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Tales of the Cocktail? There’s an app for that.

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Tales of the Cocktail App

Heading to Tales of the Cocktail and trying to plan your seminars, tasting rooms, after parties, and anything else you might find to do? Tales of the Cocktail has an app that can help you plan your entire Tales experience with a simple and free app. See the full post »

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Beverage is Everywhere: Hillsboro Hops


Hillsboro Hops

If we look, we can find beverages or beverage related things all around us in our daily lives… even baseball! Sure, people drink during games, and even the Milwaukee Brewers were named to pay tribute to Milwaukee’s illustrious brewing heritage.

But last week, the Hillsboro Hops in Hillsboro, Oregon played their first game as a newly named and formed baseball team. The Hops, a Class A Short-Season team and an affiliate for the Arizona Diamondbacks, were named after hops, a primary ingredient in the production of beer. Oregon produces the second most hops in the United States, following Washington, and has the second most breweries per capita in the US. No other professional or collegiate sports team has ever been named after the lupulin-packed flowers

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Big Changes At Mutineer Magazine

Beverage News

Mutineer Founder Alan Kropf

Greetings My Mutinous Friends,

I’m thrilled to report that we are in the midst of some spectacular changes at Mutineer Magazine. We are on the cusp of some ambitious expansion, which will be announced in the coming months, and I can’t convey in words how truly pumped up all of us are to see our vision grow.

Over the past six years, we’ve assembled an incredibly talented team of people who have worked tirelessly to bring the Mutineer vision to life. Between this incredible core of current Mutineers, and the new minds and voices we’ll be announcing in the coming months, our fine company is heading into a new and exciting era. As such, I’m taking the opportunity to step away and create a space for these new minds and voices to flourish.

In the meantime, I’m honored to be taking on the Director of Education role at Anchor Distilling Company. Anchor is one of the most influential beverage companies of the last 50 years, leading the way for the modern craft beer revolution and reintroducing pot-distilled whiskey into the United States in 1994. Today, with over 300 craft spirits products in their portfolio, they continue to pioneer the amazing craft spirits category and I’m excited to be a part of their journey.

I’ll remain on the Board of Directors and Founder of Mutineer, as well as continue my work on Drink Careers 101, but I’ll be leaving the day to day operations of Mutineer in the very outstanding hands of the Mutineer team as they take the company and vision to dizzying new heights.

It has been a humbling privilege to serve beverage culture, something that I am so passionate about, in our efforts to add something positive and inspired to the beverage culture conversation. I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished thus far and I know we’ve only scratched the surface. Stay tuned for more awesomeness.


Alan Kropf

anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky Announces Peter Arkle Limited Edition Series “Bricks”


anCnoc Bricks

anCnoc (pronounced “a-nok”) has recently announced the release the the third offering in their Peter Arkle Limited Edition Series. The series is in collaboration with Peter Arkle, an illustrator who is an avid fan of whisky. For each offering, AnCnoc will make a limited edition whisky limited to just 1,000 cases and Peter Arkle will illustrate the packaging with something that inspired him during the process or from the distillery.

With anCnoc “Bricks”, it was the distillery’s history itself that inspired him. Peter Arkle explains, “I have loved working with anCnoc and am very proud of our latest limited edition. The distillery at Knockdhu is such a great place and I had a fantastic time visiting there. This particular illustration for me really shows the heart and history behind the distinguished taste of the brand.” The name Bricks and correlating artwork was inspired by the brick walls of anCnoc’s Knockdhu Distillery, which first opened in 1894.

anCnoc “Bricks” is limited to just 1,000 cases beginning July 1 and according to Distillery Manager Gordon Bruce, “Bricks” has signature honey and lemon notes with a spicy taste of citrus, sherry and dark chocolate.

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Cocktail Friday: Standard Fresh Prince



Entrepenuers everywhere are invited to join Russian Standard‘s new competition, Incredible Pursuits. According to Russian Standard, this competition is “a nationwide search for extraordinary innovators and game-changers setting higher standards.” See the full post »

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Gay Wine Weekend: Twilight T-Dance


Twilight T-dance

Sonoma is the place to be this weekend for the 3rd annual Gay Wine Weekend. Saturday night features one of the most awesome events ever to come to wine country, the Twilight T-Dance at Atwood Ranch with proceeds going to support Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS network. The evening begins with the VIP reception with delicious treats from Kinyon Catering, Cheese from Sheana Davis at the Epicurean Connection, freshly shucked oysters from The Oyster Girls and of course lots, and lots of wine. See the full post »

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Portland Cocktail Week’s Portland Bartender Institute Class of 2013 Now Accepting Applications


Portland Cocktail Week


Portland Cocktail Week is on the horizon and applications for the Portland Bartender Institute Class of 2013 are now being accepted.

What is the Portland Bartender Institute? Portland Cocktail Week has an emphasis on education and they have developed three educational tracks for bartenders interested in attending Portland Cocktail Week. Yes, there will be booze and there will be fun, but it’s not all about partying. Those accepted into the Boarding School are required to attend all Portland Cocktail Week activities including assigned classes and events throughout the week. See the full post »

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The Happening: Auction Napa Valley


Auction Napa Valley Top Chefs-ANV13

Each year the denizens of Napa come together for a common purpose, to raise money for healthcare and youth education nonprofits in Napa County at the Auction Napa Valley. The 33-year-old event is put on by the Napa Valley Vintners Association and is the event of the year. Top wineries create special wines for the Barrel Auction, and star chefs bring out their signature dishes for auction goers to sample. This year, it was hosted by Raymond Vineyards and boasted lots from Continuum Estate, Far Niente, and Trinchero Napa Valley. See the full post »

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