winter

Nine Great Chocolate Stouts You Can Buy Right Now, Ranked

Nine Great Chocolate Stouts You Can Buy Right Now, Ranked

It’s winter, which means it’s cuffing season for singles, stout season for beer nerds, and chocolate season* for everyone. *Note: Chocolate season is real! Per the Guardian, it “kicks off before Halloween, taking in Christmas, Valentine’s and Mother’s days, and ends just after Easter (give or take a bit of abstention for Lent).” Commercially driven or no […]

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Your Official 2018 Winter Olympic Drinking Guide

Your Official 2018 Winter Olympic Drinking Guide

The time has come. Every four years, a small group of elite athletes from around the world demonstrates amazing physical prowess while the rest of us eat snack food. Ah, the glory of the Olympics. In honor of the games, and because you’ll probably want to be slightly intoxicated for the inevitably bizarre opening ceremonies, […]

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This Oregon Brewery Wants You to Make Your Hot Toddies With Beer

This Oregon Brewery Wants You to Make Your Hot Toddies With Beer

When it comes to restorative boozy beverages enjoyed on cold winter nights, hot toddies have enjoyed their reign for years. And while they may very well remain on top for decades to come, a relatively unknown but increasingly popular alternative is brewing in Portland, Oregon. Every winter, Cascade Brewing releases a limited-edition, seasonal brew called […]

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Japan’s Après-Ski Scene Has Rare Whisky, Raucous Pubs, and Epic Bragging Rights

Japan’s Après-Ski Scene Has Rare Whisky, Raucous Pubs, and Epic Bragging Rights

Eskimos have 50 words for snow, but the French encapsulate a lot of what makes winter awesome in one hyphenate: après-ski. The French term for “after-skiing,” it’s what elevates any ski trip beyond a mere day on the slopes. The phrase emerged in the 1950s to describe the festivities that ensue when the chair lifts close. This […]

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Eight Wines That Prove You Can Totally Pull Off Winter Whites

Eight Wines That Prove You Can Totally Pull Off Winter Whites

In my house, for as long as I can remember, we’ve followed the unwritten rule that the period between Halloween and Easter is red wine time. As temperatures drop, there’s comfort in the richness and complexity of those bold, hearty reds. For those of us obsessed with food and wine pairings, however, white wines cannot […]

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6 of the Best Porters and Stouts to Warm Up Your Winter

6 of the Best Porters and Stouts to Warm Up Your Winter

Those who frequent Irish pubs might argue there is no wrong time to drink a Guinness. Still, few beer styles are as perfectly suited to the depths of winter as stouts, the style Guinness made famous, and their cousins, porters. These two dark, malty styles are often grouped together and, in some circumstances, brewers use […]

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Five Hot Toddy Recipes to Fight Winter’s Chill

Five Hot Toddy Recipes to Fight Winter’s Chill

Whether you call it hygge (pronunciation: please don’t) or good old-fashioned reclusiveness, winter weather means staying in with a mug of something hot and boozy. As temperatures decline, and iCals consist of canceled doctors’ appointments, we present an array of Hot Toddy recipes perfect for kicking back and keeping cozy. The contested origins of Hot […]

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Review: Leviathan 2013

Review: Leviathan 2013

A winter storm is poised to pummel the East Coast. That means schools and offices across the country and going through the willtheyorwon’tthey scenario: Will you have to work tomorrow? Or will you get to cozy up at home? Like any winter storm, there is probably a 50-50 chance this one is going to wind up being […]

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