Tuesday, September 29, 2015

National Coffee Day Made Easy with Touch Beverages


Today is National Coffee Day!

We celebrated here by brewing up some single servings of L.A. Coffee in our new Touch T414S coffee brewer. Not only is the Touch fully compatible with ANY portion pack or K-Cup, it is also faster, quieter and more energy efficient!

The brewer is perfect for our house because we can each customize our cup of coffee. It offers five cup sizes (6, 8, 10, 12 or 14 ounces) and three brew strengths (mild medium or bold)

L.A. Coffee, which is Touch Coffee’s own brand of coffee with re-engineered XBold cup capsules. The XBold Cups have a larger capacity than most K-cups, allowing up to 30% more coffee per capsule. They also feature patent-pending Flavor Grooves, which swirl coffee grinds during the brewing process to extract the bold coffee flavor.

My favorite flavor is Pacific Sunrise, a light roast with a sweet, soothing flavor. I set the brewer on medium and it quickly makes a piping hot cup of coffee at the ideal temperature of between 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit!

This is an all around great brewer that makes an awesome coffee-house quality cup of joe. I would definitely recommend the Touch T414S to anyone who is shopping around for a single-serve coffee system.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sun BrewFest 2015

brewfestIt’s almost time for my husband and I to celebrate our “seven year itch” anniversary! Ever since our 4th anniversary, we have celebrated at Mohegan Sun’s annual Sun Brewfest. (Which is conveniently always on our anniversary weekend.) It is something we look forward to all year and we really love the awesome time spent together!

Each year keeps getting better and better – I can’t wait to go this year!


Ch-ch-check out the press release below to see what they have in store this year:

Fourth Annual Sun BrewFest Returns

Hosted by Chef Brian Duffy featuring Microbrews, craft beers, and more!

Uncasville, CT (August 20, 2015) – Sun BrewFest, hosted by Chef Brian Duffy, returns to Mohegan Sun on Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th featuring with a variety of finely crafted brews including Yuengling, Two Roads, Wachusett Brewing and more! Treat yourself to a weekend of trivia, cornhole and beer tasting capped off by the exceptional Sunday BrewBrunch.

Beer Trivia Night

The Sun BrewFest fun begins on Friday night during a special beer themed trivia night inside the Uncas Ballroom. Gather your friends and tap into your brew knowledge for just $20.00 per person. Tickets are available through Mohegan Sun Box Office or at the door and include entry plus one free beer. A cash bar will also be open throughout the night.

Saturday Tasting Sessions

Introduce your tastebuds to 200 of the best beers around during one of the two tasting sessions on Saturday, October 3rd. Explore a wide variety of breweries pouring out 2 ounce samples of their favorite beers for guests to enjoy in souvenir, mini pilsner glasses. Try and find your favorite as you taste your way through Craft Beers, Microbrews, Imports, Domestics and ciders. The DC Project Band keeps the entertainment going all day long inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.

Tickets to the tasting sessions are $25.00 each. The first session runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and the second session runs from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.


The fun continues to flow on Sunday during a new and improved BrewBrunch sponsored by Goose Island and Absolut from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The BrewBrunch, inside Todd English’s Tuscany, features an array of delicious brunch items, some with a BrewFest twist! Sip on champagne, toast with Goose Island or create your very own signature Bloody Mary at the Absolut Blood Mary bar to round out your brew-filled

Tickets to the BrewBrunch are $42.00 each and include all food and one sponsored drink(a beer, bloody mary or glass of champagne). Reservations for BrewBrunch are to be made through Todd English’s Tuscany.

Cornhole Tournament

Enjoy a beer and toss some bags at the Sun BrewFest Cornhole Tournament! Choose your partney wisely and head to the Sun BrewFest site to register. Buy in to the Cornhole Tournament is $100.00 and includes entry to BrewFest tasting session of your choice plus an exclusive VIP tasting hour.

Sun BrewFest Special Offers

Make the most of your Sun BrewFest experience and gain access into the exclusive “Fanatics Hour”! For just $40.00 you can enjoy an extra hour and sample your favorite brews before the main doors open. This package also includes entry to Sesson 1 on Saturday.

You enjoy the beer, UBER will take care of the ride! New UBER users can sign up and enter the promo code: SunBrewfest for $20 off their first ride during Sun BrewFest weekend. Users can also sign up here.

Show your Sun BrewFest ticket or wristband when signing up for a Momentum Card and receive $25.00 Free Slot Play!

