American Beer Day: Chill Sticks & Reese’s Pieces
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” — Benjamin Franklin
Now that Hundred Dollar Ben has your attention, let Marcus (aka me) tell you what time it is… it’s time to celebrate! What are we celebrating, you ask? Well today, Oct. 27, is National American Beer Day!
Take a moment today to celebrate the fantastic brews manufactured right here on US soil. Whether you choose a classic from Milwaukee, Denver, or St. Louis, or indulge in a craft beer from a local brewery, this is the day to celebrate a cold one with a cold one.
Now, I’m sure you’re asking yourself, why is Cork Genius talking to me about beer? Well, as much as we enjoy our vino, we know that wine time isn’t ALL the time. So, for our wine-steins that love beer, we proudly present our Genius Beer Chill Stick! An innovative way to instantly chill your room temperature beer. I’ll let the features speak for themselves:
KEEP COOL: Keep your drink fresh and frosty with these chilling rods that keep beer cold for hours after only 45 minutes in the freezer
ALWAYS READY: Keep your chilling sticks in the freezer so they’re always ready to cool your beverages down
NO LEAKS: The tight rubber seal ensures you can enjoy beer spill free and pours freely through the flow holes
BOTTLE COMPATIBLE: Compatible with all standard sized beer bottles; easy to clean and compact for easy storage
STAINLESS STEEL: Made with durable dishwasher safe stainless steel; USDA approved food safe, BPA free, and non-toxic
Head on over to our Chill Stick page and pick up a few for you and your beer buddies! They make great stocking stuffers too! I’m just saying, it’s never too early to plan ahead. Seriously.
Beer is big business in America, if you didn’t know, and yet beer consumption is actually down, as millennials are apparently migrating to wine and mixed drinks. (Hooray for Cork Genius!)
But even the late, great Michael Jackson recognized beer’s economic impact when he stated,
“Beer culture is a part of the world of food and drink. It’s not just a commodity in cans and bottles but has a value as an agricultural product with good ingredients.”
The King of Pop, indeed.
No pun intended.
Oh, before I forget, In honor of my Cork Genius teammates who put together some interesting Halloween candy & wine pairings this week for Carefully Curated, I put together one my own. Check it out below:
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple & Reese’s Pieces
As a kid, one of my favorite snacks was apple slices dipped in peanut butter. Now, I think I’ve found the adult equivalent to this childhood treat: Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider & Reese’s Pieces!
Angry Orchard’s biting-into-a-fresh-apple taste combined with the creamy, deliciousness of Reese’s Pieces’ milk chocolate and peanut butter instantly remind you of being a kid. Angry Orchard ‘s balance of sweetness and bright acidity act as a palate cleanser after each bite of these candy-coated delights.
Enjoy at your own risk!
This pic above is from our social team, who made s’mores out the Reese’s pieces cause they love an excuse to dance battle in the kitchen and call it ‘working’. See how it turned out here on Instagram and TikTok and let them know what you think!
So, pop a bottle, crack open a can or put a tall glass up under your favorite tap and let’s salute our home-grown breweries on this American Beer Day! But if you wanted to observe it on any other day, who are we to judge? Enjoy!