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Tacoma Craft Beer Festival


Tacoma Craft Beer Festival

Tomorrow, Sept. 3rd, from noon until 9PM, beer lovers living in the Pacific Northwest will have the chance to taste craft beers from over 40 different breweries at this year’s Tacoma Craft Beer Festival.

  • WHO: You and over 40 craft breweries.
  • WHAT: Tacoma Craft Beer Festival
  • WHERE: 21st Street Park 2101 Dock Street Tacoma, WA 98402
  • WHEN: Saturday, September 3rd, from noon to 9PM
  • WHY: Why not? Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound.
  • COST: $25 advanced tickets online / $30 at the door

Visit their website for tickets and more information.

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Mutineer Magazine to Sponsor 3rd Annual CANFEST



Mutineer Magazine is proud to announce our high level sponsorship of the 3rd Annual CANFEST, Reno’s International Canned Beer Festival. The festival, which celebrates all things canned craft beer, will take place November 12th in beautiful downtown Reno. Tickets went on sale yesterday and are just $25 for as much canned craft beer as you can enjoy in one night. If you purchase your tickets by October 13th, you will automatically get a VIP ticket at normal price and you’ll be able to enter the festival an hour early for the Mutineer Magazine VIP Hour, giving you the opportunity to enjoy canned craft beer for an extra hour. Mutineer is also honored to be judging the Mutineer Magazine Sponsored CANFEST “Best in Show” Award.

Our friends at CANFEST are just as excited as we are, “Mutineer Magazine is one of our all-time favorite wine, beer, and spirit magazines, and we are honored to announce that they have joined the CANFEST team in 2011 to make this year more dynamic than ever. Why are they so great? Because their honest, original, and often times humorous approach to the beverage world makes for insightful AND entertaining content. And they have excellent taste, too! Mutineer is the official sponsor of our VIP hour (all the more reason to buy your tickets early), and will bring magazines, magazine subscriptions to give away, and judge the CANFEST “Best in Show” award.”

Lastly, only two weeks remain for the blogger contest! One lucky beer blogger will win a FREE trip to CANFEST including airfare to Reno, hotel, and entry to all CANFEST festivities. All you have to do is submit a post on why you deserve to come and then mobilize your team of voters when it opens up. Visit here for more info.

Remember to stop by our booth where we’ll be selling subscriptions, giving away magazines, giving away subscriptions and who knows what else. See you there!

Find CANFEST on Facebook and Twitter. Want to buy tickets? Visit Ticketmaster or the Silver Legacy’s on-site box office.

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2011 Surly Darkness


Surly Darkness 2011 label

On October 22, the 2011 vintage of Surly Darkness will be unleashed. Having featured everything from a vampire to a mummy to the devil since its bottled release in 2007, 2011’s theme will be a zombie. The inscription on the label reads:

Oct 22, 2011 1127 hrs
Journal of Omar Ansari–Day 1460

I can hear them outside again, pounding at the gate. This marauding army of undead can’t be held at back much longer. Their thirst for Darkness is unrelenting, and my fuel and rations will be gone by nightfall. Only the robust flavors of this massive Russian Imperial Stout will appease them. I must give them what they want. I just hope we have enough. No! The gate has been breached. I hope that help soon…

Will you be at Darkness Day? Visit them at SurlyBrewing.com.

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Feast on the Best of LA’s Food & Drink at THE TASTE


The Taste

Last year, the food infatuated of LA glittered and guzzled at the first-ever Food & Wine Presents: Taste of Beverly Hills,” a multi-day event, showcasing the town’s best restaurants and some of eating and drinking’s brightest stars. This year, the team behind that gala (Best Events) has joined with the producers of the “Los Angeles Times’ Celebration of Food & Wine” to throw an unparalleled, city-wide extravaganza of the edible, called simply, The Taste.

The event will take place for four days over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5, 2011, at nine different locations – from Downtown to Hollywood. Over forty of the city’s top restaurants will be serving unlimited bites of their best dishes, and food celebs like Giada De Laurentiis, Ludo Lefebvre, Michael Voltaggio, Marcel Vigneron and Susan Feniger, and others, will preside over the various parties.

All that delicious food is only half the story, of course, and for those of us who are particularly partial to potables, The Taste promises an abundance of liquid pleasure, too, guided by LA legends of libation, like Julian Cox, Michael Shearin and The Beer Chicks.  Events such as “Paso Robles Pioneers,” “How to Taste Like a Master Sommelier,” “Taco Tequila Tryst,” “Art of Mixing,” and “Navigating a Wine List,” will offer glimpses into the world of professional drinking – and learning how to drink like a professional. Event sponsors include Anchor Distilling Co. and Peroni, Avion and 4 Copas Tequila, Caorunn Gin, Wild Turkey, Campo de Encanto Pisco, VeeV Acai Spirit, Aperol, Cyrus Noble Bourbon, Chopin and Voli Vodka and Don Q Rums. Wineries such as Flowers, Justin, Chalone, Charles Krug, Coppola, Row Eleven, Summerland Winery and Banfi will be pouring unlimited tastes throughout the weekend’s events.

