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The Shockingly Violent History of American Moonshine

The Shockingly Violent History of American Moonshine

Moonshine, as we know it, hasn’t been moonshine for very long. It started in England as a word to describe any work done at night by the light of the moon and wouldn’t describe illegal liquor until the late 1800s. The practice of distilling moonshine also didn’t start as a ...

Five Four Makes Style Easy

Five Four Makes Style Easy

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8 New Beers You Should Drink Right Now

8 New Beers You Should Drink Right Now

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are seasonals making their return, and some were just announced for future release. So next time you’re...

8 Gin Drinks Perfect for Summer

8 Gin Drinks Perfect for Summer

Cocktail joints continue to expand their presence in the bar market, but you don’t have to don a vest or perfectly waxed mustache to make delicious drinks. All it takes is a steady hand and good recipe, and you can be your own mixologist. Give a couple of these a look before gi...

Dining at New York's Most Secret Restaurant

Dining at New York's Most Secret Restaurant

You’ve heard of speakeasies, but have you heard of speak-eateries? A growing trend of sometimes pop-up sometimes permanent, but always secret, restaurants are spreading throughout the United States. The most common type, and the hardest to get into, are referral only and that i...

Debunk the Skunk: Will Beer Go Bad in Your Trunk?

Debunk the Skunk: Will Beer Go Bad in Your Trunk?

There's a belief, held by some, that fresh beer will morph from drinkable pleasure into foul-tasting rat poison if left in heat. These people believe a cold 6-pack needs to stay a cold 6-pack. It's the reason why Igloo coolers are carried to breweries and ice packs are tossed...

This Is the Perfect Beer Glass

This Is the Perfect Beer Glass

The case for #properglassware for any and every style of beer has been well documented. Surely all these great beers need to be served in equally great glasses. Every style demands a specific shape. It may be worth considering that this is mostly bullshit. When you actually l...

Bubba Jones Brew Cups

Bubba Jones Brew Cups

Listen up beer fans—or fans of coffee, soda, or, really, any consumable liquid—it's time for a vessel fit for a feast. Each of these mugs, tankards, and growlers are handmade one at a time on an actual pottery wheel. That means every single one is completely unique. After b...

8 Whiskies as Smoky as a Campfire

8 Whiskies as Smoky as a Campfire

Summer is here and that means beers, wine coolers and tiki drinks, right? Well, those are all well and good, but serious whisky drinkers aren’t going to settle for a Mai Tai just because the conditions are a little warmer than usual. On cool evenings around the bonfire, they’...