Tag Archives: Starbucks

• Beer Can Chicken: Popeyes Seeks Microbrew Mojo

Beer Can Chicken: Popeyes Seeks Microbrew Mojo

No, you won’t be carded if you order a round of Popeyes’ new Beer Can Chicken. The chicken has no beer. No alcohol. No fame. But if Popeyes has its way, it will at least attract lots of social media buzz — and sales. The fast-food chain on Tuesday announced that it had rolled out […]

• Seriously. Starbucks is Testing Out a Latte That Tastes Like Beer

Seriously. Starbucks is Testing Out a Latte That Tastes Like Beer

Maybe since Starbucks has taken over the world with the pumpkin spice latte (PSL), they think they can do whatever they want. Like create a latte that tastes like beer. The Dark Barrel Latte, made with a flavored syrup that reportedly tastes like dark stout beers like Guinness, is the coffee company’s latest latte venture, […]

• Booze Coming To Thousands Of Starbucks Locations, Eventually

Booze Coming To Thousands Of Starbucks Locations, Eventually

After a few years of testing and slowly expanding the number of Starbucks shops that serve alcohol, the coffee colossus says it will be going wide with that evening menu of adult snacks and drinks. But don’t expect it to happen overnight. Speaking with Bloomberg, Starbucks’ COO Troy Alstead says that the booze and nibbles […]

• Beer or Booze Lover on Your List? Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Beer or Booze Lover on Your List? Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Owning stock in a company whose products you love can be a rewarding experience, and not just financially. iPhone fans can take pride in owning shares of Apple. Car buffs can feel good about owning stock in a resurgent Ford. Coffee lovers get some extra perk from owning a piece of Starbucks. It also gives […]

• China Fakes Craft Beer Bar. BrewDog Responds. What’s Next?

China Fakes Craft Beer Bar. BrewDog Responds. What’s Next?

Recently, we were tipped off about a “new BrewDog bar” in China. Now, this naturally struck us as quite bizarre considering we don’t have a bar in China, and upon further inspection it would seem that we’ve made it! Someone has opened a fake BrewDog bar! Our initial reaction was bemused, kinda happy, a bit […]

• Simon Ford Deconstructs The Mysteries Of The Martini

Simon Ford Deconstructs The Mysteries Of The Martini

When it comes to cocktails, Simon Ford is the guy to know. After earning a Wine and Spirits Education Certificate in the UK, he went on to work for Seagrams and now holds the heady title of Global Spirits & Cocktail Brand Expert for Pernod Ricard USA. For real, it’s on his business card. In […]

• Sonic, Burger King Now Serving Hamburgers, Fries & Beer!

Sonic, Burger King Now Serving Hamburgers, Fries & Beer!

“I’ll take the number one, with fries and a…beer?” That’s right, a new item that fast food chains are experimenting with, in a limited number of locations, is the selling of alcohol in some restaurants. Two Sonic restaurants in South Florida, one in Miami and the other in Fort Lauderdale, will begin selling a wide […]

• Get ready Portland. Starbucks to sell beer & wine in Pearl District

Get ready Portland. Starbucks to sell beer & wine in Pearl District

Starbucks is going in a new direction at one location in Portland. The Seattle-based coffee giant will start selling beer and wine at it’s newest location in the Pearl District. “We do know that 75-percent of our customers do come in before 2 p.m., so for us, this is a great way to expand into […]

• What! Can there be too many craft brewers?

What! Can there be too many craft brewers?

In the mid-eighties, when I became addicted to caffeine, I realized there were these places you could go to get insanely strong coffee. Mostly, restaurants and coffee shops served Boyd’s or Farmers Brothers, which was brewed to the color and viscosity of weak Red Rose tea. Over the next ten years, I spent a lot […]

People only whelmed by Starbucks wine & beer

People only whelmed by Starbucks wine & beer

“Last week I told you that Starbucks has decided to retrofit some of its stores with bars so it can sell beer and wine later in the day. The massive coffee company claims it wants to renovate half of its stores worldwide. The first reports are in about Starbucks’ beta booze bar in Seattle, and […]

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• Ready for this? Starbucks remakes its future with an eye on beer & wine

Ready for this? Starbucks remakes its future with an eye on beer & wine

… “The idea of serving coffee all day to hype up consumers and alcohol at night to calm them down sounds like a perpetual motion machine,” says Robert Thompson, pop-culture professor at Syracuse University. But brand guru Scott Bedbury, who was marketing chief for both Starbucks and Nike back in the 1990s, says the evolution […]