Morning Report, Friday, August 29th, 2014

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.


Morning Report, Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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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.

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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.

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Morning Report, Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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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.

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Morning Report, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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Places: If you are visiting Dogfish Head Brewery and enjoy a few too many there’s a place not far away to rest up. The Dogfish Inn located just six short (or long) miles from the brewery is ready to offer you a bed. Each room features beer-centric amenities and design elements and includes a wool Dogfish blanket created in collaboration with the iconic American apparel maker Woolrich. The mini fridge is stocked with locally made snacks and you can enjoy a cup of complimentary Dogfish Chicory Coffee in the morning. There are plenty of activities nearby like kayaking and hiking and a bike path that will take you near the brewery. More information here.



Morning Report, Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Gear: Check out these amazing whiskey cups from Howler Brothers. These limited edition Whiskey Cups are a collaboration between Howler BrothersOxide Pottery in beautiful Lynchburg, Virginia. They are handmade and each set comes with four cups with four different designs: Gator Tails, Flying Tarpon, Fish Shaka, and Seahorse & Rider. Simply put, they’re stunning. Get them here.

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News: Fishers approves plan to expand Sun King brewery. Jobs are brewing in Fishers, thanks to Indianapolis craft beer maker Sun King. The company is planning to open a second location in Fishers by next summer. The four councilors in attendance at Monday’s Fishers Town Council meeting voted unanimously in favor of the brewery, which is projected to bring in tens of thousands of visitors a year. Sun King owner and co-founder Clay Robinson says the brewery needs the space. On a typical Friday, about a thousand people visit their downtown location. Full article here.



Morning Report, Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Gear: Instead of one bbq master trying to cook for an entire party, the social grill allows everyone a chance to grill. This simple charcoal grill can be placed on an outdoor table or surface. There is enough room for 5-6 people to use the grill at the same time, making sure that no one is left out, and that everyone has the chance to prepare the food the way they see fit. This is a great way to prepare food and gives the party a more intimate feel. So invite some close friends, pull up some chairs, and enjoy the experience. Don’t forget the bourbon and beer, they make everything better. Get one here.

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Morning Report, Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Gear: Today we feature an amazing pint cup from Miir. The Miir Pint Cup is made from dishwasher safe, BPA-free high grade stainless steel and It will help keep your favorite brew colder longer. Available in September 2014. Order some here.

News: Kentucky bourbon makers are churning out larger volumes of whiskey being stored for aging. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association said Tuesday the state’s bourbon inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977. It says Kentucky bourbon distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels last year, the most since 1970. Full article here.