FALL IN A GLASS

‘Tis the season for apples, hot cider, pumpkins, hayrides, and fun fall festivals.  The temperature outside is dropping, leaves are changing, and people are getting in the autumn mindset.  Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, and visiting farms to pick up some delicious apple cider is one of my favorite things to […]

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HAPPY NATIONAL PUNCH DAY!

Image from steveworthingtonart.blogspot.com. Mix all of your favorite fruit juices and spirits together in a large bowl, throw in some fruit for garnish, and boom, you have made yourself a successful punch. The History of Punch The word “punch” derives from the Hindustani word “paanstch” which means “five”.   This large beverage is concocted of five […]

The Great American Beer Festival

In exactly one month from now, October 6th-8th, Denver Colorado will be hosting the largest beer festival and competition in the United States:  The Great American Beer Festival.  Founded in 1982, this beer festival has evolved with the craft brewery scene and offers over 600 breweries and more than 3,500 beers to taste!  Don’t forget […]

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What’s The Difference Between Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch?

Image from scotch.whiskey.co.uk. “I love scotch.  I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch.  Here it goes down.  Down into my belly. Mm mm mm.” – Anchorman, Will Farrell Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch are all a go-to for me when I’m not in the beer-drinking mood.  It may seem like a given, but there are some interesting […]

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BOOZY SLUSHIES

With the heat index stuck the 90’s recently with close to 100% humidity, I crave 3 things:  ice cream, beer, and all varieties of slushy drinks (preferably a Pin͂a Colada).  From wine slushies to spicy lychee slushies, nothing cools you down like a refreshing icy cocktail.   The worst part is, not everywhere serves frozen drinks. […]

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National Prosecco Day- August 13th, 2016

There’s not a day that goes by that’s not worth celebrating, so here’s to life!  Pop some bubbles and celebrate National Prosecco Day this Saturday, August 13th. Prosecco, hailing from the village Prosecco, a suburb of Trieste, Italy is actually a Slovenian name for “path through the woods.”  The Glera grape, which flourished in the […]

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barHappyGames Medal Contest

The games in Rio are in full swing right now, and we’re giving our readers the chance to win a $200 Visa gift card if they can correctly predict the right amount of medals team USA will win! For your entry to be eligible you must do ALL of the following otherwise you will not be […]

Hoppy IPA Day!

This Thursday, August 4th is National IPA Day! Being a hop-head myself I cannot wait to spend my Thursday night trying different IPAs to celebrate this fantastic… necessary holiday.  The craft beer scene is exploding with so many varieties of IPAs, there’s one for everyone!  Just last year, the most-entered category in the Great American […]

Margaritas on my Mind

I don’t always drink Tequila…But when I do, it’s in a margarita.  Fruity margaritas, to spicy margaritas, on the rocks, or frozen, the summer sun puts me in a margarita mindset.  Here is a list of some of the greatest margarita recipes for your next get together.  My favorite is a combo of the fruity […]

Brewer Interview: Charles Backmann of Cypress Brewing Co.

At Cypress Brewing Company in Edison New Jersey, beer does not fall short of full-bodied flavor.  A 2 BBL brewery that opened July 2nd, 2015 with 3 owners Charles Backmann, William Lutz III, and Jason Kijowski, Cypress, is pushing the envelope with their craft styles of beer and flavors.  They tap several different beers a […]