Booze Nooze: Peanut-Flavored Beer (+ more)
Beer Goes Nuts With Mr. Peanut
Flavored beer is really taking off. I've had peanut butter porters, blueberry lagers, chocolate stouts, and Steel Reserve. Dunkin' Donuts and IHOP have recently released their own beers, and now a major snack company is teaming up with a brewer.
Planters - home of Mr. Peanut - is collaborating with Illinois-based Noon Whistle Brewing for the Mr. IPA-Nut.
Planters marketing director Ashley Tople describes the brew as having, "a unique citrus aroma with a hint of honey-roasted peanuts followed by a slightly salty finish."
IPAs trigger backaches for me. I don't know why, but too much hops is too much for my lumbar system. I might have to try one of these...except it'll only be available in Illinois. I don't road trip for back pain.
Check out the promotional video for it below.
WTF, Wine Snobs?!
When I think of the term "wine snob" I think of classy AF, fancily-dressed, making-a-s**t-ton-more-money-than-me jerkfaces. Turns out I was wrong: they're idiots, not jerkfaces.
Wine snobs have been found to be willing to overpay for their wine, as long as it's from their preferred location, whether it tastes good or not.
The study had some people taste wine blindfolded, and others taste wine knowing where it came from. They found the blind to like upper Midwestern wine. Yes: wine from Iowa and Wisconsin. The knowers preferred imported (and more expensive) wine.
As a scotch-but-only-if-it-doesn't-taste-like-pure-ethanol feller, I find this hilarious. I'm just as happy with a $25 bottle of John Barr scotch as I am with a $40 bottle of Johnny Walker Black. But would I pay $150+ for Johnny Walker Blue, just because it's Johnny Walker?
Source: Daily Mail