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Cocktail Menu: Jasper's Corner Tap in San Francisco

Opening Wednesday, July 27 is Jasper's Corner Tap, a beer-centric restaurant in the former Ponzu space not far from Bourbon & Branch in downtown San Francisco. I've got a peek at the beverage menu. As you can see, there are drinks designed by bartenders Kevin Deidrich, Jacques Bezuidenhout, Allison Webber, and Brian MacGregor. Suddenly I'm looking forward to this place. Click below for the menu. Shandy Gaff 9 Trumer Pilsner, Fentiman’s Ginger Beer. The Shandy Gaff originates in England and dates back to the late 19th century. In London slang for a pint of beer is a ‚shant of gatter‛.... Read more →

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In the June issue of Penthouse, I have a travel story about my trip with Dos Equis to Playa Del Carmen. You can read the original posts here on Alcademics in part one, part two, and part three. I've written for Penthouse previously, but this is the first time I've appeared in its pages as a super sexy model. Check me out! Hot stuff, right? Read more →

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Read Part I Read Part II After a full day of jungle adventure, we hit the town of Playa Del Carmen on the last night of the Dos Equis Cargo Hunt winners' trip. Playa Del Carmen is a smaller city than nearby Cancun, near a long set of resorts down what they're calling the Mayan or Mexican Riviera. We started with dinner at a restaurant that specializes in flambe dishes. For dessert, some folks ordered the Mayan Coffee, made with coffee, Kahlua, Xtabentun (a local liqueur with anise and honey on a rum base), and sugar. First one waiter lit... Read more →

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Read Part I When we last spoke, I was telling the tales of my trip to Playa Del Carmen with the winners of the Dos Equis Cargo Hunt. At the end of the first big day, we had dinner on the beach outside the hotel with a drum show and fresh hand-rolled rolled cigars. Fun fact: apparently one doesn't inhale cigars, unlike cigarettes, which is why other people don't get horribly barfy when they smoke them. The more you know. In the morning, we were off to a second epic day of adventure. We began at Rio Secreto, a series... Read more →

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Hello from Mexico! Yes I was just in Kentucky yesterday morning but now I'm in mostly-sunny Playa Del Carmen, near Cancun. I'm hear on a trip with winners of the Dos Equis Cargo Hunt. They competed in an online treasure hunt to help The Most Interesting Man in the World (for the media shy of you, that's a very successful ad campaign) recover his lost items. I, on the other hand, am just a hanger-on traveling in the entourage. We're not visiting the Dos Equis distillery on this trip, so it's all about jungle adventure for these two days. Our... Read more →

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Finally, I'm appearing in the pages of Penthouse magazine. Oddly, they didn't ask me to model. That's not me on the cover. In the December issue of Penthouse magazine, I have a two-page spread on "Advanced Level Beer Gear," including some gift items like a homebrew kit, kegerator, and a dog collar that holds a bottle opener. So now you bartenders have an excuse to buy Penthouse and write it off as a work expense. You're welcome. Read more →

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I wouldn't make a fuss over a new beer and wine-only bar opening in San Francisco, but some friends of mine own it so I thought I would share the good news. The Sycamore opens Monday July 19th at 11AM. The Sycamore is open on the site of the former Cafe Prague, located at 2140 Misison Street at Sycamore Alley between 17th and 18th Streets. The Facebook page is here. The place has a small cafe-like room with benches, tables, and chairs in the front room. Plus there is a small patio on the back. The bar/restaurant will be open... Read more →

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