World’s ‘oldest currently known whiskey bottle’ to be auctioned in June
A bottle of Old Ingledew Whiskey that has been dubbed the “oldest currently known whiskey bottle” is set to be auctioned in June by Boston-based Skinner Auctions.
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The front of the bottle is embossed with lettering that states it’s from Evans & Ragland in La Grange, Georgia. Meanwhile, the back has a typed note taped to it that advises that “This Bourbon was probably made prior to 1865.”
Now, since “prior to 1865” is a relatively open-ended time scale, Skinner’s rare spirits expert Joseph Hyman extracted small amount of liquid using a needle, so that it could be sent off for carbon dating.
The result? Scientists from the University of Georgia and the University of Glasgow judged the most likely date range for the bourbon to be between 1763 to 1803, with 81.1 percent probability.
“The age was a shocking surprise, albeit a pleasant one, for both myself and the scientist,” Hyman told Food and Wine.
The auction will run from June 22 to 30, organized by Skinner Auctioneers.
Meanwhile, we previously reported that whisky brand Fistful of Bourbon would pay someone $100,000 to be its next hand model. “Here at Fistful of Bourbon, we’re looking for a new leading star, someone that can truly wow us with their panache,” said Anthony Bohlinger, US brand ambassador at Fistful of Bourbon. Find out more about that here.
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DOES YOUR DOG EMBODY THE PERSONALITY OF ONE OF OUR BEERS? SHOW US WITH A PHOTO AND WIN SWEET PRIZES!
To enter, share a photo of your dog on Instagram representing one of our beers and don’t forget to tag us @ninkasibrewing so we see it. (Don’t have Instagram? You can email us your entry at email@example.com.) All entries must be received by July 4th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be selected and announced by July 31st. Good luck!
Photos must include: 1) your dog, and 2) a Ninkasi beer. Bonus points will be given for props and costumes that help embody the Ninkasi beer your dog is showcasing. For example, Penny the Red Heeler above is showcasing Dawn of the Red with Dawn of the Red props. This part is open for interpretation of what the beer means to you.
Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 4th at 11:59pm PST.
BREWDOG CEO REVEALS DRAGON’S DEN INVESTORS MISSED OUT ON £360M AFTER PRODUCERS REJECTED THEIR SCREEN TEST
James Watt, the CEO and co-founder of craft beer giant BrewDog, has revealed that the Dragon’s Den investors missed out on “by far the best deal” in the show’s history after producers rejected their screen test.
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Beer thieves left red-faced, trash pub as keg heist goes wrong
Five beer thieves who attempted to steal kegs of beer left for collection outside the The Twa Tams in Perth, Scotland, trashed the pub after their heist went awry. The robbers attempted to make off with the kegs at around 8.20pm on 13 March, only to discover that they were empty and contained no beer, according to the Daily Record. Realising their error of judgement, four of the five fled the scene but a fifth, apparently incensed, threw a keg through the bar’s antique stained glass window, shattering it.
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SIX OF THE BEST PODCASTS ABOUT BEER
Podcasts are a great way of gleaning information from the experts and tapping into your inner brewmaster, for free and on your own time.
Three breweries based in Mar del Plata in Argentina have been left mystified after barrels containing 600 litres of beer were stolen from an underwater shipwreck where they were being aged for several months. As reported by local news site La Capital, breweries Heller, La Paloma and Baum had teamed up with the Thalassa Diving School in order to carry out an underwater beer ageing project.
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The Beer Spa by Snug, a “wellness spa offering therapeutic beer bath treatments” has opened its doors in Denver, Colorado. The spa includes four private beer therapy rooms and a high-tech relaxation lounge, alongside a ten-tap self-pour taproom. Each therapy room features a cedar hot tub for hops, barley, and herb-infused hydrotherapy treatments, as well as an infrared sauna, rain shower, and relaxation deck.
