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!


DailyChef said...

What a fascinating magazine! I need that Arkeg.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Mutineer love! The event was insane and we're happy you were able to make it out. Thank you again for the coverage and continued support and we hope to see you next year.


Brian Kropf
Mutineer Magazine

Ariane anderson said...

This was an amazing event. I'm so grateful for the wonderful beverage vendors, fabulous servers, and meeting exciting new people..

Anonymous said...

Found the ARKEG at
Seems like a separate company, as they've been around longer than Mutineer.

Brian Kropf said...

@Anonymous posting at 1:04PM - While ARKEG is a very cool idea that we should have though up ourselves, they are in fact a separate company than us (Mutineer).

Thanks again for the great coverage regarding our event!

Brian Kropf
Mutineer Magazine

Anonymous said...

very cool, i'll check it out. is that the dos equis guy on the cover?!? i love it!

L.A. Story said...

That sounds hilariously awesome!

Aaron Tell said...

It was a blast and fun to try so many great beers, wines and liquors in one place. The Luxardo table was a highlight, as was the fun beer video game machine.