We love a solid IPA as much as the next guy, but even when they're of the sessionable variety, it's not like we can be drinking beer all of the time. For the times when cracking a juicy hop bomb is not recommended, turn to Hop Soda. Made with hops and cane sugar, the drink from Proper Soda Company will quench your thirst and part of that midday desire for a double IPA. Knock one or two back with your lunch and you won't wander back into the office like you're trying to walk the straightest line possible.
We'd recommend aging some of those barley wines you've got for a few years for a smoother profile, but aging something 3,300? That's nuts. While this beer isn't aged long, it is based on a recipe that predates any brew you've downed in your time. Egtved Girl's Brew is based on a recipe from the Bronze Age that was ... continue reading
After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
With the most entries in the cup's history, this year's World Beer Cup was a battlefield of great brews. Over 4,700 beers from around the world competed to snag gold in a plethora of categories. While many of these beers will be tough to ever come across, some have been bottled and can be picked up from your local ... continue reading
When you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting the shelves. So next time you're out scouting potential fridge-dwellers, keep an eye out for these.
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Bands like The Rolling Stones may be more associated with strong alcohols and various other substances, but that doesn't mean one of the greatest rock bands of all time doesn't want to relax with a fine red on occasion. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Stones comes this limited edition McLaren Vale Shiraz ... continue reading
"Our/Vodka believes in local power. We believe that things don't have to be done in a certain way just because they've been done like that for a long time. It's locally produced, hand bottled and engaged in our community." We like every part of that message, so we decided to learn more. Our/Vodka uses the same recipe ... continue reading
They might not all be available at your local liquor store, but these are some of the whiskies you should try and track down. The World Whiskies Awards recently named all of their 2014 winners, and these are some of ones that took home medals.
World's Best Single Malt
Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask
The World's ... continue reading
If you've ever been stuck between knocking back some tequila or sipping some whiskey, Hornitos has a solution for you. Hornitos Black Barrel is a tequila that is aged in oak casks for 12 months and deep charred barrels for four months to give it some whiskey-esque notes. Accompanying the classic tequila taste are hints ... continue reading
With the new season of Game of Thrones kicking off this weekend, it's time to purchase a few brews to enjoy with the bloodshed. Announced some months back, Fire and Blood Red Ale from Ommegang is now available in stores and ready for your Sunday night feast. The name is derived from the slogan of the House Targaryen ... continue reading
A little over a year ago, renowned glassmaker, Spiegelau, teamed up with the folks at Dogfish Head to create a glass perfectly suited for IPAs. Now the company has worked with Left Hand Brewing Co. and Rogue to craft this glass that does the same for stouts. The claim is that the base drives foam up into the large ... continue reading
Simply mount the DropCatch Bourbon to your wall or place it on any magnetic surface and you’ll never have to worry about random bottle caps all over your floor after a party again. Anytime someone uses it to open a bottle, the embedded magnet will catch and hold the cap (can hold around 60 caps). This Bourbon version is made with white oak from reclaimed bourbon barrels and finished with linseed oil for an added bit of style. ... check it out
If you've made the switch from disposable Styrofoam cups for your morning coffee to something a little more environmentally-friendly, now it's time to take the next step. These mugs from Dryad Coffee are crafted using sustainably harvested wood free from any harmful chemical additives that could be found in plastic ... continue reading
Forget the anger you hold towards airplane trolleys for blocking your path to the bathroom and clipping your elbow when you've been in an aisle seat, because you'll want one of these upcycled ones for your home. Crafted with wood from either old whiskey barrels or wine barrels, each of these repurposed airplane trolleys ... continue reading
Dock Street Brewery has taken their Walking Dead fandom to another level with their latest brew. Tapping at the Philly brewery on March 30th for the season finale of the show, Dock Street Walker is made with actual smoked goat brains. Yes, it's a beer made with brains. The American Pale Stout is also concocted with ... continue reading
With so much great beer out there that isn't getting bottled or canned, you'd be foolish not to invest in a growler at some point. If you want to bring that fresh brew home in a stylish way, check out these 64oz growlers from Shine Craft Vessel Company. Each colorful and minimal growler is designed with the craft beer ... continue reading