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Drink And Know Things On International Beer Day

Today is International Beer Day! HBO wants to help Game of Thrones fans celebrate this special day like a Stark, Targaryen or Lannister, offering a great selection of quality beer distributed by Brewery Ommegang, along with drinkware such as incredibly designed Irone Throne and House Targaryen tankards, and a sleek House Stark Direwolf goblet, available at the HBO Shop HERE!

The Royal Reserve Collection is a series of limited beer releases, each designed and brewed as a homage to epic figures engaged in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms. The series began in April with Hand of the Queen, a barleywine, and was followed in June by Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, a sour blonde blend. Following the release of Mother of Dragons, the final beer will be announced later this year. To find the beer at a retailer near you, please visit the beer finder HERE!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, the first Guinness brewery in the U.S. in more than 60 years

Today a new era for Guinness in the U.S. began! Guinness brewers and executives, beer industry friends, Maryland government officials and special guests gathered for a ribbon-cutting event at Guinness’ highly anticipated new home in America – the Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House in Halethorpe, Maryland.

During the ceremony, Diageo and Guinness executives expressed their excitement in joining the Baltimore County and larger Maryland beer communities and joined with Governor Hogan and the Brewers Association of Maryland to officially cut the ribbon on the brewery.

At 3 p.m. tomorrow (August 3) the doors will open to the public, and they will have the chance to experience the Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House by touring the brewery, sampling beers in the on-site tap room and much more!

Own A Piece Of The Sandlot

For years, sports collectors have had the opportunity to own mementos from the nation’s most cherished baseball fields, including Old Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and more. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of hit classic, The Sandlot, Shop.FoxMovies is offering fans limited-edition collector’s capsules packed with dirt from the field that hosted Ham’s epic home run, Smalls’ lost baseball signed by Babe Ruth, and The Beast, the unforgettable threat that taunted fans’ favorite kids.

To showcase its authenticity, each capsule features an individually-numbered hologram seal. Shop.FoxMovies will offer these limited collectibles free with the purchase of any Sandlot merchandise from its exclusive line of apparel, home goods, stationary and Funko Pop! Figures, while supplies last.

The Sandlot is a classic film that means so much to people of all ages,” said Craig Radow, VP of Global Marketing of Fox Consumer Products. “To honor the film and the devoted fans it has cultivated since its 1993 theatrical debut, we wanted to share this collector’s item, which can proudly be displayed to simultaneously celebrate the spirit of the film and the cherished game of baseball.”

Bulleit Gets Inked Up

Bulleit is shaking up tattoo culture with the announcement of a new series of limited edition Bulleit Bourbon bottles. Bulleit Bourbon teamed up with four trailblazing tattoo artists to release Bulleit Bourbon Tattoo Edition. Participating artists include Shawn Barber (Los Angeles), Jess Mascetti (New York), Thomas Hooper (Texas) and Jason Kundell (Oregon).

As part of an ongoing series of projects and collaborations with modern cultural creators, the latest Bulleit Frontier Works project is a limited collection of tattooed Bulleit Bourbon bottles. The limited release tattoo collection marks the first time that the iconic Bulleit Bourbon bottle has been altered.

The series contains four unique tattoo designs on the iconic Bulleit bottle from the artists whose work is inspired by the frontier spirit and the culture of the cities they live in. The limited release tattoo bottles will be available for purchase in each artist’s respective state beginning in August and select bottles will be available nationwide.

The Alliance Of American Football Has Found Its Starter

G-III Sports announced a multi-year partnership with The Alliance of American Football, a professional football league debuting February 9, 2019, bringing iconic sports brand Starter, owned by Iconix Brand Group, back to the football field. Starter, through G-III Sports, will be the official on-field apparel and game day uniform supplier for all eight Alliance teams.

“This is the right opportunity for Starter to make its return to the football field,” said Carl Banks, president of G-III Sports, a Division of the G-III Apparel Group. “Our partnership with The Alliance is built on a shared commitment to the game, players and fans.”

He added, “In 1985, while playing for the New York Football Giants, I was signed as a brand ambassador for Starter. That experience served as a crash course in learning about the connection between sports, culture and fashion. It has been an incredible journey, and I’m proud to take this next step. From the field, to the sidelines, to the stands, I look forward to introducing Starter to a new generation of players and fans while delivering on what people with affinity for the brand have come to expect.”

A premium athletic brand established in 1971, Starter pioneered the merger of sports clothing with popular culture by forging partnerships with the major pro football, basketball, baseball, hockey and college leagues.

“We’re proud to bring Starter, an iconic brand with over 45 years of rich sports heritage, back to the football field,” said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO, The Alliance. “A pioneer in the space, they were one of the first brands to be on the field and a must-have item for die-hard sports fans across the country. Starter has long been associated with your favorite sports teams, whether through the classic Starter Jacket or throwback uniforms of stars like Alliance executives Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward. We look forward to taking our first snap with the instantly-recognizable Starter logo emblazoned on our jerseys as well as on our sidelines.”

