With Beyoncé rumoured to be following her show-stopping appearance at the GRAMMYs with a headline appearance at the Brits, organisers have been stocking up on the celebrities’ favourite, Skinny V, to keep Beyoncé and co. refreshed and hydrated between performances. You won’t find the stars’ new cult favourite health drink on supermarket shelves or at most bars. It’s sold at only the most exclusive clubs and at selected six star hotels and, of course, flown in to events like the Brits when the stars need to look and feel their best.
Skinny V is available in five flavours including the popular ‘Skinny Berry’ and as well as being popular with health-conscious celebs who drink it alone as a health drink, it’s also popular at the stars’ favourite bars as a mixer, providing the perfect accompaniment to the world’s finest vodkas. At present, Skinny V’s manufacturers are keeping its distribution ultra-exclusive, focusing on serving their celebrity clientele, but like most celebrity trends, it’s surely only a matter of time before this Hollywood health obsession filters through to the mainstream. Watch this space for news on where to find Skinny V in Manchester!
California brewer Ruhstaller is launching in the UK with a full range and variety of 5 beers, The Sauce, Capt, Gilt Edged, Hop Sac, and 1881. The products will be available from March 1st.
Ruhstaller was originally founded in Sacramento in 1881 by Captain Frank Ruhstaller, California’s premier pioneer brewer. Today Ruhstaller honors the Captain’s legacy by partnering with local hop and barley farmers to grow the finest ingredients for its California Grown beers.
The third Whiskey in Highlands Park's Valhalla range has been released. Freya, named after the Norse goddess of love is a 15 year old malt whisky which offers a white chocolate aroma, fresh tropical fruitiness and a gentle sweet smokiness. Freya joins Thor (the god of Thunder) and Loki (the god of fire) in the Valhalla collection
The end of January saw an interesting invite by Pie & Ale from Bakerie land on the ManchesterBars.Com desk, one which we couldn’t turn down, despite it filling us with fear, excitement and questions all at the same time! They wanted us to not only attend, but participate in the first ever Hot Pie Competition on Monday 3 rd February; a challenge which was sure to test even the biggest eater at Manchesterbars.com!
The challenge, should we choose to accept it; to eat 3 freshly baked, piping hot pies served with 3 sides in under 10 minutes. That’s almost 4lb of food. Choose to accept it? Why wouldn’t we, since Bakerie offer the most amazing pies, all made fresh in-house with a gravy good enough to drink by the pint. But 3 of those big piping hot pies, plus sides, in under 10 minutes? Is that even possible? Nobody in the office knew the answer, but not to be put off we got down the important business of deciding who should defend our honour in this pie eating feat...... click here to read more
Skinny V; a zero-calorie, zero-carb and sugar-free soft drink enhanced purely by natural and essential vitamins, will soon to be available throughout the UK at selected bars and restaurants including Australasia, Manchester House and Cloud 23 in Manchester. Skinny V is sweetened by the revolutionary Stevia plant, will be available in various flavours and is taking the world by storm as the ultimate cocktail addition or a soft drink in its own right. Ian Minton, MD of Skinny Drinks Enterprises stated “As a type one diabetic it was increasingly hard for me to find a suitable drink on a night out. My choices were so limited that it became a challenge to go out and enjoy myself. Any drink I found would be laden with hidden additives and a ridiculous amount of calories, which wasn’t ideal when following a healthy lifestyle. This all became my driving force to create this healthy alternative for myself and others like me who are diabetic, want to be healthy or simply want a change. Skinny V is for everyone”.
Bury rockers Elbow are launching a second beer, following last Summer's successful 'Build a Rocket Boys'. The 4% AVB 'Charge', will be brewed by Marstons, and is described as being 'a classic, easy drinking Pale Ale'.
Rock and Roll legends Status Quo are launching a beer in collaboration with Wychwood Brewery. Piledriver, a 4.3% ABV beer takes its name from the band's fifth album, and will be a 'traditional malty amber ale balanced with a bold fruity hop character'. Piedriver is expected to be rolled out in Wetherspoons Pubs from 17th February 2014.
O'Neill's is urging drinkers to join a petition which is calling for St Patrick's day to be made into a national holiday in England. The popular Irish themed pub chain is hoping to attract 100,000 signatures, and hence force a debate on the matter in Parliament . ~ 28 Feb 2014
Looks like the former Hard Rock Casino unit at The Printworks will finally be re-let this year. A new planning application is now online for change of use, to a Nightclub & café bar. ~ 26 Feb 2014
Old Trafford pre match drinking favour, The Trafford, has gone up for sale for £265, so a week's salary for Mr Rooney. Turnover is said to be over £600k a year, and the property also houses a 2 bed flat, and 5 B&B rooms for hire. ~ 20 Feb 2014
Dunham Porter, brewed by Dunham Massey Brewery, has been voted by CAMRA as the best porter in the country. Dunham Massey owner John Costello commented "We're made up. We are a relatively new brewery who love making traditional styles like porters, milds and stouts, and I thought our porter would do well but I can’t believe we’ve won overall Champion. I’m over the moon. The CAMRA awards mean everything to us. It’s the highest accolade a dark beer can earn.” ~ 20 Feb 2014
The final bartenders have been announced for the prestigious Diageo Reserve World Class event. Manchester's own Dan Berger from The Midland Hotel's Mr Coopers, features in the esteemed lineup. ~ 26 Jan 2014