Like many readily available American beers, a lot of the Mexican beers you come across offer little in the way of flavor. We’re not saying partying with a few Coronas is going to make for a bad Cinco de Mayo, but there are some other options out there that deliver at least a little more in the way of taste.
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With the ability to keep your cold beer chilled for over 24 hours, this insulated growler eliminates the need to quickly head home after filling it up. The clever clamp top will keep any liquid from leaking out and won’t allow for any nasty build-up like you’d find caked in the threads of other growlers. The double wall vacuum insulation also allows the growler to double as a thermos that keeps hot liquids hot for 12 hours. ... check it out
Season after season, Nice Laundry churns out the cleanest, most edited collection of socks out there. Their Spring/Summer 2015 collection just launched and the highlight is their “Sock Drawer Makeover," which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for just $99 with free shipping. That's a fraction of the price you’d pay anywhere else. Plus, they’ll recycle all of your old socks for free—whether you’re a Wild Child or a Dreamer, that’s some Spring Cleaning you’ll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can even receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
We've homebrewed quite a few batches of beer. Even though they were different styles, with different ingredients and flavor profiles, they all had one thing in common. We made a horrific mess. The type of mess that takes hours to clean up and/or makes you hide from your roommates or significant other. The "kit" was ... continue reading
We lead busy lives, and sometimes sitting around waiting for tea to steep or for coffee to filter is just an annoyance to our schedule. Okay, while that is a bit ridiculous, if we could get the perfect cup of tea or the perfect mug of coffee in just a minute, we'd gladly take it. The Craft Brewer from Bkon is set to ... continue reading
If you plan on enjoying a little tequila this Cinco de Mayo, we’d highly recommend getting some of the good stuff. As with every liquor out there, there are the good and the bad, and many of us have only tasted the bad. Instead of some bottom shelf options, go with one of these bottles.
3 Amigos Anejo Tequila ... continue reading
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 ... continue reading
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
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