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Guinness’ Journey To America Is 200 Years In The Making

Believe it or not this fall marks the 200th anniversary of when the first eight barrels of Guinness made its journey across the Atlantic, from Ireland to America. To toast to this momentous anniversary, Guinness is releasing a commemorative, limited-edition 200th Anniversary Export Stout.

In 1817, Benjamin Guinness—Arthur’s son—brewed the first Guinness beer with a new roasted grain called Black Patent Malt. His stout recipe laid the foundation for how Guinness would brew for the next 200 years. Inspired by a recipe originally developed by Benjamin Guinness and documented brewer diaries dating back to 1817, Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout is rich and full-bodied with notes of caramel, toffee and sweet chocolate.

The 200th Anniversary Export Stout is available now in a 6-pack and comes in at 6% ABV for a SRP of $8.99. In addition, the beer will be included in the 200 Years of Stout in America 12-Pack along with Guinness Original, Antwerpen Stout and Foreign Extra Stout, for a limited-time.

Know Which Drinks You Should Stock In Your Bar

There are so many different spirits, liquors, and beers out there. How do you decide what to stock in your bar? Well it looks like Flaviar is your new best friend. Let’s take a look at a scenario.

Let’s say that a really important date is coming over. Time to upgrade from that poor taste drink you have in your fridge to a well curated bar. Yet you don’t know where to start. What if new co-workers choose your rooftop for a celebratory old fashion after a client win – but you only know of Makers? Or if Mom and Dad are coming in town – time to prove you’re “all grown up” and only know of Dad’s scotch to stock the bar?

Flaviar has got you covered. With one box you can elevate your liquor cabinet or at home bar with the most bespoke, best tasting, craft spirits and arm you with the backstory to impress the girl/guy, your co-workers and convince Mom and Dad you’ve got your sh*t together. Through trial and discovery, Flaviar the premiere discovery online spirits club has got your back sourcing from a database of currently 22,206 products and bringing the best right to your door with quarterly tasting boxes to try it out and the full shipment to stock the bar. This month the internationally acclaimed service is now opening up their club to U.S. members for the first time.

For more info go to their website at flaviar.com

Get Your Halloween Cocktails With The Captain

What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Better question what are you drinking at that party? If you don’t know we at MANjr are helping you out. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast, the intensely delicious pumpkin spiced shot, is back on shelves nationwide.

Jack-O’Blast is a fall-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum with favorite seasonal flavors – including fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices. Best enjoyed as a chilled shot, Jack-O’Blast can also be served as a drop shot or in a number of seasonal drink recipes.

The pumpkin spiced rum (60 proof, 30% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $15.99 for a 750 ml bottle and is currently available nationwide for a limited time this fall.

Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast Shot

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast

Pumpkin Spiced Shotte

1 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast

1 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut

2. oz. Cold Brew

Top with Whipped Cream & Cinnamon

Combine Jack-O’Blast, LocoNut and cold brew in a shaker with ice. Pour into 2.5 oz. shot glass, top with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.

Apple Jack-O

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast

4 oz. chilled apple cider

Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice, stir and serve.

FALL In Love With These Autmun Themed Cocktails

Everyone seems to love the fall. Most of you might also love the pumpkin spice flavor too! Well we have some tasty fall cocktails that will warm up any cool night. These cocktails – made with Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and Smirnoff Caramel Vodka are the perfect addition to any and all fall festivities that you may have planned.

Pumpkin Smirnoff No. 21 Moscow Mule – Serves 1

1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21

4 oz. Ginger Beer

Splash of Apple Cider

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Grilled Lime Wheel

Add Smirnoff No. 21 to a copper mug. Add ice. Pour ginger beer and top with a splash of apple cider. Top finished cocktail with a dash of pumpkin pie spice and a grilled lime wheel.

“PSL” Smirnoff Caramel Punch – Serves 8

12 oz Smirnoff Caramel

8 cups Cream Soda

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Espresso Syrup

Combine Caramel Smirnoff and cream soda in a larger pitcher or punch bowl. Add pumpkin spice syrup and espresso syrup to taste. Stir and add ice (if serving immediately). Garnish individual servings with a dash of cinnamon or cinnamon stick.

Get Hair Like Ron Burgundy With Latest Duke Hair Gel

Attention everyone I have an important announcement. No it is not that I am going to do a cannonball. It is news about the latest from Duke Cannon! A brand new addition to its hair care weaponry; News Anchor Pomade. Duke Cannon believes hardworking men deserve a mane that commands respect, whether he’s getting ready for the workday or appearing on the Channel 5 News. News Anchor Pomade is here to give your hair an authoritative appearance by making your hair thicker and fuller by simply using this premium pomade at your discretion.

