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Every Dad Will Want This Beer For Father’s Day

I am guessing that you have a better relationship with your dad than pretty much any character on Game of Thrones. So to show your dad that you are thankful for him and that he hasn’t tried to kill you or set you on fire like some of the fathers on Game of Thrones why not pick him up some beer inspired by HBO’s hit series?

To commemorate the coming mêlée in the Emmy® Award-winning show’s epic seventh season, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are excited to announce a new beer in their collaborative series: Bend the Knee Golden Ale. You can grab some bottles for him and yourself and prepare to watch Season 7 together with a nice brew!

Paying homage to the struggle for control of the Seven Kingdoms, Bend the Knee will be available on draft and in a series of three collectible 750ml bottles, all finished in matte black and adorned with one of the three Great House sigils: Stark, Targaryen, or Lannister. The beer clocks in at 9.0% ABV and bears a suggested retail price of $10.99 per bottle. And while the show’s return date has yet to be announced, fans can mark their calendars for the official nationwide release of the beer, which is now available.

Bend the Knee is brewed with pils malt and flaked oats and hopped with Saaz, Bravo, and Styrian Golding hops. It pours a golden hue with a large, frothy head. Both the aroma and flavor mix maltiness and citrus from the hops, while Ommegang’s signature house yeast produces prominent fruitiness. Wildflower honey added during fermentation provides light sweetness to the beer, which finishes dry and with firm hop bitterness.

Fit for any feast table, Bend the Knee’s clean and balanced flavor and effervescent carbonation make it a fine pairing for a variety of foods including seafood and shellfish, roasted or grilled chicken, grilled steaks, and aged Swiss-style cheeses.

You can use the Ommegang Brewery finder HERE to see where you can pick up Bend the Knee Golden Ale.

Michael Phelps Looks To Help Conserve Water For The Next Generation

Michael Phelps made a name for himself in the water. Now Phelps is look to help conserve the world’s water supply. Phelps is arguably one of the most famous athletes and new dads of all-time.  And with his second Father’s Day around the corner, he has dedicated himself to working toward a healthy future for his son Boomer.  That is why he has joined Colgate’s ‘Save Water’ program to help raise awareness about water conservation and to inspire the next generation to take action.

Together with Phelps and The Nature Conservancy, Colgate’s 2017 mission is to reach 100 million people and inspire 10 million children to turn off the faucet while brushing, because every drop counts.

Did you know that the average American can waste up to four gallons of potable drinking water while leaving the faucet on when brushing his or her teeth for two minutes? Or that one in ten people worldwide lack access to clean water?

“Water is the earth’s most precious resource, but without realizing it we often take it for granted,” Phelps said. “I’m committed to joining Colgate’s efforts to save water and encouraging the next generation to turn off the faucet. Our son Boomer just turned one, so he isn’t brushing his teeth on his own quite yet, but we’ll teach him to as soon as he does!”

In addition to turning off the faucet while brushing, individuals can spread awareness using #EveryDropCounts on social media and by learning more at www.EveryDropCounts.Colgate.com.

Show Dad You Care With A Father’s Day Gift Of Whiskey

In a few weeks we will be celebrating dads. What are you looking to get him for that special day? Studies show that folks are 10% more likely to treat Mom right on Mother’s Day vs. remembering to get Dad a gift on Father’s Day. Whiskey is a great go-to gift for Dad.

Every whiskey possesses unique qualities, just like each individual dad. No two dads are alike, but there’s a whiskey out there that matches every dad’s personality.

Here are some great options.

For a dad who appreciates rare whiskey…

Orphan Barrel 23-Year-Old, $120

Rhetoric 23-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the tenth and most recent release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company and the fourth in the Rhetoric series of progressively aged whiskeys. Aged three years longer than the first release, it is slightly more mature and carries a higher proof. Rhetoric 23-Year-Old begins with juicy dried fruit and just a hint of leather and tastes of rich, smooth coffee, dark chocolate, anise and cracked nuts. The finish is long with oak and a touch of smoke.

For a dad who loves whisky, no matter the price point…

George Dickel No. 12, $24.99

George Dickel No. 21 is a 90 proof Dickel whisky that uses older whiskies to create deeper, more assertive flavors and an incredibly smooth finish.  The taste is refined with hints of vanilla and a dry crisp finish– a result of our charcoal mellowing process.

