Among the annals of bad decision enablers, like reality TV and front-facing cameras, Four Loko is the stuff of millennial legend. Since its 2005 inception, caffeine- and energy-laced Four Loko ruined countless people’s nights. Then, shortly before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned caffeine in alcoholic beverages in 2010, OG Four Loko disappeared. Gone […]
If there’s such a thing as bourbon royalty, it’s Pappy Van Winkle. The whiskey is one of the hardest-to-find bottles out there, and it’s cherished worldwide as the ultimate example of quality. But how well do you really know Pappy? We separated fact from fiction and explored the Frankfort, Kentucky distillery and its beloved bourbon. Here are […]
Big brewing company versus small craft label is a well-known story by now. Even craft brewery versus craft brewery is getting played out. But small craft brewery versus a tag team of the largest brewing company in the world, Maker’s Mark, and the small-business-loving city of Portland, Oregon? That’s something we haven’t heard before.
Gone are the days of asking for a beer at the bar and routinely getting a pint glass filled with light beer. Today, good bars have nearly as many glasses as they do beer styles. It begs the question: Does the glass you drink your beer in really matter? The easy answer is yes. As […]
Updated on 2017-11-13
In early January, shortly before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, the hotel bearing his name in Washington D.C. made headlines for serving the most expensive cocktail in the city. The hotel has since gone on to star in many more headlines and make much, much more money than expected.
Forget skyscrapers and yellow cabs. Since the mid 2000s, New York’s brewery scene has exploded, making craft beers an integral part of the city landscape. Now there’s another New York — a beer lover’s New York.
If you haven’t been to Minneapolis recently, you’re missing out. The city is bustling with art, food, culture, and, most importantly to any rapidly growing city, great beer. Front and center of that is Surly Brewing. Surly debuted in 2005 and delivered its first beers in 2006. The following year, BeerAdvocate named it the best […]
Everyone loves a feel-good story about alcoholic beverages being beneficial to your health. Such studies seem to be everywhere, and they seem to largely be conducted on rats. Beer tends to get the short end of the stick, though, while people rave about red wine. Prepare for that to change. Choices Magazine, a publication from the […]
Not all vodkas are created equal. (Here are some of our favorite bottles for people who think they don’t like the stuff.) Unfortunately, quality spirits are often obscured by expensive marketing campaigns insisting good, unblemished vodkas require considerable investment. That’s simply not the case. There are several budget-friendly options that won’t leave you or your savings […]