Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Which Beer Will Fill the Stanley Cup?

Congratulations to the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks. Check out each city's craft beer lineup below, as we attempted to guess which beer would fill the Stanley Cup!


Samuel Adams Boston Lager - The tried and true beer that is everything Boston. If this group of beers were a hockey team, Sam Adams would be the captain.

Harpoon IPA - The Flagship beer of Harpoon Brewery is a hoppy one. It has a nice floral aroma and a slightly bitter finish.

Wachusett Blueberry - Wachusett Brewing Co. is a Massachusetts beer staple, and the brewery brings some A-game on the Blueberry Beer.

Beer Works Back Bay IPA - Beer Works brews their own beer in 2 locations in Boston, and 4 total in MA. Bruins fans always have the Back Bay to fall back on after the game.

John Harvard's Pale Ale - Named after the local Ivy League affiliate, we imagine this is what Will Hunting was throwing back before throwing fists. "How do you like them apples?"

Cambridge Brewing Co. Amber - A well balanced beer that covers everything like a 2nd line center, this beer has a deep reddish hue with a roasted flavor and a fruity hop finish.


Revolution Brewing's Eugene - A dark and velvety porter that can be found year-round. This beer just has something about it, like scoring the game winning goal.

Goose Island Pepe Nero - Another dark beer that has a grit to it, like a veteran defenseman. This beer is almost pitch black and has notes of wood ships, peppercorn, and au jus. Perfect for a grilling companion.

Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Easily the most drinkable on this list, Daisy Cutter is a light and balanced pale ale with a smooth finish. Have one of these to wash those intermission nachos down with something better than that light beer...

5 Rabbit 5 Lizard - This is a very interesting beer. With notes of coriander, passion fruit and citrus (notably lime); this brew goes great with any pregame meal.

Mickey Finn 847 Suburban Wheat Ale - For the Chicago brawler in all of us. This beer will get you fired up for the game and proud about your city.

Three Floyds Alpha King American Pale Ale - Arguably the most well rounded beer on the list, Three Floyds crafts a balanced APA with a clean and bright hop finish that perfectly supplements the malty sweetness. This beer matches the change in weather for NHL Playoffs.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

That Drink Suits You...

Gentlemen, it's time to suit up. While you have many options of what to wear to look your best on the dance floor, here are a few choices to make you look your best at the bar during your summer soiree.

(Gin, Vermouth, Olives)
Pairs well with: The Tuxedo
The quintessential cocktail. Bond orders his with Vodka, but you will not, because you revere tradition, because the taste of gin has far more depth than that of vodka and because nothing looks better with the crisp lines of a good tuxedo than a martini in the hands of a true cocktail man.

(Bourbon, Ice)
Pairs well with: Vests, Five O'Clock Shadow
Served neat or on the rocks, it never fails to exude Marlboro Man demeanor, without the saddle sores and lung disease. Also, it tastes great.
 Old Fashioned 
Old Fashioned
(Bourbon, Bitters, Sugar)
Pairs well with: Suspenders, Fedoras
This drink hearkens back to a simpler time and a classier crowd. A splash of bitters and a little sugar cools that liquid fire into something smoky, rich, and delicious.
Tom Collins
Tom Collins
(Gin, Simple Syrup, Lemon, Soda)
Pairs well with: Pastel Colors, Pocket Squares
A refreshing, summery drink that probably would have been the libation of choice at one of Gatsby’s parties. Drink up, Old Sport!
(Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters)
Pairs well with: The cigar tucked inside your jacket's pocket
Served up or (preferably) on the rocks, the Manhattan has a heavy alcohol content that perfectly accompanies good jazz, a smoky room and the girl you've been eyeing from across the room.

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