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This Weekend's REAL AMERICAN Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

So much stuff going on over the next few days, but before that, a gentle nudge as we head into this Father’s Day weekend, where it’s possible someone might say something like, “Hey, did you hear that Hulk Hogan has a beer coming out? It’s been all over the news in the past few days!” Premium Subscribers get to be able to say, “Man, I already heard about that way back on April 24th thanks to this cool beer email that I subscribe to.” We don’t toot o

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Drink of the Week: Star & Key VSOP Rum

Imbibe Magazine

Pop quiz for Friday happy hour, and the subject is rum: What islands make outstanding rums from fresh sugarcane juice? Most rum fans probably think first of Martinique, or maybe Guadeloupe. These islands in the Lesser Antilles are renowned for making intensely aromatic rhum agricole; lively spirits with the characteristics of grass, herbs, and tropical fruit.

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For These Bartenders, Only DIY Chartreuse Will Do

PUNCH

DIY Chartreuse has become an obsession for bartenders looking to replicate the iconic French liqueur in their cocktails.

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Spirit of Travel with Bar Manager Casey Carr and Dewar’s Whisky

Chilled Magazine

Our content series, The Spirit of Travel with Dewar’s Scotch Whisky follows the essence of adventure and discovery into the craft of bartending. Created with the finest ingredients and a rich heritage that spans centuries, Dewar’s embodies the spirit of exploration and inspires wanderlust and curiosity. Bartenders are an adventurous bunch, and traveling can profoundly influence their cocktails by shaping creativity, technique, and worldview, while enriching their craft and personal journey.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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The 12 Best Chartreuse Cocktails

VinePair

Chartreuse has been made by France’s Carthusian monks for over 250 years, and it’s still gaining momentum. Beloved far and wide for its top-secret medley of botanicals, the liqueur made headlines in early 2023 when it was announced that the monks would no longer be producing enough Chartreuse to fulfill demand. Mixologists and home bartenders alike soon rushed to their local liquor stores to secure their bottles.

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Spirit of Travel with Bar Manager Casey Carr and Dewar’s Whisky

Chilled Magazine

Our content series, The Spirit of Travel with Dewar’s Scotch Whisky, follows the essence of adventure and discovery into the craft of bartending. Created with the finest ingredients and a rich heritage that spans centuries, Dewar’s embodies the spirit of exploration and inspires wanderlust and curiosity. Bartenders are an adventurous bunch, and traveling can profoundly influence their cocktails by shaping creativity, technique, and worldview, while enriching their craft and personal journey.

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Widow Jane Bottles Heirloom Corn Whiskey Baby Jane

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Distilling using locally grown heirloom corn, Widow Jane Distillery has introduced Baby Jane Bourbon by Widow Jane. This is the result of a decade-long journey. In 2013, Widow Jane Head Distiller Sienna Jevremov, along with the Brooklyn distillery’s long-tenured operations lead, Michele Clark, hopped in their sedan and headed upstate. The duo were curious about heirloom corn: the kind of corn that could yield an intense whiskey flavor and incredibly creamy mouthfeel.

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Review: Samuel Maverick Private Reserve Bourbon Bottled-In-Bond

Drinkhacker

Maverick Distilling has graced these pages three times prior to today, with its Private Reserve Bourbon and Barrel Proof offerings classic examples of the Texas whiskeymaking style. Now we’re back with another spin on the bourbon formula: a bottled-in-bond offering of the Private Reserve expression. Private Reserve has a mashbill of 72% Texas-grown corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley, and the original was bottled at an age of 4 years and at 90 proof.

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All of the Platinum Medal Winning Irish Whiskeys From The 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The Whiskey Wash

Irish whiskey is seeing a boom in popularity in overseas markets, with the USA seeming to have a particular love of spirit from the Emerald Isle. As such, the competition for medals at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) was fierce in the Irish whiskey category. Continuing the rundown of some of the best whiskeys at the SFWSC, here are all of the Platinum medal-winning Irish whiskeys from this year’s competition.

