Beer Of The Week: Coney Island Human Blockhead

First time I ever stepped onto Coney Island was to cover the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is a lot of capital letters to ascribe to an event in which men and women choke down mountains of tube steaks on national television, yes, but indeed an event you should attend to if you consider yourself a… » 12/01/12 10:20pm 12/01/12 10:20pm

Beer Of The Week: Cerveza Cucapa's Chupacabras Pale Ale

The weather is dimming, the days shrinking, and the bottle of Mexican-made English-style pale ale starts looking more seductive. It's called Chupacabras, by a craft brewer in Baja California called Cerveza Cucapa. (Twitter bio: "The only Mexican Beer that Doesn't need a lime to taste better, The Best Rated Mexican… » 10/27/12 10:35pm 10/27/12 10:35pm

Beer Of The Week: Blue Buck, In Time For Canadian Thanksgiving

Monday marks a holiday that in Canada is known as Thanksgiving. Any American will recognize the basic outlines of the day: Get together with friends and family and eat until you can compare stretchmarks and then succumb to naps. That doesn't mean it's the same holiday. Care to (U) guess (S) which (A) is superior? » 10/06/12 6:07pm 10/06/12 6:07pm

Beer of the Week: 1488 Premium Whisky Beer

The first time I tried a beer that had been aged in whiskey casks was in Scotland, at some Edinburgh pub where I'd asked for something tasty and local. The barkeep brought me an Innis & Gunn, instantly melting my brain. It was like the love child of ale and brown liquor, and possibly the only setting in which strong… » 9/08/12 11:55pm 9/08/12 11:55pm