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“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Beer Nationally Released by Shmaltz Brewing Company!

Shmaltz Brewing Company brought to the official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention 2018 a unique Collector’s Edition release commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 2018 marks 25 years since Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered in 1993. CBS Studios has teamed up with Shmaltz for the only officially licensed Star Trek beers in the United States.

In 2016, Shmaltz debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Star Trek. 2017 brought quadruple the excitement commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with four limited edition Star Trek specialty beers under license by CBS Consumer Products: Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter (7.3% ABV), Star Trek Symbiosis (5.5% ABV), Star Trek Captain’s Holiday (5.5% ABV), and Star TrekMirror Universe (5% ABV). In August 2018, the latest offering Star Trek Profit Motive transports itself in 4-packs to retail outlets and will be available on draft at select bars in 30 states across the country through Shmaltz’s new national sales relationship with Artisanal Imports.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 25th Anniversary Ale — Profit Motive
Quark’s Bar, Grill, Gaming House and Holosuite Arcade is the central attraction of Deep Space 9’s Promenade, offering drink, food, gossip, gambling, and fantasy fulfillment. Quark, the establishment’s proprietor, is a Ferengi entrepreneur and sometimes petty criminal who conducts all his business in gold pressed latinum. Quark, like all Ferengi, is motivated by profit and piling up strips, bars and bricks of latinum.

Shmaltz Brewing Company is hyper motivated to brew high quality award-winning beer, and the hopped up golden ale Star Trek Profit Motive is no exception. Whether you’re a Trekkie or a craft beer enthusiast, get motivated to drink this latest extraterrestrial offering in the Star Trek beer series. Gar-day latinum sou-tah! (This is worth its weight in latinum.)

Zenescope Entertainment Partners with Gelato Paradiso for San Diego Comic Con 2017

Zenescope Entertainment is partnering with San Diego’s Gelato Paradiso for San Diego Comic Con 2017. The authentic Italian gelato shop will be offering three specialty gelato flavors based on Zenescope’s comic book titles and will be giving away a Limited Edition Comic Con souvenir cup with every purchase of a Zenescope flavor while supplies last. Each day during Comic Con, the first ten attendees who bring their souvenir cup to Zenescope’s booth #2301 and present it to a staff member will receive a free limited edition metal print. Zenescope will also be hosting a gelato eating contest at Gelato Paradiso’s store location on July 22nd at 3pm, with the contest winner receiving a four-day pass to San Diego Comic Con 2018 and a Best of Zenescope Pack. Convention attendees can sign up in person at Zenescope’s booth until 12pm on July 22nd. Three contestants will be randomly chosen to compete and all contest applicants will be entered into a chance to win PlayStation VR goggles.

Zenescope Entertainment will be located at booth #2301 inside Hall C at the San Diego Convention Center throughout Comic Con, and Gelato Paradiso is located at 789 W Harbor Dr. Suite #117, a half mile northwest of the convention center. Convention-goers can pick up special limited edition content at both Zenescope’s booth and at the Gelato Paradiso shop location throughout Comic Con. For more details and information on how to receive free comics, coupons, and limited edition cups & prints at both locations, head to Zenescope’s SDCC 2017 page.

Around the Tubes

HotDamn01-CoverThe weekend is almost here! What geeky things will folks be doing? Any games being played? Comics read? Movies seen? Sound off in the comments!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Into It 64: The Warriors with Elana Levin – Listen to our Elana on the Into It podcast.

ICv2 – Deadpool 2 Formally Confirmed – Is anyone surprised?

The Beat – To do: Roz Chast’s chuckle-filled exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York – This sounds cool!

ICv2 – Iello Unveils New Preorder Policy – Seems like a good policy.

Marvel – Pizza Hut Gives Marvel Fans Power To Choose A Side With New Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Promotion – Who are you siding with?


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Hot Damn #1

CBR – House on Penance #1

Talking Comics – Miss Fury #1

CBR – Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1

VIZ Media Orders Up Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy

jiro gastronomyVIZ Media has announced their plan to publish a unique new culinary guidebook this Fall with the release of Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy.

Succinct yet comprehensive, Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy is scheduled for print release in October from the VIZ Media imprint and takes readers on a vivid journey through the delectable seasonal offerings at Japan’s most famous sushi restaurant, Sushi Sukiyabashi Jiro.

