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July 2020

July 31, 2020

It’s Friday and time for the brandivate beverage of the week! We stumbled up on this tasty gem and couldn’t resist the branding and overall marketing approach that the folks over at B. Nektar Cider are putting out there. This light and refreshing Cider, Punk Lemonade, has notes of raspberry and lemon with the perfect amount of fizz. It isn’t overly sweet and scarily drinkable at 6.3% ABV.
 
Our favorite part of this label, outside of the killer graphics, was the added bonus of a little riff off of the lyrics from a classic song by The Ramones, “I Wanna Be Sedated”.  Check out these lines below they mixed up to further illustrate the flavor profile of their craft cider:
 
Plenty plenty plenty more cider to go.
I wanna B. libated
Nothing to brew, nowehere to go, oh
I wanna B. libated
Lemon and the apples with lovely rosy raz,
throw ‘em all together and drink ‘em like a spaz.
The taste is sweet and tangy
It’s really got pizazz.
Oh no oh oh oh oh
Ba ba baba, baba ba baba,
I wanna B. libated!

 
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July 24, 2020

It's the end of brandvocate week and we are celebrating with a special brandivate beverage of the week! While we know it's National Tequila Day, we are choosing to keep it classy with Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon on the rocks using our insanely cool whiskey stones that were laser decorated by Vault Promotions. As far as the bourbon, the taste profile is sweet with notes of citrus and oak. The creamy vanilla nose is teased with caramel and butterscotch which is then underscored by familiar baking spices in clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It's a relaxing sipper to celebrate this fantastic week.

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July 17, 2020

It’s Friday and time for the brandivate beverage of the week! We found the inspiration for this week's selection from a recommendation on a little show called Houston Life. The power of advertising (and let's face it...the branding is fantastic) led us directly to the source of this highly recommended wine so we could give it a try and we are sure glad we did! This rose, Bubbles, from A to Z Wineworks packs an effervescence unlike most of its variety offering a crisp carbonation that is perfect for a hot summer day! It's not too sweet and a bit dry. 

As an added bonus, we've got our Chief Music Officer, Louise, on the scene this afternoon! 

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July 10, 2020

It’s Friday and time for the brandivate beverage of the week!! It’s hotter than gross hot things just about everywhere which is why are cooling things off with the refreshing Watermelon Mint Hard Cider from the good folks at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards in Lafayette, NY. Handcrafted in small batches, this lovely libation combines apple cider, watermelon, and touch of fresh mint to make a perfect porch drink in a mason jar.

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July 3, 2020

It’s Friday, tomorrow is Independence Day, and it’s a long weekend so you KNOW it’s time for the brandivate beverage of the week! There is much to celebrate in the coming days, including the fact that the United States will be 244 years old tomorrow. As such, we are choosing to celebrate with a true American classic:  Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select. This particular bottle is from Rick Number R-8, barrel number 19-07385, has a bottling date of 10/5/2019, and has subtle notes of caramel, rye spice, and sweet aromatics. It's truly a delicious drink that just begs for a celebration. Cheers to the United States and all the great things to come!

 

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