Thursday, November 28, 2013

A DC Superhero Thanksgiving

Regardless of the number of days since DC has done something stupid – this is epic.

In fact, I would pay to watch a full movie of this – which says more than the last Batman flick.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Around the World in 80 Drinks

Enlarged version HERE

This Day in History – Nov 27th 1964 Star Trek

I have heard people say – What would Star Trek have been like without William Shatner.  Well, we do have a glimpse – with Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike from the original pilot episode of the series, entitled “The Cage”. 

On this day in history, 1964, the very first scene was shot – and since it is on this blog, it involved Alcohol.

In it, Dr. Phillip Boyce and Captain Pike have a conversation over drinks in Pike’s quarters.

To think it all started over a drink – I like that.

Cheers -

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tortuga Rum Cake


Its that time of year again– and nothing says welcome to the Holidays like feasting – and in the case, Tortuga Rum Cake.

I get it – its not that nasty fruit cake that people want to give out in November and December.  Instead it is a rum glazed cake topped with walnuts that guaranteed to melt in your mouth. 

I can honestly say, that for a pre-packaged, mass-produced cake….this is one of the best.

The shelf life of this vacuum sealed delicacy is 12 months (indefinitely if frozen) – and it is just as moist when you open it, as it would be straight out of the oven.

Do yourselves a favor this year – put one of these in the middle of the Christmas/Thanksgiving table….and watch it disappear.


PS – Since it is NATIONAL CAKE DAY, Tortuga is running a Buy one, Get one Free Offer.

Monday, November 25, 2013

WWII Hero….and BEER

What more could you ask for - a WWII Hero getting his buddy a beer.  Well – this story has a surprise ending as he learns about his legacy.

Here’s to you Vince Speranza.  Airborne All the Way.

Cave Creek Chili Beer

I know its been awhile since I posted, but I have been in the process of migrating over to a new hosting provider, and page formatting isn’t coming across right. 

As it stands, I have a lot of reviews that are backlogged – and I want to start getting them out, so I thought I might as well post them…..starting with Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer.

How could I not try this, since it combines three of my favorite things – Beer, Chili and Crazy Ed.

Crazy Ed is a 75 year old restaurateur who started Cave Creek Chili Beer in 1992, where (they claim) they created the worlds first Chili Beer.  A beer that even has a Serrano Pepper floating in the bottle.

The beer (and Crazy Ed) were even featured on The Food Network.


I saw this  beer while out to dinner at Pescados the other night and, given my love for Chili Beer (thank you Flat Branch) I had to give it a try.

Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer

AppearanceChili Beer - A clear golden yellow, the beer itself had almost zero carbonation.  This could be due to the with one Serrano Pepper floating in the bottle.

Nose – Straight green chili pepper.  No hops or malt.

Taste – High on the chili spice, this overwhelming flavor hides anything you could be looking for from a beer.  The green chili flavor itself is not as spicy as the video claims, but still has a little kick to it. 

Overall – While this may be the original, I still give Flat Branch the edge in putting out a better product.  This beer does pair well with steaks and Mexican food – so that is a bonus.  I could see it being a very niche or novelty beer that wouldn’t work well with everyone.  I thought the beer was average – but I could see this actually failing with some people. 

I would give this a 2.5 out of 5 for general consumption and a 3 out of 5 if you are into spicy/flavorful beers.

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