Tag: drinks

Homebrew: The Mash

Homebrew: Jalapeno Saison

This weekend I tried my hand at homebrewing! I ordered myself a nice little kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop and a beer that I instantly fell in love with after readying the name – Jalapeno Saison. Having a long history with legos and the frustration that can occur and having never brewed before, I read the instruction 6 times over before even beginning. I then read each step twice during the process. Yet, I still managed to miss that I needed ingredients that weren’t included in the package; agave nectar and jalapenos. Luckily I always have spicy peppers in the house and I made for a quick substitute for the nectar with honey; only after I confirmed the sugar concentration comparison with this nifty website. It turns out 1 unit honey = 1 unit agave nectar. Check out the gallery and video below!


#BeerChat, Cheers to Community!

Thursday, August 23rd, I had the honor of hosting #BeerChat, a Twitter Chat created by @ActiveBeerGeek about Beer on Thursday at 9 P.M. EST. Having a few pals that I drink brews with on a weekly basis I knew there would be at least a few tweeps partaking. I also chose a topic I knew that there was an interest in and trending the craft beer world, canned beer.

I invited a few of the breweries I knew that had canned beers and also the CraftCans.com people to join in on the fun. What ensued was what I would call a “screaming success”.

A total of 351 tweets were generated in the hour of the chat creating 2.17 MILLION impressions.

We had a sighting of a very unique beer, thanks to @GhostofElHombre

And even the great @OskarBlues join in on the fun!

Great big THANKS to everyone who joined in on the fun! See you next Thursday.


12 Most Important Things For Your July 4th Party

Having a party? I hope you have all these things!

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12 Most Important Things For Your July 4th Party

There are 12 and only 12 things you need to make your July 4th Party the best!

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National Panthems

Sure they might be a bit pricey, but these are perfect for any patriot! They'll fit well! Plus there are at least 3 holidays you can wear them for!

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Flag Shirt

Your ensemble wouldn't be complete with out a dashing Red, White and Blue stripped shirt!

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Rock Music!

No party is a party with music. And for a true July 4th party you better have the theme right! ROCK MUSIC!

Guess Who - American Woman

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Flag Themed Beer!

Beer is the staple party drink of America! Get that crisp, flavor-ish beverage and start your day early!

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Patriotic Mask!

If your party call for it, get a mask! Masks create great photo opportunities. Plus no one can recognize you and pick on you for wearing that flag shirt!

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Star Spangled Jello!

Nothing says America like JELLO! Your party must have food, so start with non-filling, sometimes alcohol infused, jello

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4th of July Punch

Class up your party with some much! This great recipe even has fruit, so its healthy. It will be a nice change from the Flag Beer, but just remember. Beer before Liquor...

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Hotdog Turtle Burgers

Cowabunga! We love bacon! Nothing is more American that food in the shape of animals and wrapped in BACON!

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Cheese Whiz!

After blinding everyone with your pants and all that booze you'll need to make your garnishes easy! American Cheese is best served from a pressurized can!



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Yes the bread! You need something to put those little turtle in. Just remember that your buns come in packs of 8, while your hotdogs come in packs of 12. This is America dammit!

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Fireworks make the evening GRAND! Just remember to stand a safe distance away...



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Of course, these people are important too! Who else is going hang out with you at a party when you're dressed like an uber Abraham Lincoln?

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