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Tag Archives: Whiskey

Five Damn Good Reasons to Drink This Weekend

Well Friday is here, and if you’re like most black-livered red-blooded Americans, you’re likely thinking about taking a sip or two of an adult beverage over the weekend.  Here are five things from this week to inspire you to do just that. Google Is Skynet – I just learned about Google’s “Project Tango,”  an Android […]

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Samuel Adams and the World’s First Whiskey Barrel Aged Beer

I was chatting with Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch not to long ago for a Today Show piece I was writing (double name-drop in a single sentence – woot!). Jim likes to talk, as do I, and our conversation wandered away from topic at hand and into some of the innovations he and his brewers […]

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Whatcha Drinkin’ this Weekend?: ‘It’s Good to be the King’ Edition

Well the weekend is upon us, and I’m sure a few of the greenish-blue little puppies you see above will find a new home in my belly over the next couple of days. You see, our buddy Rich Blair, the “ambassador” guy from New Holland Brewing Artisan Spirits sent me a very big bottle of […]

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If America Had an Official Toast, What Would it Be?

It’s weird to think that a country as established as America doesn’t have its own official thing to say as we raise our glasses, but that seems to be the case.  “Cheers” is British, “Salud”/”Salute” is Mexican/Italian, “Prost” is German, and “Slainte” is Irish. But now there’s a (weak) movement afoot to correct this and […]

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SURVEY: Do You Toast with Champagne, Craft Beer or Booze for These Occasions?

This week’s article over at TODAY is about people replacing champagne with a finely crafted beer, which I think is an awesome trend. One interesting piece of data provided to me by Sam Adams is that if given the choice, 60 percent of men prefer to toast a special occasion with beer rather than champagne. […]

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Moral Dilemma: Ungifting Stranahans Colorado Whiskey

My boss is out of town this week, and I’m using his absence as an opportunity to get myself organized.  Step one was getting my to-do list up to snuff, and step two was cleaning out three years worth of crap from my office. I was down in the basement, stashing the stuff that was […]

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Hangovers: I’m Getting Too Old for This S#&t!

I’ll admit Saturday night got out of hand, but just ever so slightly.  I did that thing where you open a bomber of good beer before you realize that perhaps a bomber is too much.  But it’s open, and it’s good, and you’re not going to pour it down the drain.  So you say “what […]

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New Holland Artisan Spirits: Who’s Ready for Some Double Dragon?

If science has taught us anything, it’s that everything is better when it’s wrapped in bacon.  I won’t support this assertion with examples, because we all know it’s true. The folks over at New Holland Artisan Spirits have been fooling around with whiskey for a while now, and the results have been very good.  But […]

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FYI: Don’s not Dead

I just wanted to let all of you folks know that relief is on the way from the Jim-fest that’s been happening here lately.  Donnybear ™ has been swamped the past week or so with employment seeking and so forth, but should be back in the groove here soon. And that’s a good thing.  I […]

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What Beers and Booze Would You Put on Frontier Airlines?

All types of folks reach out to us here at B&WB, but this is the first time we’ve ever been approached by an airline. Yesterday, Brian Dassell, the manager of the food and beverage program at Frontier Airlines left us a comment on the About the Brothers page, asking what we thought of the recent […]

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Top 5 Beer, Whiskey and TV Pairings

More and more, folks are getting into pairing beer with food, and why not? The right marriage of beverage and bite can take your enjoyment of both to levels unreachable when tasted separately.  I’m just getting into food pairings and can’t wait to taste all the possibilities. One thing I’ve been into for awhile is […]

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Drunk Babies Used to Sell Chocolates? Sounds About Right!

Everybody loves babies, and quite a few folks like to drink.  Put these two things together, and you get drunken babies, an almost irresistible marketing force. 

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My Six Pack of Craft Beer Wishes for 2012

I’ve recently read a lot of predictions for the coming year and I keep asking myself “how the hell do THEY know what’s going to happen?” I certainly don’t, so instead of predicting the good and the bad that 2012 will bring to the craft beer world, I’ve decided to share six things I hope […]

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I Scored a Beer and Whiskey Hat Trick!

I don’t follow hockey, but I know that when you score three times in a game it’s called a hat trick, and that’s exactly what I did over the holiday at a little hole in the wall beer store I stumbled into.  It was one of those magical beer (and in this case, whiskey) moments […]

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Our First Product Prototype: The DonnyBear!

If my KISS lunchbox or my Star Wars Underoos taught me anything, it’s that the REAL money is in merchandising.  If people are fans of something, they’ll buy up all sorts of doodads to build a deeper connection to the object of their obsession and show the world that they have great taste. Cha-ching!! With […]

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