Weekend Drinking Assignment: The Super Bowl Of Beers

Seattle vs. Denver, battle of the brews. Fight!
Jan 31, 2014 4:00 pm

While it’s practically a national holiday every year, Super Bowl 2014 will be particularly exciting because of the teams involved: this could very well be the first craft beer Super Bowl. Here are seven of the best brews from both cities in the category of IPA, sour, stout, barleywine, wheat, fruit beer and ballsiest beer. I know that’s not a style but hey, it’s a game of balls. 

Weekend Drinking Assignment: Stay Warm Like A Czar With Russian Imperial Stout

Dark, hoppy and strong brews for a chilly weekend
Jan 10, 2014 3:00 pm
best russian imperial stouts

It’s generally unpleasant outside and while spring may be just a mere two months away, these are the dark days of winter. You need a beer that will warm you up. Here are five Russian Imperial Stouts that you’ll likely be able to find at your local specialty store. I suggest pairing them with cheese and perhaps a cigar, as both the the dark fruit flavors and roastiness match up perfectly. Let’s toast to the perfect winter beer.

Weekend Drinking Assignment: How to Survive a Bottle Share

Taste lots of beers without ending up on the floor
Dec 6, 2013 2:00 pm

Hot on the heels of last month’s Great American Beer Festival, beer festival season is officially underway! Fall and winter is when styles start to get really interesting — sure that raspberry hefeweizen was damn refreshing, but have you tried a cherry stout? Delicious! Here's how to do a bottle share with friends — it's like having a beer festival in your living room!

An Illustrated Guide To Beer Glassware

10 types of glasses to use for different brews
Oct 22, 2013 2:00 pm

Do you know your pint glass from your snifter? Where should you pour a frothy wheat beer? We've got the answers, in illustrated form! Here's a list of the most-essential beer glasses for your home beer bar.

7 Bar Snack Recipes For Your Boozy Bash

Spicy, deep-fried or otherwise great drinking food
Oct 13, 2013 1:00 pm

These recipes are straight-up bar food of the highest caliber (the only caliber of bar food we know). We realized long ago that fried food couldn't possibly soak up booze, cause it's soaked in hot oil. But it still tastes so right, so there's some of that. Cheese is important, preferably melted. And of course, there's the ever-important "so spicy you have to drink it away" component. Check out our picks after the jump.

The Sake Ninja Takes On American-Made Sake

American sake is getting stronger, for good or bad
Sep 26, 2013 4:01 pm

October is the beginning of saké-brewing season in Japan. Here in the U.S., we celebrate in our own way: with The Joy of Saké, an annual celebration of the Japanese rice brew in New York City. This year marks the 10th edition of the event, which features some 300 different premium sakés. 

Video: The Secretive World Of Sake Distilling, Exposed

'The Birth Of Sake' is documentary worth watching
Sep 9, 2013 4:00 pm

Eric Shirai was given a rare glimpse into the world of saké brewing at the Yoshida family brewery in Ishikawa, northen Japan. After spending some time there, Shirai felt compelled to make a movie about what it's like to live with a group of people, under the same roof for six straight months, making saké. Check out the trailer here.

15 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Rum Right Now While On Vacation, You Jerk

Bottle guide, recipes, distillery visit, Ron Jeremy
Aug 14, 2013 4:00 pm

It is no coincidence that National Rum Day lands on August 16. Unlike bourbon, vodka, sherry or gin, we associate rum most with summer. Rum pairs perfectly with backyard parties and beach bumming. Isn’t it true that rum tastes best when not wearing shoes? When sipped during daylight hours? The smell of sun tan lotion? That's rum!


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