The TauBu Girls want to know - How will you celebrate Independence Day?
Tomorrow is Independence Day – the day Americans celebrate telling British royalty to kiss their collective rear ends, sailing across the ocean and starting their own country. It doesn’t get much more politically taboo than that. How will you celebrate?
TauBu Girl Diamond is hitting the beach. TauBu Girl Jolyne is throwing a huge picnic party for family, friends and military members in her area. TauBu Girl Megan is taking part in an Independence Day parade. And TauBu Girl Yashira is holding a patriotic movie marathon via a huge screen set up in her back yard.
Of course, they’ll be serving up lots of ice cold TauBu beer with their barbecue, burgers, hot dogs and apple pie and settling in for fireworks shows come nightfall.
How do you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July? Post your plans on the TauBu Facebook fan page.
Where are you spending Spring Break 2012? The TauBu Girls have a few suggestions.
Hey, spring breakers – Where are you spending your seven days of drinking and debauchery? The TauBu Girls have a few favorite spring break spots and all of them are easily accessible via travel companies like StudentCity that specialize in spring break and summer trips.
Cancun: TauBu Girl Anna loves the beach and party scenes. And nowhere do those two combine better than in Cancun, Mexico. You’ll always see a celebrity of some sort partying down with spring breakers at a Cancun day party, and the local nightlife is legendary. Tours of the Cancun Jungle and the Mayan ruins are plus if you’re inclined to get a little culture in, too.
Australia: TauBu Girl Aubrey has been surfing since she was six years old and currently lives in Hawaii where she rides the waves on boards she shapes herself. But any well traveled surfer will tell you it’s hard to beat the waves Down Under. And the Aussies are all too willing to guide you on backpack tours, allowing you to get up close and personal with Aboriginal culture and Outback wildlife.
South Africa: TauBu Girl Yashira is definitely the adventuresome type. But she’s got a heart of gold, too, so she loves to work volunteer opportunities into her exotic travels. Her idea of the perfect spring break trip is a week working with the resident elephants and lions at a big game reserve and sanctuary in South Africa with a few culture and nightlife excursions to Cape Town.
French Alps: For those who prefer ski suits to swimsuits and riding the slopes over riding the waves, a trip to the French Alps during Spring Break season is the ultimate. TauBu Girl Ginny loves to hit the European slopes, known worldwide for some crazy steep downhill rides. Dozens of resorts offer ski excursions for all skill levels, plus a pulsing nightlife.
Las Vegas: TauBu Girl Jolyne loves to spend her spring breaks right here in the Good Ol’ USA. And by that, we mean Vegas, baby. Swanky penthouse suites, celebrity pool parties, nonstop nightlife and all-day gambling make for an exhaustingly fun trip. Just don’t get caught across the poker table from her. Turns out our sweet Jolyne is quite the card shark. You’ll lose your shirt, no doubt.
Don your sexiest Santa-esque suit and head out for SantaCon - the tabooest of Christmas parties.
Forget the gingerbread cookies and apple cider at Grandma’s house. The real Christmas partying (no offense, Granny) is at SantaCon – coming to a city near you. It was TauBu Girl Jolyne who turned us on to this annual gathering of thousands of jolly revelers decked out in their sexiest (or craziest) Santa-esque getups mingling, caroling and bar crawling. And we love it!
SantaCon events are scheduled each year in locations throughout the U.S. and around the world. Unless explicitly noted, this party is for adults only. However, many SantaCons do benefit charities. You might be asked to bring a toy for Toys for Tots or something along those lines, so check the website for details about the SantaCon nearest you.
Don’t see a SantaCon in your area? Well, then start one. Nobody “owns” a SantaCon and there’s no rule about having just one in any particular city. However, do make yourself familiar with the guidelines posted on the SantaCon website. A few top tips and rules:
Santa does not make children cry – on purpose, anyway. Seriously. If you see kids while you’re out and about at a SantaCon event, don’t freak them out. Smile, wave and maybe bring along some small, kid-friendly gifts to hand out. Parents and tourists are a different matter altogether. Adjust your behavior according to their attitude.
Santa dresses for all occasions. Remember, it’s December. Multiple costume layers will allow you to keep warm if you’re outside belting out Christmas carols from the curb, and cool off if you find yourself inside a hot nightclub swinging from a stripper pole. And remember, you don’t have to look just like the storybook Santa or Mrs. Claus. Creative interpretations of Santa-ness, as well as reindeer and sexy little elves are welcome, too.
