The last several months have been huge for Mutineer Magazine and Editor in Chief Alan Kropf. Recently, he was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list as one of the world’s top 30 business leaders under the age of 30 in food and beverage. Before that, he was selected to Wine & Spirits Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list as one of the world’s top beverage professionals under the age of 30. And also around that time, Alan was named to Folio Magazine’s 13 Under 30 as one of the world’s top 13 emerging media leaders under the age of 30.
It’s been an incredible ride and we’re pleased to announce that Alan was just named to Zagat’s 30 Under 30 in San Francisco, which recognizes the hottest up-and-coming chefs, mixologists, restaurateurs and other culinary trailblazers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Today the Mutiny took another big step forward with Forbes recognizing Mutineer Publisher Alan Kropf as a 30 under 30 honoree, saying Mutineer is “…a magazine that actually lives up to its name, causing mutiny in bev. culture.”
According to Forbes: Who is reinventing the world? Who should you hire today? Who will you be working for in 20 years? Who, in short, under the age of 30, matters? These are the people who aren’t waiting to reinvent the world. FORBES, leaning on the wisdom of its readers and the greatest minds in business, presents the 30 disrupters under 30, in each of 12 fields, making a difference right now.
The impressive selection committee for food & beverage included chef Daniel Boulud, restauranteur Danny Meyer (Gramercy Tavern) and Lee Schrager (South Beach Wine & Food Festival / Southern Wine & Spirits). Big thanks to all that nominated Alan and have long supported this bombastic fine beverage mutiny.
Mutineer Magazine announces the addition of a new recurring column called “Inspired Beverage Voices,” created to celebrate regional innovators in the world of fine beverage culture. Each issue will now explore a different area, highlighting individuals working with local libations in inspired, new ways. With the support of No.3 Gin, the inaugural feature on Napa Valley will appear in the November 2011 edition and will introduce the nation to the new and innovative voices of TouteSuite Social Club, with Susan Quinn and Didier Loustau, Christophe Smith of Harvest Live, and Laura Levesque Page of The Healthy Junkie.
“It’s been said that a culture is defined by its articulate voices, so we couldn’t be more excited to highlight these new and inspired voices in beverage culture, beginning with Napa Valley,” says Mutineer Editor in Chief and Publisher Alan Kropf.
Today we celebrate the first of our Inspired Beverage Voices.
Quinn and Loustau are the cofounders of ToutSuite Social Club, an innovative online video platform that is changing the way conversation happens between consumers and tastemakers. ToutSuite Social Club members can engage in a real-time, round table dialogue with their favorite product makers, while also connecting with fellow ToutSuite members around the world. Thanks to their headquarters in the Napa Valley, Quinn and Loustau have been able to sit down with the region’s winemakers and beverage artisans for irreverent personal interviews and panel discussions, with a long-term vision to cover a range of product categories on a regular basis. toutsuite.com / @ToutSocial
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., easily one of my favorite breweries for a multitude of reasons, has yet another accolade to add to their repertoire of awards and achievements. This isn’t any regular old award and it’s not for brewing the best IPA or pale ale (both of which they do magnificently), it’s for something they continually challenge themselves and strive to do and it’s something that sets them apart from the rest of the industry. Sierra Nevada is being honored by the Environmental Protection Agency for their environmental stewardship and their continued efforts to conserve resources and focus on sustainable business practices, all while pioneering the way for other breweries and businesses to follow. They accomplish this through a variety of ways, to include one of the largest private solar panel arrays and fuel cell installations in the county, recycling, heat recovery, CO2 recovery, energy efficiency, water conservation, and an abundance of different methods, some of which are quite simple and others that are rather complex and expensive to accomplish … but this is something that Sierra Nevada feels very strongly about and it’s evident that the costs to them greatly outweighs the negative impacts done to the environment. See the full post »
Once again, the incredibly talented team over at Plumbline Studios has left us speechless as they have won yet another award for an original advertisement that they have created for Mutineer Magazine. Out of 1,640 entries in the 2010 Summer Semi Annual Design Contest of the American Design Awards, Plumbline Studios walked away with an insane five awards, with one of them being the Mad Libations subscription advertisement (as seen above) for Mutineer in the category of advertisements. See the full post »
Left to right: David Walker, Master Brewer Matt Brynildson, Charlie Papazian (Photo credit: Jay Brooks)
I recently had the exciting opportunity to attend the 2010 Craft Brewers Conference in Chicago. The conference also coincided with the 2010 World Beer Cup. Judging of the beers took place over the entire week and the winners were announced at the closing Gala dinner. See the full post »
Ever wonder why people go crazy at awards events? FINE BEVERAGES! For the people that win, there will be drinks of celebration. For the people that lose, there will be drinks of consolation. Everyone else gets to drink too, which means awards shows make for some of the best parties.
Big news; the publishing company behind Mutineer Magazine officially turns two today! This is the equivalent of 14 dog years or 120 business-in-a-recession years, and we are PUMPED to have blasted our way through this most dark and depressing of financial times. The Mutineer Holiday Subscription Drive is booming and we are hoping it can be the thing that finally turns this recession around.