Key benefits:

• Medium to strong hold

• Natural feel

• Matte finish

• Protein blend for strength

• Water based to rinse out easily in the shower

• Scent: Sandalwood with a hint of citrus

• A long-lasting 4.6 oz. jar

Duke Cannon’s News Anchor Pomade is now available at Duke Cannon’s Online Store for $15.00 USD. Please consider this premium product for any new product features, roundups or stories. Samples are available upon request.

JJ Watt Gets Challenged From A 7 Year Old

J.J. Watt not only makes a name for himself on the field, but as we all saw his efforts to raise money for the city of Houston we all are rooting for him. As we know he gets into the heart of his current season, he continues his busy fall with the announcement of his newest collaboration with Reebok, the Reebok x J.J. Watt Agility Pack.

The white and silver colorway of the Agility Pack is an homage to the annual “white out” game in Houston, where the players wear all-white uniforms and the fans match in kind with white t-shirts. Everyone from kids to adults alike are able to participate in this tradition of unity and support of the team.

The JJ II Agility Pack will be available on Friday, September 29 for $99 exclusively in Academy Sports + Outdoors stores, on Academy.com and on Reebok.com.

As part of the launch of the Agility Pack, J.J. sat down for a lighthearted and honest interview with 7-year-old Houston superfan Braxton who tested some of Watt’s agility in handling tough questions.

The JJ II was built from the ground up to provide the versatility to attack any training session with the same maximum intensity as Watt does himself. The JJ II also pushes the boundaries of technical innovation to withstand Watt’s intense workout regimen, with features of this cutting-edge training shoe including:

• Unmatched Traction - Graded lug pattern for a strong, responsive grip

• Ultimate Security - Webbed lacing system provides surefooted support

• Uncommon Cushion - Innovative technology provides security and comfort

• Relentless Ventilation - Lenoweave upper provides ultimate breathability

“What I love about the JJ II is that it’s so versatile in the weight room,” said Watt. “You can do any type of workout with it, but then you can also – right after the gym – go out and wear it on the streets. It’s the best performance shoe I’ve ever worn.”

A Reebok athlete since 2015, J.J. Watt has continued to grow and develop into one of the most dominant defensive forces in the game, relaying that energy into a partnership that inspires fans everywhere with dedication and work ethic on and off the field.

For additional information and to view the full Reebok x JJ Watt footwear and apparel collection please visit Reebok.com/JJWatt.

Grilling Is The Perfect Tailgating Tradition

As we go into Week 3 of the NFL people are going to football stadiums all across the country and grilling up some great food before the game. Char-Broil, one of America’s oldest grilling companies, wants to offer loyal fans a new rendition on their classic grill and smoker recipe favorites.

They know the NFL season is a great opportunity to get fans together and cook up some familiar comfort food that is connected to their favorite team. These recipes offer fans and grill masters alike the opportunity to test out each team’s famous dish or try a variation of their own.

Here are some recipes that are centered around certain NFL teams. For more info go Char-Broil’s website.

PIT PIRATE’S YARDBIRD “WANGS”

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Use the Big Easy® Oil-less Turkey Fryer for this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

Chicken wings

Get some oil to spritz on them

Lemon Juice

Salt

Pepper

Favorite “wang” seasoning or Rub

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all of the ‘wangs’ on the bottom and accessory shelves in the cooking basket, making sure there is adequate room between pieces so the infrared can hit them all. Place the loaded cooking basket into the Big Easy and turn on HIGH leaving the lid on for at least 5-10 minutes. I love the sound of them even after just going in. The sound of chicken skin crackling and the smell is a little piece of heaven. Serve these Yardbird “Wangs” with your favorite dipping sauce. Some folks like hot sauce and some like cool sauce. S’all up to you friend! But take my advice – “When you eat these, stand away from folks because they are so good you’ll want to Slap Someone!”

APPLE BUTTER BBQ RIBS

INGREDIENTS

2 Full slabs of baby back ribs

2 tbsp Brown sugar

1 tbsp Paprika

1 tsp Cayenne powder

1/2 tbsp Salt

1/2 tbsp Black pepper

1 tsp Ground ginger

1 tsp Dried thyme

Apple wood chunks

Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

1 cup Apple butter

1/2 cup Ketchup

1/2 cup Brown sugar

1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp Yellow mustard

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your grill for indirect: Place an aluminum foil pan filled with water under the grill grate and toss a chimney of hot coals alongside. With a butter knife and some paper towels, remove the membrane under each slabs of ribs by inserting the knife between the membrane and one of the bones, pull the membrane with a paper towel to remove it completely. Mix the brown sugar, paprika, cayenne powder, salt, black pepper, ground ginger and dried thyme in a small bowl then apply the rub on both sides of the ribs with your hands so it penetrates the meat. Place the ribs on the grill grate in indirect and toss a few apple wood chunks onto hot coals; Close the lid and cook for 2 hours at 300°F. Add all the Apple Butter BBQ Sauce ingredients to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. After 2 hours of cooking, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil with 1 cup of the Apple Butter BBQ Sauce on top of each; Cook for another 1 hour at 300°F; You know the ribs are done when the meat have shrunk of about 1 inch from the bones. Once fully cooked, remove from foil and sear over direct heat for 30 seconds per sides to caramelize the bbq sauce; Serve and enjoy!

