April 2nd. The day we all start hatching our vengeance plans for any and all shenanigans pulled on us on April 1st. But April 2nd (and maybe this is the universe’s way of apologizing for giving our idiot friends an “excuse” to put plastic wrap on the toilet seat yet again) is also National Peanut […]
Although the first page of Google results (and therefore I) lack firm evidence, it seems safe to speculate that sales of barrel-aged beers have been steadily climbing ever since Goose Island Brewing started messing around with the concept in the early 1990s. There are a number of reasons for this rise of the barrel-aged beer, […]
When it comes to craft beer, porters and stouts often find themselves taking a back seat to almost every other style. And that’s a shame, because when made well, porters and stouts can be absolutely delicious. The problem is, there are also porters and stouts out there that aren’t so great, whether they’re too high […]
Easter and cocktails aren’t really a thing. Let’s all admit that, immediately, and move on. But Easter and drinking—wine? white wine?—are often a thing. Especially when you’re trying to pretend like you don’t know where that obvious bright blue plastic egg is while some pasteled kid runs around screaming for another jelly bean fix. So, yeah. Drinking. Easter. No religious […]
My cat is unemployed, and Hill’s Science Diet Savory Minced Chicken Entrée doesn’t pay for itself. I am very fond of the cat; therefore, I will write just about any damn thing I’m paid to. However, there are two genres of booze article I’ve resisted so far.
There’s a new brewery set to open soon in my neighborhood, and I couldn’t be more excited. They’re gonna have hot dogs and tater tots! And also two flagship beers: a 100-percent brettanomyces IPA and an amber ale/Belgian strong hybrid. That’s nuts, but I get it.
If you’re not a beer drinker, then you may be watching the St. Patrick’s Day countdown clock in your neighborhood Irish pub with dread. For you, the holiday has always been an onslaught of pressure to imbibe with a drink you dislike. But there’s hope for you yet, as there are plenty of ways to get spirited this St. Patty’s […]
We don’t tend to encounter, like, wildly offensive or morally challenging wine labels. Usually, they resemble something between a minimalist modern art painting and a European family history. (Usually.) But in craft beer, it’s not unlikely you’ll walk out of the store with a six-pack of “Barely Masked Sexual Act Stout” or “Overt Female Stereotype […]
When it comes to tequila, there are two things that Americans basically agree on. First, Margaritas are amazingly delicious. Second, tequila shots will take your night off the rails—for better or for worse. One thing we may not be so clear on is what else to do with tequila besides body shots and Margs. Even […]