First of all, everything is FINE. No need to fret, America. We’re doing great. You see they got three different sizes of Big Mac now? There’s a filthy new kind of taco out, too. Plus the meteor we’ve been positively begging for seems to be taking its sweet time in delivering the planetary facial we […]
Some people have recently suggested that the world, perhaps, is imperfect. I don’t wish to quibble with these people — they may well have their reasons for doubting that everything is JUST FINE, though I can’t really fathom what these reasons could be.
Good things happened in 2016. No, for real! I’m not going to deny that a few ungood things happened, too, but let’s try to focus on the nice stuff for a minute or 10. For instance, the Cubs won the World Series and that made a lot of people happy. Colombia got at least marginally […]
1. Hello, beer friends! Remember right before Thanksgiving when I hit you with the ridiculous command to buy a $24 bottle of Cisco Cranberry Woods, even though I’d never even tried the stuff? Well, bullet dodged. As you surely all discovered for yourselves, it’s damn good beer, and also pink. But is it worth that […]
Up and at ‘em, my beautiful beer-faces! You feel fine, trust me. Tryptophan’s a myth, and hangovers are the exact opposite: unavoidable facts of life hardly worth mentioning — certainly not license to laze around beerless in bed all day. There are precisely zero good excuses to waste one of the finest drinking days of […]
Hello, beer friends. How are you? Is everything OK? Or are you at least willing to join me in pretending everything’s OK because we know that soon enough we can start the hard-earned holiday benders that will allow us to forget some of the things that maybe aren’t, technically speaking, OK? Yeah? That’s the spirit!
Here at VinePair we rely on our readers to keep us honest. Last week, a loyal, handsome and thoughtful reader named Ken emailed the following to VinePair headquarters: Come on now, what’s the real difference between ale, lager, stout, bock, dunkel, pilsner, saison, IPA, APA, EIEIO, etc., etc.? Are you guys just screwing with us (I’m […]
The Greater Boston area is good at some things. Voting for the less hateful candidate, for instance, is a particular civic strength of ours. We’re also good at cheering for sports and celebritizing discount furniture salesmen. We’re less successful, however, when it comes to certain equally important matters, such as maintaining our public transportation system, […]
Hello, America! How’s tricks? Have you ever regretted something? Asked for a thing, gotten the thing, and then decided it was, in fact, the very worst thing in the world? Well too damn bad, friends! You’re stuck with it. Except when you’re not. Let’s talk about beer. Last weekend, Maine-based beer blogger Carla Jean Lauter […]