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Mix This: Mon Amie

April 4th, 2012 — 3:56pm


Mon Amie
.5 – P.F. 1840 Cognac
.5 – Bulleit Rye
1.0 – Campari
1.0 – Antica Vermouth
- Stir and strain on big rock in old fashioned glass. Flame and discard lemon twist.

Borrowing from Boulevardier this is one of my all-time favorite drinks; The rare cocktail of ours I fix for myself at a night’s end. Our house cognac, Pierre Ferrand 1840 is unlike 99.8% of its peers as it clocks in at 90 proof and can stand with damn near any other spirit and retain its character. Bulleit’s rye is often mistaken for its forebearers. This stuff is Canadian in origin, and thusly much softer than the dominant grain in fireplug ryes like Rittenhouse and Wild Turkey, or “The Kickin’ Chicken” as it’s known in my house. So pairing it with Cognac was an easy mark. It’s a great drink for making friends too, if ya know what I mean.

Allan Katz, Caña Rum Bar, GM

Golden Gopher open at 8pm Tonight!

April 4th, 2012 — 12:35pm


Due to some ongoing filming, Golden Gopher will open at 8pm tonight instead of the usual 5pm.  Sorry and thank you!

Tapped! Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra @ Golden Gopher – Limited Time Only!

April 3rd, 2012 — 1:11pm


We have just tapped this beer (due to multiple craft beer regulars waiting and asking for it to be tapped). We only have 5 gallons allocated to us. We saved it until now.

It only comes out once a year. $10. for 6.5oz pour.

http://hangar24brewery.com/co_barrel_pugachevcobra.htm

Barrel Roll No. 3 – Pugachev’s Cobra
Get ready for an assault on your senses with PUGACHEV’S COBRA, an intense Russian Imperial Stout. This rich, black beauty with a thick caramel head is bursting with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits, while flavors of chocolate-covered plum, sweet malt, bourbon, and roasted coffee explode on your pallet. This is no ordinary beer; three different dark roasted malts and rich maple syrup are combined in a truly unique brewing process to create complexity and depth. Once fermented, it’s then aged for eight months in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. This powerful concoction is designed to be enjoyed now with friends or cellared to perfection and savored in the years to come.

PUGACHEV’S COBRA: The brainchild of Victor Pugachev — not for the faint of heart. Pilot suddenly raises the aircraft nose to near vertical before dropping back to attack mode.

First Release: December 10, 2011

Anticipated Second Release: December 8, 2012