You Don’t Have To Curb Your Enthusiasm For These Cocktails

Who is excited for the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm? It will come back on Sunday, Oct. 1. To celebrate what better way for any major fan to celebrate the new season premiere than with a few specially themed and Ted Danson-approved cocktail recipes?

The Prettay, Prettay, Prettay Good Latte Martini is inspired by Larry David’s series catch phrase and Ted’s love for a good martini. Or how could fans forget when Ted tried to send Larry a piece of pie, which ultimately lead to the pie being dubbed DesserTed? If this happens to be one of your favorite moments, feel free to try out the DesserTed Blueberry Pie Cocktail.

The Prettay, Prettay, Prettay Good Latte Martini (courtesy of Gastronom)

1.25 oz Smirnoff  No. 21 Vodka

1 oz chocolate coffee liqueur

2 oz cream

1 oz of half-and-half

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cayenne

Cocoa powder

Rim the martini glass with cocoa powder. Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake until foamy. Strain into martini glass.

The Desser”Ted” Blueberry Pie Cocktail (courtesy of Gastronom)

15 blueberries

1 wedge lime

1 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

.50 oz amaretto

.50 oz Amaro

3 oz Ginger Ale

Combine blueberries and lime wedge in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until macerated. Add in vodka, amaretto and amaro. Shake and Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with lime and blueberries if desired.

Ron Jaworski Talks Football And How He Is Raising Awareness For Prostate Cancer

Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the National Football League Alumni Association have built a new partnership to raise awareness among NFL Alumni, and fans around the country about screening, diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 26,730 men will die from the disease. Today, a variety of treatment options are available to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, including radiation and active surveillance. However, the critical first step is to get screened.

Now through Oct. 15, 2,000 men, ages 40 and older, who meet eligibility requirements, may sign up to receive a free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening by LabCorp at any of its 1,750 locations throughout the U. S. After the first 2,000 free PSA screening spots are filled, eligible men may still schedule a screening at the discounted price of $25 throughout the sign-up period. Screenings must be performed within six months of the sign-up date.

“Routine screening has significantly improved the outlook for men with prostate cancer, which is very treatable when diagnosed early. And innovative technology has helped minimize the side effects of treatment,” says Maurie Markman, MD, President of Medicine and Science at CTCA. “We at CTCA are looking forward to working with the NFLA to bring a broader awareness of the latest clinical advances in prostate cancer treatment and deliver those to their membership.”

As part of the Prostate Pep Talk campaign, public service announcements featuring legendary former NFL head coaches Herm Edwards, Dick Vermeil, and Bill Cowher will raise awareness of prostate cancer risks and encourage men to get screened for the disease. The public service announcements will air nationally throughout September, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

I talk with former NFL QB and now analyst, Ron Jaworski about the work he is doing with the NFL Alumni and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America as well some football.

For more information visit Prostate Pep Talk.

Click here to listen to my interview with Ron Jaworski.

Do The Dew & Eat Doritos For A Chance To Win An Xbox One X

Are you excited for the Xbox One X? Lot of people can’t wait to get one! MTN Dew and Doritos are launching a new campaign called “Every 60 Seconds.” It is an online auction program, a collaborative campaign from Mtn Dew, Doritos and Microsoft where fans will have the chance to win the new Xbox One X every minute in an online auction. DEW and Doritos have continued to bring gaming to the next level, including the 2013 online fan auction for the Xbox One that generated over 8 million bids from fans across the country.

Here’s how this year’s program works:

·         Collect: This fall, fans can collect specially-marked packages of Mtn Dew and Doritos – including the new Mtn Dew Game Fuel™ Arctic Burst and Tropical Smash – to collect codes for the online auction.

·         Bank Codes: Starting Sept. 25, fans can use codes to bank points on Every60Seconds.com, and gain one entry into the daily Xbox One X sweepstakes.

·         Bid to Win: From Nov. 8 to Dec. 15, participants can use their points to participate in daily auctions starting at 9 a.m. ET, with a chance to win an Xbox One X console every minute from 9 p.m.–11:30 p.m. ET when the auctions close.

With thousands of consoles being given away before the holidays, the “Every 60 Seconds” program will be one of the first opportunities for gamers to experience the Xbox One X. DEW and Doritos will also have more chances for fans to win an Xbox One X – with announcements in the coming weeks.