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  • Beer Department: What the Heck is Dry Hop Creep

    Okay everyone, in an effort raise awareness on a serious brewing issue that’s becoming more and more widespread, we’re going to have to head down the rabbit hole of beer geekiness. To those who are unprepared for such nerdy travels, you might want to turn back now. But for the rest of you, those of you seeking far more knowledge about beer that will ever be useful in any practical sense, please join me on this beer-soaked journey.

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle: Maple

    What can we say about maple syrup? Without it, pancakes would be inedible, children’s’ hands wouldn’t be mysteriously sticky, and the world would be a much less interesting place. We wouldn’t have those delightfully molded maple candies, bacon would be slightly less magnificent, and baked bean brands around the nation would suffer. All in all, maple syrup is the bee’s knees (or, rather, the tree’s squeeze), which is why our Discoveries at the Jungle feature for November is Maple!

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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 October 2018

    • Posted: 10/31/2018
    • Categories: Wine

     

    There is so much to be said about California Pinot Noir, from its cooler climates of Santa Barbara County. Sonoma County and even Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, it is a special kind of Pinot Noir, immortalized as a supporting actor in the indie movie Sideways, it is antagonist and muse for many unwritten romances of tomorrow. Come fall in love with this grape from the Golden State and pair it with the holidays.

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks November 2018

    • Posted: 10/26/2018
    • Categories: Wine

     

    Thanksgiving is always a treat around here, obviously. Being sequestered inside this great grocery store of ours, we are always plotting what wine to go with what meal. So Thanksgiving tends to be our Christmas, Birthday and all other gustatory holidays rolled up into one delicious dish. Our experts have hunkered down to the table to pull out some of our latest favorites.

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated October 2018

     

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks November 2018

     

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  • Your Guide to Apple Season at Jungle Jim’s

    • Posted: 10/12/2018
    • Categories: Produce

    Autumn is here and with it comes a wealth of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The most popular fruit now in season is, of course, the apple! Many people look forward to October because it’s a great month for picking apples, baking apple pies, or making fresh apple cider, all of which are treasured fall traditions shared by many. However, with the wide array of apple variants and relatively little explanation as to their differences, shopping for apples can be stupefying!

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  • 5 Unique Ways To Eat Apples This October

    Fall is finally here, bringing with it a wealth of fun seasonal activities. Among our favorites are cooking, eating (of course!), and apple picking! That’s why we’ve chosen Apple as our Discoveries at the Jungle theme for this October. A quintessential fall flavor, apples are a standard fall treat, mostly eaten raw or used for apple pies, apple cider, or caramel apples. You know, all the normal stuff. There’s just one problem… at Jungle Jim’s,

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  • American Cheese Month at the Cheese Shop

    In the United States, we take pride in many beloved traditions that originated in other countries. Pizza came from Italy. Fancy cars come from Germany, where the highway was invented. Even democracy, and its ideals that we hold so dearly, originated in Athens and is fundamentally rooted in Ancient Grecian philosophies. Nowadays, we call many of these things American. We have Chicago-style pizza, Ford trucks, and American democracy. All of these things are now regarded as quintessentially American and are evidence of our tendency,

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  • Beer Department: 5 Things You Might Not Know About Beer

    I must admit, I’m usually averse to these sorts of lists that tend to dominate the virtual realm of the almighty Internet. I typically prefer more in-depth articles. Since I’m about to head on vacation, however, I find myself in the mood for some lighter writing (and reading) and I’m hoping you find yourself in a similar mood. Read on for 5 fun facts about beer that will make you sound way smarter at your next party.

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