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Review: Wines of Aster, 2024 Releases

Drinkhacker

Bodegas Áster is a sub-brand of La Rioja Alta , focusing on offerings born in the Ribera del Duero region. These include the more traditionally styled Finca El Otero 2019 and the brand new contemporary El Espino 2020. An entry-level Crianza bottling is thrown in for good measure to round out the trio. All three wines are made from 100% Tinta del País. 2019 Aster Finca el Otero Ribera del Duero – Rich and engaging, the core of currants and cherries underlays a massive chocolate and vanilla

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Whisky Review: Yamazaki 12 Year Old Suntory Pure Malt Whisky

The Whiskey Wash

Yamazaki 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky The Yamazaki 12 Year Old Suntory Pure Malt Whisky Yamazaki Distillery , the oldest distillery in Japan, is almost synonymous with Japanese whisky. This is, in part, thanks to the popularity of the Yamazaki 12 Year Old, the longest-standing single malt expression in Yamazaki’s core range. The Yamazaki 12 Year Old was first marketed in 1984.

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Germany wine export volumes bounce back in Q1

Just Drinks

Germany exported more wine year on year in the first quarter of 2024 despite ongoing pressure in the US, its largest market.

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Whiskey Review: Bushmills 15 Year Old UK Limited Edition

The Whiskey Wash

The Bushmills 15 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey UK Limited Edition. Credit: Bushmills The Irish whiskey category is growing rapidly, with the liquid becoming highly sought-after in both domestic and foreign markets. Bushmills Irish Whiskey sits at the forefront of said market, alongside brand such as Jameson , Tullamore D.E.W. , and, Teeling. Bushmills is one of the oldest distilleries in the world.

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Ardbeg The Abyss

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Islay distillery Ardbeg today announced the release of The Abyss, aged 34 years. This whisky originates from a previous release: the limited-edition Ardbeg Corryvreckan, launched in 2008. To bring The Abyss to life, American comic-book artist Tradd Moore reimagined the legend of the Corryvreckan whirlpool in a graphic novel. Set on “Planet Ardbeg,” it is available in print exclusively with The Abyss’s 400 numbered bottles.

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Whiskey Review: WhistlePig 25 Year Single Malt The Badönkådonk

The Whiskey Wash

We review WhistlePig 25 Year Single Malt The Badönkådonk, aged for a quarter century in new American oak and then finished in a Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon barrel. (image via WhistlePig) Editor’s Note: We received a review sample of this whiskey from the brand. However, in accordance with our editorial policies , this has not influenced the outcome of our review in any way.

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Tán Restaurant Unveils Summer Menu with Paired Dinner

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Tulum-inspired restaurant Tán in New York, a collaboration from Chef Richard Sandoval and recent Michelin star recipient Jonatán Gómez Luna Torres, previewed its summer menu highlights with a special 4 Hands dinner with different pairings. The concept celebrates coastal Mexican fare with rebellious and bold flavors inspired by the chefs’ travels and heritage.

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Ardnahoe Distillery Appoints Folk-Rock Band, Skerryvore, As Global Brand Ambassadors

The Whiskey Wash

Skerryvore enjoying a dram of Ardnahoe whisky. Credit: Ardnahoe Distillery Following the release of its inaugural single malt whisky in May 2024 , Ardnahoe Distillery has appointed its first-ever global band ambassadors: the Scottish folk-rock band, Skerryvore. The partnership was announced at the annual Fèis Ìle whisky festival during a surprise performance from Skerryvore at Ardnahoe.

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The Cynar Spritz

VinePair

The artichoke-based amaro Cynar stars in this light-bodied, refreshing, and bitter spritz. Check out the recipe here.

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Travis and Jason Kelce invest in Garage Beer Co.

Just Drinks

Sibling American football players Travis and Jason Kelce have invested in Ohio-based Garage Beer Co.

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The VinePair Podcast: Do Trade Shows Move Product?

VinePair

Drinks industry trade shows bring all the bartenders to the yard. And why wouldn’t they? Everyone loves some brand swag, free drinks, and seeing their industry friends under one roof. But for the up-and-coming brands that fork over wads of cash to set up a small booth on less-than-prime trade-floor real estate, do these events really boost their bottom lines in the long run?

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Belgium beer exports fall again in 2023

Just Drinks

Belgium’s brewers saw volumes fall at home and in export markets in 2023, according to figures released by the local industry association.

