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Foyt Launches Sparkling Wine to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 24 Hours of Le Mans Victory

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the only All-American triumph in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the famed international sports car classic which was won by A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney in the No. 1 Ford GT 40/MkIV. Foyt Family Wines is launching its first sparkling wine No. 1 to commemorate that victory.

The historic triumph also marked the birth of “Champagne Spraying” in the Winner’s Circle thanks to Gurney’s impromptu decision to spray it instead of drink it. Gurney would go on to win his first Formula One race the week after that victory where he was able to repeat his victory lane celebration. Foyt had won his third Indianapolis 500 two weeks before Le Mans.

“It’s exciting to see that A.J. has chosen the beautiful Ford Mark IV to be featured on this special anniversary wine,” said Edsel Ford II. “His victory 50 years ago with Dan Gurney in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans was historic, and it’s great to see that All-American win being remembered in such a unique way.”

“We sprayed champagne in celebration of our Le Mans victory in 1967,” said Gurney. “Let’s do it again with this sparkling wine in celebration of the 50th anniversary of that historic motorsports milestone!”

The bottle features the image of the historic race car, which was provided by The Henry Ford, the company’s museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The image is silk screened and wrapped 360 degrees around the bottle.

“I think the bottle design turned out great!” Foyt said. “It brings back a lot of wonderful memories of that race.”

“We wanted to celebrate A.J.’s 1967 accomplishments in the Ford GT40/Mk IV and the historical significance of that feat. We are honored to stamp the legacy of A.J. and Mr. Gurney and Ford on our bottle. It was one of our more complicated offerings to execute so a big thank you to our friends at Weibel Vineyards for their assistance. I am thrilled with the results,” said Chris Perry, managing partner of Foyt Family Wines.

The bottle features the image of the historic race car, which was provided by The Henry Ford, the company’s museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The image is silk screened and wrapped 360 degrees around the bottle.

“I want to thank Dan, my dad and The Henry Ford for collaborating with us on this project,” said Larry Foyt, co-founder of Foyt Family Wines along with A.J. Foyt IV. “Winemakers Tom Meadowcroft and Petar Kirilov exceeded our expectations.”

Only 125 cases of this collectors’ bottle was produced and it is available only at Foytwines.com or at the Foyt Wine Vault in Speedway, Ind.

SOURCE: AJ Foyt Racing

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17 Indy Area #StPatricksDay Parties for 2017

Are you looking for a St. Patrick’s Day Party to attend today? We have you covered!

  1. Blarney Bash 2017
  2. Saint Patrick’s Day! at Nine Irish Brothers
  3. Bar Louie’s St. Patrick’s at Bar Louie (Greenwood)
  4. St Paddy’s Bash! at Claddagh Downtown Indianapolis
  5. St. Patrick’s Day 2017 at The Claddagh – Plainfield (@CladdaghPfield)
  6. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Mo’s Irish Pub Noblesville
  7. Kitley Inn’s St. Patries Day Tent Party!
  8. St. Patrick’s Day Block Party with Planetary Brewing Company (Greenwood)
  9. St. Patty’s Day Celebration At The Corner Bar!
  10. St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Party – Big Lug Canteen (@BigLugCanteen)
  11. Beer, Bracket & Blarney Bash at The District Tap
  12. Firkin St. Patrick’s Day at Four Day Ray Brewing
  13. St. Paddy’s Day Celebration at Books & Brews Zionsville
  14. Saint Patrick’s Day at Fireside Brewhouse (Greenwood)
  15. St. Patty’s Day Tent Party at Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill
  16. St Patricks Day at The Grill 2 (McCordsville)
  17. St. Patty’s at Tiki Bob’s

While you’re at it, please check out the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Roundup as well.

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Indiana City Brewing’s Roulette Available February 11th

Indiana City Brewing‘s “Roulette” is available Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Roulette

Russian Imperial Stout
10.0% ABV | 80 IBU

“Good times are good times, but a hangover is rough.”

Limited bombers & draft in their brewery taproom.

22 oz. bomber • $16
Snifter • $8

Select distribution locations TBA via Facebook.