Jiro Ono is the master chef and owner of the world renowned, Michelin-rated three-star restaurant located in the Ginza district of Tokyo. The guidebook features descriptions of each type of sushi served in their omakase tasting menu, with commentary from Jiro Ono, and are accompanied by mouth-watering full-page photos. Readers will also learn the seasons in which the sushi is best served, the correct methods of eating it with either fingers or chopsticks, and how and when to use condiments. Small, portable, and stylish, Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy is the distillation of a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and a great gift for sushi lovers.

Born in Shizuoka Prefecture on the coast of Japan, master chef Jiro Ono began apprenticing at a young age. In 1965 he opened Sushi Sukiyabashi Jiro, widely considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants in the world, and in 2011 he was the subject of the award-winning documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

WowBox Unboxing and Tasting! We try the Japanese Candy and Snack Box

WowBox is a mystery box delivering Japanese candy and snacks to your door step each month. There’s three different types of boxes and three different levels.

We not only open up and show off January’s “Original Fun & Tasty” box, but we also do a taste test of the various goodies inside.

You can order your own box and get some tasty food yourself.

You can get a 10% off your purchase. Use the code S-QIJSPTUD at the check out section of the WOWBOX website. This discount expires on February 29, 2016

MogMog provided Graphic Policy with a FREE box for review.

Celebrate Star Wars Day With A Special Star Wars Cake!

Fans all over are getting geared up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming to theaters on December 18, 2015. Some die hard fans know this as Star Wars day and just may play hooky just to be one of the first people to see it in theater. How about planning your celebration with a taste of one of these awesome cakes.

R2D2 Cake #r2d2 #starwars #bday #cake #r2d2cake #pr #lydissweet #sweet

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Who wouldn’t want their very own multi-layer R2D2?  Brought to you by Lydissweet.

#yoda #retirement #starwars #starwarscakes #specialtycake

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Check out this sculpted Yoda. He is almost to adorable to eat. This edible Yoda was created by Janice.w0ng

This Wicket head really captured the detail from the character and was created by Kayfinch89.

Check this BB-8 droid out! Another well detail cute cake. Brought to you by cakesbryonnyc.

This AT-AT is by far one of the best looking cakes I have seen. Created by Velvetcakes.

For all the fans who have built this as a model and saw all the detail on it, this Millennium Falcon really takes the cake. This detailed work of art is made by rdannymon.

Regardless of the cake you may choose, these cake masters clearly have the force within them. Happy Star Wars Day to All. Now break out those light sabers and go get some cake.

Marvel Launches Pop-Up Dinners in Hong Kong

From November 2-4, Marvel, Chef Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation (Hong Kong) and Chef Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb Restaurant (San Francisco, CA – USA) will team up to host a three-night Marvel-themed Heroes & Villains pop-up dinner series in Asia’s World City.

From Captain America to Thor to the Green Goblin, each chef will have one night to create an exclusive Marvel-themed menu inspired by their favorite Marvel Comic characters. On November 4, the third and final night, both chefs will join forces for the first time ever and co-host an eight-course Marvel-themed exclusive dinner menu.

The three-night dinner series will be held at Chef Alvin Leung’s three-Michelin starred restaurant, Bo Innovation. Guests will enjoy a special eight course meal, as well as have an opportunity to learn more about the inspiration behind the dishes by the celebrity chefs themselves. Each guest will also receive a special limited edition Marvel collectible item created exclusively for the three pop-up dinner events.

With a limit of only 50 seats per night, this is an event not to be missed.

Marvel’s Heroes & Villains Pop-up Dinners:

  • Night one with U.S. Chef Chris Cosentino (Nov. 2) – Special 8-course Marvel-themed menu created by U.S. Celebrity Chef and Winner of Top Chef Masters season four, Chef Chris Cosentino.
  • Night two with Hong Kong Chef Alvin Leung (Nov. 3) – Special 8 course Marvel-themed menu created by world-renowned Demon Chef and Masterchef Canada TV judge, Chef Alvin Leung.
  • Night three with Chef Alvin Leung & Chef Chris Cosentino (Nov. 4) – Chef Chris Cosentino and Chef Alvin Leung will team up together for the first time ever to create an exclusive 8-course Marvel-themed menu.

