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

Katie Nolan Tries To Chug Six Beers Better Than Madison Bumgarner

Katie Nolan has a problem with people claiming that pitcher Madison Bumgarner's chugging four, five, or six beers after the Giants win postseason games. (We've gone with different wordings, because he's really just pouring them on his face, though that's still cool.) So, Nolan attempted to show how to actually chug… » 10/17/14 11:10am 10/17/14 11:10am