Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Do you drink liquids? Then you need to read Mutineer
Mutineer Magazine is a surprising beast of an enterprise -- it's a print magazine started during the dark days of the recession that's survived two years and continues to grow, targeted at youthful drinkers of every fluid who would seem to be more interested in their iPhones. The nationally-distributed magazine enthusiastically covers spirits, beer and wine as well as the occasional foray into sodas, coffee, food and cheese (thanks to the Cheese Impresario!) But the main focus seems to be on mixology and craft beers, the two hottest beverage scenes at the moment. Founder and Editor Alan Kropf is just 27, but he's got the knowledge, as a certified sommelier, certified beer server and experienced mixologist and barista. The magazine's second anniverary party at Falcon Sunday was a certifiable bacchanal, with tastings from more than 50 beverage companies. I stuck to the San Diego Craft Brewer's Guild table, sampling Stone's Cali-Belgique, Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA and my favorite, the Ballast Point Tongue Bucker Imperial Red, a robust 10% ale. At right is the mag's genius creation, the Arkeg, a console which offers dozens of video games as well as a tap dispensing excellent Alesmith IPA. Bottoms up!
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