Saturday, April 14, 2012

Worth Checking Out

I have a confession to make.... then an explanation.

I don't read a lot of beer blogs. But I have, what I consider to be, a good reason. I don't want BKB to ever become another cardboard cutout, redressing the same old stuff, in the same old way.

There are a few that I read pretty religiously, and I read a LOT of rum and travel blogs. I figure that if I pick up some nuances from those sights, it will be OK because not every beer blogger is writing like a rum guy!

I am all about fun, and that's what I aim to bring to your day. I don't really care if it's taking you along on a beach vacation or a trip to the liquor store. I don't care if we share a rum punch or a dozen different styles of Craft Beer. I don't care if we are in Colorado, Florida or the Caribbean! We're going to have us a reel good 'ol time!

So, for your Saturday reading pleasure, Here are a few things that brought a smile to my face this week:

This little creation, called a TICKLED PINK was spotted by Team Cocktail on their facebook page. It consists of:
1 oz captain Morgan’s spiced rum
1 oz gin
1 oz vodka
1 oz tequila
1 oz cointreau or triple sec
2 oz guava nectar (such as Kearns)
2 oz club soda (or to taste)
lime wedges as garnish
1 oz fresh lime juice

Team Cocktail is the charging force behind the Conched in Key West Bar Crawl that you have heard me promoting at every turn. I don't say "You Should Be There" as a matter of political correctness. I truly believe that this event will be the highlight of your September!  We had a great time last year! We learned a lot, and we are going to be bigger and better this year. Live bands, drink specials, and plenty of fun to be had by all!

One of the Beer blogs that I really do enjoy, written by my Twitter Pal, @Goats_Udder and located at much to my surprise has ventured into the distillation world. You all know that I'm seriously supporting the effort to legalize hobby scale home distillation, so I was certainly excited to see another beer blogger dabbling in the dark arts! 
Check her video out, then head on over and check the rest of FugglyBrew out!

I must admit that I've got a serious weakness for Wood Aged and sour beers. That's why Lee Williams new project, Fascinating Ales, appeals to me so much. 
If You have any desire to learn more about these great beer styles, check out Fascinating Ales on Facebook and Twitter @FascinatingAles:

If Lee's other projects, like Hoptopia, are any indication, you'll want to be in on the ride with Fascinating Ales. Lee also has a book coming out before the end of the year, so check in on him and score some details!

If you like Rum, and let's be honest... who doesn't like Rum... Check out Coastlines & Tanlines as Carlton gets ready for his first Miami Rum Renaissance as a Rum XP judge. 

The festival promises to be a great time for those that can make it. Think GABF for Rum. I don't think you could possibly go and NOT have a great time!

Well, I hope you all have a great weekend!

Remember to have FUN with it! That's what it's all about!


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