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Coors Light Promotes Puppy Love By Helping To Pay For Dog Adoption Fees

Dogs and beer. Arguments can be made that both are ‘man’s (or human’s) best friend.” However, why choose when you can have both? Just ask Monica Mathis. Motorworks Brewing recently reunited her with her dog, Hazel, via its Citra Cruiser.

Coors Light must agree because instead of being worried about having a special someone to cuddle up with this Valentine’s Day, the Golden, CO brewery is encouraging consumers to spend the day adopting a dog. In return, they will help pay fees for 1,000 dogs adopted between now and February 21.

“Cuffing Season is a major cultural trend and poses tension for our younger drinkers, as they navigate the stress of finding someone to spend the cold months with,” said Chelsea Parker, Marketing Manager at Molson Coors. “With almost half of millennials planning to stay in on Valentine’s Day, we wanted to help empower people to savor the day with Coors Light and a dog by their side.”

Anyone of legal drinking age who resides in an eligible state and adopts a dog between February 4–21, 2020 can have Coors Light help cover their adoption fees. Eligible participants can text “COORS4k9” and a picture of their adoption receipt to 28130. After review, the first 1,000 eligible participants will be given $100 to apply toward their adoption fees. Go here for more details.

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These Boozy Chocolates Are What You Need To Get Through The Holidays

Christmas is fast-approaching with retailers being swarmed by mobs of holiday shoppers. If you’re like me, you probably wait until the last minute to grab gifts, wrongly assuming a strategic edge. No matter your approach, finding the perfect presents can be a tad stressful. New babies tend to pop out yearly and shoe sizes grow quicker than heavy snowfall. It’s worth it of course, few things bring more joy than the smile on a loved ones face after receiving the perfect gift. 

Furthermore, along with joy, the holiday season always offers treats to help take the edge off. Spiked eggnog is an obvious favorite. Rum cake is another. For true sweet and slizzard spirits, boozy confections are definitely this year’s go-to. These clever creations contain enough alcohol content to give your Santa hat an extra lean. Below are a list of boozy chocolates that are sure to get you through the holiday hooplah:

1. Cognac Pine Cone

andSons’ Cognac Pine Cones are crafted to be the perfect balance of French Delamain and 61% dark chocolate ganache. Two pieces come in each box at a retail price of $15.50. 

2. Eggnog Snowmen Box

Hand-painted with care, andSon’s Eggnog Snowmen Box offers a fun take on a holiday confection. Each snowman is made with Tahitian vanilla eggnog white chocolate ganache, nutmeg and a touch of rum. Try taking a bite of one and saying that three times fast. You have the option of purchasing a box set of 6 or 13 at $19.50 and $39.50 respectively.

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3. Anthon Berg Liquor Bottles

Featuring a wide selection of premium liquor brands like Remy Martin, Cointreau and Grand Marnier, there’s no better companion for your holiday sweet tooth. These miniature bottle shaped treats are made with delectable dark chocolate and have an alcohol content that ranges from 2.5%-5%. A box of 16 bottles will run you just under $25.

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4. The Cocktail Menu by Butler’s Chocolates

These cocktail inspired chocolates are sure to leave you shaken, not stirred. Including 8 varieties of popular cocktails like Espresso Martini, Classic Gin Martini and Whiskey Sour. You can be the life of the mixer with this Great Taste Award winning box for just $20.  

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5. Guinness Liqueur Chocolate Pints

What better way to show your love for beer than with these pint-sized Guinness liqueur-filled candies? Crafted in Ireland, each piece is 2.29oz and made with delicious dark and white chocolate. Grab a round at your local World Market for under $10. 

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6. Baileys Irish Cream Fudge Sauce

This 10 oz jar of creamy delight comes packed with Dutch cocoa, sweet butter and Baileys. It’s the perfect topping for holiday desserts like ice cream and cake. True chocolate fiends can enjoy it by the spoonful for $12.95.

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7. Poire Williams Pear Chocolate Liqueurs

Why dip your fruit into chocolate sauce this holiday season when you can have fruit shaped chocolate with a saucy interior? This pear-shaped dark chocolate is filled with Poire Williams Brandy which is distilled from Bartlett pears, a unique pear liqueur known for its intense flavor of sweet, ripe pears. Each gift box is just $17.95.

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8. Jack Daniels’ Chocolate Bar

This chocolate bar is pretty self explanatory. Made with Swiss milk chocolate, you can have your syrupy choice of Jack Daniels’ Black Label or their sweeter Tennessee Honey for $10.95.

As you can see, your sweet tooth is covered this holiday season. If you’re still trying to figure out a holiday gift for those special someones, look no further than these selections of boozy confections. Getting chocolate wasted will take on a whole new meaning this Christmas.