Watching Santa get buzzed and a little rowdy rocks. Breaking up a drunken Santa fight or babysitting Santa while he vomits in a side alley sucks. Don’t be that Santa. And keep in mind that there is no bail-out fund for incarcerated Santas.
Did you SantaCon this year? If so, we want to see your pics. Post them on the TauBu Facebook fan page and tell us about your craziest SantaCon experience.
In its second year, the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival is South Florida’s largest outdoor culinary affair with four big events happening over the course of two days. The fun starts Friday night with the VIP Dinner Under the Stars from 7-10pm. Seven of South Florida’s top chefs will prepare an unforgettable four-course meal paired with a perfect wine from your chosen region: France, Asia Pacific, South America, Italy, America or Spain (vegan fare and organic Wines available too).
Also on Friday night is the Grand Tasting Launch Party, 7:30-10pm. Nosh on grilled beef kabobs, hors d’ oeuvres, salads, veggie platters, artisan breads, sweet treats and – most importantly – an open wine, beer and spirits bar plus some jammin’ live entertainment.
Saturday’s fun starts with a Jazz Blue Brunch from 10am-noon. Then, be back by 6pm for the Grand Tasting event. Stroll along East Camino Real rubbing elbows with 70 of the region’s best chefs, sampling a selection of the world’s best wines, beers and spirits, taking in live cooking demonstrations, eyeing some great art and dancing.
“If you love to eat and love to drink, this the by far the best event of the year in Boca Raton,” says TauBu Girl Jolyne, a sun-loving Florida gal who happens to be a pretty good gourmet cook herself.
Will you be at the Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival? Be sure to look for the TauBu booth, get a pic with one of the gorgeous TauBu Girls and post ‘em on the TauBu Facebook fan page.
This ain’t your old man’s bass boat on display. We’re talking some of the fastest and largest offshore power boats in the world descending upon the waters off Clearwater Beach. These bad boys are equipped with F-16 jet canopies and hit extreme speeds of up to 180 mph. Add the sometimes rough waters and you’ve got an impossible task for one person. That’s why competing teams are made up of two people – one to control the boat’s steering and a throttleman responsible for operating up to four engines capable of producing more than 6,000 horsepower.
Last year’s event attracted upwards of 65,000 people, including 25,000 people on 2,500 boats lining the beaches of the 2.5 mile race course. And all that high-speed, high-octane fun served a purpose. Several local marine charities focused on providing fun boating and fishing experiences to kids and adults with disabilities or financial constraints.
Are you headed out the races? Keep an eye out. You just may spot one of the TauBu Girls. TauBu Girl Jolyne is a bit of a speed demon herself and TauBu Girl Courtney loves a day at the beach – any beach. Be sure to snap pics and upload them to the TauBu Facebook fan page.
How will you celebrate "Be an Angel Day?" TauBu wants to know!
Each month boasts a list of nationally recognized-but-little known and sometimes odd observations. Makers of TauBu, the best new beer on the market, are loving August’s list of bizarre holidays. Pop the top on a can of your favorite TauBu flavor and make celebratory plans.
Admit You’re Happy Month – We sure are!
National Catfish Month – Check our next blog for a delish TauBu beer-battered catfish recipe.
Peach Month – The next new TauBu flavor, perhaps? See our Facebook fan page wall to vote and comment.
Romance Awareness Month – Shouldn’t every month be Romance Awareness Month?
National Picnic Month – Be sure to pack that cooler with plenty of TauBu Evil Apple, Wicked Punch and Midnite Berry.
This month also has some very interesting daily observations. The TauBu Girls’ favorites?…
TauBu Girl Anna loves National Raspberry Cream Pie Day (Aug. 1) and Wiggle Your Toes Day (Aug. 6). “Dig your toes into the soft beach sand or dangle them in the pool while enjoying a big ole’ slice of raspberry cream pie with a cold Midnite Berry. Yum!”
TauBu Girl Yashira loves the aggressive oddity of Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night (Aug. 8). “Apparently, zucchini ripens so fast that farmers are always stuck with way more than they can possibly cook or sell,” Yashira explains. “So people started sneaking baskets of it onto neighbor’s porches because they literally couldn’t give it away. Actually, I’d rather hide in the bushes with my own basket of zucchini and use it to pelt anyone trying to unload another bushel on me. Great nighttime target practice.”
