Here are a whole bunch of new drinking books already on shelves or available for pre-order online.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
Have you seen enough gift guides yet? Answer: NO YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS ONE.
So many new and interesting cocktails and spirits books are coming out this fall I can barely keep up with posting them, let alone reading them. I think that's a good thing. This latest batch includes the path of whisky - from grains to beer to whisky and what to do afterward.
That big feature I wrote on Sacramento's cocktail, coffee, and craft beer scene has gone up on the magazine's website. Even if you're not a subscriber (and you really should be), you can read the story online here. Related articles Drink Books Published in 2013 in Consideration for Gifting or Reading Ginger Beer Cocktails in Saveur's June Drink Insert Drinking in Sacramento: A Feature in July's Imbibe Magazine
I wrote a feature on drinking cocktails, beer, and coffee in Sacramento, California for the July 2014 issue of Imbibe magazine that has just hit newsstands.
Seven Stills Partners Whipnose Whiskey Whipnose Whiskey, launching in May 2014, is the first in Seven Stills collaboration series. Tim Obert and Clint Potter, founders of Seven Stills, started with three of Pacific Brewing Laboratories beers, but were most impressed with the results from the Whipnose Double IPA. It was double distilled on a 500 gallon Vendome copper pot still then aged for six months in 5 gal new charred oak barrels from Black Swan Cooperage. Hops were only used during the hop boil and dry hoping of the wash. They did not use a gin basket or dry hop...
Another big batch of cocktail (and wine and beer) books has hit the Alcademics inbox. I look forward to checking these out.
I love beer makers' sense of humor. Here are some names of real homebrew clubs I found online. Carboy Junkies Barley Literate Foam Rangers Barley Bandits Just Brew It Malt Munching Mash Monsters Cleveland Carboys Knights of the Brown Bottle S_C_A_B_B_S (Sussex County Amalgamated Beer Brewing Society) Hops2It Manly Mashers Fermental Order of Rennaissance Draughtsmen Motor City Mashers BEAVR (Brewing Enthusiasts of the Antelope Valley Region) Grain2Grin Brew Free or Die (New Hampshire, of course) CRABS - Chesapeake Real Ale Brewers Society Maltose Falcons The San Andreas Malts Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP) The Dead Yeast Society The Boston...