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Hyperion Papers Thanks Our Troops

We here at Hyperion Papers would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of the soldiers who are serving, have served or have fallen in service to the United States of America and elsewhere in the world on this Veteran’s/Remembrance Day.   Continue reading

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by | November 11, 2014 · 3:11 PM

Disney Beer Review: Kona Brewing Company’s Castaway IPA

This week’s entry into the Hyperion Papers beer review series is courtesy of The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival booth’s very own Kona Brewing Co. in the form of their Castaway India Pale Ale. But first, a little bit about the brewery itself. Continue reading

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Disney Beer Review: Spoetzl Brewery’s Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

Editor’s note: As we prepare for Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, we’re sampling some of the beverages that will be offered at this year’s festival at home.  Our main focus will be on the beers more commonly found in the western United States, as they may not be as familiar to the Walt Disney World fans on the East Coast.

Shiner as the brewery is colloquially known actually is produced by the Spoetzl Brewery out of Shiner, TX. Their Shiner Bock is pretty much the official beer of Texas. It’s as ubiquitous as any beer is with pretty much any region in the country. This year, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival has included their Wild Hare Pale Ale in the offerings at the the Craft Beers kiosk.
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Our Amazing Art of Animation Adventure

On our last visit to Walt Disney World, we took a day out of our schedule to visit some resorts, including Disney’s newest value resort, the Art of Animation.  Below are some of our favorite photos of the resort grounds, which are themed for the Disney/Pixar animated films Cars, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and The Lion King.

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My Hollywood Studios Wishlist

With the grand unveiling of California Adventure’s Cars Land all of those many months ago, there was much excitement and fanfare.  The reviews were immediate and prevalent, both in traditional media and the blogosphere.  Now, time has passed, Cars Land has become a Disney Parks must see, and the focus has shifted from ‘can’t wait’ to ‘what’s next’.  The rumors are fairly convincing that Hollywood Studios is going to get a serious look.  With the move of the Imagineering visionary behind Cars Land from California to the Disney World properties, it seems like Orlando may be getting a shot in the arm.  As such, Hollywood Studios might just be the next Disney property to get a much needed, long overdue overhaul.

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The Disney Curmudgeon on… Coffee Stupidity

The Disney Curmudgeon is a weekly op-ed piece from your friendly Hyperion Papers admin staff. I use this space to publicly rant about things that bother me, sometimes about Disney Parks, sometimes about Disney entertainment, but usually about the online Disney community. Obviously my opinions do not reflect those of the Disney Corporation, and it would be presumptuous for me to think that Disney would even care about my lunatic ravings, but they should, on both counts. What follows is my honest assessment on a topic that I find irksome. The disclaimer: I will keep my columns PG-13, but there will be the occasional light profanity, and sometimes, I may even allude to something a bit lewd. If I offend you in any way, feel free to let me know in the comments, but I did give you fair warning.

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The Disney Curmudgeon on… Character Dining

The following piece will be a new weekly column on The Hyperion Papers where I, Danny, will express some disgruntled opinions about something Disney-related that I find irksome.  Look for it every Monday evening, and feel free to drop me your opinion on my musings in the comments.  I may even use it for fodder in future posts.

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La Cava del Tequila’s Jalapeño Margarita

 

The Jalapeño Margarita at Epcot's La Cava del Tequila

The Jalapeño Margarita at Epcot’s La Cava del Tequila

I recently watched a Disney Parks video featuring Hilda Castillo, tequila ambassador for the San Angel Inn, making La Cava del Tequila’s crowd-pleasing jalapeño margarita.  This fan favorite has been on the menu since the lounge’s inception, and I think it’s the best of their mixed-drink offerings.  In these waning days of winter, I find myself drawn more to tropical drinks as I anticipate the warmth of summer.  Because it’s damn cold in Montana in the winter.  As such, I find that I’d much rather celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a margarita than with a Guinness.  With a little instruction from Hilda and some careful attention paid to the proportions being used in the video, I was able to pinpoint the exact recipe used in the lounge.  Submitted for your approval below, here’s our attempt at turning your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a spicy fiesta.

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The Hungry Bear

 

Ever since first reading about the small but interesting menu at the Hungry Bear, it has held the honor of one of the few quick service restaurants that I legitimately had to sample. There are many reasons why I prefer to sit down and be served at a table service — I will delve into my distaste for quick service joints as we go along — so for a counter service restaurant to so capture my attention is definitely an accomplishment of certain distinction, even if it is a somewhat useless distinction. Continue reading

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The Bear and the Bow

The original working title of Pixar’s Brave, which hit theaters this weekend, was The Bear and the Bow.  Losing that strong and memorable title for a buzz word is only the first hiccup and portends trouble to come in a pre-production schedule that was plagued by delays and disappointments.  The most glaring and possibly damning of which was the outright firing of the screenwriter and first-for-Pixar woman director, Brenda Chapman.

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