Whether fake or real. And whether you’ve only been growin’ for Movember or have a life-long habit, surely you can liken it to some literary figure from the past or present…
I’ve been so engulfed in the flood of inventive, new craft beers hittin’ shelves that I haven’t checked out what’s been going on in liquor with hand-crafted spirits. This local gin is a bold reminder: there’s plenty of creativity happening on the other side of the craft aisle…
There’s so much going on in Botanica Spiritvs Gin. All in a good way. And all with no surprise… It’s hand-made from a guy who used to be a UC Berkeley Biochemist with a penchant for digging up old cocktail recipes and obscure bitters. He pushed boundaries while exploring different roles, like wine maker and bartender, before compiling all his learnings and settling as a Distiller.
You can taste both the craft and the science in Botanica Spirtvs, too (you just can’t taste the ‘n’.) Using predominantly Vapor infusion, his team at Falcon Spirits have managed to layer in complex herbs and fruits that play as well together on the nose as they mingle ‘n pay off on your palate. Pretty impressive.
Yup, that’s real hand numbering. Not just “craft-y” design. Their Still can only produce 300 bottles in each batch so they’re able to assure quality and attention to detail.
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How To: Make a Bacon-Infused Old Fashioned
Just Bottled: Batch 05 of Firelit / Blue Bottle Coffee Liqueur
Watch: Lagunitas’ Couch Goes 2000 Miles in 2 Mins
Don’t Miss: Inaugural Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival
“Late for Meeting” This mannequin walks like a Robot Chicken character on meth. Drives like one, too. It’s another freakin’ fabulous vid by David Lewandowski, the man behind the TRON: LEGACY opening credits and some sweet Flying Lotus music vids.
Be sure to re-watch the original, “Going to the Store“:
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Check out Glen Weisgerber flow some Roundhand like a champ…
It’s that time of year again for the annual Bill Soberanes Memorial Petaluma Whiskerino facial hair contest… This year it’s at the Phoenix Theater with The Dixie Giants providing the music. Come cheer the beard!
I think metal and swagger are a really good fit.
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What a delight. Please watch this little, um, documentary before heading to their Institute’s website.
Warning: this is from one of the more addicting Tumblrs out there. Link at bottom…
And they’re not all actresses … See the rest »
This new music video for the SoCal band LA Takedown is Michael Mann-ish in the most awesome of ways. Beyond the connection with the band name itself, the vid practically throws a pastel blazer on you and gives you a high five. Thankfully it takes its time pushing up the sleeves. Sit back and let it unfold.
Cheers to Director Matt Hewitt and crew.
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Epic Music Vid: The Singers ‘Firecoat’ by Matt Hewitt
Halloween Gross Out: “Taxidermied Alive” Music Video by Barfth
WTF: Bizarre Ghana Commercial for Cargo Gin Bitters
Peek: Neon Indian Play Pre-Show at TBWA \ Chiat \ Day
KYEO: LA Street Art by Buff Monster, Invader, Cali Killa, Mr. Brainwash, Alec, Shark Toof
MP3: Com Truise Free EP “Cyanide Sisters”
Some new-ish tunes that’ve been swirlin’ around the ÜÜ. The Wise Blood track just dropped a couple days ago and it’s been on repeat ever since. Enjoy thoroughly.
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Well here’s a reason to go to Florida … Duff Beer on Tap (made by Florida Beer Company) and Flaming Moes at Universal Orlando Simpson’s Springfield!
…Watch the Season 1–4 Recap:
Pretty impressive simplification of a very un-simple story. Further clarity can be found on their interactive Venture Family Tree Map:
Venture Bros: Original Storyboards from Season 3 on eBay
Cool: Fraternal Fist Bump, Circa 1890s
Freebie: The Venture Bros. Skull Patch and Game are Go!
Venture Bros: Action Figures and Season 4.5 Trailer
Fail: Vintage CHiPs and Dukes of Hazzard Action Figures