Drinkhacker Reads – 07.03.2013 – Stag Semen And Other Whipped Delights

Drinkhacker Reads – 07.03.2013 – Stag Semen And Other Whipped Delights

In what could be described as “perfect timing”, Consumer Reports has announced its list of top microbrews right before the U.S. holiday weekend. Stone IPA, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, and Samuel Adams Hopology Collection Latitude 48 IPA all took home top honors, with Shock Top Wheat IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Lagunitas IPA, Widmer Bros. Hefeweizen, and Widmer Bros. Drifter Pale Ale rounding out the top lists. Backlash and discontent from beer lovers is already rolling, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. [LA Times]

Now for something completely different: people in New Zealand are paying $15 for the opportunity to indulge in a shot of stag semen. Really not sure what else to add to this entry. I think that pretty much covers it. [Stuff]

In bourbon news, a long dormant brand is about to start producing once again. The Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company is relaunching in downtown Louisville, with operations expecting to commence in March of 2014. Their headquarters will be located on 10th street in downtown Louisville, and will be expected to produce anywhere from 10-15 barrels per day. A brief overview of the brand’s history can be found here. [Courier Press]

And finally today, congrats to former Navy lieutenant and current artist Brandon Montgomery, whose chess set was the grand prize winner in Patrón tequila’s “Art of Patrón” contest. Collecting 52 empty Patron bottles, Montgomery crafted a chess set straight out of our dreams and received $10,000 for his efforts. Other notable entries included a Patrón bottle floor lamp and a chandelier with bottle globes. [UT San Diego]

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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