Welcome to Imbibe Magazine's between-issues look at liquid culture with drink recipes, news and more. From coffee to cocktails, Imbibe celebrates your world in a glass.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A writer takes a beer-fueled trip down the West Coast. CNN
Resurrecting beers of civilizations long past. Smithsonian Magazine
Summer’s perfect beer? The New York Times
Cocktail tippling in Paris. Reuters
Scientists finally crack open a centuries-old bottle of shipwrecked beer. MSNBC
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Fernet gets its own music video. San Francisco Bay Guardian
Japan’s booming craft beer scene. Slate
Imbibe contributor Amy Zavatto on wines you can sink your teeth into for Sunday’s True Blood season premiere. PJ Wine Shop
The timeless allure of Chartreuse. Wall Street Journal
Which beers best complement backyard barbecues? New York Magazine
Three vintners discuss the varying shades of sustainable winemaking. Washington Post
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
here to check out the video—well worth watching!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Scotch, sweet vermouth and Benedictine never tasted so good.
Is your dad a fan of rye whiskey? Then this pre-Prohibition cocktail combining the spicy spirit with Cognac, curaçao, absinthe and bitters is sure to please.
Nothing says "I love you" like a properly made Old Fashioned—the go-to classic for Dads of all ages.
Red Pepper Daisy
This delicious variation on a classic Daisy is a brightly balanced mix of tequila, lime juice and bell pepper.
A bourbon-based Negroni, this cocktail combines Kentucky’s classic spirit with sweet vermouth and Campari for a richly complex cocktail.
Two notoriously assertive ingredients—scotch and Fernet Branca—balance each other out beautifully in this flavor-packed sipper.
For gin-drinking dads, this classic cocktail ramps up the herbal elegance of a dry Martini with touches of maraschino liqueur and absinthe.
Photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Twenty tons of cocoa beans set sail from the Dominican Republic and finally arrive in NYC. Wall Street Journal
Are brown ales poised for a tasty comeback? The Atlantic
Cocktail couture from the ages. NPR
Suntory's ridiculously catchy new commercial campaign. Business Insider
Is Starbucks looking to purchase Peet’s? Investor’s Business Daily
Summery Sauvignon Blancs that don’t taste like yard clippings. SF Gate
It’s a beer. No wait—it’s a robot? Popular Science
What does spring’s wacky weather mean for the California wine industry? Seattle Post Intelligencer
Is creating a “wine country” license plate in Oregon hypocritical? Portland Mercury
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
All you have to do to enter is click here to email and tell us which wine at the festival you'd most like to try (you can view them here). Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, June 16. One randomly chosen winner will be notified by Monday, June 20, and will receive 4 weekend passes, including entry to the Brewers' Garden. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. Good luck!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Tales of the Cocktail will be the place to be for cocktail enthusiasts the week of July 20–24 in New Orleans, and once again, we're excited to sponsor the Spirited Dinner Series. On Thursday, July 21, chefs from two dozen of the best restaurants around New Orleans will pair up with some of the country's most talented bartenders, spirits experts and authors for an unforgettable drinking and dining experience. This year's dinners feature a range of exciting themes and flavors. Here's a sneak peek of some of the dinners you can look forward to enjoying, and we invite you to join us on July 21, but get your tickets soon, as these seats always sell out fast!
Photo by Jennifer Mitchell
Friday, June 10, 2011
Photo by Stuart Mullenberg.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
After several days of frenzied speculation among bloggers, Stumptown Coffee founder Duane Sorenson responded to the rumors of a sale with a letter on the company's website today. The letter begins:
“At a time when it’s difficult to find the financing to grow, run and operate a quality driven and sustainable business, I am pleased to announce that Stumptown has found an investor to help us offer opportunities and take care of our employees, farmers and customers like we’ve never been able to do before. I have been lucky enough to find an investor that will enable me to continue to run Stumptown and focus on the coffee."
To read the rest of the letter, click here.
Is a New York tiki haven going to be forced to change its name? The Lo-Down
Wine goes über-portable with pouch packaging. Reuters
Will beer make you a mosquito magnet? Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Japan finds a fuel source in coffee. Commodity Online
Jack Daniels becomes a label of lesser words. Wall Street Journal
Looking for the best way to remove a finicky wine label? Heloise has your answer. Chicago Sun Times
Friday, June 03, 2011
Like a little salt and spice in your beer? In “So the Story Gose” from our May/June 2011 issue, writer Joshua Bernstein explores the resurgence of the ancient gose beer style in which brewers season their kettles with salt, coriander and often other spices, and today’s Drink of the Week—the Leipziger Gose from Bayerischer Bahnhof—is a classic example. First brewed in the 18th century, Leipziger Gose virtually fell into obscurity during Germany’s economic downturn in the mid-1960s, but in 2000, German brewer Thomas Schneider set about reviving the style. This resulting beer offers herbal and apple-y aromas, a distinctive tartness on the palate and a zesty finish of fresh lemon with a hint of salt. It’s incredibly refreshing and low in alcohol (4.5% ABV), making it just the thing for a sunny weekend in June.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Hot on the trail of a whiskey-fueled fungus. Wired
British bandits make off with $1.6 million worth of wine. New York Times
Don’t know your Hallertau from Simcoe? Learn the difference. Boston Globe
A brewing battle heats up in the Bronx. Gothamist
Yet more reasoning for why you should sip beer from a glass. Mercury News
Two bottles of the now-famous shipwrecked Champagne hit the auction block this Friday. Departures