Gear: If you take your bar-tending seriously then you want gear that is high quality and useful. The Über ProBostonRoll™DL is a 17 piece complete bar-tending kit and everything comes nicely packed in a carrying case with a shoulder strap. The kit contains their ProStirrer, Endoblade bottle opener, ProCrush muddler and ice crusher, ProJig trilobal measurer, ProFlow speed pourer, Julep strainer, and much more. Get it here.
Drink: Do you ever really think about the color of the beer you are about to consume? If you’re like most folks, you don’t give it too much thought. Today we feature some amazing work from Txaber, an artist from Spain. Here are Pantone Beer Cans a concept packaging idea that shows you what the beer will look like inside the cans. This is very impressive and wanted to share it with everyone. More information here.
Food: Step up your beef jerky game with Brooklyn Biltong. Their South African Cured Meat is made of raw beef fillets and dried with wind instead of heat. Which adds a significantly different flavor. Made with grass fed beef that’s hormone and antibiotic free. Brooklyn Biltong is Get some here.
Drinks: We all know Rogue for their excellent and unique craft beer but now we are going to get to know them with small batch sodas. They are available in three delicious options: root beer, honey orange or citrus cucumber. Rogue Soda is handcrafted in Oregon by one of America’s oldest microbreweries, Rogue Ales & Spirits, who have won numerous awards. Small batch sodas have been on the rise lately and Rogue’s are definitely stand outs. Get your soda today here.
Drink: We love coffee and strong hoppy beer, so we were very excited to feature this next product. Corvus Hopped Coffee is a cold brewed coffee which is brewed on 60 gallon beer fermenters and dry hopped throughout a 17 hour process giving the final result a nice citrus and chocolate flavor. Get some here.
Gear: Today we feature the Brass Anchor Cigar Box from Sir Jack’s. The hinged top opens to reveal a polished wood interior; footed bottom and natural patina. This a true collector’s piece for a cigar aficionado. Made in America and produced by the Jenning Brothers, it is one amazing piece. Get it here.
Drink: Quit messing with those teeny tiny six pack beer runs and step up and stock up with the 99 pack from Austin Beerworks. The Peacemaker Anytime beer is a light and refreshing brew that is appropriately named due to its drinkability. The 99 pack is available across Austin, contains 1,188 oz. of beer, and measures 7 feet long. This will definitely make your beer runs more interesting and strategic. More info here.
Apps: We know a lot of you are craft beer fans, and serious about it at that. Craft Check is a simple app that allows you to check and see if your beer is actually a craft beer. Most of the “craft” and “micro” breweries you see at your local grocery store are actually made by the same assembly line multinational macrobreweries you see advertised nationwide. Craft Check helps you identify if it’s an authentic craft brew or not. It is a simple app that can worth its weight in gold to craft beer enthusiasts. Get it here.
Gear: Here is a great addition to any mancave. The Tournament Dartboard Set is a great looking classic dartboard set that would be well suited for any bourbon drinking session. This set encases a self-healing sisal fiberboard, feather-fletched darts and a chalkboard for keeping score, all within an iron-latched oak cabinet. Check it out here.
Events: If you’re in or near Louisville this weekend be sure to check out the Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience. Enjoy live Bluegrass music while eating delicious barbeque and sipping on fine bourbon at this three-day summer festival. More information here.
Gear: Step up your wilderness dining experience with the Lodge Camping Dutch Oven from Williams Sonoma. The versatile, heavy duty pot hangs from metal tripod legs right above the fire for slow cooking anything of your choice. Cast iron provides exceptional heat retention, so foods sear, brown and cook beautifully. A great addition to your next camping trip or your outdoor fire pit. Made in the USA. Get one here.
Gear: If you love sipping your preferred juice out of a Mason jar than pick up the Mason Shaker. Inspired by the classic southern icon, the Mason jar, the Mason Shaker is a unique four-piece cocktail shaker that is sure be a hit with any cocktail enthusiast. Get it here.
Travel writer, food critic, and humorist Morgan Murphy brings us an excellent new book entitled Bourbon & Bacon and as the title says, it really is the ultimate guide to the South’s favorite food groups. Bacon and Bourbon features well over 100 recipes, tasting notes on over 75 different different spirits, and 14 bacon purveyors. The recipes are easy to make and feature numerous full color, high quality images. Make a simple, hearty Saturday afternoon treat like Tennessee Cheddar Bacon Ale Soup, perfect for fall or a larger portion like the Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin. One of things I enjoy most about Bourbon and Bacon is there dessert recipes, something you don’t often find. Some of our favorite recipes so far are Bacon Popcorn, Maple Bacon Cupcakes, and Fat Elvis Ice Cream Sandwich which uses crumbled bourbon candied bacon. Bourbon and Bacon gives you a rich history and lore about theses fine ingredients. Cocktail recipes, entree recipes, appetizers, and desserts are just a few of the categories within the book. If you are a lover of both Bourbon and Bacon or a fan of southern cooking you are going to want to grab a copy. Pre-order here, available on September 2nd, 2014.