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In our world every day is beer day, but this coming Friday August 5 is something special - International Beer Day - because there's nothing better on a summer Friday than enjoying some tasty, tasty beer. Here's what the IBD website has to say about the nature of the celebration:
The purpose of IBD is threefold:
- To gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness that is beer.
- To celebrate the dedicated men and women who brew and serve our beer.
- To bring the world together under the united banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures together on this one remarkable day.
Yeah, we'll drink to that. For more information, and to find a local celebration, check out the International Beer Day website. You can also friend them on Facebook and join the IBD Facebook group if that's your thing.
We like to think of it as an opportunity for macro- and micro-brew drinkers alike to come together as one and say "Beer frickin' rules!" (or words to that effect) and clink their bottles, cans and fluted glasses together. No matter what, you know we'll be celebrating the day at Three Penny.
We've waxed poetic before about Nolet's Dry gin, the new botanical spirit from the family that brings you Ketel One vodka, so we can probably just cut to the chase - it's good, and you should buy it if you have even the slightest taste for gin. It has a mild and floral scent, reminiscent of roses and lavender, berries and pitted fruits, with a hint of juniper. When we tasted it we were struck by the smooth flavor, the long finish, and the delicate warmth.
Here's what Nolet's have to say on their website:
This floral and fruit-forward gin is bottled at 47.6 % Alc./Vol. (95.2 Proof) and expresses the essence of three coveted ingredients: Turkish rose, white peach and raspberry.
Nolet Silver is a nice alternative for folks who like a certain Scottish gin, and want to expand their horizons. It's not cheap, weighing in somewhere in the neighborhood of $50, but it's worth the money if you're looking to put that little something special in a cocktail.
We were sent some excellent recipes to use Nolet's in along with the sample bottle provided to us by their representatives, and we wanted to share those with you as well...they call for some exotic ingredients but offer substitutions if you can't get your hands on them. Find the recipes after the jump.
Continue reading: "Nolet's Silver Dry Gin Review"