Tickets for Sun BrewFest go on sale Friday, August 21st at 10:00am at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. A portion of all ticket prices will go to the Channel 3 Kids Camp. Tickets will be required for entry to all events. All guests in attendance must be 21+. 

For the most up-to-date information and a list of brewers participating in Sun BrewFest, please visit sunbrewfest.com.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Friday, March 27, 2015

New England Brewfest Announces Partnership with Life is Good Playmakers and Loon Mountain Resort



This 11th annual event held at the BaseCamp of the White Mountains in Lincoln-Woodstock, NH makes a bold move to Loon Mountain Resort and introduces more festivities to achieve the title of “Ultimate Craft Beer Weekend.”


Lincoln, NH (PRWEB) March 27, 2015

The 11th Annual New England Brewfest, produced by the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, will be moving to Loon Mountain Resort to host the “ultimate craft beer weekend” in the White Mountains. After outgrowing its space in North Woodstock, NH and most recently at the Lincoln Village Shops on Main Street in Lincoln, NH, organizers have decided that a new venue for Saturday Night: ON TAP, the signature social and tasting event of the weekend, would be a welcome change for the nearly 4000 attendees that have loyally been to the New England Brewfest for the past 10 years.

“Moving to Loon is just one of the many changes to our Brewfest weekend this year” notes Executive Producer, Alyssa Yolda. “Last year we expanded from a single tasting and social event to a full-on weekend of craft beer fun. The response was tremendous. This year, we are partnering with the Life Is Good Playmakers to raise money for their foundation, all while attendees enjoy a weekend filled with educational and social events celebrating all that we love about craft beer.”

Dubbed the “Ultimate Craft Beer Weekend”, the New England Brewfest is a 3-day immersion in the growing craft beer culture. The event weekend starts on Friday, June 26th with a bus tour of Northern NH’s micro-breweries and finishes the day with a train tour of food and beer, aboard the CafĂ© Lafayette Dinner Train. Saturday, June 27th is marked by an educational series focusing on the beer craft and giving attendees an academic edge to their pallets. Saturday Night: ON TAP is the big social beer tasting party at Loon Mountain Resort. With over 30 breweries, 100 craft beer varieties, 20 beer-a-phanalia vendors, 3 regional bands, 4000 attendees in an idyllic setting in the White Mountains, it is no wonder that this event has grown to anchor the summer festivities in what is becoming known as the BaseCamp of the White Mountains. Sunday, the New Hampshire craft beer documentary, “Brew NH” will premiere at the famed Jeans Playhouse in Lincoln to wrap up the weekend.

We’re also thrilled to announce that the Life Is Good Playmakers will be the event’s official charity partner. As the non-profit side of the Life is good Company, The Playmakers work to spread the power of optimism by helping children overcome toxic stress and trauma. They offer comprehensive support to frontline professionals - such as teachers, social workers and child life specialists - who devote their careers to making life-changing relationships with children growing up amidst poverty, violence, and illness.

“The Playmakers are thrilled to work with the Lincoln-Woodstock community” stated Rich Cremin, owner of Life Is Good, the New England based apparel company with a social mission to help you feel and do good. “Raising money for our foundation while we drink local beer is a no brainer, a win-win all around.”

Although the name of the weekend implies a ‘perfect getaway for couples or adult friends’, it’s also a family affair. Throughout the weekend, kids’ activities are planned around the region to entertain the little ones. Friday, June 26th, the Whales Tale Waterpark in Lincoln, NH is also partnering with the Life Is Good Playmakers to raise money at the Life Is Good Summer Kickoff at Whales Tale Waterpark . At Brewfest HQ, the Loon Mountain Resort staff and the Playmakers will be entertaining our young ones, adding to the family festivities.

All across the region, other fundraising opportunities for the Playmakers Foundation are cropping up. As information is gathered, it is communicated on the New England Brewfest Website, http://www.nebrewfest.com and Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/nebrewfest. Fundraising commences with the ticket sales launch on March 30th.

For more information on the New England Brewfest Weekend and its partners, visit the following websites or call the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce at 603-745-6621.
http://www.nebrewfest.com - Official New England Brewfest website.
http://www.loonmtn.com - Official Loon Mountain Resort website
http://content.lifeisgood.com/playmakers - Life Is Good Playmakers
http://www.lifeisgood.com – Official Life is Good website.
http://www.whalestalewaterpark.net – Official Whales Tale Waterpark website.
http://www.lincolnwoodstock.com – BaseCamp of the White Mountains, Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce website.

The Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce is the tourism destination marketing organization for the region serving over 200 members in the towns of Lincoln, Woodstock, Franconia & Sugar Hill, NH.

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