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January 2008

SF Event: Strong Beer Month

February is Strong Beer Month once again, and both Magnolia and 21rst Amendment breweries will be putting a list of high-alcohol beers on their menu to help you celebrate. To kick off the party, brewers from both places (both nice guys) will be at the Toronado Thursday Jan 31 to... Read more →


SF Event: 80 beers

This Saturday in San Francisco a two-hour tasting event of 80 beers from around the world. The details are here. It sounds worth the money (if a bit short) at only 30 bucks, but the copy on the flier reads like it was translated from a third grade essay in... Read more →


Absinthe updates

The second batch of St. George Spirits Absinthe Verte goes on sale this Superbowl Sunday. They made a lot more this time so you may actually be able to get some. The first batch went so fast that when I wrote an article about it for Men's Book, they had... Read more →


The drinkiest day of the new year

What is it about January 28th? In San Francisco, it's Absinthe's ten-year anniversary party, a Hands On Bay Area fundraiser at Bin 38, a Moet-Hennessy tasting, Rye's Mixing Competition with Navan, and 7x7 Magazine's Eat & Drink Awards. All events I'd like to attend. Unfortunately, I won't be here to... Read more →


A new tradition: the unity cocktail

My pal Cior sent this link to me- Offbeat Bride reports on a wedding where they had a ceremonial shaking of the wedding cocktail. I can imagine the speech to go with it: "May the union of these two people symbolized by the wedding ring be like the marriage of... Read more →


Shrub

Here's an event that you need to RSVP to attend. I'll be going to the industry version of it early in the day, as I'm starting to get real interested in rhum agricole. CELEBRATE CARNAVAL WITH MARTINIQUE’S RHUM CLÉMENT CRÉOLE SHRUBB A BARTENDER FAVORITE—LEARN HOW TO MAKE COCKTAILS FROM SOME... Read more →


Cocktails Sell Everything

I found this new ad for the Holland America Line cruise ships in a magazine. It's funny how now the cocktail has come to represent not drinking or bars or even a night out on the town, but comfort and ease. Stick a cocktail in your ad and you show... Read more →