The Smithsonian Is Hiring a Craft Beer Historian

The Smithsonian Is Hiring a Craft Beer Historian

Dust of those resumes, gents, because The Smithsonian has the dream gig for you and your gut. According to this job posting, The Smithsonian Food History Project is currently on the hunt for a Historian/Scholar to focus on brewing, with a strong emphasis on the craft beer movem...

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

For too long, sunglasses have either been affordable but poorly made, or solid but so pricey you’d consider taking out a loan to buy them. It’s time for a better option. MVMT is proud to introduce their line of sunglasses that aren’t plagued by retail mark-ups and cheap manufacturing. We’re talking high quality, stylish sunglasses for far less than you’d imagine. By utilizing the same direct to consumer model as their highly successful watch line, MVMT is able to make their own sunglasses and offer them to you for as little as $70. Even better, as a Cool Material reader, you’ll save 15% on your first pair. The MVMT continues.

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...