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Bud Light And Post Malone Ask Fans To Decide Super Bowl Commercial

Bud Light called on fans across America to help choose which of two hilariously funny commercials featuring Post Malone would air during the big game, and America has spoken – this year, Bud Light’s #PostyStore – Inside Post’s Brain will air as the winning spot during the biggest marketing moment of the year, the Super Bowl.

Fans had the chance to visit Bud Light’s social channels to watch both commercials and share their input to help Bud Light make the decision. It was a tight race with #PostyStore emerging as the winner by just .4% of the votes over #PostyBar.

And in case you want a little more, both spots in consideration for the Super Bowl featured Post Malone as he (and his taste buds) processed the latest innovation from Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer. #PostyStore emerged victorious as the commercial with the most engagement (likes, comments, shares and hashtag uses) and will be aired during the Super Bowl.

Capital One Shows How You Can Up Your Finance Game

The Capital One Mind Over Money Study, in collaboration with The Decision Lab, unpacks the impact stress has on financial decision making.

The Mind Over Money Study found:

●     77% of those surveyed reported feeling anxious about their financial situation

●     58% feel that finances control their life

●      When stressed, people are less likely to: save, plan their spending and feel in control

The actionable takeaway:

●      Thinking “big picture” about long-term goals for even a few seconds can reverse the effects stress has on our decision making, helping people to become better at saving and budgeting and more confident about being able to deal with their finances

●      Poor money habits are influenced by mindset, irrespective of financial circumstance (the study controlled for household income and credit score)

The Bryan Cranston and Tracee Ellis Ross SHINE In The New MTN Dew Ad

MTN DEW today officially debuted its epic :30 second Super Bowl ad – featuring Bryan Cranston and Tracee Ellis Ross. The spot was first revealed this morning on Instagram by Tracee – check it out HERE!

The commercial spotlights MTN DEW Zero Sugar, the brand’s newest beverage, and reimagines the classic movie The Shining in a way that only DEW can – proving that some things can be “as good as the original.”

Michelob ULTRA Goes Pure Gold

Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold unveiled its highly anticipated Super Bowl commercial. The organic beer’s commercial announces its new 6 For 6-Pack program which allows consumers to join Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold’s mission to help farmers transition to organic. A portion of sales from each purchase of a 6-pack of Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold will go directly to farmers looking to transition to organic – so you can do good while stocking up for your Super Bowl party!

Less than one percent of American farmland is organic, but with more and more people switching to organic food and beverages, the leading organic beer brand recognizes the importance of making organic ingredients accessible.

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.