Review: Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Beers

Brooklyn’s Evil Twin have been releasing interesting beers with obligatory humorous titles (“Ryan and The Gosling,” “Cognac Barrel Aged Jesus”) for a bit, and today we’re going to sample two of their Imperial Biscotti beers — aged brews that were sourced from Westbrook Brewing Company down in South Carolina. Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break –…

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Review: Heaven’s Door Whiskey – Complete Lineup

Mama take this badge from me I can’t use it anymore What I can use is a glass of whiskey, courtesy of musical icon Bob Dylan, who has partnered with an outfit called Spirits Investment Partnership (“SIP”), to launch Heaven’s Door, a collection of three American whiskeys. “Bob Dylan’s first and only brand partnership, Heaven’s Door…

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Review: Beers of Molson Canadian

The fine nation of Canada hath given us many a wonderful thing: Rush, Hockey Night In Canada, Brave New Waves radio, and the sport of basketball. However, Canada can also lay claim to providing the world such monstrosities as Hawaiian-style pizza, the Bloody Caesar, and Celine Dion. All in all, a mixed bag but still…

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Review: Wines of Clos du Val, 2018 Releases

A full passel of new releases from Clos du Val, these six wines run the gamut from summer sippers to serious steakhouse experiences. Let’s dig in. 2017 Clos du Val Estate Rose of Pinot Noir Carneros – Fruity but also floral, this strawberry-scented offering is moderately acidic but also chewy — perhaps a bit gummy at…

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Review: Moosehead Pale Ale

Moosehead Pale Ale is known internally at the Canadian operation as “The Beer that Built the Brewery,” but since its 1933 introduction it hasn’t been sold in the U.S. Only 85 years later the brew — made with 100% Canadian barley — makes its debut on our shores. As sessionable pale ale goes, Moosehead’s rendition…

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Review: Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale

Dogfish Head is no stranger to creative brewing, and this is no exception. It was designed in celebration of Dogfish Head’s own “geographically-enamored seafood restaurant” Chesapeake & Maine in 2016. And now a word directly from Dogfish Head Communications HQ: “SeaQuench Ale is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose, and…

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Review: Straw Boys Irish Vodka

As the name suggests, Straw Boys is vodka from Ireland, made from wheat and distilled in copper pots. (The distillery, Connacht, based in County Mayo, also makes poitin, gin, and Irish whiskey, among other delights.) Straw Boys Vodka is a solid example of the spirit. The nose is quite clean, with a light herbal note…

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Review: Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

As a born-and-raised Texan, I can personally attest to the state’s love affair with Crown Royal Canadian Whisky. Why this is, I don’t know. I think they really just love the felt bags. As a distinct nod to the state, Crown Royal is releasing a limited-edition whisky called Crown Royal Texas Mesquite. By far the…

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