TauBu Girl Jolyne is a Bad Poetry Day (Aug. 18) champ. “I admit it – I suck at poetry. Another reason I play football.”
TauBu Girl Courtney can’t wait for Be an Angel Day (Aug. 22) and Kiss and Make Up Day (Aug. 25). “I’m an angel every day. Really, I am. Except sometimes, I’ll pick a fight just to get to the kissing and making up part.”
TauBu Girl Lauren is all about Ride the Wind Day (Aug. 23) and Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26). “Last year, I bungee jumped off a bridge. This year, I’m hang gliding off the Makapuu Cliffs in Oahu, Hawaii.”
How are you celebrating this month? Let us know. And make sure to enjoy TauBu – the best new beer – while you’re at it.
Actress Ava Brunini appears in one of three new TauBu TV commercials.
Promoting the new TauBu high ABV beer just got a little more taboo and a whole lot more fun. Earlier this year, we headed to Los Angeles, CA – entertainment capital of the world – to shoot three new TauBu commercials. You can see all of them on the TauBu website’s Videos page or on our YouTube channel.
TauBu Girl Jolyne’s favorite of the three commercials is “Body Count.” It’s set in a swanky resort hotel pool area and artfully shows just how distracting – and dangerous – a beautiful, bikini-clad woman can be to an unassuming maitre d’. Up-and-coming actor Matt Lara plays a sweet-faced waiter whose longing looks land him in middle of the pool. Actress Ava Brunini then marks “another one down,” so to speak, on her leg in lipstick. Catch Brunini on TV again this year in the pilot for “LoveFinder,” a romcom about online dating in Los Angeles; on an episode of the Jerry Springer hosted dating game “Baggage”; and as plaintiff Hillary Sheperd in an episode of “America’s Court with Judge Ross.” And you might recognize Lara from MTV’s “Upfront Edges” promotion.
Another up-and-coming actor Andy Greene stars in TauBu Girl Anna’s favorite, “Stairway to Heaven.” He’s quite the young cad at the breakfast table with Mom and Dad, as a parade of sexy characters from his wild night-before come down the stairs one-by-one.
And TauBu Girl Yashira loves “Good Morning,” a silent, not-so-subtle suggestion of how one lucky guy’s previous night went.
Which is your favorite TauBu commercial? Subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave your comments.
The 1996 Jon Favreau/Vince Vaughn film "Swingers" is a TauBu pick for great beer movies.
Here at TauBu, we love three things more than anything: beautiful women, great beer and funny movies. So, we popped open a few cans of Evil Apple, Midnite Berry and Wicked Punch and are set to enjoy a movie marathon with the TauBu Girls’ top picks for great beer movies. Here’s what’s on the TauBu marquis (In no particular order)…
TauBu Girl Jolyne’s great beer movie pick: “Swingers” (1996)
Mike (Jon Favreau) breaks up with his six-year sweetheart and heads to LA to make it in the movies. But he can’t get a break – in film or with the LA women. And he misses his girl. So his best friend Trent (Vince Vaughn) and company make it their business to help get Mike some play while drinking it up and cuttin’ a fool in the neo-hipster underground lounge scene. Says Vaughn in one of a-few-too-many lines apparently designed to launch a new catchphrase, “You’re so money and you don’t even know it!”
TauBu Girl Anna’s great beer movie pick: “The Hangover II” (2011)
All Stu wanted was a nice, respectable bachelor brunch and a quiet night on the beach drinking a few beers and roasting marshmallows before his wedding in Thailand. What he got was a rude awakening in a seedy Bangkok apartment, a shaved head, a tattoo, cocaine-dealing money with a missing finger, a kidnapped Buddhist monk and a missing future brother-in-law. Good times.
TauBu Girl Courtney’s great beer movie pick: “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977)
On a dare, Bandit and Cletus pick up a truckload of beer and a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom at the altar. Turns out said groom is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. The plot takes the whole bunch of ‘me on a high-speed run across the Southeast and owes so much of its story to beer that it wouldn’t make sense if you tried to edit the booze out. Classic comedy.
TauBu Girl Anna’s great beer movie pick: “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978)
Beer. Toga parties. Beer. John Belushi in a pirate suit. And more beer. What’s not to love?