For the craft beer-loving dad…

Bulleit Bourbon, $27.99

Recently the boilermaker has been making a comeback, with bars around the country adding special pairings to their cocktail menus. A great whiskey that compliments a variety of beers is Bulleit Bourbon. Pick up a bottle and dad’s favorite six-pack to create his perfect Bulleit Boilermaker:

·         1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

·         6 oz. beer

*Contains two servings of alcohol

For the dad who tries to stay on top of pop culture…

The Hilhaven Lodge, $49.99

Released in 2016 in partnership with celebrated director/producer Brett Ratner, The Hilhaven Lodge is named after Ratner’s luxurious Hollywood estate, Hilhaven Lodge. Winner of a Double Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco Spirits Competition, The Hilhaven Lodge cocktails were served at the Governor’s Ball following this year’s Oscars. If your dad has an appreciation for Hollywood and what his favorite stars are drinking, surprise him with a bottle of award-winning The Hilhaven Lodge

For the dad who constantly watches The History Channel…

Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old, $200

Any true whiskey aficionado will respect the rare Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old. Blade and Bow honors the five steps to crafting bourbon – grains, yeast, fermentation, distillation and aging. Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old was just re-released in May for the first time since its launch in 2015. This limited-release offering is a must have for any bourbon aficionado.

Do You Want To Be Part Of The Order Of Cholula

Cholula’s Original recipe has sparked an obsession for flavor and earned widespread devotion. The Order of Cholula was founded as an online community to give this vast group of passionate Cholula fans a place to unite and share their stories of discovery. Membership to the Order of Cholula is highly selective and only the most dedicated will be admitted. Once selected, our members, known as “Cholulians”, are rewarded with special gifts, valuable offers and other exciting benefits.

The Order’s first member was All-Star pitcher Noah Syndergaard. Known for his on-field prowess and flavorful character, Noah shares his love for Cholula by headlining a recruitment-style video debuting today at www.OrderofCholula.com. The captivating short film features inspiring stories of real Cholula fans who credit the role the flavorful hot sauce plays in their lives – including Syndergaard himself. The video encourages viewers to join Noah and other flavor-seeking zealots by applying for admittance into this members-only club by sharing their Order-worthy stories of Cholula devotion.

“Cholula is a part of my life – whether it’s the morning before a game, in an after-game meal or during an off day, it’s a brand with a personality I’m naturally drawn to,” said Syndergaard. “Having grown up in Texas I’ve tried all the hot sauces. Cholula is not about simply delivering heat, it’s about bringing a unique flavor and attitude, which really mirrors how I try

This Bud And Dream Is For You

This summer be on the lookout for a new ad from Budweiser. The celebratory spot is an ode to fans everywhere as real photos show how Budweiser drinkers across the country enjoy an ice-cold ‘America’ in front of some of the most iconic of U.S. backdrops. The video was created to not only showcase the people Budweiser brews for but the country every drop of Budweiser in the U.S. is brewed in – ‘America!’

The video aims to empower those bold enough to pursue their dreams with toasting voice-over noting: “This Bud’s for the dream and the people bold enough to pursue it.”

Finally, making an appearance in the spot is ACM Male Vocalist of the Year, Thomas Rhett. Budweiser’s history with the artist first began in 2016 and will continue through 2017, with the beer brand sponsoring his nationwide tour. Rhett will also be appearing at several country music festivals this summer as part of the Budweiser Country Club fan experience.

Be So Fresh And So Clean This Fathers Day

What are you looking to pick your dad for this Father’s Day? If you need some ideas you should check out Duke Cannon Bundle Sets. There are a few sets to choose from and your dad with thank you for getting him MAN soap!!!

NEW! – The World of Tanks Ammo Can Set:

Duke Cannon and World of Tanks have joined forces to construct the perfect gift set for Dads who enjoy gaming or blowing shit up in their free time. The World of Tanks Ammo Can Gift Set is a limited-edition set that breathes Post-War era. This bad-ass offering includes a Big Ass Tank Soap, Heavy Duty Hand Soap, Cold Shower Cooling Field Towels, and Working Man’s Face Wash all bundled up in a heavy duty ammunition can. To top things off, this gift set comes equipped with World of Tanks in-game currency, including a card that can be redeemed for $15 for new or existing users. Whether you’re out in the real world or cyber world, we’ve got you covered right here.

The Shower Beer Sack:

Make pops reminisce to the times when guys at the bar didn’t care about hops or the ABV in their beer. Duke Cannon’s Big Ass Beer Soap is made with Old Milwaukee beer as a key ingredient, but that doesn’t mean you’ll smell like your local bar when leaving the shower. Duke Cannon’s Big Ass Beer Soap gives off a robust sandalwood scent that provides that ‘just showered smell’ versus that ‘just left the bar smell.’ Additional items included in this gift set include Cold Shower Cooling Cubes, Superior Grade Shaving Cream, Superior Grade Hair Wash, and Cannon Balm Tactical Lip Protectant that is delivered in a custom Duke Cannon burlap sack.

The Apocalypse Survival Kit:

No matter what you’re going up against, the Apocalypse Survival Kit carries the essentials to make sure that you survive your own rendition of The Revenant or an intense session of yard work. Things can get heated out there, so we’ve thrown in the Cold Shower Cooling Field Towels and a Cannon Balm 140 Lip Balm, which withstands heat up to 140 degrees. Additional items include, Bloody Knuckle Hand Repair Balm, Tactical Soap On A Rope Scrubbing Pouch, and a free bonus Big American Bar Soap (Productivity) to ensure freshness throughout. Like all Duke Cannon products, these items are made in the U.S.A.