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Indiana City Brewing’s Roulette Available February 11th

Indiana City Brewing‘s “Roulette” is available Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Roulette

Russian Imperial Stout
10.0% ABV | 80 IBU

“Good times are good times, but a hangover is rough.”

Limited bombers & draft in their brewery taproom.

22 oz. bomber • $16
Snifter • $8

Select distribution locations TBA via Facebook.

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Indiana City Brewing’s “Boom Juice” Available Today

Indiana City Brewing‘s “Boom Juice” is available today.

Boom Juice
Northeastern Style IPA
7.0% ABV | 40 IBU

Limited release pint cans
4-pack 16oz can • $18
Pint • $8

Copious amounts of dank Mosaic, Eureka and Idaho 7 hops create huge tropical fruit flavor and herbal aroma evoking memories of revered times with your finest buds.

Don’t Bogart! This surprisingly crushable tropical fruit forward IPA is brewed to be shared, so practice a little restraint and crack, sip, give.

Indiana City Brewing Co. is located at 24 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Taproom Hours are:

Mon – Thu: 3 – 9 pm
Fri – Sat: 12 – 10 pm
Sun: 12 – 6 pm

Phone: (317) 643-1103

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Death & Taxes Day with Taxman Brewing Co. April 22nd


Death & Taxes Day – April 22nd, 2017 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
13 S. Baldwin St. Bargersville, IN 46106

“…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except Death & Taxes.” Death & Taxes Day is an outdoor bottle release and tasting festival, featuring 30+ Indiana-proud breweries, select wineries, live music and local food trucks. We’ll open up our brewery and production space during the event, allowing guests to take a tour while sampling some of the finest beers from around Indiana! Taxman Brewing Co. will release a special beer for the event, Evasion (formerly known as Death & Taxes). Evasion is a rich, roasted and robust Belgian-style stout aged with Indonesian vanilla beans and rested several months on Kentucky-whiskey barrels.

*$40 General Admission ticket:*
– Commemorative snifter glass
– One 22oz bottle of Evasion
– Two (2) sample pours of Evasion and one (1) sample pour of Cocoa Vanilla Evasion
– Open sampling from the other breweries and wineries during the festival
– Ability to purchase up to three (3) carryout bottles of Evasion (while supplies last)
– Ability to purchase one (1) carryout bottle of Cocoa Vanilla Evasion

*$10 Designated Driver ticket:*
– Non-alcoholic refreshments
– Ability to purchase up to two (2) carryout bottles of Evasion (while supplies last)

Bombers of Evasion (22oz) will be available for purchase exclusively at Taxman on the day of the festival for $20 per bottle (subject to the limitations above). 22oz bottles Cocoa Vanilla Evasion will be available for $25 per bottle in a very limited quantity. Any remaining bottles will be sold at Taxman, no bottles will be sold through third party retailers. All attendees MUST be 21+ years of age. A valid 21+ ID will be required for entry regardless of type of ticket purchased.

Tickets are available at http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4716564/death-taxes-day.

SOURCE: Taxman Brewing Co.

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Indiana City Brewing Co. to release Double Uddercut January 27

On Friday, January 27, Indiana City Brewing Co. will be releasing their “Double Uddercut”, a 10% ABV, 62 IBU, Double Milk Stout.

“Double Uddercut packs twice the punch. A bold stout with added lactose makes it both sweet & satisfying.”

Limited 22oz bombers and limited draft in their brewery taproom, located at 24 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, and at select local retailers.

Find Double Uddercut ON DRAFT here:

  • Indiana City Taproom • Downtown (24 Shelby Street)
  • Ruth’s Chris • Downtown
  • The Legend • Irvington
  • Granite City
  • Fat Dan’s Deli • Mass Ave
  • YATS • Hamilton Towne Center
  • Ruth’s Chris • Downtown
  • Jockamo’s Pizza • Greenwood
  • Tappers Arcade Bar • Fountain Square
  • Bazbeaux’s Pizza • Mass Ave
  • Pint Room • Carmel

Find Double Uddercut IN BOTTLES here:

  • Indiana City Taproom
  • Stoney’s Liquors • Irvington
  • Parti-Pak Liquors
  • Kahn’s Fine Wine & Spirits
  • Big Red Liquors Cask Strength • Greenwood
  • Vine & Table • Broadripple
  • Payless Liquors • Carmel, Zionsville
  • Crown Liquors • Noblesville, Fishers

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Six Labor Day Weekend Cocktails to Bid Summer Farewell

Labor Day Weekend is here, and we have SIX cocktails for you to whip up as we bid summer farewell!

