CULINARY OCCASIONS
Zeppelin Hall's Annual Sausage Fest



Are YOU a sausage enthusiast? Does your sausage enthusiasm sometimes shock your friends and family?

Then we have the perfect place for you! From Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 20th, Zeppelin Hall is holding their Annual Sausage Fest! The event is a great place for you to bring those friends and fill them up with sausage! Stop snickering.

What: Zeppelin Hall’s Annual Sausage Festival

When: Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 20th

Where: Zeppelin Hall Restaurant & Biergarten, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ

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Upcoming: Five Boro Craft Beer Fest

If you thought you got your fill of craft beer at New York Craft Beer Week, think again. The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest is quickly approaching, and all you brew-heads (especially the locavores among you) should take notice.

What’s The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest, you might ask? In essence, it’s a celebration of the five boroughs’ sudsy bounty. Thirty-three breweries from Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and The Bronx will be gathering together to display their beautiful wares, alongside paired snacks from five awesome local eateries (namely, Bill’s Balls, Brooklyn Wok Shop, Asiadog, Bite Size Kitchen, and BeeHive Oven.)

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Weekend Pick: The DC Beer Festival at Nationals Park

Come down to Nationals Park and celebrate the joy of beer with a crowd of other brew fanatics at the DC Beer Festival. A huge variety of brewers will be present, ranging from Goose Island and Red Hook to Narragansett and Shock Top. In total, there will be sixty brewers offering 120 different beers, with an emphasis on seasonal, local and unusual offerings, and you can check out the full list here. There will also be events, music and food, to offer a bit of a break from the unending offerings of lager and ale.

LIFESTYLE
The Internet's Greatest Game of Thrones Merch

1. The Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer, $6 and up

In addition to the Iron Throne and Take the Black Stout releases, Ommegang just added Fire and Blood, in honor of Danaerys' three dragon babies. Each beer has one scaly beast randomly selected for the label, but the hops and chili flavor will have every fan breathing fire.

2. A Feast of Ice and Fire, $13.99

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: First Saturdays at Bottle Bar East

First Saturdays are hip-hop night at Bottle Bar East. DJ Haveboard shares his knowledge of the best old and new hip-hop from ten to two.

If you love hip-hop and beer, this is the perfect excuse to discover or further explore Bottle Bar East’s extensive beer menu. These are clearly guys who love beer and their beer selection is unusual, thoughtful and – most importantly – delicious.

There are also duck confit strudel, bison burgers, and cheeses with beer pairings picked out to sustain your night of partying.

When: Saturday, April 5th, from 10pm to 2am

Where: Bottle Bar East, 1308 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia PA

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Weekend Pick: 5th Annual Meatball Slapdown at Brooklyn Brewery

When: Thursday, April 3rd, 7pm

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Maker's Mark Tasting At Morton's The Steakhouse

Everyone has their drink of choice. Beer, vodka, rum, tequila, whiskey, the list goes on and on. For some people, especially those with particularly patriotic sensibilities, drinking whiskey is their duty, and Maker's Mark has been more than happy to serve it's particular brand of bourbon to the American masses over the years. While it might seem like common knowledge to know that bourbon is in fact a type of whiskey, do you know what makes regular whiskey into a delicious bourbon like Maker's Mark? We were just as curious, so we decided to go straight to the source to get answers and attended a special Maker's Mark tasting event at Morton's The Steakhouse in downtown New York City.

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Weekend Pick: 2014 Chicago Beer Festival at Union Station

Admission is $40, and tickets are only available online. If you plan on eating, drinking, and playing at the festival until you're just drunk enough, the Chicago Beer Festival has partnered with Uber to get you there or back home for free. Just use the code CHIBEERFEST14 to get up to $25 off your first ride.

What: 2014 Chicago Beer Festival at Union Station

When: Saturday, March 22nd, 1pm

Where: Union Station, 210 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL

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