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Check Out The Latest Brew From Goose Island

Just in time for the weekend. There’s a new kid on the block – Goose Island’s new, national, year-round hoppy variant Midway IPA. Paying tribute to the city they call home, Midway IPA is sessionable and refreshing, or as they like to refer to it – easy drinking. With a lower ABV, balanced IBU’s, and a tropical fruit aroma make Midway your new go-to, have more than one, easy drinking IPA.

Tasting Notes & Specs:

• ABV: 4.6%

• IBU: 30

Top Your Chili The Right Way This March

What is your go to snack while watching the madness? For some it is chili. Hormel would like to introduce the 16-Topping Chili Nation Bar – paying homage to one of the most-watched portions of the big tournament; this chili bar is sure to please fans from all over the country with specific ingredients tied to each region.

Check out last year’s chili purchasing stats from March of 2017.

1.    Last year, over 8 million pounds of HORMEL Chili was purchased during March in America!

2.    The South region purchased more HORMEL Chili than any other region – nearly 3 million total pounds to be exact

a.    This was over 1 million pounds more than the next highest region (The West) at 1,828,160 pounds

3.    The Midwest region came in third at 1,695,987 pounds

4.    With the East region rounding out the list at 1,591,754 pounds

16-TOPPING CHILI NATION BAR – INGREDIENTS BY REGION:

South

Corn Chips

Bacon

Jalapeños

Cornbread

West

Cotija cheese

Radishes
Avocado
Cilantro

East

Sour Cream

Red Bell Peppers

Oyster Crackers

Sliced Olives

Midwest

Cheddar Cheese
Tots
Onions
Corn

Meet The New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

More space, more power, more goosebumps – the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe delivers driving experiences in new dimensions and extends the AMG model family. The new Coupe is the  first four-door sports car from Affalterbach and draws directly on the legendary SLS and AMG GT models of success. As another vehicle developed autonomously by Mercedes-AMG, it combines unique design, high comfort and outstanding sports car engineering with an athletic, four-door fastback layout. This means that it offers more space and even greater versatility. It thus offers more space and more potential uses. The systematic expansion of the AMG GT family with the 4-Door Coupe opens up the sports car segment to those looking for a vehicle for day-to-day use, but who are unwilling to go without the unparalleled performance of Mercedes-AMG.

Longitudinal and lateral dynamics at the highest level and a striking silhouette with classical proportions immediately put the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe in the portfolio of its two-door brother at first glance. The expressive design with a low hood, dominant front and muscular body language emphasizes the sporty genes of the four-door coupe, which sets new standards as the latest model in the AMG family. The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe combines high everyday comfort with diverse individualization options and the latest sports car engineering.

“The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use. It has a unique way of embodying our brand core, “Driving Performance” and with its systematic configuration it will attract new customers for Mercedes-AMG,” commented Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe delivers special driving experiences on all levels, and with a top speed of up to 195 mph it ensures superior performance in any situation. Powerful, up-to-date in-line 6-cylinder and V8 engines with outputs ranging from 429 hp to 630 hp allow completely new driving experiences and combine impressive performance with modern efficiency.

The interior of the first four-door AMG GT model is characterized by elegant coolness and also by ultra-modern features: innovative controls can be intuitively operated and configured as required. The blend of high individualization and sports car technology, placing yet more focus on the requirements of discerning customers, is also clear from the wealth of equipment packages and individual options. Moreover, the latest addition to the family from Affalterbach also lives up to the Mercedes-AMG brand pledge with regard to its high driving dynamics and sets the benchmark in its segment on the racetrack too.

Reebok Has The Ultimate Keg Workout For You To Try Out

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? From chugging beer to downing multiple forms of potatoes, St. Patrick’s Day might be one of the unhealthiest holidays out there. With the holiday just around the corner, Boston-based Reebok trainer Conor Murphy, has come up with the ultimate solution to combine fun with fitness this year.

As an advocate for using unconventional exercise equipment, Murphy put together the ultimate keg workout in the spirit of the holiday, to show you can still stay fit this St. Patrick’s Day.

“Not only do odd objects keep training unique and fun, but moreover, each object presents a new challenge,” he says. “They test your ability to use all of the components of fitness in new ways.”

