Last Minute Valentine’s Day: Sam Adams Hoppy V-Day Basket

Every year women go into panic mode when it comes to what they should get their guy for Valentine’s Day. There are only so many Ed Hardy ties and bottles of bad cologne we can handle. (Correct answer? Zero.) So ladies, if you’ve found yourself in that last minute gifting...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011

11 Steeler and Packer Inspired Super Bowl Cocktails

Doesn’t matter if you’re swinging a Terrible Towel or rocking a Cheesehead, any of these cocktails will help make your Super Bowl party a memorable one. (Or, depending how many you have, a hard-to-remember one…) We’ve got punch bowl recipes from Exclusiv...
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

What Would You Trade for a Year’s Supply of Free Craft Beer?

What’s better than a Nordic-themed festival rife with Vikings, goats in traditional German garb and abominable snowmen? How about a chance to win a year’s supply of craft beer? Yeah, though that’d get your attention. Every February for the last 52 years, the citizens of...
Posted On 31 Jan 2011

Defend Against Winter Colds with These Healthy Vitamin C “Cocktails”

The first time I tried Emergen-C was at the Natural Products Expo a couple of years ago. I was walking the show and right by one of the entrances was the Emergen-C booth, mixing up drinks for a crowd of eager attendees. I got some, and I was hooked. Been drinking it regularly...
Posted On 26 Jan 2011

Drinks to Toast National Irish Coffee Day

I know you’ve had this date circled on your calendar for months, but just in case it still slipped your mind, today is National Irish Coffee Day. So while we’ll all be pouring a little luck o’ the Irish into our coffee mugs after dinner tonight, here are a three...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011

Toast the AFC Championship with Savoy’s Pittsburgh Fever Punch

Yeah, I know there are two teams playing in the game today… but I’m only featuring a drink for one of them because: 1. They are the only team that sent me a cocktail recipe, 2. I was at the game last week at Heinz Field and I’ve never experienced better, more...
Posted On 23 Jan 2011

Raise Your Tankards: 5 Things You Should Know About Mead

So what do you get when you combine honey, water, yeast and time? Why only one of the greatest and most ancient of alcoholic beverages on the planet: Mead (aka honey wine). In the Old English epic poem Beowulf, the Danish warriors drank Honey mead, and apparently this...
Posted On 20 Jan 2011

Toast Your Love of Ballet with This “Black Swan” Cocktail

As Black Swan prepares to dominate the box office yet again this weekend, and with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis’ dark, tequila-induced sex scene still making waves around the Intergoogles, the folks at Dobel Tequila have created this one of kind Black Swan inspired cocktail,...
Posted On 07 Jan 2011

Brew Review: Redhook Brewery Eisbock 28

What happens when you take one of the smoothest, maltiest lager styles known to brewdom and give it an extended case of hypothermia? You get mouth watering beer and one that Redhook Brewery of Woodinville, WA calls their limited release Eisbock 28, a 2010 winter warmer that’s...
Posted On 03 Jan 2011

Three Classic Bloody Marys for National Hangover Day

Nothing helps ease the pain of the morning after like a freshly mixed Bloody Mary. And since today is National Hangover Day for most of us, here are three recipes that have something for everyone who either woke up next to you, or crashed out on your couch: There’s the...
Posted On 01 Jan 2011