Jul 13, 2007

Happy Hour: Friday the 13th Edition

Friday the 13th skull by Roughstock Studios

Today's your lucky day as this week's happy hour falls on such an auspicious date. So without further ado, let's get spooooky...

Lucky 13
Any Friday the 13th Happy Hour coverage would be sorely lacking if I didn't mention this San Francisco rock 'n' roll classic. This place has got everything (except a functioning website—bad omen?): red and black walls adorned with black cats, a huge craft beer selection, a tiny backyard, a pool table and pinball machines, and fantastic bartenders. You can read my full review on Beer Advocate.

Mike's Hard Lemonade Unleashes Some Bad Juju
I don't know about you, but I find malternatives a.k.a. alcopops pretty frightening. And apparently, I'm not the only one; the Cocktail Nerd took Mike's Hard Lemonade to task this week in response to their latest ad campaign. As Bill Hicks so kindly reminded us, marketers "are the ruiner of all things good" (warning: language). Thank you, Gabriel, for making me laugh my ass off.

We Are All Doomed
What's scarier than climate change and the whole earth heating up and frying us? Kudos to Dr. Vino for his continuing coverage of organic and biodynamic wines, which take less of a toll on our shared ecosystem. Take his poll, won't you?

Cocktails Kill Cancer
Who would've thought your cocktail obsession could help cure one of the scariest diseases out there? Enter your recipe in the Ultimate Cocktail for a Cure Competition to win cash and prizes, and help raise money for breast cancer research. Hurry though, as the entry deadline (July 31) is fast approaching.


Gabriel said...

Hey Jess, thanks for the kind words and link; I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

That damned email just struck a nerve with me as far as what all is wrong and unholy about those freaking 'malternative' drinks. Cheers!

Jessie Jane said...

It's just reassuring to know that I'm not the only one who gets genuinely unnerved over stupid ideas!