Bring Home Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Ron Howard—the creator of unforgettable films, such as “A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13,” “Parenthood” and “Splash”—is an action-packed journey that explores Han’s first encounters with future friend and copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The film takes viewers on a ride showing Han’s adventure-filled past alongside fellow street thief Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and career criminal Beckett (Woody Harrelson). “Solo: A Star Wars Story” bonus material takes fans behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and screenwriters Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan (writer of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi). Special features include a revealing feature on Chewie and his enduring friendship with Han; a close-up look at the original version of the Millennium Falcon and Han’s first time piloting the infamous ship; the creation of the film’s otherworldly settings and pulse-pounding action sequences; and eight never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes. Watch instantly on Sept. 14th as the Millennium Falcon sets course digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere, and bring the adventure home on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 25.

The Mother Of All Beers – Game Of Thrones Edition

Brewery Ommegang and HBO Licensing & Retail have announced the newest beer in their collaborative series inspired by the award-winning drama Game of ThronesMother of Dragons, a beer brewed for Daenerys Targaryen, is the third beer in this year’s Royal Reserve Collection, a series of four limited release beers, each designed and brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures engaged in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms.

Brewed and blended for a leader who takes what is hers with fire and blood, Mother of Dragons is a blend of a smoked porter and a Belgian kriek, representing the smoke and fire that Daenerys has unleashed on her opponents. The beer will be available throughout Ommegang’s distribution network on September 28 both on draft and in 750ml bottles and the suggested retail price for a bottle is $12.99.

Mother of Dragons represents in beer one of our favorite characters from Game of Thrones.  Daenerys’s ascent from obscurity has been one of the most inspiring storylines of the show, and we’re thrilled to release a blend that embodies the character traits that have underpinned that rise,” said Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang president.

Mother of Dragons pours a deep ruby-tinted mahogany with a creamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate covered cherries intertwine with subtle smoke and roasted malt. The flavor is rich with tart cherry up front leading to a center palate of semi-sweet chocolate then resolving to subtle smoke and mild sweetness. The mouthfeel is luxuriously creamy and full, and the finish is semi-dry with lingering notes of smoke and cherry sweetness. Mother of Dragons is 6.5% ABV and pairs well with smoked gouda and charcuterie, braised meats, and rich desserts like flourless chocolate cake and cherry cheese cake.

The Royal Reserve Collection features four brand new beers in the brewery’s Game of Thrones-inspired series with HBO. All of the beers will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles. The series began in April with Hand of the Queen, a barleywine, and was followed in June by Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, a sour blonde blend. Following the release of Mother of Dragons, the final beer will be announced later this year.

Crown Royal Knows The Essence Of How To Party

The Essence Fest After Party looked like it was a blast. Check out some of the good times that were had. The Official After Party of Essence Fest was sponsored by Crown Royal. Some of the partygoers were actor Tristan Wilds, comedian/actress Loni Love, singer Ro James, Legendary Damon and singer Luke James.

Make sure you check out Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. This variant combines the distinctive flavor of Canadian rye grain with the unmistakable smoothness of Crown Royal for a truly exceptional Canadian whisky. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is the first Canadian Whisky to earn World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Annual Whisky Bible 2016.

Chase Elliot Teams Up With Mountain Dew

Dale Earnhardt Jr.  A legend in the NASCAR community, the driver’s recent retirement has left some pretty big shoes to fill – but MTN DEW believes they have found the sport’s next big one. Today, the brand announces the extension of their long-standing partnership with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020, a renewal which sees star driver Chase Elliott continue to represent the iconic brand.

MTN DEW has been a partner as Chase Elliott earned 2016 Cup Series rookie of the year honors, and has clocked in seven race wins and 117 top-10 finishes in NASCAR national series competitions. Not only is he the future of DEW racing – Elliott is also the future of NASCAR.

MTN DEW boasts a storied history in the sport, and has been a partner and steward of the NASCAR world for 20+ years – sponsoring the likes of four-time champion Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and the legend himself: Dale Earnhardt Jr. As Elliott continues to follow in the footsteps of the greats, MTN DEW looks forward to showcasing his personality to the passionate NASCAR fans.

Come October, you can find Elliott and his No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 rocking a sweet MTN DEW paint scheme at the Kansas Speedway.

Seagram’s 7 Presents the First Annual National Dive Bar Day

Dive bars are an American tradition, where long-lasting memories are created, where people-watching is imperative, and where the greatest stories and a come-as-you-are attitude live. Yesterday Seagram’s 7 Crown announced that they are raising a glass to dive bars everywhere by marking the first official National Dive Bar Day, fittingly taking place on July 7th, 2018 – in celebration of the quintessential Dive Bar drink, the 7&7.

To help save Dive Bars everywhere, Seagram’s 7 Crown is also supporting the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit organization that protects America’s historic places, that represents our diverse cultural experiences. Seagram’s 7 Crown will donate $25,000 to the organization to support the recognition of historic Dive Bars across the U.S.

The 7&7

·1.5 oz. Seagram’s 7 Crown Blended Whiskey

· 5 oz. 7UP

·Slice of lime

Directions: Add Seagram’s 7 Crown Blended Whiskey and 7UP to a highball glass with ice. Stir well and garnish with lime slice.