The Original Stormtrooper Decanter design is based on Andrew Ainsworth’s original 1976 helmet mold. The decanter holds 750ml alcohol and is made from flint glass.
I’m not much of a wine connoisseur, but I’m a beer drinking gal. For the life of me when I drink beer, I cannot smell the apricots, the exotic hops or be specific about a fruity nut taste. I know I’m not a beer snob, but I do like great tasty beer. Lately I’ve been trending Chimay and Shock Top. And Fat Tire was one of those long time “cool” beverages I drank with my girlfriends at Applebee’s a lot. And hot buzz words for drinking beer these past few years is “craft beers.” What is it? Munchies profiles the Fat Tire creator New Belgium.
This can only happen in Japan, sake vending machines inside the Ponshukan train station. No need to hit the pub, when you can do your drinking at a train stop. The top alcoholic drink in Japan is sake and for 500 yen ($4.70USD est.) you can get 5 shots at this place. They have over 120 different sakes on tap.
Throughout history and around the globe, ever since alcohol (aka spirits) were introduced, we human beings have tried to solve the “hangover” next day. Whether it be soju, sake, cocktails, liquor or beer – the hangover will happen, so in South Korea, the problem has been solved with the hangover ice cream bar called Gyeondyo-bar, which translated into US means “Hang in There.” This so-called ice cream cure has grapefruit juice and raisin tree extract to fight the hangover.
Which soda pop do you prefer? Coke or Pepsi? I have no allegiance, that’s right. I drink both or whatever is in the fridge. For Pepsi fans that want to show-off what soda they drink, they can grab this mini-capsule collection by streetwear company The Hundreds.
I got the hangover blues this weekend. Okay, that 151 shot was a bad idea to end a Saturday night out, but I found this neat recipe at Munchies and I can make this! The Croque-Madame aka The Ham, Egg & Cheese Sandwich. Owner of Terrine restaurant in LA, Kris Morningstar walks us through this French sandwich dish.
If you’re one of those Sailor Moon obsessed fans, then you may want to make a pilgrimage to this Sailor Moon Crystal themed cafe in Shinjuku, Japan. Sailor Moon has teamed up with Namco’s Anion Station to create the restaurant for a limited time, well until May 6th, 2015. The food and drink items are also Sailor Moon universe inspired.
During the NCAA March Madness 2015, USA Today had their own bracket event for the best craft beer in the USA. The winner was Southern Tier from Lakewook, NY. I’m not much of a beer snob, I just like it if it taste good, but Southern Tier is now on my beer drinking list.
During my college heydays, alcohol that always f***ed-up my friends and I were Wild Turkey 101 and Jägermeister. That green bottle caused much fun and pain. In this episode of Al-Kee-Hol, photographer Atiba Jefferson travels to Wolfenbüttel, Germany to see how Jägermeister is made.
Soft drink company Coca-Cola marks the 100 years the Coca-Cola glass bottle with an artistic celebration. Over 130 artists, designers and illustrators from around the world took part. to take part. Coca-Cola has collected over 250-pieces and will do a traveling art tour, The Coca-Cola Bottle Art Tour: Inspiring Pop Culture for 100 Years.
A visit to Kyoto, Japan in this episode of Al-Kee-Hol to learn the art of mediating and drinking alcohol. Host Yuka Uchida and her friend Cindy Hoang travels around Kyoto visiting places like the Matsuo Taisha Shinto Shrine who is the god of sake brewing.
In South Korea the drink of choice is Soju. My fellow Retrenders blogger Stephen Jang has told me many “Soju Drinking Tales” from his Ktown experience when he lived in LA. As for me, I rather drink Tequila, but I do really enjoy the flavored soju concoctions like Lemon Soju. In this new episode of Al-Kee-Hol, host Charlet Duboc goes to Seoul to experience Soju drinking.
Another great Munchies episode about draft beer culture in Japan. You may have generalize beer in Japan as just Sapparo, Asahi and Kirin, but it’s more than that as host Yuka Uchida explores the neat beer trends in Japan.
I love watching this Vice off-beat foody channel Munchies! Host Yuka Uchida takes her friend around Tokyo to explore the Japanese love of sake. The girls go sake-hopping learning everything and anything about sake.
Sanrio surely has licensed Hello Kitty on everything and anything, now a limited edition batch of Hello Kitty beer. This fruity alcoholic concoction has 6 tropical flavors like Lemon Lime, Peach and Banana. The beer is produced by Taiwanese beer maker Long Quan.
Who doesn’t like Arizona’s Arnold Palmer canned ice teas? I’ve been drinking their various Arnold Palmer ice teas, the Half & Half Lite, Zero Calories, and the regular version for a couple of years. And it’s super refreshing on a hot day, but I digress, here’s a guy that really likes his Arnold Palmers!
Raise your tequila guns in the air and open your mouth! Instead of the usual tequila bottle packaging, they made a bottle look like a gun filled with tequila. There are two versions, one is Glock 9mm & a classic Revolver and it also comes with 2 shot glasses. And we will definitely buy these for our Retrenders video editor and tequila-loving friend – Mr. Johnny Moreno!
I get up pretty early for work and also on my days off. For instance, I’m writing this post at 5:48am in the morning. Currently, I’m downing coffee while I absentmindedly type away on the keyboard. Instead of depending on the coffee to jolt me awake, it’d be great to stare down into one of these cups to get my brain and eyes that surprise kick in the head I sorely need to get my day going. The regular 11 oz. cup goes for $15 while the larger 15 oz. one goes for $20 plus they’ve got plenty of sea and land creatures to choose from.
For more info, go to: Creature Cups.