TauBu Girl Lauren’s great beer movie pick: “Three Little Beers” (1935)
Larry, Curly and Moe take jobs as deliverymen at a brewery, but sneak a little time on the greens to practice for a company golf tournament. Before you know it, the golf course is destroyed, the three make a run for it in their beer truck and, as they say, hilarity ensues. Seriously – what better cinematic mix than the Three Stooges and beer? It’s less than 20 minutes long (see it on YouTube), but ranks right up there with the best beer flicks ever.
What’s your favorite beer flick? Leave us a comment or post on the TauBu Facebook fan page. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer for one of the latest, greatest drinkin’ movies…
Pucker up for TauBu Girl Anna's favorite malt liquor concoction - a mix of TauBu Evil Apple and sour apple liqueur.
With the passing of the Summer Solstice last week, summer is officially in full swing. So, the TauBu Girls want to hook you up with a frosty new TauBu Malt Liquor mixed drink.
Anna’s favorite: Pucker Up
Fill a glass full of ice, then pour in one part sour apple liqueur and two parts two parts TauBu Evil Apple. The liqueur is your choice – lots of good ones out there. Stir it up, drink it down and feel your lips pucker from the tart taste the rest of the day.
Jolyne’s favorite: the Sex Bomb
Fill an ice cold pint glass half way with TauBu Midnite Berry. In a shot glass, mix one part orange liqueur and one part raspberry liqueur. Cointreau and Chambord work nicely, but again – your choice. Drop the shot glass in the pint glass and slam it! The sweetness of the raspberry and orange liqueur gets a nice, punchy balance from the Midnite Berry. Yum!
Yashira’s favorite: Dirty Water
“Ok, it doesn’t look tasty, but trust me, it is,” TauBu Girl Yashira says. Mix four parts TauBu Wicked Punch with four parts of your favorite lager – about a half pint each. Leave two shots worth of space at the top of your glass. Then add one part vodka and one part blackcurrant flavored spirit of your choice. Don’t know what blackcurrant is? Not your fault. It’s a glossy, dark purple-almost-black berry that’s big in Europe and Asia. Growing it was banned in the U.S. in the early 1900s because it was seen as a threat to the logging industry. The federal ban was shifted to jurisdiction of individual states in 1966 and it’s slowly making a comeback. Not only is it tasty, but its packed with nutrients, including an obnoxious amount of Vitamin C.
See, you learn something new every day with TauBu. And don’t worry. The cool, fruity taste will make you forget that you’re downing something that looks a lot like dirty dishwater.
Got a favorite malt liquor concoction for the summer? Send us your recipe via a blog comment or the TauBu Facebook fan page.
From the TauBu Girls and all of us here at TauBu - Congrats, grads!
Congrats, grads! Lift a can of TauBu high-octane beer and toast yourself for a job well done. Graduating college is a huge deal and you’ve earned yourself a party. Once you’ve sobered up, though we’ve got some sobering news for you: The frat boy/sorority girl life is done. Welcome to the real world. And take a little advice from our TauBu Girls. Granted, it’s the same stuff your folks have been telling you for months and you probably don’t want to hear it. Except that this time, it’s coming from the gorgeous TauBu Girls. We know – they’re young and some of them are still in college themselves. But they’re hot. And smart. And already have successful gigs. So pay attention…
From TauBu Girl Lauren: Lots of college grads are having a tough time finding work today. If you’re lucky enough to land a nice gig in your field of study right out of college, respect it. No one will snicker when you stroll into the office 15 minutes late looking like Zach Galifianakis. And those 40 reasons for not having your class assignment done won’t cut it with your boss when your client reports are due. You’ll soon find yourself out of a job and the apartment complex where you’re living now won’t be as lenient as the dorm ward when you’re late with the rent.
From TauBu Girl Yashira: Learn to handle your money. Budgeting is simple, but it ain’t easy. Just realize that you don’t have to run out and buy all the trappings of an adult life yet. The car you drive now probably runs just fine and there’s no shame in consignment furniture. Bar tabs add up quickly when you’ve got time on your hands and no 8 a.m. class the next morning. Live within your financial means, start saving now for retirement (seriously – now!) and get some health insurance.
From TauBu Girl Jolyne: Go back to school. Take a little break from the classroom, but keep learning. Take an art class, sign up with a Toastmasters chapter, go on a cultural exchange vacation. All those experiences will serve you well over your career. They’ll encourage creative thinking, boost your confidence and may prove to be great networking. You never know who you’ll meet along the way.
From all the TauBu Girls and the staff at TauBu, maker of America’s best new high-octane beer, congratulations, graduates. Now, go forth and conquer!