Demolition Celebration

On Monday, August 16, 2010, Brooklyn Brewery blew a hole in the sky.

Ok, so maybe they didn’t really blow a hole in the sky, but there certainly was a lot of rain before the Detonation Ale release party at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse.  So much so, in fact, that park workers had to reroute attendees down another path due to a flooding lake blocking the path.

Flooding that, most certainly, would not keep us away from this explosive event. See the full post »

Languedoc AOC Introduces New Classification System For Grand Cru Wine


Map Languedoc-Roussillon

The Languedoc AOC* of Southern France has a new classification system designating wines as “Grands Crus du Languedoc” and “Grands Vins du Languedoc”, utilizing already established regions. It was recently confirmed by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL). See the full post »

The Bruery Unveils Black Tuesday 2010 Release Details


The Bruery Black Tuesday

It’s already all the rage on Twitter, Facebook, and just about everywhere else …but we felt compelled to mention it as well. Black Tuesday is back! Brewed by The Bruery out of Placentia, CA, Black Tuesday is their monster 20% ABV, pitch black imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Now in its second year, Black Tuesday was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world for the first time last year and took the beer world by storm. It was also a featured beer in Issue 8 of Mutineer Magazine. For the inaugural release, seekers of Black Tuesday would wait hours in line, offer their first born child for a bottle, or spend their entire paycheck to acquire one on eBay. Everyone was surprised, even those at The Bruery. See the full post »

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