City #2 - Chicago, IL. The weather is just starting to get outdoor bearable (still a few April showers on the weather watch as we write this, but still). Here's DME's top list of six rooftop bars to get above the noise and look down on all the sights while still drinking in some of that Lake Michigan air:
We love the St. Patrick's Day traditions; pinching those who don't wear green, boiling up the corned beef & cabbage or heading to the pub for a pint or four of Guinness but do you really know why? Here's seven St. Paddy's Day traditions explained.
You love wine. You know it’s better if the wine can “breath” a little before you pour, sip and enjoy but you don’t always have the time, or remember. Decanting is a process centuries old. The Romans let decanted wine sit for hours in the belief it brought out a wine’s aromas and mellowed harsh tannins.
The 8th annual SF Beer Week kicks off tonight with the sold out Opening Week Gala. The Gala is “thee” event that waves the green flag on a week long celebration of everything we love about beer; rare beer offerings, meet the brewer parties, tap take overs, collaborations, education and all sorts of imaginative “fun with beer” events.
Stories about pairing Girl Scout cookies and beer have popping up for a couple years now, and the response is hit or miss with fans of the beer drinking world. Then in comes Firestone Walker Brewing Company and wipes the dividing line away with a cookie & beer pairing so perfect that the imitators will inevitably be close behind.
We’ve all heard some story about a Shaman healing their tribes sickness with a special blend of nature or watched Sean Connery find a cure for Cancer in Medicine Man ala some wondrous plant, tree bark or insect combo. It’s widely accepted, and proven, that there’s a lot growing out there that’s down right good for us.
The next time your best buddy says "man, that's the Rolls-Royce of bars" they'll actually be hitting the nail on the head. For you those in need of a last minute gift idea, Rolls-Royce handmade "Cocktail Hampers" are available for only £26,000 or $38,873 (thank you Google conversion). But you better act fast, they only made 15 of them!
They're not as useless as plastic pink lawn flamingo's but they definitely are not as essential as toilet paper. We've all seen them - drinking gear & accessories that make you say "take my money" and while we never really need them, it sure would be cool if they just magically appeared on your doorstep.
Dogfish Head brewers are simply "envelope pushers" when it comes their beer concoctions. They are no strangers to hoppy brews. Most beer lovers can lay claim to enjoying their 120 minute IPA which packs in 120 IBU's (International Bittering Units). What Dogfish Head released on December 2nd just left their own 120 minute IBU fueled IPA in the dust and it's certifiable.
OK, that particular post we'll put up in a few years. BUT Amazon is promising to deliver booze to New Yorkers in under 60 minutes.
Amazon has already told us (and showed us) that they’ve put millions of dollars into developing their drone delivery system, and just this week Amazon launched their booze delivery service in New York City (with a few hiccups). Think about it-- five years ago, it was nearly unfathomable that you’d one day click a button on your phone as you watched the premiere episode of Game of Thrones and have a bottle of rum knocking on your door in before the episode was over. But today it’s just a countdown to when the two services will mesh together.
The impending release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most anticipated movie event in 37 years— since the release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope (technically the 4th film, if you’re a nitpicking nerd, like us). We’re not counting those three films in the middle. Like most people, we’re pretending they never happened, or that they were from a different futuristic galactic franchise that was similar to Star Wars, but missed the gritty charm that attracted us to the first films.