Morning Report, Friday, July, 11th, 2014

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Gear: So if you’re like me your significant other probably sees your large bourbon and whiskey collection on a daily basis, they may even be alright with it now. What about a secret stash? Maybe a rare offering? Or something you don’t want to advertise you have on hand. That’s where the Hip Flask Book Safe comes into play. This hollowed out book is a great place to stash that special juice. The books are readable to around page 200. So go ahead and get one and get on with your sneaky life.

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Morning Report, Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Drink: Inspired by ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’, the series of short films from Jim Jarmusch, Stolen Coffee and Cigarettes Rum is a great smoke flavor filled rum. The distillation and ageing process takes place in the Caribbean where the rum matures in ex-bourbon oak barrels for a minimum of two years, before it is carefully blended by hand. The rum is unique and definitely a great conversation starter. With flavors of molasses, toffee, wood smoke, and butterscotch this will definitely be a great addition to many cocktails. More information here.

Morning Report, Wednesday, July, 9th, 2014

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Gear: Today is our final post in a series of posts featuring Quench Products. Today we feature the Mojito Master, another excellent tool for bartender’s and cocktail lovers. It features a jigger, knife, mint cutter, muddler, and stirrer. We love these products and know a lot of you do as well. Special thanks to Jacob for letting us know about these great products and visiting our site.

Morning Report, Monday, July 7th, 2014

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Gear: We featured the Bar10der a while back, a highly useful bar tool that is great companion for bartenders at any level. Today we feature another great product from Quench Products. This is the Margarita Master,  it features a jigger, knife, reamer, salt rimmer, and strainer. A perfect tool for the margarita lover’s out there or for someone who enjoys specialty tools. Get one here.

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Morning Report, Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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Food: With this next product we can just imagine the possibilities. Spicing up the flavor of s’mores, flapjacks, waffles, and cocktails to name a few. Made by Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery using a cold-smoking method involving alder wood, these Smoked Chocolate Chips are unique and extraordinary. Made with organic chocolate right here in the USA. Get some here.

Founder’s Brewing Expansion

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Founders Brewing which is one of our favorite breweries has announced an expansion.

By May 2015, the Grand Rapids brewery plans to complete a $25 million expansion project that will double its beer-making capacity to 600,000 barrels.

The brewery is just a couple weeks away from deciding whether to build the new manufacturing space at its downtown facility or in another location around the Grand Rapids area, said CEO Mike Stevens. Full article here.

Morning Report, Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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Book: Bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler has written an excellent book sharing his incredible knowledge of bartending techniques. In his comprehensive guide you will learn essential techniques and more than 60 recipes. With a numerous how-to photos this book will surely be a hit to cocktail enthusiasts at all level of expertise. Pick up a copy here.