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
Sure we hit the gym, jog, and ride a single-speed as often as we can, but that doesn't mean we don't also enjoy happy hour and a few nighttime brews. If you care about your health but have no plans of throwing in the towel on drinking, there's Drinkwel. Drinkwel is the world's first daily multivitamin for people who drink. It helps replenish nutrients while supporting healthy liver function and processing alcohol induced toxins. And if it doesn't help you feel better, they'll even give you your money back, including shipping. ... check it out
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.
Mint Chocolate ... continue reading
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