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Beachbum Berry's Potions of the Caribbean, released Dec. 2013
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-12-04 04:06 am   Permalink

A nice article:

http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2013/12/jeff_beachbum_berry_tackles_50.html


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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2013-12-04 08:16 am   Permalink

Truly exciting to read that Jeff is finally going to open his own Tiki Bar!

 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-12-04 08:32 am   Permalink

I'm calling for a group road-trip to New Orleans in 2014. Maybe Jeff's bar will be open in time for Mardi Gras? That's always a helluva good time to be in New Orleans!

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2013-12-07 12:26 am   Permalink

I've heard that a lease could be signed by the end of the year, which could get things moving quickly.

Check out the latest info, plus a comprehensive preview of the book on The Atomic Grog:

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2013/12/07/beachbum-berrys-potions-of-the-caribbean-cruises-back-to-the-birthplace-of-tiki-cocktails/

I cover the new bar, plus lots of other topics including photos and recipes from all of the Bum's symposiums on Caribbean cocktails over the past five years.




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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-12-07 08:34 am   Permalink

Jim, when is YOUR book about the Tiki Cocktail revival coming out !? You are writing it, as one can see!

 
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arriano
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Posted: 2013-12-11 09:02 am   Permalink

Is it just me, or does $40 seem like a lot for this book?



 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2013-12-11 10:28 am   Permalink

Compared to Jeff's other books yes this seems high, but it's git a significantly higher page count than the earlier books. Wish we didn 't have to pay a hardcover price, but I assume I will get years of enjoyment from this book like I have the others, so I guess it's ok.

The book is actually the only thing I put on my Christmas list. My wife gets really mad when I buy something for myself right before Christmas so I am now waiting impatiently before I get my copy.


 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2013-12-11 10:57 am   Permalink

On my list too. Waiting patiently...

 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-12-11 11:28 am   Permalink

With regard to the price of the book, we may be helping Jeff crack the nut required to open his new bar in New Orleans. Looking at it that way, it's kinda cool to be able to indirectly help him achieve one of his dreams. It may be a while before we see the price come down. I'm sure the content is stellar and I look forward to owning a copy someday. Must add it to my wish list, I'm in the same boat in that I tend to buy cool stuff for myself at Christmas and deprive friends and family of the opportunity.
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Kon-Hemsby
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2013-12-12 05:42 am   Permalink

C'mon Santa!

 
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Kill Devil
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From: Chicago
Posted: 2013-12-12 06:24 am   Permalink

I bet it's worth every dime, as are all his books! He's doing the Lord's work.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-12-12 06:33 am   Permalink

Amen to that!

 
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djmont
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From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2013-12-12 07:24 am   Permalink

The costs of producing a book like this -- which is so lavishly illustrated -- are high. Add to that the years he spent working on it... The man deserves to be paid for his time! I'm happy to spend $40 on his book. Hell, you'd spend that much on a bottle of rum -- and this will last a lot longer!
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OceaOtica
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2013-12-12 09:31 am   Permalink

Potions is being published by Cocktail Kingdom, who does lavish re editions of early cocktail guides. The printing quality and binding alone will make this worth it, not counting the fact that the Bum has been putting a huge amount of time into this book for the last 2 1/2 or so years.
This release will match in quality the depth of work thats inside.
Cant wait to get a copy!


 
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koopkooper
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Posted: 2013-12-14 2:32 pm   Permalink

Hey guys, I did an interview with Jeff this week about his book...you might dig it


Cocktail Nation 294 Potions of The Caribbean with Jeff Beachbum Berry

Jeff Beachbum Berry has got a brand new book out that will blow your mind about the history of tiki drinks. For those in Los Angeles I have a very cool hang out for you plus a very groovy newsletter to sign up for which I can guarantee you won't regret when it drops into your inbox each week.

www.cocktailnation.podbean.com






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