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Stella Artois Has A New Black Lager To Ring In The Season

Stella Artois recently announced the launch of Midnight Lager, its first limited-edition seasonal beer. The new holiday brew is a rich black lager with notes of Belgian dark chocolate and freshly brewed espresso.

To celebrate the launch, the brand will bring its new beer to historic Sleepy Hollow, NY on Halloween. As a nod to the local lore of the Headless Horseman, Stella released a map of seven locations along a spooky route to offer visitors a first taste before you can get it nationwide.

Fans can stop by J. P. Doyle’s and The Hudson Anchor for free pours of Midnight Lager from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Other nearby bars, including Set Back Inn, The Tavern at Croton Landing and The Grandstand, will also have the beer available for purchase during those same hours, while supplies last.

“Stella Artois was originally brewed as a holiday gift for the town of Leuven in Belgium, so we know a thing or two about the holiday season and wanted to give a new gift to our consumers,” said Lara Krug, VP, Stella Artois. “The rich taste of Stella Artois Midnight Lager along with the deep, warm notes perfectly complements the cold crisp weather and will be the brew worth toasting with this holiday season. We’re excited to kick off our holiday spirit a little early this year on Halloween in Sleepy Hollow!”

The 5.4% ABV lager will be packaged in a black and gold bottle – inspired by the midnight sky itself. Stella Artois Midnight Lager will be available nationwide next Monday (Nov. 4).

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Golden Road Just Released Spiked Agua Frescas To Get Summer Started

Agua frescas, common in Mexican culture and found throughout California, are an ideal drink for cooling down during the summertime months. When someone spikes the entire jug with some alcohol, it turns into a real party.

If you don’t have time to whip up an entire batch yourself, check out Golden Road’s ready-to-drink Spiked Agua Frescas. Golden Road crafts these by blending together fresh fruit and water to create a full-bodied and refreshing adult beverage.

These Spiked Agua Frescas are all sparkling alcoholic beverages and come in three flavors, Mango, Strawberry Pineapple, and Cucumber Lime, ranging from 90-110 calories. They’re great to have on hand for a quick get-together, or can be used for an epic party, which is what the Foodbeast crew did when they used the Agua Frescas for a summertime ceviche bash.

You can find the Spiked Agua Frescas at participating retailers in California. As for the ceviche, which pairs perfectly with the Agua Frescas, that recipe can be found below.

Ingredients:
2 large cucumbers
2 large tomatoes
1 cilantro
1 large white onion
1/2 serrano
20 limes
1 lemon
1 pound of ground white fish
1 pound of shrimp
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions:
Let the fish and shrimp cook in the lime and lemon juice, dice everything and don’t forget to toss the seeds from the tomato and cucumber. TAKE OUT THE SERRANO SEEDS!! Mix everything together while adding salt and pepper all over. Keep refrigerated.

Add avocados and chips/tostadas.


Created in partnership with Golden Road

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Should Alcoholic Beverages Be Required To List Their Ingredients?

The light beer wars have officially escalated to new heights. After Bud Light’s round of Super Bowl commercials trashing Miller Lite and Coors Light for their usage of corn syrup, MillerCoors has struck back with a lawsuit accusing their rivals of false advertising and trademark dilution. They claim that corn syrup is no longer present in their beers after the fermentation progress, and wanted Bud Light’s campaigns to cease.

In theory, both sides are right. Corn syrup can be used as a sugar source for beer fermenting, and MillerCoors has said that they use it as such. However, by the time the beer is ready for tapping, all of that has been converted into alcohol, just like the rice that Bud Light uses for their brew.

The bigger question that this debate brings up, though, is one of transparency in the alcohol industry. Bud Light got this topic buzzing with their campaigns, which, on top of the corn syrup, added an ingredient label to their boxes to “show transparency.” Since it’s not currently required for alcohol brands to display their ingredients, this was groundbreaking for the industry.

As the conflict surrounding these light beers rages on, though, one has to wonder: should alcoholic beverages be required to list their ingredients?

For those wondering why ingredients don’t have to be labeled, it’s a matter of regulation and jurisdiction. While the FDA requires all food products in their space to list all of the ingredients, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, does not. In the case of malted beverages, the only ingredients that have to be declared are saccharin and aspartame (two artificial sweeteners), sulfites (a potential allergen), and FD&C Yellow No. 5 (a food dye.)

All other components of beers, including the sugar source, any potential flavorings or colorings, and clarifying agents, don’t have to be declared. From a food science perspective, these could technically be classified as “processing aids” since the final product would just be flavors from hops, alcohol, water, and any colors that resulted from the brewing or fermenting process. Still, it is important to know what was used to brew a beer, especially a light beer. Since these tend to use rice or corn instead of barley as a fermenting source, consumers should be able to know which brands use what.

