Instead of a beer, why not a Rogue canned cocktail?

With Rogue, you might just think of them as a beer company. Well, they’ve actually got a distillery and have been producing spirits for some time. So, the pivot into canned cocktails isn’t all that surprising. In fact, we’ve actually reviewed some of the flavors right here. Well, now there’s a new flavor on the block – the Rogue Whiskey Lemon Ginger Mule.

(more…)
Share

Afternoon Beer Break: the Rogue Pineapple Party Punch

Yes, after a hiatus of sorts, the beer break is back! Though, this one is a bit different, as we’re talking about a beer that isn’t quite available yet. Read on to see what the Rogue Pineapple Party Punch will do for your tastebuds in October.

Yes, October – while many folks will be thinking pumpkin pie flavors (and I do have my favorites in that arena), there’s still plenty of room for other flavors, right? And sure, these flavors here (pineapple? punch?) sound more like summer, but this year is all upside down, so why not mix up those seasonal flavors? Here’s what the brand has to say about it:

“Bursting with pineapple, coconut, and bright hop flavors, this imperial hazy IPA is reminiscent of our favorite tropical drink, the Piña Colada,” says Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing and Creative. “Summer may be ending, but this hazy, flavorful brew will help you keep the summer vibes going all year long. Pineapple Party Punch is just what we need to finish out 2020.”

I’ve had some mixed experiences with coconut (I’ve found them to be a great addition to sour beers), and pineapple tends to be a more muted note in the beers I’ve tried that have it. This combo here, all wrapped up in a hazy IPA, well, that sounds like one that might just work. Keep an eye out for it this fall, and check out the details over at rogue.com

PRODUCT FACTS: Pineapple Party Punch 

  • Style: Hazy IPA with Pineapple & Toasted Coconut  
  • ABV: 8.4%
  • IBU: 40
  • Packaging: 4-pack 16-ounce cans, draft  
  • Availability: October 
Share

Backyard get-together? The High Camp Firelight 750 can bring your spirits in style

In these weird pandemic days, we seem to be seeking out any way we can (safely) get together. In the pleasant summertime evenings, that no doubt takes the form of a backyard gathering. While your cooler of suds works, what if you want to bring some stronger libations? That trusty camping hip flask isn’t up to the task. The High Camp Firelight 750? It is definitely up to the task!

(more…)
Share

Sippin’ at the desk all day, with the Pelican Dayventure Tumbler

If you recall, it was back in the beginning of March that we brought you word of the new Pelican Dayventure Tumbler. Well, just because we’re not commuting these days doesn’t mean we don’t want to keep our coffee warm. And that’s precisely what I’ve been doing now for a few weeks at home with this mug.

(more…)
Share

The Noerden Liz Bottle sterilizes your water with UV

The Noerden Liz Bottle looks like a basic metal water bottle. But look closer, and you’ll notice a rechargable, electronic cap that uses a powerful UV-C lamp to sterilize water inside. I carried the LIZ bottle with me for a few weeks, and am happy to report that I’m certianly more hydrated!

(more…)
Share

The Afternoon Beer Break: New Belgium 1554

If you’ve not caught on yet, I’ve got a few breweries that I tend to favor more, and explore a wider variety of their offerings. You know, some, you’ve got one you know you like, and you stick with just that (perhaps got burned by trying a different style). Then there are others that, whatever the style and flavor combo, they just seem to be right in your wheelhouse. New Belgium is one of those brands for me. While most are familiar with Fat Tire (which is “just ok” in my book), I’ve liked more of the Voodoo Ranger offerings. Well, after chatting with Patrick Morgan for an interview (seen here), I’ve tried others, and today we’re talking about the New Belgium 1554.

(more…)
Share

Pelican is now ready to protect your coffee

You are likely aware that Pelican has all manner of hard-cases to protect your gear. You might also be familiar with their bags for your regular commute (we reviewed one here). Well, you know what else most of us need on the regular? Cofffe. And now you can protect it with the Pelican Dayventure Tumbler.

(more…)
Share

Afternoon Beer Break: Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout

While most people tend to have a favorite style of beer, there are some of us who like to change it up. For me, that tends to be seasonal, with the lighter lagers, IPAs and fruited stuff hitting in the warm temps, and the stuff that’s as dark as winter evening in, well, the winter. Which means I like to switch it over to stouts. Lately, I’ve been trying some sweeter options (sometimes called “dessert” stouts), one of the latest of those being the Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout.

(more…)
Share

Afternoon Beer Break – some newer offerings from Rogue

As often as we can – whatever it is we’re covering – we like to go hands-on with the product in question. And, in all of our Afternoon Beer Breaks, we’ve done precisely that. Today, however, we’re going to cover things from a distance, so to speak, and talk to you about a few newer offerings coming out from Rogue.

(more…)
Share

The Afternoon Beer Break: Topa Topa Brewing Co Howler

Well, well, well – would you look at that? We’ve made it through another week and, oh yes, it’s time for another beer review. Today’s is one that I would never have run across were it not for a fortuitous trade, and it introduced me to something I’d not experienced before – an IPA brewed with coffee. The beer in question? The Topa Topa Brewing Co Howler.

(more…)
Share
View More Posts