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Something Better Than MTN DEW

MTN DEW introduces MTN DEW Zero Sugar, a new product that offers all the bold charge and flavor of the original MTN DEW, now without any sugar. MTN DEW Zero Sugar is for fans who love the exhilarating taste of DEW and anyone who enjoys carbonated beverages. The new thirst-quenching beverage is available in stores nationwide as of Monday, January 13.

“This is a big moment for DEW. We are excited to give customers a zero-sugar offering. Because our fans are uncompromising with the DEW they know and love, we knew we had to pull off a formulation that would preserve the great taste of the original,” said Nicole Portwood, Vice President of Marketing, MTN DEW. “MTN DEW Zero Sugar delivers on a bold flavor and ever-evolving consumer preferences.”

Stella Artois Has Big Plans For The Super Bowl In Miami

Super Bowl LIV is less than three weeks away – and while there is a party for everyone, there will be nothing like Stella Artois’ debut of Port de Stella: the ultimate destination for world-class food, music, style.

Explore something new without going abroad.

Popping up around the U.S. throughout 2020, Port de Stella will make its debut in Miami during Super Bowl weekend, inviting locals and Super Bowl goers the chance to taste, touch and experience the best of Europe and the Life Artois ahead of America’s most iconic sporting holiday.

Port de Stella is open Thursday, January 30th through Saturday, February 1st at The Wharf Miami.

·         5:00 – 11:00pm on Thursday

·         12:00 (noon) – 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday

Tickets are FREE throughout Super Bowl weekend at www.PortdeStella.com.

Don’t want to deal with the congested drive between South Beach to Downtown Miami? Stella Artois will turn routine journeys into dream voyages by offering fans a stunning alternative to their frustrating commutes, especially during the Super Bowl. Stella fans can reserve a ticket for a luxurious boat ride between South Beach and Downtown Miami at www.PortDeStella.com.

Bud Light Has Something New For You

With the NFL Divisional playoffs here this weekend we get to celebrate with Bud Light Seltzer hitting national shelves on this Monday, January 13.

The Bud Light Seltzer campaign stays true to the fun, light personality fans know and love from Bud Light and takes place in a fictional setting in Seltzer, Pennsylvania, introducing new characters such as the Mayor, Coach, Sheriff and Barkeeper. Within the spots, characters go back and forth on defining Bud Light Seltzer and ultimately land on claiming that whether you like Bud Light or not, you’ll love Bud Light Seltzer, championing it’s taste as unquestionably good.

The Bud Light Seltzer commercials also include a functional Bud Light Seltzer call center hotline, 1-833-BL-SELTZ,  to help answer consumer questions around Bud Light Seltzer – how it’s made, where it comes from and what to expect.

New Year, New Drink

The holidays are a time filled with cookies, cakes and everything sweet, but the New Year is full of resolutions! If one of yours is cutting back on sugar intake, Smirnoff has just the right drinks for your parties.

New Year, New You. Cocktails like the Ginger Peach Smash or Sparkling Berry Spritzer are bubly options without all the added sugar from traditional drinks like champagne. By using zero-sugar products like Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry & Rose and Smirnoff Smirnoff Seltzer Raspberry Rosé and Smirnoff Seltzer Ginger Peach as the base, these cocktails contain hardly any sugar but TONS of flavor so you will enjoy sipping.

If you want to make things super simple – but totally delicious – you can sip on one of the four flavors of Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Four Ways to Rosé. The zero-sugar hard seltzers are available in Raspberry Rosé, White Peach Rosé, Strawberry Rosé and Pink Apple Rosé.

George Dickel Wins Another Prestigious Award

Whisky Advocate announced George Dickel Bottled in Bond as the 2019 “Whisky of the Year” last week.  George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky is not only a high quality whisky but a great buy (as it’s available for a MSRP of $35.99 for a 750ML bottle) for whisky lovers.

What makes this whisky so special? Well, to start off it’s the first new whisky innovation led by Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. General Manager and Distiller, Nicole Austin since she came onboard a year ago. It’s also a Bottled in Bond Whisky, and as you may know, the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 was enacted in order to help guarantee a spirit’s authenticity and level of quality. In today’s world where consumers are craving more and more transparency, Bottled in Bond spirits starting to make a resurgence.

At 100 proof (50% ABV), George Dickel’s Bottled in Bond offers a bold and balanced profile highlighted by tastes of light honey, tropical fruit, warm spices, and a touch of leather. This batch comes from barrels that were maturing since Fall 2005, and since its release in May it hasn’t stopped winning awards. In fact, George Dickel Bottled in Bond took home Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and racked up a score of 95 (on a scale of 100), earning the designation of “Best Buy” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This whisky can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks in addition to being well-suited for many of your favorite holiday cocktails.

This Holiday Make It A Guinness

With the holiday season in full swing, we at MANjr wanted to share a few seasonal cocktail recipes from Guinness. Put a spin on your holiday classics by adding the St. James Flip, Black Velvet and Dean Swift to your rotation.

