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Blue Palms Brewhouse Opens in Hollywood

Beer

Blue Palms

Great anticipation has awaited the opening of the Blue Palms Brewhouse located in Hollywood. Located in the same spot as the original Blue Palms Lounge that’s history goes back to the 1930’s – owner Brian Lenzo has recreated the look and feel of the original place. Hollywood now has a real beer bar with only crafts brews and even a cask engine. See the full post »


1 comment 08.16.2008 |

Mutineer On Tour

Wine

Mutineer on Tour

It is official, Mutineer Magazine is hitting the road! The adventure, dubbed “Mutineer on Tour”, will hit up wineries in Washington, Oregon, and California, in addition to some distilleries, breweries, bars, and probably a local jail or two. There will be an additional blog detailing the misadventures of our magazine on tour, and this blog will be accessible through the main Mutineer Magazine Blog. See the full post »


2 comments 08.11.2008 |

Schlitz Rocks America with The Who

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Schlitz Rocks America with The Who

In 1982, one of the boldest marketing moves ever was made when two of the globe’s most compelling brands joined forces to rock the hell out of America: Schlitz beer and The Who.

It was a natural move when you think about. Personally, whenever I open an ice cold Schlitz, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Damn, I really want to the listen to The Who right now.” And when I’m listening to The Who in headphones, more often than not there is a delicious Schlitz beer in my hand. See the full post »


1 comment 08.08.2008 |

Interview: Joel Butler of Chateau Ste. Michelle

Wine

Chateau Ste Michelle

Being a native Washingtonian, Wine Mutineer Alan Kropf has a soft spot in his heart for the wines of the Evergreen State. Given the wines being produced, that soft spot has evolved to a constant craving. I had the opportunity to ask Joel Butler, the Director of Education and Master of Wine at Chateau Ste. Michelle, some questions about Washington wine. See the full post »


3 comments 08.07.2008 |

Expensive Cocktails

Spirits

Richard's Hennessy Cognac

When I moved from Seattle to Los Angeles, I was prepared for much higher real estate costs, though I did not consider the higher price of cocktails. Twenty dollars is not an uncommon price for a cocktail in a club, with bottle service starting at around $300 and going up to $40,000 for a 3 Liter bottle limited edition of 1998 Dom Perignon at the swank new Kress nightclub in West Hollywood. Bottle service isn’t the only way to spend enough in a club to buy a Vespa scooter, check out these cocktails for the affluent: See the full post »



Honig Rocks

Wine

…And they have the postcard to prove it.

Honig Rocks

The “Honig Rocks” postcard is the latest in a long tradition of postcards, including spinoffs of the Apple iPod advertisements, Calvin Klein, and a kind of psychedelic vision of Godzilla taking on the Honig Staff. A video explaining the scientific processes used to create a “Honig Postcard” can be seen by going to http://www.honigwine.com/rockvideo. The postcard was developed to stay in touch with winery customers in a way that is fun and creative. See the full post »



Mad Men’s John Williams

Spirits

John Williams
So after spending two hours with Mad Men’s John Williams, I am convinced that he is a man of purpose, and that purpose is swindling free surfing lessons from Mad Men star John Slattery. Beyond that, he is an experienced bartender, an up and coming Hollywood actor, and a partner in www.themonkeybox.com, a sketch comedy site that is getting the attention of more than just John’s Monkey Box cast members. See the full post »


3 comments 08.05.2008 |

Corkscrewed: The Wrath of Grapes

Wine

Corkscrewed

Remember this show? Probably not. It enjoyed a short lived life on Fox as a reality show about Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, producers from American Idol, as they purchase and run a vineyard in Paso Robles, California. See the full post »


1 comment 08.04.2008 |

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