Recipes: Bastille Day Cocktails, 2013

Bastille Day is coming up this Sunday. For those unfamiliar with the French holiday, one could liken it to our July 4th Independence Day celebrations here in the states (but with a different historical context). To celebrate the occasion, Lillet brand ambassador Amanda Boccato passed these tasty au Francais recipes on to us to share. Buvons!…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 07.11.2013 – Angel’s Envy Finds Its Manger

Tuesday marked another welcoming occasion in the increasingly booming Louisville area: the groundbreaking of Angel’s Envy’s new distillery. The company has concluded a deal with the State of Kentucky for the purchase of property on the corner of Main Street and Jackson. The agreement looks to create about 40 new jobs for the local economy,…

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Review: Samuel Adams Summer Ale (2013)

And now for some Sam Adams you can actually buy. This seasonal release Summer Ale is a wheat beer brewed with lemon peel and grains of paradise. It’s a combo that works. You can really taste the grains of paradise! (Ha!) But seriously, the addition of lemon helps to balance out a bready body, lending…

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Review: Samuel Adams Collaboration Beers, “Brewing the American Dream”

How do you get your tiny brewery noticed? Try partnering with the big guys. That’s what Sam Adams is doing with a new program called Brewing the American Dream, which invites small brewers to Boston to collaborate on something entirely new. These beers are sold in limited release in California and New York, and at…

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Review: Deep Eddy Vodka and Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

We previously raved about Texas-based Deep Eddy’s Sweet Tea Vodka, and now we’re taking a step back, looking at its original, unflavored vodka, as well facing the future, with a look at a new flavor that’s based on Texas-favorite Ruby Red grapefruit. Thoughts on these two vodkas follow. Deep Eddy Vodka – Stylistically modern. A…

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Review: Hermitage Brewing Company India Pale Ale Single Hop Series – Magnum

Up next in this unique series of beers from Hermitage is this IPA made exclusively with Magnum hops. At first blush it’s just a very bitter, rather earthy beer, but as you sip it, a curious sweetness is coaxed out of it. It grows and grows on the finish until you realize — it’s pineapple.…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 07.08.2013 – Samuel Adams Is Not Anti-Religion

It seems as if a whole mess of folks were up in arms over the Samuel Adams decision to omit the word “God” from its recent Independence Day advertisements. More specifically, they omitted the phrase “by their Creator” from a script quoting the Declaration of Independence. Of course, there’s been a bit of brew-ha-ha (zing)…

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Review: Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion de 1079, 1414, and 1146

If you haven’t heard of what ArteNOM is doing, you’re not a tequila lover. NOMs are four-digit numbers assigned by the Mexican government to each tequila distillery. Want to know where any given bottle of tequila is made? It’s easy: Just look up the NOM, which is printed on every bottle of tequila sold. (Numerous…

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