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Booze News Weekly

Booze News Weekly / May 13, 2015 / No Comments.

blade-bow-1024x749Do 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:

Take 5 – For the first time in four years, Harpoon Brewery has added a new brew to its annual lineup—Take 5 Session IPA. Harpoon claims this IPA is a relatively “hoppy” beer; while it’s not too bitter it does have a prominent malt taste. To kick off the new release, the brewery will be including Take 5 in its yearly “HarpoonFest,” so if you’re planning on attending, be sure to take at least five.

Orange Moonshine – Ole Smoky Moonshine is at it again with their new orange flavored offering. Until recently, the orange addition has only been available to buy directly at the distillery. Now, you can pick up a bottle at your local liquor store and enjoy its citrusy taste all by its lonesome or mixed with your favorite beer, shandy-style.

Bock Bock – Shmaltz Brewing Company introduced its “highly coveted,” barrel-aged brew this past week, naming the novel booze “Bock Bock.” Available for purchase in 22 ounce bottles and on tap at select bars through May 2015, the beer has a malt body that’s complimented by notes of nuts and caramel, giving it a traditional bock base.

Philly X Baltimore – Baltimore’s Heavy Sees Beer is collaborating with Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing Company to bring you “Philtimore,” an English-style pale ale. The brew will ultimately be made at the Baltimore brewery just in time for Washington DC’s SAVOR festival, an American craft beer and food experience beginning in early June.

Blade and Bow – When it comes to Bourbon, Kentucky knows best. That’s why, in order to pay homage to Louisville’s famous Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Blade and Bow Bourbon has released a Straight Bourbon Whiskey offering. The spirit has hints of dried fruit complete with a woodsy after taste, ideal for those who enjoy their bourb straight on the rocks.


Man Cave: Harley Davidson & Ole Smoky Moonshine

Man Cave / May 1, 2015 / No Comments.


Moonshine. It’s not just the star of that Discovery Channel drama about the liquor’s illegal production in the Appalachian Mountains; it’s also a delicious ingredient for a variety of cocktails and other libations. Ole Smoky Moonshine, born and (still) bred in Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, has an astonishingly long history producing the alcohol, making the brand the biggest in the biz.

Recently, Ole Smoky partnered with Harley Davidson to create their newest booze, Ole Smoky Harley Davidson Road House Customs Charred Moonshine. As the company’s website states, the partnership is intended to “pay homage to the bond among riders and their end-of-ride revelries at distant roadside destinations where bikes are parked and friends are gathered.” Both Ole Smoky and Harley Davidson share common beliefs of “independence, adventure and a strong history of Americana, making the partnership a natural and exciting evolution.”

At 103 proof and packaged with a limited edition label and custom mason jar, Ole Smoky’s charred offering is handcrafted and slowly aged in barrels, all contributing to the liquor’s overall smoothness. If you’re wondering what “charred” is referring to, it’s not necessarily to the moonshine’s flavor; charring moonshine has been a tradition in Tennessee moonshine making for as long as the booze has been around. So if you’re pining for a taste of traditional moonshine with a twist of the open road, Ole Smoky has you covered.