The inspiration for Silver Cross Whiskey from Journeyman Distillery comes from Scotland, but it's not a take on a peated Scotch whiskey, but rather a tribute to the great game of golf. The Three Oaks, Michigan based distillers use equal parts Rye, Wheat, Corn, and Barley for this unique whiskey, which is named for the medal that was originally awarded to the winner in the early days of The British Open. A gold medal winner itself at last years San Francisco Spirits Competition, this tasty whiskey has plenty to offer fans of bourbon, rye, and even Scotch.
While most Porters are tame and quite predictable, the latest offering from Sixpoint Brewing, named Beast Mode, appears difficult to contain. This Porter from the New York based canning gurus packs flavors like coffee, caramel, and chocolate into 12 oz cans. Busting through the line of scrimmage and leaving taste buds in its wake, Beast Mode is ready to be unleashed.
If there is anyone we trust to add grapefruit to an already amazing IPA, it's the folks at Ballast Point Brewing. They've taken their Sculpin IPA — a frontrunner in a crowded field — and added the juicy, tropical flavors of fresh grapefruit. The tart zing collides with the already citrusy Sculpin hops to create a complex, yet balanced IPA. It's enough to make you forget about the bitter chill of winter, at least temporarily.