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Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings

Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings

Welcome to our first edition of Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings at 89 Prime.. Double Pull Stout by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company paired with Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce Cheddar Cheese.. 

We’re bringing out the flavor right off the bat!Here we have Double Pull Imperial Stout by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company out of Elmsford, New York. A limited release brewed with milk sugar, espresso, and flaked oats..

What would a Smartphone Look Like if Facebook Didn’t Exist?

Smartphone without Facebook

In this post we are going in a slightly different direction. Here we present what a smartphone screen might have looked like, today in 2019, had Facebook flopped. Let’s say Facebook sold to Yahoo circa 2006 and, well it went the way of other Yahoo purchases and acquisitions went.

There was a time where Twitter had made an offer to buy out Instagram. It didn’t happen. Facebook eventually made the purchase, and the rest is history. The name may have switched up a bit.. Twittergram has a nice ring to it. Oh, and they let you put links in the posts! Marketers went wild with excitement!

Lindt Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairings

Lindt Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairings

Banana Bread Beer by Wells paired with Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffles by Lindt

Had been looking for some Banana Bread Beer and sure enough, we came across some. Big banana bread fans at 89 Prime so we have some high expectations here! Banana Bread Beer by Wells is the brew we are using for this pairing. Wells brewed and bottled by Marston’s PLC, Eagle Brewery out of England! It weighs in at 5.2 percent ABV.

As for the chocolate we’re going to go with Lindt Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffles..

Want to Hear Me Complain?

Wanna Hear Me Complain

So ya, I was on the internet today. I have some things to say. Yes, I’m going to complain.

Hey, Alex Becker, just give me 45 seconds to explain how your ads are losing you money. I keep seeing your pre rolls on You Tube. I continue to hit the thumbs down button, and I’ve given every reason possible, multiple times over. The ads keep playing anyways…

Cheese and Chocolate Pairing

Cheese and Chocolate Pairing

Gorgonzola Cheese by Black River paired with A Touch of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate by Lindt.. For this cheese and chocolate pairing we’re going back to the blue cheese department. This time we’ll use Gorgonzola cheese, once again by Black River. This cheese is aged at 90 days and looks the part! 

On that note, we’ll head back to the dark chocolate department as well. We’ll pair it up with A Touch of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate..

What a Smartphone Screen Might’ve Looked Like in the 1990s

1990s Smart phone Banner

We asked ourselves.. What would a 1990s smartphone screen look like?

Alta Vista – Before Google swallowed up the internet, back when they were still telling people to not be evil, there were other search engines out there. Alta Vista was a popular one for sure..

Netscape Like The Globe, the Netscape story was told on the Valley of the Boom. Certainly would have had a browser presence in this line up prior to it’s acquisition by AOL..

An Apology to Tim Berners-Lee

An Apology to Tim Berners

I couldn’t help but wonder, how did we go from this wide range of possibilities.. Sir, I  am apologizing on behalf of humanity for what we have done with the web. I’m sorry for the way we have used what you have given us. I’m sorry we have taken so much of it for granite. I am sorry for plenty more as well..

I’m sorry that we have allowed about a dozen websites or so take over the entire internet. Search engines and social media sites has become the gatekeepers to the rest of the net. This place was supposed to be wide open yet we have closed ourselves in. Browsing the web has been replaced by scrolling through a feed.

Godiva Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairings

Craft Beer and Godiva Chocolate Truffle Pairings

We are back with some more craft beer pairings. For this round, we will be using Godiva chocolate truffles for each pairing. Specifically from the Happy Birthday Cake Truffle Flight will be used in these pairings.

For our first pairing, we are going with Cosmic Truth Session IPA. This beverage is by Resurgence Brewing Co out of Buffalo, NY. As noted, this a session IPA, the ABV checks in at 4.3 percent.

As for the Godiva truffle, we elect Lemon Chiffon. A slick yellow shell houses a tangy lemon filling. Lemon fans, this is the one..

The Instagram Vanity Metrics War

Instagram Vanity Metics

There was the browser war between Microsoft and Netscape. We watched the search engine war. I was rooting for Alta Vista. Unfortunately Yahoo acquired them and Google took the crown. The social media war, where MySpace grasped defeat from the jaws of victory, handing the reins over to Facebook.

Seems to be another war underway. Many are aware of the practice, though may not consider it a war. The result of this battle will not reshape the way we function on line, however there are companies competing for the top slot. What battle are we talking about?

It is the “Instagram Followers for Sale” war.

Craft Beer & Cocopotamus Chocolate Pairings

Craft Beer and Cocopotamus Pairings

Ready for another Craft Beer and Chocolate pairing? We certainly are! For all these pairings, we will be using an in-house favorite chocolate of ours! Goes by the name Cocopotamus..

First up we have Resurgence Brewing out of Buffalo, NY. Apparently the good folks at at Resurgence do their breakfast Irish style. A red ale with a maple and coffee blend..

That chocolate is Blame Canada – Maple dark chocolate truffle with turbinado sugar. For maple fans, it’s a thing of beauty..

Yelpers Yelping on Yelp

Yelpers Yelping on Yelp

Ok Google “Define Yelper”.. One who Yelps, especially a yelping dog.. No, no, no.  That is such a pre-internet definition.

Let’s keep scrolling. Ah, there it is.. Wow, strong, somewhat angry opinions. Ok Google, never mind, we’ll define this. Yelper – A person who contributes online reviews, on the website or app, Yelp..

Instagram Influencers Hacked

Instagram Influencers Hacked

Well, this is an unexpected challenge that some influencers are facing. Being hacked.

This young industry makes the wild west look like vacation resort. The concept of an influencer is not a new one, however the method of influencing along with the ease of access of entry for new players are new. Along with that comes the scams, hackers.. 

Craft Beer and Chocolate Pairings

Craft Beer and Chocolate Pairings

We have beer and we have chocolate! A new edition of craft beer and chocolate pairing! Our first of 2019..

For Dead Guy Ale we have a German Maibock style ale with stats that include: 6.8 percent ABV, 40 IBU.. For our chocolate choice, we have the Godiva G Cubes ready to go.

What Shopify Gurus Don’t Tell You

What Shopify Gurus Dont Tell You

Lies, Half Truths, and Straight Up Bullshit. The world of Shopify Gurus and You Tube.. If you’re reading this, you know what we’re talking about. The Shopify tutorials on You Tube. The ones with some dude in in the thumbnail holding up a stack of cash. The ones with big dollar promises..

Successful digital ad campaigns are much tougher and costly than explained. If you think you are going to get significant sales by spending $5 a day, you are in for a rude awakening.