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Rum Revival: Beyond the Dark ‘N Stormy

Rum has warm weather written all over. Sunshine, beaches, boats. A nice rum drink can easily transport your mind and spirit, if not your body physically, to such the place you would like to be if you aren’t there already. The history of rum and rum running makes this spirit all the more enticing, alluring and seductive. Not to mention that the right bottle of rum can also be a welcome addition to any beverage cart to make it look not just good, but sexy, sophisticated and sweet. Here is a quick rum run-down of not only good-looking bottles that would be aesthetically pleasing on any home bar and excellent quality rum for mixing, sipping or gift-gifting this summer season.  EL DORADO DEMERARA 3 YEAR WHITE RUM The word Demerara is well known in the rum connoisseurs world, but what exactly does this mean? Demerara is a county in Guyana with a rich history of rum production. While Guyana is...Read More >

Beer Me Up, Benzie!

CAPTAIN KIRK’S BEER BLOG, STARDATE 201605.26 This weekend, we choose to celebrate the culture and community of craft brewers in America. Many of these organizations began as home brewers who were looking to make something a little better or different than what was being offered from the mass production breweries. Hobbyists turned business owners, craft brewers can now be found in all pockets of the United States. Here’s a cross-country examination of a few of our American favorites: Peak Organic Brewing Company: Fresh Cut 6 pack, 12 oz. bottles Brewed in Portland, ME, Peak is a craft brewing company dedicated to making delicious beer using local, artisan and organic ingredients. Fresh Cut is a dry-hopped pilsner. Dry hopping is a way to increase hoppy aromas by adding the hops after fermentation. Chinook, Citra and Centennial hops, typically used to craft an American Style IPA, provide aromas of citrus, grass and spice. Though the front palate is loud with IPA qualities, the finish...Read More >

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