Not in the mood for a cocktail? Enjoy two new Guinness releases that will be offered for a limited time nationwide: Guinness Over the Moon Milk Stout and Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels. Both of these latest, limited-edition variants have been created and brewed in Baltimore at the 2018-opened Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

St. James Flip

Ingredients:

1 oz. Black Strap Rum

0.5 oz. sweetened condensed milk

1/2 of a fresh egg

1.5 oz. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout or Guinness Draught

Grated nutmeg

Instructions:

Combine all wet ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake without ice. Add ice to the shaker and continue to shake until the mixture is smooth and frothy. Strain cocktail into a small goblet and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Black Velvet

Ingredients:

Half a flute of Champagne

Half a flute of Guinness Extra Stout

Instructions:

Pour Guinness Draught into a champagne flute. Add champagne carefully, so it does not mix with the Guinness and serve.

Dean Swift

1 oz. Johnnie Walker Whisky

2 oz. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

1 oz. Claret or Bordeaux style wine

0.25 oz. Demerara syrup

1 teaspoon Allspice Dram Liqueur

Grated nutmeg

Instructions:

This is a warm cocktail served in an Irish coffee goblet. Combine all the ingredients except the whisky in a saucepan and heat the liquid. Pour into a preheated glass and add Johnnie Walker Whisky to the top. Grate with fresh nutmeg and enjoy.

Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels

A stock ale is traditionally a blend of two different beer styles. Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels is the endgame of a Guinness Barleywine and a Guinness Imperial Stout – both brewed in Baltimore and aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels before being blended together.

The high gravity stout and malty barleywine lead to a hearty and full-bodied beer with notes of nutty chocolate, raisins, roasted barley and sweet dark fruit with an ABV of 10%. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, stone fruit and ripe berries come off of this intense and luxuriant stock ale. The best way to enjoy all of these complex flavors and aromas is to sip the beer slowly and savor it at a leisurely pace – with respect to its double digit ABV. Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels is shelves across the country for a limited time.

Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout

Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout is one of the newest beer from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, MD. It’s a full-bodied stout that has a creamy mouthfeel, full of flavor with hints of roasted malt, milk chocolate and rich coffee. Its roasted barley character pairs nicely with most grilled or roasted meats, while its subtle sweetness and notes of chocolate and coffee blend nicely with a wide range of desserts like pecan pie, chocolate chip cookies or even s’mores. The stout is available nationally for a limited time.

Crown Royal Can Help You Upgrade Your Style This Holiday

Treat yourself or that extra special someone to an exceptionally unique, luxurious and limited-edition gift this holiday season – the Crown Royal Blazer.

In partnership with renowned celebrity designer ALBA, Crown Royal presents the Crown Royal Blazer. The hand-stitched blazer is inspired by Crown Royal XR Extra Rare, the brand’s rarest whisky which is expected to run out very soon. The blazer features rich tones of gold and royal blue and embodies the sophisticated character of Crown Royal XR Extra Rare from the now-closed LaSalle Distillery. Much like the whisky it celebrates, the bespoke blazer is a carefully crafted collector’s item for the luxurious, modern individual.

The Crown Royal Blazer is available next Monday for purchase at in limited quantity for a limited time only – see HERE for link.

Give The Gift Of Smirnoff

As an adult, the holidays can be, well—predictable. You work entirely too hard to sit through another boring White Elephant office party and pretend that you actually love those mugs you won—sorry lady from finance, but how many mugs can one person have?!

To spice up the gift giving season, Smirnoff Ice has created three cardboard boxes that look like luxury (admittedly boring) appliances, but when the unexpecting gift recipient opens their box of hangers or mini ironing board they are sure to be surprised when they  find the real prize inside—a bottle of Smirnoff Ice!

Have a White Elephant party coming up? Don’t panic. The boxes, sold under the name Cremsiffino (an anagram for Smirnoff Ice), are available for purchase starting today for $20 (plus shipping) from giftagram.com/smirnofficeboxes. If you live in a state where GiftAGram cannot ship alcohol, just purchase the box by itself for $10 and add in your own bottle of Smirnoff Ice once it arrives!

It’s time to end the decade the right way and surprise your friends or favorite coworker (over the age of 21, of course) with a gift they won’t see coming – wrap and it’s ready to be gifted! Just be sure to remind the recipient to chill their bottle of Smirnoff Ice Originally before enjoying for the holidays.

Crown Royal And Jimmy Butler Make Great Teammates

Last week, Crown Royal Regal Apple teamed up with four-time NBA All Star Jimmy Butler Miami native and multimedia artist D’ana of COVL to unveil THE ROYAL COURT in Miami during Art Week.

Through The Royal Court, which was designed by D’ana of COVL, Crown Royal Regal Apple refurbished a beloved neighborhood basketball court in Miami and turned it into a remarkable piece of art that the whole community will enjoy. In addition to refurbishing Southside Park basketball court, there were merch giveaways and activations that bridge together the intersections of art, culture, and basketball while inspiring a fresh new wave of creativity and inspiration for Miami’s residents.

Crown Royal Regal Apple and Jimmy Butler were natural partners, both with a deep respect for crisp culture, creativity, and creators. Neither ascribes to the typical stereotypes of what athletes or whiskey brands should be, and instead brought to life a shared vision of inclusion that gives back to the city of Miami.

While other brands come to Miami Art Week for one weekend, Crown Royal Regal Apple wanted to partner with Jimmy Butler to focus attention on creating experiences, products and opportunities that continue to give back to Miami’s New Royalty – artists, athletes, creators and leaders – and Miami at-large long after the weekend ends.