National Beer Mile Expands 2016 Tour

The Event Series Boasting “Four Beers, One Mile and One Awesome After Party” Adds Seven U.S. Cities to its Roster The National Beer Mile is a one-mile course designed for fitness enthusiasts, social drinkers and party-goers that is capped off by an after party featuring food, games and live music. The first event will be held at Unity Plaza in Jacksonville, FL on March 5th. Tickets may be … Continue reading National Beer Mile Expands 2016 Tour

Red Carpet Couture Inspired Cocktails

Award Season is in full swing, so it’s time to roll out the red carpet. Celebrate the upcoming Oscars by hosting your own viewing party with cocktails, appetizers and great friends to watch your favorite celebrities strut their couture on the red carpet. No viewing party is complete without delicious cocktails and under-age friendly mocktails, so sip in style during the trendiest season with these … Continue reading Red Carpet Couture Inspired Cocktails

Big Beers and Lessons I Learned Cooking for a Crowd by Ginger Johnson

  I’ve decided I don’t want or need to be a candy maker. Let me explain. A short while ago I presented at the fabulously flavorful Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Festival held in dreamy Vail, Colorado USA. It was the second time I’ve done so and both times have been superb due to the organizers, volunteers, and other supporting characters that make this fundraiser … Continue reading Big Beers and Lessons I Learned Cooking for a Crowd by Ginger Johnson

Bridget Maloney’s Sweater Weather Toddy

‘Tis the season to get cozy and warm  with winter weather cocktails! Bartender Bridget Maloney of The Sexton has created just the toddy to sip through the holidays. Maker’s Mark and master tea blenders Harney & Sons have teamed up with some of the nation’s best bartenders to create a selection of cozy and delicious Hot-Tea Toddy recipes. Bridget’s Sweater Weather Toddy is available throughout … Continue reading Bridget Maloney’s Sweater Weather Toddy

The Dazzling Holiday Rye Martini

Dazzling martinis are on the docket for the holiday cocktail season, and we are always looking for clever twists on the traditional. The Holiday Rye Martini gives us the autumn spice flavor that will quickly become one our festive favorites. This season it isn’t only the martini we love. Following the release of the new James Bond movie, SPECTRE, Belvedere’s limited edition Silver Saber bottle was created to celebrate their partnership … Continue reading The Dazzling Holiday Rye Martini

Top Christmas Beer You Need to Try This Season

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Natalie Morin The winter holidays are an extra special time of year for beer lovers. It’s the time of year when brewers around the world pull out all the hops, creating special brews that circulate for a limited time only. Some are spicy, some are fruity, some are sweet — but all are fleeting and will be gone once … Continue reading Top Christmas Beer You Need to Try This Season

Fresh Pasta with Vegetables and a Deliciously Wicked Martini

We have enjoyed a very warm, relatively rain free summer this year in the Pacific Northwest and while I am sorry to see the days becoming shorter, I am eagerly anticipating fall. This season we are working with fresh fruits and vegetables more than we have any other year in the past.  Living in the Orting Valley has been a wonderful experience, and I have … Continue reading Fresh Pasta with Vegetables and a Deliciously Wicked Martini