Morning Report, Friday, October 24th, 2014


Book: What began over 30 years ago with hobby brewers in the United States has today become an international movement with beer-loving adherents from Europe to South Africa. Small enterprises worldwide are combining fresh ideas with traditional methods to create outstanding craft beers. Barley & Hops will take you on journey and and give you an extensive history behind your favorite beers. With numerous recipes, food pairing suggestions, portraits of those who are passionate about their craft, and much more, this is a great book to have on your shelf. Get it here.

Brunswick Stew Recipe


1/2 pound butter

3 cups (2 large) diced sweet onions

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon salt

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup bbq sauce

1 pound pulled pork

1/2 pound diced chicken

1/2 pound ground turkey

1/2 pound ground beef

1  can fire roasted tomatoes

2 cans drained green beans

3 oz. bourbon

1 quart or more quality chicken stock or broth

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the diced onions and saute until the onions are translucent, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes then add bbq sauce. Stir in the pulled pork, chicken, turkey, and beef. Add the fire roasted tomatoes and green beans. Stir in the chicken stock and let simmer for a couple hours over low heat. Enjoy! This recipe is also one that can be made in a crock pot.

Pair it with bourbon and cornbread for additional enjoyment.

Morning Report, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


Food: We love Epic Bars and today we are excited to feature another great product. Epic’s Hunter & Gatherer packs stay true to the company’s fundamental principles by using 100% grass-fed, free roam organic beef turned jerky. They are mixed with a variety of different fruits and nuts and are available in four flavour profiles that include Harvest Nuts, Berry Blossom, and Toasted Coconut. Get them here.

Morning Report, Monday, October 20th, 2014


Gear: Today we feature another amazing product from Strong Like Bull and one that is based on such a simple idea. BottleLoft lets you hang your beer from the roof of your refrigerator. This keeps them out of the way of all the other items you have on hand. Using magnets that can hold up to 4.8 lbs., a custom rail, and adhesive strips; BottleLoft will save you space and allow you to add a couple extra beers, which is what is most important anyways. Get it here.

Morning Report, Friday, October 17th, 2014


Gear: Today we feature the Floyd Shelf and simple tool that allows you to turn any slab of wood into a working shelf. The Floyd Shelf is a two-bracket set available in red, white, or black, and bolts to your wall, tightening down on any piece of wood up to 1 and 5/8 inches thick to form a shelf of virtually any width. This simple design makes it easy to use and gives you the opportunity to choose what wood you would like to use. Each shelf holds up to 50 pounds, so you can easily display some of your favorite bottles. Get one here.

FEW Single Malt Whisky Review


Name: FEW Single Malt Whisky

Bottled By: FEW Spirits

ABV: 46.5%

Proof: 93

Notes: On the nose FEW Single Malt has a spicy, deep wood and vanilla aroma. The palate is filled with chocolate, dry oak, vanilla, smoke, and caramel flavors. The smooth finish is long, dry, and smoky with oak and chocolate being the prominent flavors. The chocolate and oak flavors make this one unique and leave you wanting more. I tried this whisky neat and with a splash. It is a very dry whisky and I enjoyed it best neat. Adding a splash seemed to take away from the flavor a bit too much. This whisky is delicious and my favorite of the three FEW spirits I tried. What I enjoyed most is the dark chocolate flavor, which complemented the dry oak flavor very well. Overall, this is a great whisky and one that I will definitely keep on hand.

History: For more information of FEW Spirits visit their site here.

Featured Bar: Searsucker, Austin Texas


Searsucker in Austin, Texas is no doubt a great place to get a top notch dining experience. “Top Chef” finalist Brian Malarkey calls it the New American Classic Cuisine and incorporates familiar comfort foods with just a touch of luxury to make a great fine dining experience. You won’t just find the food enjoyable at Searsucker, the hand crafted cocktails are just as delicious, with our suggestion being the New Fashioned. Searsucker provides an intimate lounge setting complete with comfortable sofas that allow for great conversation. You can check out their Menu’s here. If you’re in the Austin area, be sure to check out Searsucker.

Morning Report, Thursday, October 16th, 2014


Gear: Traditional growlers are great but we all know our beer inside goes flat quickly once opened. This is where the uKeg comes in. It is a new growler that is equipped with a CO2 regulator cap, pressure gauge, and tap handle. The uKeg is easy to transport and will keep your beer fresh for up to a month. Now you don’t have to waste that beer you unfortunately didn’t have a chance to drink right away and with a site gauge you can see exactly how much beer you have left. Get on here.