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Published on March 11th, 2013 | by Greg


NY Mouth: Grin And Beer It This St. Patrick’s Day

We’re big fans of holidays- especially when the holiday revolves around parades and safe consumption of alcoholic beverages. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up shortly- this weekend in fact. And on Sunday, March 17th 2013, we hope you’ll enjoy the Irish festivities. Remember that the big annual parade is being held on Saturday instead, starting at around 11 AM. But you’re such a big fan of beer that you’d like it in various food as well- or if you don’t like it that much, but simply want to hop on the bandwagon- then today’s gift bag is for you.

Specialty indie food group extraordinaire NY Mouth has a perfect gift bag: Grin and Beer It. We previously checked in with them, after trying their delightful Autumn in New York sampler. This time around, they’ve chosen a completely different group of local companies that use brews in their treats. At $55, and nicely packaged, it’s a perfect gift for an officemate, or just the thing to help you celebrate Spring. As they say: “Beer pickles? Check. Beer-y pretzels? Check. And you cannot even talk about beer (or Ireland) without a nod to Guinness, so we’ve included Wondermade’s genius Guinness marshmallows. All beer, all the time. Zero hangover.”

We loved the aforementioned marshmallows and Beer Caramel pretzels from Roni-Sue, and the pickles as well (Hop-Pickle from Brooklyn Brine). The Spiced Beer Jelly from Brooklyn Anarchy took us by surprise, and earned rave reviews from testers, who sampled it on top of the mild but decent set of crackers (Flats from Daelia’s, Biscuit Crackers from American Vintage). And if that wasn’t enough, the Pale Ale Beef Jerky from Slant Shack is certainly a perfect pairing (it sounded slightly better than it was, sadly). And finally, if you’d like a little Italian twist, the Sfoglini Pale Ale Radiators Pasta was just crazy enough to work- though we wish there was a beer-based pasta sauce that would make a great topping. It’s hearty and savory, with just a little sweetness, and a lovely distinctive color and shape.

This bag, along with many others, is available (seasonally) from NY Mouth. Taste some of NY’s best, without having to shop all over the city.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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