FOOD and BEVERAGES

Suds With Securb: Top Ten Dive Bars in America 2011

It is that time of year again. The northern winds are starting to blow and the days get darker and colder. Unless you are drinking under a bridge or participating in Occupy Wall Street drinking outdoors will soon be a distant memory. As pigskins get snapped and leaf blowers get revved we find ourselves looking […]

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International Beer Festival at Lakewood Ranch Florida

The 2011 inaugural International Beer Festival will kick off this year’s Tour of Homes , and will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, FL. There will be unlimited samples of more than 100 craft and specialty beers included in admission. Pre purchased tickets will be […]

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Jim Beam Creates a Twitter Buzz with the Hashtag #DevilsCut

I don’t have the whole story just yet but there is something going on at Jim Beam. Jim Beam has been promoting their new Devil’s Cut bourbon heavily since it’s release. This is a very cool new product. Devil’s Cut uses a new process that extracts the very last of the bourbon out of the […]

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Pope Crisco: Shiner Old Time Ale by the Spoetzl Brewing Company

Well, it’s the last day of September, but by the time this gets posted it will probably be the second weekend of October or so. The past couple weeks have been a little hectic as I am preparing to start another job in customer service, and have been wavering in and out of confidence for […]

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German Beer Giant Offers Winner 2012 Trip for Six to Munich’s Oktoberfest!

The public is invited to vote via Facebook for the best photos submitted in the Hacker Pschorr Backyard Oktoberfest Party contest by October 31. This national contest sponsored by German beer giant Hacker-Pschorr beer is making it possible for the winner and five of his or her friends to win a trip to Munich in […]

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Day of the Dead Cocktail Recipies from Espolón Tequila

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a holiday widely celebrated across Mexico and Latin America honoring the lives of friends and relatives who have passed, is gaining immense popularity in the United States. Each November 2nd, crowds dress in colorful costumes, don skeleton-like makeup, parade through the streets and erect decorative altars in […]

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Cockspur Rum’s Killer Halloween Cocktails

Darkness. Terror. Mayhem. You’re not one to let your imagination run away with you, but something about the eeriness in the air at Halloween sparks thrills and chills inside of you. In the spirit of this haunting season, Cockspur Rum has a few killer cocktails that will appease your dark side. So drink up, and […]

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City Harvest Releases Dining Guide App on October 18th to Coincide with Bid Against Hunger

Give back with the press of a button by using City Harvest’s mobile restaurant guide, Great Food, Good Hearts, available for free download starting Tuesday, October 18th at www.cityharvest.org. The release of the digital compilation, which will feature more than 150 restaurants, bakeries and cafes that support City Harvest, coincides with City Harvest’s annual Bid […]

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Pope Crisco: Oktoberfest by Real Ale Brewing Company

While I usually do not do multiple beer reviews in an evening, given the several hours since I drank the Rahr and Sons Oktoberfest, I decided to make my little office a virtual biergarten in celebration of Tex-toberfest. After enjoying my One-Quarter-German-American wife’s take on Korean Beef, and reading on German drinking games, I decided […]

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Sud Savant: New Glarus – Chocolate Abbey “This is a Technically Superior Beer”

Not to be made into a liar, my journey through Wisconsin continues with an extended stay in New Glarus. This review for their Chocolate Abbey may have been inspired as much by my wife as myself. I am always excited to get my hands on a few flavor of New Glarus, but when my wife […]

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Sud Savant: New Glarus – Cabin Fever

Here is another of the many promised New Glarus reviews! This particular one is dedicated to their wins at the GABF, particularly the Black Top, which was reviewed at Sud Savant just last week. This review is for one of their beers that is not new to their lineup, the Cabin Fever Honey Bock. Granted, […]

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Pope Crisco: Hoptober By New Belgium Brewing Company

Today I have enjoyed getting my oil changed, my hair cut, and congratulating my lovely wife on her new job as an adjunct professor at a local community college. This good news is completed by tonight’s first preseason game for the Dallas Stars, and after the first period they have bested Montreal 3 to nil. […]

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2011 Great American Beer Festival Winners Announced (List of Winners)

The 2011 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition drew an impressive field of competitors, with 2011 topping last year’s entries by 11 percent. GABF remains the largest commercial beer competition in the world, with 3,930 beers vying for medals (compared to 3,523 entries in 2010) A total of 248 medals were awarded. View the 2011 […]

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Full Sail Brewing Company Releases Session Fest for the Holidays

Full Sail Brewing is excited to announce a new addition to the Session family of beers – Session Fest. It’s a holiday beer that comes in a stubby little bottle, makes a great stocking stuffer, and is the perfect beer to leave by the fireplace for Santa or to share with friends and family who […]

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Full Sail Brewing New Brewer’s Share Beer: Dan’s de Familie Man

Full Sail Brewing turns 24 this month and to celebrate they will release a new beer in their Brewer’s Share line up: Dan’s de Familie Man Belgian IPA brewed by brewer, Dan Peterson. “Dan’s de Familie Man is a Belgian IPA I present to you, as an interpretation of my family’s quest to the West […]

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One Month Early: Oskar Blues’ Famed Seasonal Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Oskar Blues’ Ten FIDY fans are cheering because the famed winter seasonal will be back on shelves a month earlier than last year. Ten FIDY continues to be primed with its latest accolade, named in the Top 51 “Best of the Best Beers” in Beer Magazine’s October issue. The genre bending canned beer that has […]

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