The American Soap and Hatchet Set:

This kit provides men all the supplies they need for a productive day. From a survival hatchet to split wood or ward off a bear attack, two Big Ass Bricks of Soap, Tactical Soap on a Rope, Heavy Duty Hand Soap, Bloody knuckles Hand Repair Balm, Cannon Balm Tactical Lip Protectant and a steel bottle opener to crack a cold one after a hard day’s work. All Duke Cannon items and the survival hatchet are made in the U.S.A. The kit comes packaged in an old military ammo can completing one of the most kick-ass gifts any dad can receive this summer.

Reebok Classic Teams Up With Rae Sremmurd

Reebok Classic announces global rap superstars, Rae Sremmurd, as the brand’s freshest faces, spearheading Reebok’s new “Classic Leather” campaign for the iconic Classic Leather sneaker.  Joining Reebok’s impressive roster of partners including Gigi Hadid, Teyana Taylor and Future, the hit makers will support the Reebok brand in sharing its message of fearless style, nonconformity and self-expression on a long-term basis.

Since hitting the airwaves in 2014, Rae Sremmurd have built a reputation for their rebellious and bold attitudes. Known for their fun and fearless style choices from the stage to the red carpet, brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi have undoubtedly become influential tastemakers in music, fashion and popular culture

Since 1983, the Reebok Classic Leather sneaker has defied classification as a shoe that can be worn in any environment, and championed self-expression across many styles, genres and personalities. The “Classic Leather” campaign will celebrate this nonconformist spirit and serve as a rallying cry for people who go against the cultural grain with a shoe that continues to defy conventions after all these years.

“Swae and Jxmmi are the perfect partners for the Classic Leather. These guys are constantly pushing boundaries, which Reebok Classic is all about,” said Todd Krinsky, General Manager of Reebok Classic. “Few artists so passionately embrace life and nonconformity like Rae Sremmurd and we’re excited to bring them into the Reebok Classic family.

Launching this month, the “Classic Leather” campaign will incorporate brazen photography of all the various iterations of trendsetters and style pioneers that wear the Classic Leather across print, digital, out-of-home, in-store and online, as well as a Classic Leather Truck activation that mimics the Classic Leather’s chameleon-like ability to fit within various cultures.

Drink Like Hellboy

To all my fellow comic book geeks you need to check out some cool….or should I say some hot new whiskey. Based off of the Hellboy comic book series comes the first ever whiskey based on Mike Mignola’s legendary Hellboy comic book character. It is from XXX Distillery LLC and Prestige Imports LLC. Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is a craft distilled, small batch, naturally flavored cinnamon whiskey retailing for $19.99 for a 750ml bottle. The 66.6 proof Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey  is available nationally and can be ordered at www.hellboyhellwater.com.

“It’s appropriate that Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey was made in the Smokey Mountains,” said Dark Horse Comics Publisher Mike Richardson. “At 66.6 proof, Hellboy Hell Water packs a punch worthy of Mike Mignola’s iconic creation.”

Hellboy Hell Water is micro-distilled, hand bottled and styled in the old traditional process of making Southern Corn Whiskey. Old fashioned corn whiskey uses only the finest corn, natural ingredients, spring water, glassware and craftsmanship.

“We’re very excited about the success and potential of our hand crafted whiskeys, especially that of Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey,” said Teddy Jones, XXX Distillery, Sevierville, Tennessee. “At XXX Distillery of Tennessee, we take great pains to ensure the quality and taste of our products are second to none. If you put Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey up against any other, there’s no comparison. It’s the finest cinnamon whiskey on the market, period.”

Since Mike Mignola’s Hellboy first hit the stands in 1994, it has become a cultural sensation, racking up a dozen Eisner Awards and inspiring numerous spinoffs, from a novel line, to video games, to animated films and live action feature films. Hellboy has also inspired a draft ale, a wine and now Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey.

Budweiser Salutes The Military This Memorial Day

When you go out this Memorial Day weekend getting items for you BBQ make sure you pick up some Budweiser. Just in time for Memorial Day, Budweiser is revealing its goal of raising $1 Million for Folds of Honor –a non-profit organization that helps raise funds and provide educational scholarships to families of fallen and disabled soldiers – via America packaging sold this week.

Budweiser is extending its lineup of patriotic packaging this summer to feature America bottles and cans along with the introduction of new military-inspired Camouflage aluminums, both dedicated to the men and women of our Armed Forces.

Since 2011, Budweiser has donated a total of $11 million to Folds of Honor and this summer Budweiser is hoping to increase that figure by another $1 million. For every Budweiser America bottle and can sold this week in the lead-up to Memorial Day (May 22-29), a portion of the proceeds, up to $1 million, will benefit the non-profit organization.