Why Not Brew Your Own Beer? 

The art of crafting homemade hooch isn’t just for the heroes of country music songs anymore. Ever since 1979—when President Jimmy Carter signed a bill allowing homemade booze for the first time since prohibition (!)—homebrewing has become an American pastime for self-declared connoisseurs of beer. (Though it wasn’t… » 6/08/15 4:22pm 6/08/15 4:22pm

Definitive Proof Shows Cubs Fans Are Better Than Cardinals Fans

On Saturday, a Cubs fan caught a foul ball in her beer and chugged it. On Sunday, another Cubs fan, another foul ball, and another beer. So when the above Cardinals fan snagged a ball in his beer cup—at Busch Stadium, of all places—we just assumed he’d follow in the course of his NL Central brothers and sisters. » 4/20/15 9:52am 4/20/15 9:52am

A Lot Of Extreme Beer Sucks, But This One Is Great

Last weekend I skipped the Beer Advocate Extreme Beer Festival, even though it was five miles from my home and tickets didn't cost any more than what I blow on beer any given day off anyway. I regret not going. It would have been fun, and it would have made me better at my ridiculous how-is-this-an-actual-job? job,… » 3/27/15 11:51am 3/27/15 11:51am

Local Beer Is Great, But Fresh Beer Is Better

I'm lukewarm on most traditional holidays, the ones that require shopping and showering and dancing around maypoles and/or respectful disbelief in the supernatural; some of these holidays come with ham and presents, but even then the risks can outweigh the rewards. I still consider myself a joyous, festive,… » 3/25/15 11:42am 3/25/15 11:42am

What Would You Pick If You Had To Drink The Same Three Beers Forever?

Yesterday afternoon some kindly internet stranger asked me what local beers I recommend he stock up on during his next trip to my home state. I refused to answer him on the grounds that Massachusetts is no mere "state"—we are a proud commonwealth of men and women united by loyalty to our official bird (either a… » 3/24/15 2:22pm 3/24/15 2:22pm

Pliny The Elder And Blind Pig: Trophy Beers Within Everyone's Grasp

First off, let me introduce myself: My name is Mike, and I have been given the dubious honor of being named Drunkspin's West Coast Beer Correspondent, which means that every now and then you'll see some writing on a beer that Will Gordon either can't get up in Massachusetts, or can't, like, get up in Massachusetts.… » 3/24/15 11:36am 3/24/15 11:36am

Mad Genius Attempts To Smuggle So Many Damn Beers Into Soccer Game

I don't know how much beer costs at a Turkish soccer game, but I imagine the prices are just as exorbitant as they are here, and so I sympathize with this man's desire to sneak his own aclohol into the stadium. I admire his ingenuity as well, as it is no small feat to design an outfit that can conceal what appears to… » 2/16/15 12:56pm 2/16/15 12:56pm

There Should Be Two Lines at Bars: a Manifesto

As people waste our time debating how much to tip baristas (the correct amount: the small pile of coins they give back to you after your transaction is complete) and bartenders ($1 per drink), a second, much more significant beverage problem has once again been overlooked: the frustrating delays caused by people who… » 2/09/15 9:45am 2/09/15 9:45am

Mason Plumlee Commits Ultimate Party Foul, Wrecks Entire Tray Of Beers

Nets big man Mason Plumlee couldn't hit the brakes fast enough before slamming into a Verizon Center waitress tonight, laying waste to her entire tray of beers. For front-row service at an NBA game, that's gotta be like $200 worth of suds, gone in a flash. Don't worry, Mason, we'll always have this. » 2/07/15 8:52pm 2/07/15 8:52pm