From the Fully Booked Blog: Co-creator of The Walking Dead, Charlie Adlard answers questions like “Which character can’t you wait to kill off?” And “Describe Robert Kirkman in 3 words.” We also took the opportunity to do a geek culture face-off with Adlard. Thanks for visiting Manila, Charlie!
Ever wonder how craft beer is, well, crafted?
Manila-based Craftpoint Brewing Co. recently set up their brewery at the EDSA Beverage Design Studio. Using their new equipment, owners Marvin and Aldous worked on the first batch of their new signature drink, pluckily called Liberation!
In case you haven’t yet been acquainted, on the left is a bottle of Liberation! Revolutionary Pale Ale, and on the right is a fresh barrel of Liberation! sitting in the fermenter, waiting for bottling day.
We snapped some shots of the action, from millin’ to chillin.’
View the rest of the photos on the Angkas Journal at http://www.angkas.com/beer/freedom-fizzer-craftpoint-brewing-co-bottles-liberation/
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But what about all that leftover peel?
Jericson Co, head of the bar program at Edsa Beverage Design Studio’s retail lab, asked himself that question when he was getting a huge shipment of citrus for his craft cocktail bar in Makati.
“They were delivering a bunch every week,” said Jeco, as he’s known on the lab floor. ”We had so much lemon skin, so we had to find a way to make use of it.”
The cocktail connoisseur (a true fan of the speakeasy scene in New York) then thought of making Lemon ‘Oleo Saccharum.’
Oleo saccharum, literally translated, means ‘oil sugar’. Concocted by gentleman bartenders in the 1800s, it’s a way to put a more elegant twist to cocktails.
Read how to make your own on the Angkas Journal at http://www.angkas.com/cocktails/how-to-make-lemon-oil-for-your-craft-cocktails-a-k-a-oleo-saccharum/
“There are only three coffees in the world that are ‘R’ certified. And all three happen to be from our farm.”
Meet Nishant Gurjer, managing partner of Kaapi Royale and Sethuraman Estate, an enterprise that produces the finest Robusta in the world out of the sensitive biological hotspot that is Southwest India. “The fact of the matter remains that coffee is probably in my blood,” he continues. “I’m a sixth generation coffee grower, and my forefathers have been cultivating coffee for more than 200 years. And with great pride—it’s one of the few non-British coffee farms in India. It was opened by Indian pioneers, and we’ve carried on the tradition.”
Read the rest on the Angkas Journal at http://www.angkas.com/feature/robustas-rockstar-a-conversation-with-kaapi-royale/
So this is exciting.
This is the EDSA Beverage Design Studio, home of EDSA Beverage Design Group (EDSA-BDG) and soon to be home to HoneycombCommunities as well.
The 2-storey campus will not only feature a public coffee & cocktails bar, but also a microbrewery, hot & cold labs, a coffee roastery, and a coworking space. The various sections of the campus are going to be run by EDSA-BDG’s different collaborators, with the coworking space run by us at HoneycombCommunities. So that’s also where we’ll be holding office too starting in April (fingers-crossed!)
The other night, we opened up the campus to the public for the first time during the first ever Throwdown Thursday, an event designed to foster community, encourage friendly competition, and raise the bar for the local beverage industry. This first Throwdown was a latte art and coffee brewing competition. Really, it was an opportunity to give a preview of the energy that this space will be bringing to the local and regional F&B culture.
And of course, it was the first time when the entire EDSA Team and all the collaborators gathered in the same room. It was awesome to finally meet the folks from Kalsada Coffee, Craftpoint, Dissident, etc. who we’ll be spending so much time with moving forward. Here’s a photo of all of us from The Curator’s Instagram feed.
From www.carlosandveronica.net — In 2011, childhood friends Isel Garcia and Kayo Cosio took 2 days to write and shoot this little run-and-gun short film. This was in the days leading up to Isel’s departure from Manila to live in New York City.
The piece was intended to reflect the sentiments that the two had towards the changes that were happening in their respective lives. But it also ended up serving as a sort of visual love-letter to Manila and the people who they love in it.
Though all photography was completed in 2011, the footage was stored while Isel left, finished her course in SLC and graduated with pride. We have chosen to release it now — two and a half years later — in celebration of her journey, as she returns home to Manila for Christmas.
Welcome back, Isel. We are excited to hear the stories you have to tell.
Directed by Kayo Cosio.