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There are a lot of things worth knowing about beer other than what bottles require an opener, how to consume the largest quantity possible and the intricacies of the beer pong rules. You don’t need to know about the relationship of hops to barley that’s used to create the world’s third most popular drink (it’s fun to learn anyway), but there’s more to it than just drinking it. The Book of Beer Awesomeness: A Champion’s Guide to Party Skills, Amazing Beer Activities and More Than Forty Drinking Games has a ridiculously long title, but it addresses a lot of cool things about beer. Three whole chapters are dedicated to various drinking games related to memory, strategy and skill (all three of which seem pretty difficult when considered in the context of drinking games), but there’s also a primer on brewing, various beer receptacles and beeraphernalia that might be of interest to you.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.