For vegans, transparency is also a concern because of something called isinglass. This beer clarifying agent is derived from fish bladders and is used to filter the beer of any leftover suspended yeast. Some specific brands note that they don’t use isinglass, leading to a category of “vegan-friendly” brews.

In a way, Bud Light is opening the public’s eyes to these issues with their campaign, but they are also playing on fear-mongering stigma because of the negative image corn syrup has in the eyes of the general public. Nonetheless, the conversation they are bringing up about ingredients in beer is one that should be taken more seriously.

The Foodbeast audience definitely agrees with that sentiment, too. A current poll up on our Twitter account is showing that 90 percent of participants feel that alcohol should list their ingredients.

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The ‘Stinky Foodbeast’ Pizza Is Loaded With So Much Garlic, Your Tongue Will Burn

For all of you wondering when there was finally going to be an official “Foodbeast” item in a restaurant… that day is now here.

Foodbeast has teamed up with Anaheim-based chain The Pizza Press to create a custom Foodbeast pizza on their official menu. The Pizza Press is known for naming all of their signature pies after publications like the Times, Chronicle, etc.

Since Foodbeast is the “stinkiest food publication” out there, according to Foodbeast’s own Elie Ayrouth, the “Stinky Foodbeast” pizza takes that definition literally while making a pie that garlic lovers will salivate over and Dracula will run in fear from.

The “Stinky Foodbeast” is loaded with spicy tomato sauce, caramelized onions, chopped fresh garlic, and a handful of whole roasted garlic cloves. All of that is topped with a deluge of mozzarella cheese that’ll help disguise some of the garlic, giving you a flavor punch of surprise every now and then when you bite into a slice.

If you want your pie EXTRA Stinky, you can opt for whole garlic cloves as toppings on your pizza, as well.

You can get the “Stinky Foodbeast” pizza at the Pizza Press location in The Anaheim Hotel, located just across the street from Disneyland. There’s also a special “FOODBEAST Package” available, which includes:

  • One night stay at The Anaheim Hotel
  • One Stinky Foodbeast Pizza
  • One pizza of your choice
  • Two Root Beer Floats

You can purchase this entire package starting at $149 per night**. Special Bonus: Stay multiple nights and receive a $20 Food & Beverage credit per additional night booked beyond the first night, and the option to stay in one of The Anaheim Hotel’s Executive or Park View rooms.

If you’re curious as to what else the build-your-own chain has to offer, you can view the full episode of Foodbeast’s Going In that features the Pizza Press in the above video.

**Prices are subject to availability and blackouts at time of booking. Special promotion cannot be combined with any other offers.


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Natty Light Just Launched A New Strawberry Lemonade Beer

For years now, Natty Light has been THE drink of choice for beer pong tables and wild college weekends. It’s gained such a huge following because you can pick up a huge pack of them at a budget-friendly price.

Natty Light is trying to be more than just a cult favorite with their newest product, a Strawberry Lemonade variety that screams “spring break” louder than partiers on a beach.

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For those wondering, this isn’t necessarily a shandy, as it’s not a 50/50 mix of beer and lemonade. The new “Naturdays” beverage is a light lager brewed with a strawberry lemonade flavor. Of course, no one would object to you making actual shandies or radlers out of these cans, and they’d make for a pretty refreshing way to keep the good times rolling.

You can find the new Strawberry Lemonade Natty Lights now in stores nationwide.

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How To Make Actual Butterbeer From The 1500s [WATCH]

The butterbeer at Universal Studio’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is delicious, don’t get me wrong. However, it is a far cry from the original recipe to this brew that dates back over 400 years.

YouTuber How to Drink recently recreated the OG version of the foamy, buttery drink, which draws together its description from the Harry Potter series with the actual recipe. Found in The Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin, published in London in 1588, this “Buttered Beer” was almost more of an alcoholic custard than a beer, as How to Drink’s recipe video shows.

The process of making it is similar to cooking custard, tempering it with a mulled ale, and then melting in hefty quantities of butter. The result is slightly alcoholic, as some of the beer’s potency will evaporate during the process. However, it is warm, frothy, and quite sweet, just like J.K. Rowling describes it in her iconic novel series.

If you’re looking to make a legitimate butterbeer recipe, this is likely the one to turn to. It’ll also help keep everyone warm during the holidays and makes for an interesting alternative to eggnog for the grown-ups.

How to Drink has the full recipe in the description of his YouTube video, and you can also find more info on his various social media accounts.

Featured Image courtesy of Greg Titian.