Siebel Holiday Special – Beer & Dessert Tasting
By Lallemand Brewing
Siebel’s Holiday Special:
Beer and Dessert Pairing Event
Join and help us bring that extra special cheers at our holiday celebration live event. You are highly encouraged to eat and drink with us to experience the balance of harmonizing beer and desserts. Here is our lineup and suggestion for beer and dessert options:
Special Guest: John Mallet
Bell’s Lager of the Lakes + Pistachio Gelato
Beer Substitutes: Pilsner Urquell, Raderberger Pilsner, Konig Pilsner, Kromacher Pils
Special Guest: Josh Deth
Revolution Brewing Fistmas + Carrot Cake
Beer Substitutes: Gouden Carolus Noel Christmas Ale, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Anchor Christmas Ale
Special Guest: Mike Siegel
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout + Chocolate Lava Cake
Beer Substitutes: North Coast Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin, Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.
For additional information, visit our Facebook live event page.
Cheers and Happy Holidays,
The Siebel Institute of Technology team.
*17th of December at:
11:30 pm Paris
5:30 pm NYC
9:30 am Sydney (+1 day)
Chicago native Jonny Coffman was working his way up in the bar industry, from bartender to brand ambassador for Goose Island Brewery, when he received a stage 3 melanoma diagnosis and was given 3-5 years to live. Instead of giving up, he put his strength and senses on full display.
Video Via NBC Today Show – Beer ambassador survives stage 3 cancer — and has a brew made in his honor
THE GOOD STUFF
A bar was struggling. Customers bought all its beer stock to keep it in business
(CNN) — A Toronto bar owner says her business will survive the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the loyal customers who bought up her entire beer stock, giving her a desperately needed cash boost.
Abra Shiner opened her bar, Swan Dive, five years ago in the Brockton Village neighborhood of Toronto, Canada. After Covid-19 restrictions forced her to shut the doors, Shiner decided to ask her community for help via Facebook.
“We were blowing through our savings and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pay rent towards the end of the month,” Shiner told CNN. “So, I wrote on Facebook asking people to come buy the beer we had in our stock room … and it worked. The post went viral.”
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Brew: Museum of Beer to open online exhibit this month
Remember Brew: The Museum of Beer? It was going to be a national attraction here in Pittsburgh.
That was in August of 2016, and the folks behind the effort acknowledged that they had a lot of work to do. About two years later, the project’s principals were awarded a $59,700 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to start with an exhibit in a Downtown storefront, but that effort never found a home for reasons including COVID-19’s arrival in the spring.
Brew founder Joe McAllister says that later this month, the exhibit will launch online, a move OK’d by the PLCB and inspired, as he put it, “by the creativity and perseverance of the region’s breweries and restaurants.”
The exhibit, “The Story of Beer in Pennsylvania,” tells that story from Penn’s Colony to the present, with video interviews of brewers, historians, collectors and craft beer pioneers such as brewer Carol Stoudt. Viewers can click on points on a timeline and watch more in a gallery.
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No one knows how to create and milk controversy better than the marketers at Brewdog.
Brewdog not allowed to say ‘f##k’ on billboards
The UK’s advertising watchdog has ruled that Brewdog cannot use the word “f##k” in public advertisements.
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LONDON’S BEST IGLOOS WITH A VIEW
“If you’re keen to dine with people outside your household but want to keep toasty while you’re at it, then why not try one of these igloos with a view.”
Has anyone seen something like this in the North America? Cool idea!
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Beer tasting & screening: Sudstainable solutions to our Aleing Infrastructure
WHEN: November 12, 2020: 7:00PM to 8:45PM
TO ATTEND: RSVP
Join in virtual celebration with the Lower Hudson Partnership as we raise a pint to the water quality stewards who fuel our community monitoring programs, and dig into the world of green infrastructure.
This screening will kick off with a tasting and toast of beers from partnering Gun Hill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewery followed by the screening of film portions from Water Blues, Green Solutions and Stormwater Pollution & Green Infrastructure. The segments of the films highlight the question of how communities have successfully implemented green infrastructure.
A day to celebrate Canadian beer and the people who brew it, sell it, deliver it, serve it and drink it.
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