11th December 2008

DrinkUPNY – Holiday Mixer

I was looking through some of the submissions today for our ‘Holiday Spirit’ contest and I was pretty impressed! BUT… There is always room for improvement.  Remember you have through January 1, 2009 to enter!

For those of you in the NYC area who have not yet sumbmitted and for those of you who may want to submit another (there is no limit to submissions), check this out!

DrinkUPNY.com invites you to join them for their Holiday Mixer, “…a rare opportunity to try a wide array of hard-to-find spirits. You’ll discover some excellent libations–gin, absinthe, rum, liqueur, and more–and learn how to use them in signature and classic cocktails. They’ll also have a few surprises, including opportunities to meet producers and sample bottles that haven’t yet made it to market. Whether you’re a cocktail expert or just like a good drink, this event is not to be missed.”

Today – Thursday, December 11th
6 – 9 p.m.

Vino Italian Wine and Spirits
121 East 27th St. (between Park and Lexington)

Cost: $30 – Click HERE 

You must be 21 or over to attend. ID will be checked at the door, so don’t forget your license.

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29th November 2008

November 2008 World Finals

Road House 2008 World FinalsThe 2008 World Flair Finals are here with us, in London. The best of the best are competing for the most tricky, outstanding, catchy and stunning flairs. Placed in Covent Garden, central London, the Road House club is hosting the tournament. In a long lasting competiton, judges and players are facing each other with no mercy. We’ll keep you posted on the results and outcomes of the night. Just that, shows how a bar can make your night an interesting experience, a moment to remember!

Gathered from all over the world the 2008 world qualifiers’ names are: Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2008

Liquid Smoking

Liquid SmokingA new drink called, Liquid Smoking is hitting the UK’s market shelves. Initially designed and launched in the Netherlands, Liquid Smoking might be the solution for smokers to actually give up smoking. It’s cheap, which is good, and on top of that it is meant to give a very good feeling of euphoria and relaxation, sort of like getting high legally! No age resrictions, recommended to people over 15 years old though. With a price around £2.00 and available in pubs and stores, it might be a good idea to go out there and ask for it. Who knows, quiting might not be that hard after all. We’re expecting to see it in the UK before Christmas. Let’s see how many of us are going to turn to this for our new year’s resolution… Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2008

Newtown Brewfest


For those of you living in or around the Philly area, there’s a brewfest this weekend, October 18th.  Unfortunately tickets are sold out.  You may be asking, “Then why tell me about it jerk?”  Well the reason is because this brewfest is that cool. With 80 brewers showing up, you’re sure to leave stumbling.  They even have a Connoisseur Tasting in the beginning of the event limited to 300 people where you can converse with the brewers.  So although I feel bad about notifying you guys so late, there’s always next year and you can still try to pick up tickets on craiglist!  Mark this one on your calendar for next year, I promise you I’ll be there.


Check out the event information at http://www.newtownbrewfest.com.

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11th September 2008

Beer Olympics

Saturday Sept. 13, 2008, the Manayunk Brewery (AKA. the Brew Pub) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Beer Olympics.  Read below for more details.

Twenty four-person teams will compete in a sextathalon of beer-related events that test knowledge, skill and tasting abilities.  Teams choose their countries and dress in respective garb to vie for the coveted Spirit Award.  “Gold, silver and bronze” medals are awarded to the top teams along with other prizes.

To sign up, visit : http://www.rollingbarrel.com//

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10th September 2008

Beerfest ’08


The countdown begins (7 weeks) for the Great American Beer Festival, AKA GABF.  It takes place Thursday through Friday, Oct 9-11th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

(See The Full Schedule Here)

Exciting new additions to this year’s festival: 

– A Beer Enthusiasts bookstore
– Guilds Pavilion where a number of state guilds will be pouring their old local beers to showcase their state’s breweries/beer. Talk to the brewers and learn about what drive’s their passion.

Returning Favorites:

– The “You Be The Judge Booth” where you can see what beer judge’s are trained to look for in a certain style of beer.
– Beer and Food Pairing Demos providing tips on what will please your pallet the most with a given style of beer.
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3rd September 2008

Are You Ready For Some Football?!

Its that time of year again.  This past Labor Day weekend marked the opening weekend for College Football 2008 & this coming Thursday marks the first NFL game featuring the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants vs Division rival the Washington Redskins!

As we all know, when attending games, tailgating is an essential ingredient for the ultimate football experience (College or Pro).  So check out the new equipment below to enhance your experience!



The TableGater hitch-mounted table is an exciting new way to add comfort and convenience to any outside activity whether it is tailgating, camping, or picnicking.

The TableGater table sets up in seconds and provides a spacious 36″ diameter adjustable height surface for meals, games or holding your refreshment.

The best part – They are customizable!

Find it here: http://www.tablegater.com/

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18th August 2008

World Pong Tour

The World (Beer)Pong Tour – Every frat boy’s chance to exert their dominance for cash & prizes and, more importantly, BRAGGING RIGHTS!

After making a stop this past weekend at Porky’s in NYC the World (Beer)Pong Tour is heading to Buffalo, NY (8/19) followed by Lockport (8/20), according to the site WorldPongTour.com.

Rules for the tournament:

  • Bracket style, double elimination.
  • Up to 80 teams
  • Drinking is OPTIONAL, you can substitute with water (But please, don’t be square)
  • 2 players per team, no subs
  • $25 entry fee online, $30 at the door
  • Must be 21
  • 10 cup format
  • NO bouncing
  • 2 re-racks at 2,3,4 or 6 cups (No mid-turn re-racks)


  1. $1,000 cash
  2. $100 gift certificate to the host bar
  3. $25 gift certificate to the hose bar

Not too shabby huh?

The World Pong Tour will make its return to the NYC area on 8/23 @ the Big Easy and 8/30 back at Porky’s. The Full schedule can be found here: Schedule

More rules can be found here: Official WPT Rulebook

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7th August 2008

For My UK Contingent

Ladies! Free Beer! Tonight!

If you’re female and fancy some free beer tonight we’ve got 2 places available for you to go to the Great British Beer Festival on at Earls Court. Arrive at 7.45pm and you’ll be taken on a tour of the festival by leading female beer expert Melissa Cole who’ll be trying to convince you that beer is actually nice. They’ll be supplying you with free entry tickets and beer tokens as well as teaching you all you need to know about beer!

And to my partner Lorenzo… If you’re still in London, you might want to find your way down here!

Courtesy of the Londonist

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18th July 2008

Honorary Cocktails Celebrate Distiller’s 40th

“Desmond Payne, Master Distiller of Beefeater Gin, has been making gin for 40 years – longer than anyone else in the world. To celebrate this milestone, Desmond has traveled to New Orleans for his ‘Ruby Jubilee,’ a global fete to be attended by drink luminaries from around the world.  The event coincides with Tales of the Cocktail, a culinary and cocktail festival in the French Quarter.” (Source: Marketwatch)

Desmond is the sole guardian of the original gin recipe.  The same one that was developed back in the 1820s – Quite the responsibility if you ask me.  He is a even so privileged as to overlook every step in the production of Beefeater – I hope taste testing is one of the processes.

In recognition of Desmond’s accomplishments, five of New Orleans’ finest mixologists prepared specialty cocktails:

The Desmond

4 parts Beefeater Gin
4 parts balsamic vinegar
3 parts fig preserves
3 parts orange marmalade
2 parts elderflower liqueur
1 sprig of basil
1 large strawberry
1 fresh egg white or pasteurized equivalent
Orange zest for garnish
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