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Oh my Michelada!

“We’ve all experienced the lime and salt additions to a light lager, but how about a michelada? It’s traditionally a mix of beer, hot sauce, lime and salt that makes for a deliciously interesting thirst quencher. Finding your preferred balance of flavors along with your favorite base beer is part…

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An insider guide to your next cider!

By Zach Dehghanpoor Austin Eastciders Rosé Cider Austin Eastciders Rose Dry Cider When I first tasted Austin Eastciders' Rosé Cider, I was immediately brought back to being a 5-year-old with my Persian family, eating Faloodeh, a traditional dessert made with thin vermicelli noodles, and a syrup made from sugar and…

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We Need to Talk…2

The holidays are a time for good food and drink, with great family and friends. I’m here to tell you that some of that “good drink” can (and should) be beer! There are countless beers produced around the world that deserve a place at any dinner table, in every glass…

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Oktoberfest: Story of a Party

It might come as a surprise to many of you, but Oktoberfest didn’t start as a beer festival and it is celebrated more in September, than October, in Germany! The first “Oktoberfest” was a wedding reception for Prince Ludwig I, who married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The marriage took place…

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what’s the HAZE about?

With the introduction of the pilsner hundreds of years ago, the look of a beer became a point of focus for drinkers. At the time, it was an interest in having brilliantly clear, golden beers like liquid sunshine. In recent years, starting in the American Northeast, a move towards cloudy…

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Cooper’s Mark Small Batch Bourbon

We here at Spec’s always enjoy trying new bourbon! We consider ourselves lucky to get our hands on small distilleries that most people don’t have the time to do. This time, we got our hands on Cooper’s Mark Small Batch Bourbon. It’s charcoal filtered and handcrafted for smoothness and balance…

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North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner

North Coast Brewery opened in 1988, one of the pioneers in the momentum of craft beer culture. Located in the historic town of Fort Bragg in California’s Mendocino Coast, they have won 70 awards in national and international competitions. Upon tasting this beer, it was pure satisfaction. With all the…

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Seresin Leah Pinot Noir

Seresin Pinot Noir is a wine I recently had the pleasure of enjoying. I overheard our wine guys talking to one of our guests about it and I also picked up a bottle. I think what piqued my curiosity was their talk of the region in New Zealand where it…

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