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:
Just when you thought you could turn your back on low priced vodkas and officially become an adult, Svedka has come out with a flavor that’s almost too good to be true: Cucumber Lime. This latest flavor is sophisticated and combines refreshing citrus and cooling cucumber to make any drink seem waaaaay more fancy than it actually is. Once you get your hands on a bottle, try out their recommended cocktails: the Cucumber Hither and Svedka Q-Cumber. Let us know how it goes!
Since we now for some reason celebrate Christmas the day after Halloween, why don’t we just move everything up on the yearly calendar? This lively brewery in America’s Northwest is actually doing just that. Known for their seasonal beers, they’ve just brought their spring offering to life, and it’s called Raise the Roost. This unique Belgian-style red ale offers a complex set of flavors on top of what is usually a traditional springtime beer. Coming in at 6.2% ABV, the brew will be available in Washington and Oregon, in 22 oz, 12 oz, and draft options. Happy Spring!
Country music star Zac Brown (of the Zac Brown Band) is now a man of many passions. The latest: wine. In partnership with winemaker John Killebrew, Zac (or Z. Alexander Brown as he’d chosen to represent himself in the wine world), has created Uncaged Wines. These wines allow the grapes to be honest, unrestricted expressions of vintage and origin. So far, they’ve come out with two offerings: a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2013 Red Blend. TBD on reviews, but we’re intrigued. And, to add to the experience, the brand has also come up with a few recipes to complete your meal. Sign us up.
Victory Brewing Company
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y, what does that spell? Victory! This beer turns 20 years old this year, and it’s time to celebrate. To do this, the brewery is adding to their eclectic collection of brews. And what better way to mark two decades in business than with an ~Experimental~ IPA? The beer, Vicotry 20, is a “refreshing session ale [that] delivers citrus and pine notes from unique experimental hops.” With flavors ranging from melon to green grass, expect to get a mini wake up call with each sip.
The ever growing brandy family, Christian Brothers, is adding a third flavor to their ranks: apple. The flavor is gaining popularity in the category, so it looks like Christian Brothers was feeling left out and invited themselves to the party. However, due to the great success of their other flavored brandies, Peach and Honey, there’s a high likelihood that this flavor will do just fine. So, pull out your highball glass and your ice maker, because it’s drinkin’ time.