Tag Archives: September

• Sour Beer—Worth the Risk?

Sour Beer—Worth the Risk?

Sour beer has two holidays in September, which is quite apt. Sour beers have been becoming increasingly popular lately, and are spreading out from the specialty beer stores and onto the grocery store shelves. A complicated and somewhat dangerous beer to brew, sour beer is very old—dating from the time when brewers were not quite […]

• Jimmy Choo shoes inspire cocktails at the Ritz, of course

Jimmy Choo shoes inspire cocktails at the Ritz, of course

We’ve heard of sipping champagne from a woman’s shoe, but creating cocktails inspired by shoes is something altogether different—and we like it. Thanks to Hong Kong’s world-class mixologist Lewis Tsang, a fourth-generation member of a winemaking family, The Lounge & Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, will serve two fashion-worthy creations throughout the month of […]

• Hipster beer alert: PBR revives another 20th century classic

Hipster beer alert: PBR revives another 20th century classic

Pabst Brewing, known for reviving faded beer brands, is bringing back one of the most popular ales of the 20th century: Ballantine. Starting September, Pabst will start selling Ballantine India Pale Ale in six packs and larger bottles in the Northeast. Ballantine, a craft beer, was once one of the biggest selling brews in the […]

• What Scottish Independence Could Mean for the Price of Your Single Malt

What Scottish Independence Could Mean for the Price of Your Single Malt

Bad news: The price of scotch could be going up, and it all depends on the results of a September referendum. On the 18th of that month, Scots will go to the polls to decide if they will remain part of the United Kingdom or tell London that no, we’re going to give this independence […]

• Austria braced for small but high quality harvest

Austria braced for small but high quality harvest

The Austrian Winegrower’s Association has predicted an excellent harvest even if quantities will be less than average. Frost and hail caused millions of euros worth of damage earlier in the year and the AWA’s president, Josef Pleil, stated that the final yield would be between 2 and 2.2 million hectolitres below average. However, the quality […]

• How to Get Your High-Proof Pumpkin On

How to Get Your High-Proof Pumpkin On

As Halloween approaches, all things pumpkin start showing up on shelves: pumpkin-shaped peanut butter cups, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin butter – the list goes on. And while pumpkin beer is a dime a dozen this time of year, pumpkin-flavored booze can be tough to come by. Luckily, artisanal spirits makers have stepped up to the […]