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Booze News Weekly December 23, 2015 No Comments.

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Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:

The GoT waiting game just got a whole lot more serious
As if the wait until April 8th couldn’t amass more suspense, another factor just upped the ante; Brewery Ommegang has just announced the latest addition to its renowned Game of Thrones themed beer series. This beer, the sixth of the bunch, will be called Seven Kingdoms, and is described as a Hoppy Wheat. The combination of traditional Belgian-style wheat and hop-forward American ale creates a pleasant, citrusy flavor with a fruity aroma. It clocks in at 6.9% ABV, and will be available in 750 mL bottles starting in March 2016 for a limited time.

2 Towns Ciderhouse welcomes winter
Congratulations, you made it to the winter solstice. 2 Town Ciderhouse clearly thought this was enough reason to celebrate, and released its latest Limited Release cider: The Dark Currant. It mixes the classic apple flavor with Black Currants, adding in complex tannins, high acidity, and earthy flavors. You’ll definitely be able to taste hints of cherry in this one, along with rose and light wood. This will be a great cider to keep around through the holiday season.

These are a few of our favorite things
Whiskey and beer may or may not be more important than pretty much everything else in life. And the Louisville distillery Copper & Kings knows it. They’ve partnered with local brewery Against the Grain, to distill 200 gallons of its acclaimed Bo & Luke imperial smoked stout. However, they’re combining a couple different processes to do this, including the process used to distill brandy. We can’t tell exactly what will result from this endeavor, but this will absolutely be an interesting product to watch once it hits shelves.

There’s an app for that
Alcohol delivery, purchase, and rating apps are aplenty in this, the age of technology. However, there seems to be hole in this area when it comes to wine. There has yet to be an efficient app that lets us buy wine from the convenience of our smartphones. Until now. Banquet is “the world’s largest wine store,” an app that promises a seamless experience. So, when the couch gets a little too comfortable, or when there simply aren’t enough hours in a day, give it a try and let us know how it goes.

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