Brew and Booze News

Craft Beer, Whisk(e)y, and Wine News For The Week Ending 7/13/2012

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant Hosts Wilmington Beer Week

WILMINGTON, DE – Head Brewer Brian Finn from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (710 Justison Street, 302-472-2739) is thrilled to announce his events for the 2nd annual Wilmington Beer Week, held Saturday, July 14 through Saturday, July 21. Key events include: a “Brewed in Delaware” Beer Dinner from Chef Geoffrey Allan, in collaboration with Iron Hill Newark, Stewart’s, Dogfish Head, Sixteen Mile, Fordham and Twin Lakes; plus the release of the collaboration beer, Ironyard Stew Double IPA; as well as an outdoor Beach Party on the deck and of course, tons of great beer.

“We’re proud to hail from Delaware, and Wilmington Beer Week is a great way for us to celebrate the amazing brewers across the state that make this tiny corner of the country such an exciting place for brewers and beer lovers alike,” says Finn.

Wilmington Beer Week events at Iron Hill Wilmington will include…

Click the following link to read the complete press release:

Wilmington Beer Week Press Release

To find out more about Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, visit their website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed (Iron Hill and Iron Hill Wilmington).


Sullivans Cove Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Takes On USA

Building on its ever-growing global success, Sullivans Cove, the multi award winning Tasmanian Single Malt, is sending its first shipment to the USA this month. Currently exporting to ten countries across Europe, as well as Singapore and Canada, the USA is the next step in the international roll-out of the brand.

“Tasmanian whisky is really taking off across the world, mainly because of the hard work that the guys have been putting in here at home. We are starting to see a cult following for our whiskies and I am proud that Sullivans Cove is at the forefront of that movement”, said Patrick Maguire, Master Distiller of Sullivans Cove Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky. He added, “This is great news considering that the whisky category, and single malts in particular, continues to be the fastest growing spirits category globally.”

Sullivans Cove is one of the most highly awarded Tasmanian whiskies, consistently winning Gold at the world’s most prestigious blind tasting competitions including Jim Murray’s Liquid Gold Awards, The Spirits Business’s Spirits Masters and the World Whisky Awards.

About Sullivans Cove Single Malt Whisky:

Tasmania Distillery produces Sullivans Cove Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky. The distillery was established in 1994 on the banks of the River Derwent at Sullivans Cove, the site where the British planted their flag and began to build the settlement that became the City of Hobart, Australia’s second oldest city. The distillery named the whisky it produced ‘Sullivans Cove’ to acknowledge the history of the site and the place it was distilled.

Sullivans Cove Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky is double distilled using renowned Tasmanian barley with only the purest wilderness water from Tasmania’s local mountains and forests. Matured in hand selected oak casks and allowed to settle and clear naturally, the whiskies retain full, creamy and lingering flavours that are winning fans the world over. Each cask is bottled separately, yielding only around 450 bottles, making each bottle a rare item to own and enjoy.

Tasmania Distillery Pty Ltd
Press Contact – Bert Cason, Sales and Marketing Manager

To find out more about Sullivans Cove Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky, visit their website.


Wine School of Philadelphia Hosts Napoleon’s Bottle, The Wines of an Empire

Philadelphia, PA– If you were the ruler of the known universe, what would you drink? On July 20th, Frank Cipparone of the Wine School of Philadelphia will answer that question. A two-hour tour de force of wine history and tasting, “Napoleon’s Bottle” is unique class held only once a year at the school.

“Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory – but so are those of the ballet, or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

As Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte ruled over almost every wine growing country in Europe, includ- ing France, Italy, Spain, and Germany. Have no doubt, he was also a great lover of the fermented grape. Along with the class, the audience will be sampling the wine styles that Napoleon loved and admired; including a taste of the very last wine he ever drank. 

“Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of wine.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

The class is held on Friday, July 20th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm in the Bacchus Classroom at the Wine School of Philadelphia. The School is located at 127 S 22nd Street in Philadelphia’s post Rittenhouse neighborhood.

Tickets should be purchased prior to the class, and can be obtained online at Cost of the class is $54.98 which includes a tasting of at least seven wines.

“I drink champagne when I win, to celebrate . . . and I drink champagne when I lose, to console myself.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

About the Wine School of Philadelphia:

The school is one of the oldest independent wine schools in the country. It offers classes and programs for both wine enthusiasts and professionals. Frank Cipparone is a sommelier instructor who has taught at the Wine School for over eight years. Prior to his career as a wine, Frank was an professor of history for several decades.

To find out more about the Wine School of Philadelphia, visit their website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.


Listen to the “It’s just the booze dancing…” Crew on This Month’s WhiskyCast Virual Tastings

Limpd, The Wookie, and yours truly are featured on this month’s WhiskyCast Virtual Tastings where we we nosed, tasted, and discussed four very different whiskies: Dry Fly 100% Wheat WhiskeyYellow Spot Irish WhiskyKilchoman Machir Bay, and Talisker 30. You can either listen to the podcast online, or download it via iTunes. Have a listen, then let us know what you think!

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