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 Friday 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

The world's most popular beers in one neat map

Booze lovers' magazine Vinepair put together this neat map showing the most popular beer brands around the world. Yeah, it's hard to believe that a tasteless concoction like Bud Light is the top selling beer in the US. Unfortunately, as it's often the case, most popular doesn't mean better. » 3/13/15 2:09pm 3/13/15 2:09pm

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

How To Be A Beer Enthusiast Without Being A Beer Asshole

Beer is so, so good. All of it gets you drunk, and a lot of it even tastes good in the process! What more could you ask for? Maybe just a quick little primer on how to get the most out of the experience? What's that? "No," you say? "Fuck that," in fact, you say? » 1/16/15 2:45pm 1/16/15 2:45pm

Drunkspin's Best Beers of 2014

Presented below, you will find a list of beers that I like. Lists of these sort tend to be taken more seriously when they have authoritative names, so my working title for this one was The Definitive Drunkspin Compilation Of The 18 Beers In The Universe That Are Perfect; All Other Beers Are Horrible. But that didn't… » 12/31/14 1:50pm 12/31/14 1:50pm

UTEP Coach On Beating MTSU: "Look At Me. I Don't Drink Light Beer."

UTEP won a hard-fought 24-21 victory over MTSU tonight, and ASN announcers asked Miners coach Sean Kugler how he'd celebrate. "I might have a few beers." » 11/29/14 11:14pm 11/29/14 11:14pm

Is CenturyLink Field Selling Watered-Down Beer?

A Seattle news station purchased multiple beers at Seahawks and Sounders games, had them tested, and discovered that in every case, the samples' ABV were below those beers' advertised numbers—sometimes illegally so. » 11/12/14 1:14pm 11/12/14 1:14pm

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

How To Separate Beer Signal From Beer Noise

Madison Bumgarner Is Now Up To Five Beers At A Time

OK, this is threatening to get out of hand. After winning the play-in game last week, Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner "drank" four beers at once. (More realistically, he poured four beers onto his face.) After the Giants won their division series last night, Bumgarner has graduated to five. » 10/08/14 9:33am 10/08/14 9:33am

This Beer Is Salty And Sour And You Will Love It To Death

Welcome back to Drunkspin's Sub-Five Friday, wherein we endeavor to ease you into the weekend armed with a recommendation for a lower-alcohol beer that will help you keep up with your day-drinking responsibilities without making a battered and bruised fool out of yourself. We'll stop running this stupid intro the… » 10/03/14 10:48am 10/03/14 10:48am

Who Drinks The Most Beer And Wine In The World?

The smart folks over at CompareCamp made a fun (and super-huge!) infographic of beer and wine knowledge. Among the interesting facts: Europeans are some damn boozehounds! They're drinking circles around us, America. Of special note is the Vatican, which trounces the world in per capita wine consumption; according… » 10/02/14 10:51am 10/02/14 10:51am