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Monthly archives for January, 2014

Episode 28: A Cup of Holiday Cheer &#...

Episode 28: A Cup of Holiday Cheer – Holiday Drinks

Episode 28 was a quick ho-ho-holiday show with one classic beverage and one completely off the cuff. When Bobby said, let’s do a holiday show I was pretty excited, because I could just imagine all of the strange Christmas spice-laced recipes were out there.  Plus there is nog. I expect there is little love out […]

Episode 27: The People in Your Neighb...

Episode 27: The People in Your Neighborhood – Jerry Nelson & Une Annee Brewery

  For episode 27 Charles Brinkman and I take our first trip to a brewery here in Chicago.  The craft beer brewing here in Chicago is exploding with many small and medium producers distributing many new and innovative flavors and styles to bars and liquor stores throughout the city.  If you like to try different […]

Off the Shelf: Beers of November

Off the Shelf: Beers of November

November was a great month for the beer tastings.  We saw some of the usuals; Solemn Oath, Une Annee and, of course, Pipeworks and a return of Spiteful Brewing. We also wrapped up sampling the beers we brought back with us from Tennessee as well as one from Surly and one from Ale Asylum.  Of […]

Episode 25: The Real Hanky Panky ...

Episode 25:  The Real Hanky Panky — The Hanky Panky

As we move forward through the list of classic cocktails the more popular and well known ones are behind us and we proceed into the weeds of strange and obscure yet still classic cocktails.  Part of what I do for each one is look to the history and attempt to discover the origins and any […]

Monster Summoning III – Harry P...

Monster Summoning III – Harry Potter Drinks

BLP members Kevin and Rachel have some fun with me mixing up some of the known concoctions from the famous book series about the wizarding world.  We extrapolate and mix-up butter beer (of course), fire whiskey, and polyjuice potion.  So nerdy and delicious!

Episode 24: Horsing Around — Ho...

Episode 24: Horsing Around — Horse’s Neck

This episode continues the story where Pink Gin left off.  Originally a non-alcoholic ginger drink with lemon in 1890 by 1910 the Horse’s Neck recipe had bourbon or cognac added to it.  By 1960 this cocktail became the preferred drink of the British Royal Navy discarding the old remedy origins of Pink Gin for something […]

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