The ultimate keg workout goes as follows:

3 rounds for time:

•   20 keg squats

•   20 keg swings

•   20 burpee keg jump-overs

•   20 keg thrusters

•   20 keg lunges

After bash challenge:

•   5 kegstand push-ups (or, see if you can even do 1)

No keg lying around the house? Not to worry, dumbbells can be substituted for any of the above exercises.

Murphy is sporting the all-new Reebok CrossFit Nano 8, in a special St. Patrick’s Day colorway! The shoe is available on Reebok.com for $130.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Guinness And Bulleit

This Saturday everyone becomes a wee bit Irish as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here at MANjr we wanted to share some drink recipes from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and Guinness to celebrate everyone’s favorite Irish holiday.

The Bulleit Boilermaker served with Guinness Draught is the ultimate duo for the occasion, combining the iconic Irish beer with our classic high rye bourbon. If you’re not familiar with a Boilermaker, it’s a simple serve of a pint of beer paired with a shot of Bulleit. Check out the recipe and photo below for instructions on how best to enjoy Bulleit Bourbon and a pint of the ‘black stuff’.

If you don’t have any green to wear for the holiday and would rather enjoy a green cocktail, we also included the Bulleit Green Light District recipe made with Bulleit Rye.

Bulleit Boilermaker

Pour it: 1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

Pair it: 12 oz. Guinness Draught

To best experience this two-drink serve, alternate between sipping Bulleit and slowly drinking your beer to discover flavor profiles.

Bulleit Green Light District

Ingredients:

• 1 part Bulleit Rye

• 1 Part green crème de menthe

• 1 part crème de cacao

• 1 part heavy cream

• 5 mint leaves

Instructions: Shake all the ingredients and serve up.

Ford Showcases the Mustang GT California Special

There is some interesting news coming the the folks over at Ford. America’s favorite sports car gets even more style and technology for 2019 thanks to the revival of the legendary Mustang GT California Special, new features including rev-matching on 5.0-liter 6-speed manual-equipped models, the first-ever custom-tuned B&O PLAY premium audio system for Mustang, three new vintage-inspired colors and over-the-top stripes.

“No doubt, 2019 is an exciting year for Mustang enthusiasts, especially fans of our California Special and BULLITT models,” said Corey Holter, Ford car group marketing manager. “This year further targets hardcore enthusiasts who want even more performance from BULLITT, while new technology – including rev-matching on manual transmission-equipped Mustang GT and active valve performance exhaust on the EcoBoost® model – means even more thrills.”

When Mustang first hit the streets in 1964, owners clubs sprang up around the country, with many regional dealers creating their own personalized pony car designs. One – inspired by the 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype – came to be called the California Special.

That original version featured blacked-out grille, fog lamps and a side racing stripe that ended ahead of a new rear fender scoop. It wore a Shelby-inspired spoiler, custom taillamps and twist-lock hood fasteners. Impressed, Ford put a limited number of California Special cars into production for 1968. Before long, the California Special had joined the ranks of Shelby, Boss and Mach 1 special-edition Mustangs.

Today, the 2019 California Special for Mustang GT is a visual standout, featuring a trademark fading stripe that traces from the 5.0 side badge to the rear fender scoop. A signature Ebony Black and Race Red script California Special badge adorns the trunk lid. At the front, the car follows the blacked-out open grille and picks up the Mustang Performance Pack 1 splitter. The California Special wears unique five-spoke painted machined wheels.

Inside are rich black Miko® suede-trimmed seats with embossed GT/CS insignia and contrast red accent stitching, along with custom embroidered GT/CS floor mats. Signature California Special script badging appears on the passenger-side dash panel.

“Few things are more satisfying than dropping the top on a California Special and taking a drive down the majestic Pacific Coast Highway,” said Mark Conforzi, Ford designer. “This signature design takes its cues from the original California Special, while enhancing the personality of today’s Mustang.”

The Reebok Harmony Racer Is Helping Me Train For My Marathon

For the past 15 years or so I haven’t given very much thought to the sneakers I buy. I’d use them infrequently and even then, it was just for running around with the kids. I’d buy them mostly based on price and never gave much thought to performance because I really didn’t have to.

Recently, however, I stupidly decided to sign up for a marathon. Skipping right over any 5k or half marathon races I could have joined, I went from zero, to full marathon with a few clicks of a computer mouse. Now I needed to train. Now I needed to actually think about what I was wearing in preparation for it. The short 2-3 mile runs I’d been doing on sneakers bought at Costco 6 years ago were fine. But for this, I needed something better able to handle the task.