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The Cocktail College Podcast: The Brooklyn

VinePair

“Cocktail College” is brought to you by George Dickel. Let me tell you a little story, listener. From the very beginning, as one of the oldest distilleries in Tennessee, George Dickel was determined to do things differently — rethink American whiskey using fresh spring water as well as tried-and-true distillation techniques. And here’s why I’m excited to partner with Dickel today: Whether you’re talking Tennessee whiskey or Bourbon, Dickel actually puts both of those different types of spirits o

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GSN Alert: New Spirits Releases 6.14.24

Good Spirits News

JIM BEAM BLACK 7 YEAR This release sees the re-launch and a return of an age statement to Jim Beam Black. It was crafted under the guidance of Master Distillers Fred and Freddie Noe and aged a minimum of 7 years in new charred white oak barrels. This release also features updated packaging for the brand. Recommended serves include on the rocks or in an Old-Fashioned Cocktail.

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RLJ Lodging Trust Announces Dividends for Second Quarter of 2024

PubClub

BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share of beneficial interest. The dividend is payable on July 15, 2024, to shareholders of record as of June 28, 2024. The Board of Trustees also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4875 on the Company’s Series A Preferred Shares.

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Innovation Premium Brands S.L. kick off ambitious growth plans 

Bar Magazine

Innovation Premium Brands S.L. kick off ambitious growth plans with the appointment of a new Managing Director to coincide with significant investment in a confident move to grow their Alkkemist Gin and Vodka brands global footprint. Innovation Premium Brands SL owner of Alkkemist Gin and Unkkoded Vodka announce the appointment of James Le Grys as Managing Director (MD), effective from 1st June 2024.

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Saudia Concludes First Phase of the Hajj Season 1445H, Transporting More Than 500,000 Pilgrims

PubClub

Commences comprehensive preparations for the upcoming departure phase JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saudia, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has successfully concluded the first phase of operations for its Hajj season 1445H, marked by the completion of arrival flights. The last flight (SV5827), arrived today at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah from Riyadh, carrying 445 Hajj pilgrims.

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 A TRIBUTE TO BLUES: THE LIMITED-EDITION COFFEY STILL EXPRESSION BY MOUNT GAY 

Bar Magazine

• Mount Gay launches copper Coffey Still expression as the seventh edition in the Master Blender Collection. • The first distillation released since the still was recommissioned in 2019, this rare 100% copper Coffey Still operates as one of three globally. • In tribute to late Distiller Reynold ‘Blues’ Hinds. • A limited edition of 5,004 bottles tropically aged in heavily charred ex-Bourbon casks for four years. 4th June 2024 – Today, Mount Gay proudly introduces the seventh limited edition in t

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Texas Woman Sues Mexican Resort for Hot Tub Electrocution That Killed Husband

PubClub

Wife, critically injured trying to save him, seeks justice for her own injuries EL PASO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Attorneys at Paranjpe Mahadass Ruemke LLP, or PMR Law, have filed a lawsuit in the case of a Texas man who was electrocuted and died while using a hot tub at a Mexican resort. The incident also left his wife critically injured. “There is no reason this should have happened,” said Houston trial lawyer Tej Paranjpe.

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Will Mas+ by Messi stand the test of time?

Just Drinks

Lionel Messi has put his name to a drinks range in partnership with White Claw brand owner Mark Anthony Brands, called Mas+.

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The Too Much Cynar Problem

Cocktails with Suderman

I would say it’s impossible to have too much Cynar. Cynar is weird. Cynar is wonderful. Cynar is incredibly versatile. I put it in everything — and I recommend that you do too. How could one possibly have too much? It’s hard to imagine — except that I have, in fact, read a brief but credible account of having too much Cynar. In the Bartender’s Choice app, the excellent searchable cocktail recipe database from Attaboy founder Sam Ross, there’s a short note atta

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Switzerland’s Origen X Group eyes Tequila after vodka launch

Just Drinks

Switzerland-based spirits producer Origen X Group is eyeing a move into Tequila following the launch of Ukrainian ­vodka brand Mikolasch.

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Treasury Wine Estates moves revenue-growth team into premium-brands division

Just Drinks

Treasury Wine Estates' ‘global revenue growth’ team was formed last year to “drive” revenue opportunities for its brands.

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Emmi CFO Sacha Gerber departs after less than 18 months in role

Just Drinks

Swiss dairy major Emmi as seen the departure of finance chief Sacha Gerber less than 18 months since becoming CFO.

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PepsiCo regains listings at Poland grocery major Biedronka

Just Drinks

PepsiCo is to resume selling its food and beverage products through Biedronka, Poland’s largest grocery retailer.

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