WHEN: November 2-4, 2015, 7pm

WHERE: Bo Innovation
60 Johnston Rd, Hong Kong

To book reservations, contact Bo Innovation at +852-2850-8371 or via email at dine@boinnovation.com


ReedPOP and Brooklyn Brewery Unleash Specially Crafted Beer

nycc-beer-defenderReedPOP and Brooklyn Brewery have announced the launch of the 2015 Brooklyn Defender IPA – an exclusive brew created as the Official Beer of New York Super Week and this year’s New York Comic Con. The beer will be available in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut this September with a first-ever national distribution to follow in more than 20 states later in the year. This year’s introduction of the new IPA also marks the fourth installment of the Brooklyn Defender – the beer’s official superhero – created by renowned artist Khary Randolph.

The Brooklyn Defender IPA is a “superpowered beer” that will maintain constant vigilance to battle back the blandness lurking around the edges. This year’s rendition will be introduced at a release party at Brooklyn Brewery on September 9 and will be available for the first time bottled, as well as on tap. The Brooklyn Defender will then ‘hop’ into select bars and restaurants across the Tri-State area in preparation for New York Super Week, taking place October 5-11 and leading into the 10th Edition of New York Comic Con, October 8-11 at the Javits Center. Following New York Super Week, the Brooklyn Defender IPA will make its debut across the country in 2016.

brooklyn-brewery-logoThe beer is described as a bright, juicy IPA with a reddish twist from a dash of roasted malt and matched the flavor packed by Randolph’s exquisite design.

In celebration of the East Coast’s largest and most heroic pop culture festival, renowned comic book artist Khary Randolph crafted the bold spirit of the 2015 Brooklyn Defender to embody the modern superhero and athlete. The Defender looks like the everyday man, but is much more as he defends civilians against tasteless beer.

The Brooklyn Defender will protect New York from boring beverages at their release party at the Brooklyn Brewery on Wednesday, September 9 from 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

HBO and Brewery Ommegang Announce Re-release of Game of Thrones Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black Stout

Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black StoutWhile in Westeros it remains very much uncertain who will ultimately rule the Seven Kingdoms, fans of Brewery Ommegang and the hit HBO show Game of Thrones are going to enjoy something not seen since the merry rule of King Joffrey – Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black Stout. The two first brews in the collaboration series, much like Jorah Mormont, are back just when fans thought they were gone forever. Both beers will be re-released this fall on draft, in single 750ml bottles and in a first-ever collectible gift pack featuring a bottle of each and a commemorative Game of Thrones glass.

When it was originally released in 2013, Iron Throne Blonde Ale was brewed at only 25% of the volume of the most recent beer, Three-Eyed Raven, which hit stores this spring timed to Season 5 of the show. Bottle shops across the country sold out in days, while bars poured through kegs in hours. Take the Black Stout was brewed at twice the volume of Iron Throne and still sold out quickly. Fans who missed out on both of these popular brews, and those who can’t wait to try them again, will finally have a chance this fall.

Iron Throne Blonde Ale has a slightly hazy golden amber hue. The head is full and fluffy. The finish is crisp, backed by a touch of spice and hops. The aroma is a bit grassy with a hint of lemon fruitiness from the lemon peel. The taste is lightly malty, rounded by honey malt sweetness. Iron Throne Blonde Ale is 6.5% ABV.

Take the Black Stout is deep black in hue, with a full tan head. Aromas include dark chocolate, caramel malt, earthy hops, and a touch of fruitiness. Tastes include chocolate, dark coffee, and rich malt character. The beer has light, balanced roastiness aroma and taste. The clean hop bitterness converges with a slight woody character and spiciness. The finish offers sweet malt character giving way to spicy, earthy, hop bitterness. Take the Black Stout is 7.0% ABV.

The two beers will be available nationally in late September on draft, in 750ml bottles, and also in limited edition gift packs featuring a bottle of each beer plus a newly designed glass featuring the Ommegang and Game of Thrones logos in gold. Suggested retail price for the individual bottles is $9.99 and $22.99 for the gift pack. Brewery Ommegang’s beer finder will show retail and bar locations by zip code when the beers come to market.

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