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.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Snow, pounding rain and gale-force winds—lately we’ve all been pummeled with every type of extreme winter weather imaginable. Thankfully, we’ve got a fridge stocked full of warming, wintry brews geared toward the cold weather—here’s a taste of a few stouts we’ve been sampling at the Imbibe office.
And for more winter weather-ready brews, check out “Oaky Dokey” from our January/February issue.
10% ABV, Brooklyn, New York
This might just be the ultimate fireside sipper. Each winter we anticipate the arrival of this imperial stout, with its malty body, creamy mouthfeel and bittersweet chocolate notes throughout. Beer and ice cream float in the dead of winter? We think so.
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
9.2% ABV, Petaluma, California
Surprisingly easy-drinking given its high ABV, this coffee-infused stout combines notes of fresh-brewed beans, chocolaty caramel malts and just a touch of tangy fruit.
Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout
10.5% ABV, Fort Collins, Colorado
Whiskey, whiskey and more whiskey! Aged for four months in Kentucky bourbon barrels, this is a smooth and spirited stout with notes of caramel, chocolate and vanilla all influenced by its time spent in wood.
Sweetwater Happy Ending
9% ABV, Atlanta, Georgia
Heartily dry-hopped, this imperial stout keeps on giving with lingering notes of coffee, molasses, warming alcohol and a hint of hop bitterness. Definitely a beer that warms to the core.
Meteorite-aged wine? One Chilean vintner gives it a go. Time
Build a better home bar with tips from the Columbia Room’s head bartender, Katie Nelson. Refinery 29
Mourning the sad passing of a GADF great. Denver Westword
A Seattle-area coffee shop built entirely out of shipping containers. Good
Debating cask-finished distillates. Seattle Weekly
Bonnie Prince Billy gets into the coffee biz. Rolling Stone
Friday, January 20, 2012
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Craving better beer? Grow your own ingredients. Fox News
A NYC server is allegedly caught stealing more than $6k worth of wine from a restaurant’s private stash. Gothamist
A simple guide to pairing drinks with desserts. CNN
David Chang and Dave Arnold join forces to open a molecular cocktail bar in Manhattan. New York Times
San Antonio premieres its first cocktail conference beginning next Thursday, organized by none other than Sasha Petraske. San Antonio Current
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Will a mild winter hurt this year’s ice wine crop? Weather.com
The barrel-aged cocktail craze continues its popularity climb. The Daily Meal
Plans to license an LSU beer seem to have fizzled out. Nola.com
It seems the cooler climes and lava-rich soils of Sicily make for some mighty tasty wines. USA Today
Strolling amid Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Empire past. Daily Mail
Friday, January 06, 2012
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Food maker Sara Lee gains a foothold in the tea biz with the purchase of a big-name brand. Chicago Tribune
Utahans to say buh-bye to happy hours across the state. Myfoxdetroit.com
Get ready to open a nice, tall can of … Scotch whisky? Huffington Post
Starbucks raises its prices. Again. CNN
Guess which rapper just announced plans to open a beer and chicken joint in the Altanta airport? MTV