The Guide to Buying Booze in Canada

This graphic will be included in the second installment of "F Eh Q", where we dive into what makes booze-distribution laws in Canada so convoluted and backwards. (Spoiler alert: it involves antiquated 1920s prohibition laws, and a lot of government greed!) » 12/24/14 1:06am 12/24/14 1:06am

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Generous Party Host

One of the best things you can give to a friend who has invited you into his or her home for the holidays is something good to drink. But telling you to buy a bottle of booze would make for a pretty boring, if practical, Gift Guide. (If you do buy a bottle of booze, be a love and wrap it nicely?) » 12/19/14 9:58am 12/19/14 9:58am

Report: Army Plied Football Recruits With Alcohol, Women

Army has only had one winning college football season since 1996, and now they're having problems off the field too. According to a report in the Colorado Springs The Gazette—which West Point officials did not dispute—in February the team treated recruits to "an alcohol-fueled party, a dinner date with female cadets,… » 10/25/14 2:23pm 10/25/14 2:23pm

How Much a Bottle of Whiskey Costs in Every State

It is Friday, which means it is an excellent day for a whiskey drink. Inspired by The Awl's quest to catalog the cost of cigarettes in every state, we decided to hunt down the price of a bottle of liquor in every state so you can know exactly how much more or less that stiff pour is costing you than neighboring… » 10/24/14 4:00pm 10/24/14 4:00pm

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 10:47am 10/03/14 10:47am

Hey Look, It's The Sad Cocktail Grenades You Always Wanted

Evidently these have been around for a while, but they're new to me. BuzzBallz: Regret In a Can. BuzzBallz: Liquid Cold-Sore. BuzzBallz: Convex Around the Sides, Like Your Abdomen When Fluid Accumulates In Your Peritoneal Cavity as a Result of the Liver Cirrhosis You Get From Living the Kind of Life That Involves… » 9/24/14 11:45am 9/24/14 11:45am

Is Booze A Performance-Enhancing Substance For Ultrarunners?

While a frosty beer or refreshing ethyl alcohol can certainly serve as motivation to hurry back, runners have been laboring under the limited view of liquor as solely a recovery drink. » 8/05/14 4:45pm 8/05/14 4:45pm

FIFA's No. 2 Is "Amazed" At How Drunk World Cup Fans Have Been

Congratulations, 2014 World Cup fans: You are very good at drinking. Or perhaps, like our American friend above, very bad at it. » 7/02/14 3:34pm 7/02/14 3:34pm

Is New Hampshire Really The Drunkest State In The Union?

The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has released its 2014 report on alcohol consumption in the United States, with figures for per capita alcohol consumption updated through 2012. Converting various boozes to pure ethanol volumes, the researchers estimated that the country as a whole drank… » 6/11/14 12:16pm 6/11/14 12:16pm

Harry Caray Went Out Drinking 288 Straight Days In 1972

Harry Caray last called a game on September 21, 1997, so some out there might only be familiar with the Cubs broadcaster of 16 years thanks to Will Ferrell's barely coherent send-up. After a glimpse into his partying expense diary, that send-up is probably close enough. » 6/02/14 9:10pm 6/02/14 9:10pm

Interactive Chart Finds Your New Favorite Beer For You

Beerviz has a neat-o interactive chart that helps serious beer drinkers figure out what kind of beer they should try next based on their tastes. Prepare to have your horizons broadened, drunks! » 3/05/14 12:24pm 3/05/14 12:24pm

Super Bowl Hangover? Drink a Gatorita. It’s Exactly What You Think It Is

That game last night, huh? So much booze, so much booze. It's all a little hazy this morning. Luckily, as a public service to the hungover, every week we track down the best bartenders in America and ask them to share their favorite hair-of-the-dog remedies. This week, in a special post-Super Bowl hangover edition, we… » 2/03/14 10:00am 2/03/14 10:00am

Our Booze-Free Month Is Over. Hallelujah!

If you are reading this, you've stuck with us through another Drynuary. And you're probably on the cusp of letting Drynuary ride off into the sunset, like we are! Well, like SOME of us. [COUGH! Jolie! COUGH!] Who is probably reading this through rosé colored glasses. » 1/31/14 4:00pm 1/31/14 4:00pm

13 Drinks To Get You Through The Worst Month Of The Year

Did any of you wasters (pretend to) go alcohol-free in January? I know Jolie did, and I considered joining her, because I'm a big proponent of limiting your gross booze intake any way you can. Obviously year-round moderation is the best way to do it, but many of us just aren't wired that way, nor do we wish to be. I… » 1/31/14 2:30pm 1/31/14 2:30pm

11 Shots Of Liquor, Reconsidered

Good afternoon! Let me tell you how to run your wedding. Just kidding, no one cares about your wedding. Now, back to my wedding: We sprung for the all-you-can-guzzle beer and wine buffet, but we didn't serve hard liquor. This is partly because we're cheapskates and partly because we're sane—the reception was at a… » 1/24/14 2:00pm 1/24/14 2:00pm

Our Month Without Booze Is Past The Midpoint. Shit's Getting Real.

Week Three. The Wall. We warned you that Week Three would be the hardest. The novelty of Drynuary definitely wears off by now, boredom creeps in with a vengeance, and somehow you have to negotiate the interminable two weeks between the NFL conference championships and the Super Bowl without your favorite pastime. It… » 1/20/14 5:30pm 1/20/14 5:30pm

Budweiser To Terrorize Hell's Kitchen With Super Bowl Hell Boat

Tailgating will not be allowed at this year's Super Bowl, but fans will still have ample opportunity to turn the weekend into a boozy shitshow thanks to the Bud Light Hotel New York. » 1/09/14 5:16pm 1/09/14 5:16pm

Do You Drink Too Much? Here's How You Can Tell

Now that the holidays are over, a bit of reflection is in order. The days were short, the nights long, and the awkward, forced social interactions all too frequent. Many of us breezed through uncomfortable office holiday parties or family dinners with the aid of alcohol; some drank too much, others drank way too much. » 1/06/14 2:17pm 1/06/14 2:17pm