Enter the Reebok Harmony Racer. Right off the bat, I loved how lightweight they are. It’s considerably less than what I had been running on and the fabric along the sides makes it super breathable. When I hold it up to the light, you can literally see light coming through from the other side of the sneaker. Once I started running in them, the breathability and weight were instantly noticeable and I loved it.

Beyond that, the grip was fantastic. They are super stable both on the roads and on trails. The cushioning at the heel not only decreased the jolts on my body, but I noticed an improvement in my gait. It felt more natural than it had and made my run seem easier.

On the downside, the sneaker is quite narrow. Admittedly, I do have wide feet, but this sneaker seems even more narrow than others of the same size. After a few miles this added a bit of discomfort to the outside of my feet and right at the inside of the arch where the wall meets the bottom. This could just be an issue for me, but if I had a choice, I’d get this in wide, or go a half size larger.

All in all, this shoe is really fantastically comfortable (for the short run if you have wide feet) and the construction of it is great. I doubt I’ll be using this for my first marathon, but I’m glad to have them for shorter runs and for playing with the kids. Especially as things start heating up here in TX.

If you like what you read make sure you go to Reebok.com to pick up a pair of the Reebok Harmony Racer for yourself.

Smash The Summer With A New Captain Morgan Variant

Some of you are buried under a bunch of snow right now, but trust me we got some summer vibes headed your way. Take a look at the latest Captain Morgan offering. It is called Watermelon Smash.

The explosively delicious, watermelon-flavored shot is arriving just in time for backyard cookouts and pool parties. Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash blends Caribbean rum with ripe, juicy watermelon flavor that’s synonymous with summertime. Best enjoyed as a chilled shot, Watermelon Smash can also be served in a number of delicious cocktail recipe.

Not only does Watermelon Smash taste like a watermelon, it looks (and smells!) like one too. Similar to LocoNut, the Watermelon Smash packaging resembles a watermelon and produces the sweet aroma of ripe watermelon when you scratch the bottle. Watermelon Smash (50 proof, 25% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $15.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

Chilled Watermelon Smash Shot

·         1.5 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut

Pour 1.5 oz. of Watermelon Smash into a shaker with ice. Strain into a shot glass & serve.

Watermelon Spritzer

·         1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash

·         0.75 oz. club soda

·         0.75 oz. lemon-lime soda

Pour ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon.

Watermelon Mojito

·         1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash

·         0.5 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum

·         0.75 oz. lime juice

·         0.75 oz. Simple Syrup

·         Club soda

·         Mint leaves

Middle mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice in a highball glass. Add ice, top with club soda and garnish with watermelon and mint leaves.

Three Olives Wants You To Celebrate The Day Of The Dude

Today is a great to celebrate. Why you might ask. Well it is the Day of the Dude. To celebrate the Day of the Dude, Three Olives Vodka is re-releasing Three Olives Dude for a limited time.

Three Olives Dude is a wild fusion of imported vodka and the zingy taste of lemon and lime that tastes great on ice or mixed into a citrus cocktail.  It’s only available on ReserveBar.com ($24) until March 10, so get it now before it’s gone forever.

In the mood for a White Russian instead? Three Olives has you covered there too with an all-new take on the classic:

Three OIives Day of the Dude White Russian

1.5 oz Three Olives Naked Vodka

1.5 oz half and half

.75 oz coffee liqueur

.25 oz creme de cocoa

Hefty pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake/strain into your martini glass, chill and enjoy.

You Can Win Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Ninth Season

Who is a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm? If you are you will have a chance to win the complete Ninth Season on DVD. After six long years, Curb Your Enthusiasm is finally back!  Find out what Larry, Jeff, Susie and the gang have been up to since Season 8, and catch up with the cast as they look back at memorable moments and hilarious deleted scenes when Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Ninth Season is available DVD on March 6, 2018.

In this season we get follow Larry as he dreams of a big idea that elicits promising feedback from a number of prospective investors – until a string of missteps undermines the plan, at least temporarily. Series favorites also make their return to this Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy, including Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, and JB Smoove.

To win a copy of Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Ninth Season on DVD just tweet at me who is your favorite character on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Good luck. Thank to HBO Home Entertainment for supplying a copy for us to giveaway.