Tickets are available for the entire weekend or by individual event.

New Product Spotlight: Art in the Age RHUBY


Art in the Age RHUBY

From the same people that brought you ROOT and SNAP, they now introduce to you RHUBY. RHUBY will take you back to 1771, with a modern twist. In 1771, Ben Franklin sent John Bartram America’s first rhubarb seeds. Bartram proceeded to make a delicious garden tea with rhubarb, beets, carrots, lemon, petitgrain, cardamom, pink peppercorn, coriander, vanilla, and pure cane sugar. Art in the Age took that recipe and made it into a spirit… and RHUBY was born.

Try this recipe:

Rhuby Rose

  • 2 parts RHUBY
  • 2 parts strawberries
  • dash of rose water
  • club soda


  • Muddle strawberries, RHUBY
    and rose water in a tall glass.
  • Add ice and club soda.

For more information on RHUBY, watch this video and check out their website.

The Story of Art in the Age RHUBY from Art In The Age on Vimeo.

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The Cocktail Spirit With Robert Hess: The Black Hawk Cocktail


This week’s installment of The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess brought to you by the Small Screen Network brings you the Black Hawk Cocktail. Robert discovered the Black Hawk cocktail in Jones Complete Bar Guide as well as Cocktail DB. According to Robert, the bourbon adds a great backbone for the acid of the lemon and the sweet and complex notes of the sloe gin to mingle. This is surely a classic.”

Black Hawk Cocktail

  • 1 1/4 oz Bitter Truth Sloe Gin
  • 1 1/4 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice


  • stir with ice
  • strain into a cocktail glass
  • garnish with a cherry

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Beer Bloggers: Win a Trip to CANFEST!


CANFEST Beer Blogger Contest

CANFEST, which Mutineer Magazine is proud to be sponsoring, is a little over two months away! Do you want to go, but running low on funds? Do you have a blog about beer? Then you’re in luck.

Now through September 15, CANFEST is offering those with an established beer blog (meaning you didn’t build a blog simply to participate in this contest) an opportunity to write one blog post, centered on why they deserve to come to CANFEST. Be creative, be funny, it might help your chances.

To enter, visit the CANFEST Facebook, “Like” them and then click on “Trip Giveaway!” on the left side menu. After you’ve posted your blog, enter your first and last name, email, and the URL to your blog. Don’t have Facebook? No worries, just email constance@abbipr.com once the blog is live.

Once CANFEST has a compiled list of blog posts, they will host each link on a protected online survey, open it for votes, and pick a winner based on votes. The winner will be flown to Reno for the weekend and have the opportunity to attend all of CANFEST’s festivities. CANFEST will put you up for Friday and Saturday night, give you a complimentary ticket to the beer dinner and CANFEST event, and grace you with our presence of awesomeness.

Seriously, it’s that easy.

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Governor Jerry Brown Proclaims September 2011 California Wine Month


California Wine MonthGovernor Jerry Brown has proclaimed September 2011 as California Wine Month, the seventh consecutive year the state has recognized the contributions of the state’s growers and vintners by proclamation. To celebrate, many of the Golden State’s wineries, winegrape growers and regional associations are hosting special consumer wine events.

“As an industry, California wine brings innumerable benefits to the state. Our scenic and historic wine-growing regions, a renowned cuisine based on food and wine pairings, and the opportunity to taste and purchase our world-famous wines bring an estimated 20.7 million tourists to our state each year,” said Governor Brown in the proclamation. “Our state’s wineries create jobs for 330,000 Californians and revenue from retail sales of $18.4 billion, including $1.14 billion in exports sales to 122 countries.” To view the complete proclamation, go here.

In September, tastings, tours and special events will happen across California as Californians celebrate their expansive wine culture. Some of these events include Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Livermore’s 30th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration, CRUSH: Temecula Valley 2nd Annual Wine & Culinary Showcase, Madera Vintners Association’s California Wine Month Reception & Wine Tasting and Pinotfest Monterey. Others include CALIFORNIA WINE RUSH and Savor the Central Coast 2011.

Be sure to raise a glass of California wine during the month of September for the great vintages of the past and for the many great vintages to come.

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