SVEDKA’s Berry Summer Sipper

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Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 parts SVEDKA Vodka
  • 3/4 part lemonade
  • 1/2 part triple sec
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • Juice of 6 whole limes
  • 12 cups ice
  • Whole blueberries & sliced strawberries

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl.
  • Add 5-6 cups of ice, stir, and garnish with blueberries and sliced strawberries.
  • As the party continues add more ice and fruit as needed.
  • Yields 25-30 servings.

SVEDKA’s Summer Curtain Call

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Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 parts SVEDKA Cucumber Lime
  • 3/4 part simple syrup
  • 3/4 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 strawberry (top removed)

Instructions:

  • Muddle strawberry in a cocktail shaker, add remaining ingredients, and fill with ice.
  • Shake well and fine strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with strawberries and a cucumber slice.

KIM CRAWFORD Wine’s Summer Sunset

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Ingredients:

  • 750 ml of grapefruit juice
  • 750 ml (1 bottle) Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Instructions:

  • Pour juice and wine into a shallow plastic container, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer.
  • Using a fork, stir the mixture every 30 minutes, breaking up the ice until granita is frozen (about 3 hours).
  • Scoop into chilled coupe glasses.
  • Garnish with edible flowers and serve with a dessert spoon.

KIM CRAWFORD Wine’s Labor of Love

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Ingredients:

  • 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime thinly sliced
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 bottle of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 liter bottle carbonated water, chilled

Instructions:

  • In a large pitcher, combine cucumber, lime slices and 12 mint leaves in a large pitcher.
  • In a small bowl, stir together lime juice and honey until combined.
  • Pour over cucumber mixer, add wine, stirring gently.
  • Cover and chill for at least two hours. (Recipe makes a batch. For single serving, use parts;1 oz = 1 part).

KIM CRAWFORD Wine’s Summer Smash

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Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3-4 pieces lemon wedge
  • Pinch of mint
  • .75 parts simple syrup
  • Mint sprig

Instructions:

  • Muddle Mint, lemon and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig.

Ruffino Wines’s La Vita Ruffino

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Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Ruffino Prosecco
  • 1-1/2 part fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 part Campari
  • 3/4 part honey syrup (2:1 honey to water)

Glass: Highball
Garnish: Grapefruit slice

Instructions:

  • Build cocktail in a high ball glass with ice.
  • Garnish with a grapefruit slice

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Two Tequila Cocktails for National Lemonade Day

National Lemonade Day is on August 20, and Hornitos has taken the classic summertime drink to the next level with the Hornitos LeMANade and El Padre.

No need to waste a ton of time indoors on a Saturday. These spiked lemonade recipes are easy-to-make and perfect for the end of summer, offering a refreshing mix of sweet and tart flavors.

Hornitos LeMANade

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  • 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • ½ part lime juice
  • 1 ½ part ginger ale
  • 1 ½ part lemonade

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a glass and serve. Garnish with a lemon peel or slice.

El Padre

El Padre Original

  • 1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 2 parts lemonade
  • 3-4 dashes of green hot sauce
  • Salt/smoked paprika rim

*Recipe yields 3 servings

Preparation: Rim shot glass with salt and smoked paprika. Mix chilled lemonade, chilled Hornitos Plata and hot sauce in mixing glass and pour into a tall shot glass.

Recipes courtesy of Hornitos® Tequila.

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Caipirinha, Meet Caipiruila

The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and lime. While cachaça isn’t a staple here in the States, tequila is, and we have a new take on the Brazilian favorite which you can enjoy while watching the summer games. Say hello to the Caipiruila!

Caipiruila

Caipirinha

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • Splash of club soda

Preparation: Place lime and sugar into an old fashioned glass and muddle the ingredients. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add Hornitos® Plata. Add a splash of club soda and serve.

Recipes courtesy of Hornitos® Tequila.

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