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PicoBrew’s Picks for Best Fall Brews

September 21st, 2017

Plus, special limited-time savings on PicoBrew!

One of the highlights of the dawn of fall is the arrival of a variety of seasonal beverages. No, we’re not talking about hot apple cider or pumpkin spice lattes. We’re talking about fall beers. As the weather turns, so do most beer drinkers’ palettes. Light, refreshing, fruit-infused beers are replaced with brews that are a little darker, a little heavier, and tend towards ingredients like pumpkin, maple, and an overall spicier flavor profile. One of the musts of enjoying a seasonal beer is to make sure you get it as fresh as possible. And if you’re a PicoBrew user, your beer will be as fresh as it gets. PicoBrew is the innovative all-in-one system that lets you easily and quickly brew your favorite beers—including recipes from well-known breweries—without the measuring, monitoring, and uncertain results of traditional home brewing. And your beer is ready to drink in as little as a week after starting.

To welcome autumn, PicoBrew gave us a rundown of their favorite seasonal beers. They’re great for chilly fall nights around a bonfire, or sipping slowly on a lazy, football-filled Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free Recycling and Donation Event

September 20th, 2017

One of the best times of the year to clean out your house is in the fall, before you start to close up the shed and the garage, and begin keeping the windows shut as the temperatures drop. Make a sweep of your home and collect the things you don’t need, and instead of pushing those things deeper into storage, get them out of the house. You’ll reduce clutter and free up space—which you’ll appreciate as you start spending entire days cooped up inside—and next year’s spring cleaning will be easier when you start with a de-cluttered home. Plus, the annual recycling and donation event from The Burke Group is a convenient way to get rid of all those things without them ending up in a landfill. 

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MICHELE Trunk Show

September 19th, 2017

The arrival of autumn means it’s time for one of our favorite events of the year, the semi-annual MICHELE Trunk Show. All weekend long, exclusive, limited-edition MICHELE timepieces will be on display in the Abt Time Boutique. Experts from MICHELE will be on hand to answer questions and guide you to a watch that is the right fit for your style, your budget, and your wrist. Whether you want to get a leg up on holiday gift shopping, or just find a special new addition to your fall wardrobe, this trunk show is the perfect opportunity to discover something unique. The MICHELE Trunk Show runs on Friday from 5pm-9pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

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The new Apple iPhone X is Here

September 12th, 2017

Rumors of the coming iPhone X suggested some very notable changes, from screen technology to sticker price. Now that the iPhone X (pronounced “ten”) has been announced, here’s a look at the big new features.

A Bezel-less Display

You can’t not instantly notice that, as Apple VP Philip Schiller said, “It is all screen.” The glass screen goes from edge to edge, seamlessly butting up against the surgical stainless steel sides of the phone. And that screen is dubbed the Super Retina Display. It’s a 2436 x 1125 display with 458 ppi, giving it the highest pixel density ever used in an iPhone. More importantly, that display is an OLED, which means that contrast, color accuracy and color gamut will be greater than ever before. It also gives the iPhone X support for Dolby Vision and HDR10. Because OLED displays use less energy than an LED screen and can be built thinner, the iPhone X can be crafted lighter and will sport a longer-lasting battery. The iPhone X is also rated IP67 for water and dust-resistance, and will be available in either Space Gray or Silver. Read the rest of this entry »

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The New Apple Watch Series 3: Cellular Built-In

September 12th, 2017

The Apple Watch Series 3 is a game-changer

After a brief description of some of the features coming to watchOS, including some improved heart-monitoring functionality, Apple COO Jeff Williams made the first major announcement of the Apple Special Event. The new Apple Watch Series 3 was unveiled, and it was a big way to start the event: packed into the wrist-worn device is full cellular LTE functionality. That means that you can now perform most of the functions that your iPhone was handling (with the Apple Watch 1 or 2 simply mirroring and controlling those phone functions on its own screen), directly on the Apple Watch 3 itself. So you can make phone calls, video chat, or even stream music directly through the just the Apple Watch.

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The New Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

September 12th, 2017

There are two certainties every September: the leaves will start changing color, and Apple will have a major product announcement. And while they usually have a few major annoucments a year, the September “Apple Special Events” are the big ones, and where new iPhone reveals are done. As expected, the new Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced at today’s Special Event. While at first blush they look nearly identical to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, there are some significant physical differences to go with the internal tech upgrades.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed French Bread

September 8th, 2017

Like we said earlier this week, one of the best things about football season is hitting the stadium parking lot for a day of tailgating. For football fans who prefer to avoid the crowds, a close second is to put the game on at home and have the gang over for a Sunday filled with fun and finger foods. Scrambling for something to bring to the season-kickoff party? We whipped up this tasty Buffalo Chicken Stuffed French Bread, which is easy to make, easy to serve, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Tailgate Season is Here!

September 7th, 2017

If there’s one thing that makes us feel better about summer ending, it’s the arrival of football season. Thursday marks the start of the NFL regular season schedule, which means it’s time for our favorite fall activity: tailgating.

The key to a successful tailgate is finding the right mix of food, entertainment and actually rooting for your team. Here are some of our favorite products for balancing all three and achieving the perfect Sunday afternoon parking lot party. Read the rest of this entry »

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Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Abt Star Employees!

September 1st, 2017

Every day, some 1,400 people help contribute to keeping Abt running like a well-oiled machine, whether it’s by sorting out product technical issues over the phone, delivering a customer’s new appliances up three flights of stairs, or making sure the doors and windows stay clean. Everyone here does their part, and it’s all part of being a family-owned and operated business. But in a such a large pool of great employees, there are always those who take that extra step when dealing with customers or their co-workers. That’s why twice a year, we choose four employees who demonstrate the Abt ideals to the nth degree, the ones who go above and beyond what is expected of them. Those are the Abt Star Employees. Please help us congratulate the Fall 2017 Abt Star Employees—Allison, Jose, Tracey, and Henry—and thank them for all the things they do for Abt.

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The Abt Labor Day Sale is Here

August 30th, 2017

It’s always sad to say goodbye to summer, but we take solace in knowing that sweater weather and the beauty of autumn are just around the corner. And, of course, the Labor Day sales. The Abt Labor Day Sale is currently underway, and in addition to lowered prices throughout the site, a pair of promo codes will give you the chance to save an additional $50 or $100 off your order.

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