Happy Weed Day! Now Drink A Beer.

We here at Drunkspin have a well-established affinity for fake holidays, which is why today brings us much pleasure despite the rainy Monday Aprilness of it all. It’s Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maine; Boston Marathon Day in the wealthier parts of Eastern Massachusetts; and Weed Day everywhere! I’m… » 4/20/15 3:27pm Yesterday 3:27pm

Samuel Adams 26.2: The Beer Boston Deserves

Did you see that some of the Gawker Media rabble are trying to unionize? I have mixed thoughts on this. On the one hand, sure, good, look out for the working man. But then again, they’re fucking bloggers. This is a very, very soft gig, so maybe tone down the coal-miner act? But I admit my thoughts aren’t fully formed,… » 4/17/15 2:35pm Friday 2:35pm

Introducing Drunkspin's Unified Theory Of Midwestern IPAs

A certain segment of the drinking public fetishizes localism. They sometimes take their case too far and try to dress dumdum provincialism up in environmentalist clothing, e.g. rooting for a hometown brewery because they consider it an extension of themselves—as if it were a local sports team—but pretending to have… » 4/16/15 4:58pm Thursday 4:58pm

Can Cincinnati's Beer Redeem Its Crimes Against Chili?

Happy Tax Day to all those who observe. Thank you for helping keep the roads paved and the schools open. Your service is greatly appreciated, and as such I will try not to be judgmental about your personal choices today. But please tell me you're not reading this on your phone as you stand in line at the post office. » 4/15/15 4:47pm Wednesday 4:47pm

This Game Of Thrones Beer Is The Jon Snow Of Game Of Thrones Beers

The NFL hired their first full-time female referee last week, and the public reaction played out exactly as you'd imagine. Decent, reasonable people saw this move as vaguely positive; the bleating heads who get paid to say dumb shit about sports said dumb shit about sports; and the people who listen to… » 4/14/15 3:20pm 4/14/15 3:20pm

A Nice Fruit Beer For Butts Of All Types

Kim Kardashian is on a sightseeing tour of Armenia, her ancestral homeland, a delightful fact that I know because the guy on the radio mentioned it at three o’clock this morning. My wife also knows this information about Kim and Armenia, because she got up to feed the cat shortly after I came into possession of said… » 4/10/15 3:13pm 4/10/15 3:13pm

A Perfect Beer For Classing Up Your Budhole

Last month, Forbes ran a preposterous article titled “The 13 Best Craft Beers in America.” There are a million things wrong with the piece, but let’s just deal with the three most glaring problems. First, why 13? That’s an unlucky number! Why you trying to hurt beer, Forbes?! Second, the author lacked the true… » 4/08/15 5:18pm 4/08/15 5:18pm

How To Make An Adequate Rye Old Fashioned

I go on runs with cocktails. I'm like a child who gets a new toy, obsesses over the toy for a full week, and then wants nothing to do with it. I went through a whole summer of drinking greyhounds and throwing up those greyhounds into the bushes. I drank a lot of rum & Diet Cokes when I was trying to drop weight,… » 4/08/15 11:17am 4/08/15 11:17am

The Ideal Beer For Wealthy Working Stiffs 

Most of my workdays are spent alone at home, poring over a hot computer as I wait for the muse to alight and the hangover to depart. From time to time, however, I am called upon to venture out into the general population to address the inmates of a local prison or communications class on the topic of New Media… » 4/07/15 3:53pm 4/07/15 3:53pm

Kentucky Breakfast Stout: The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Saturday morning, my wife and I woke up without any particular plan, unless you count the plan to go the art museum, which my wife did in fact count due to the fact that I had agreed to the plan 18 hours earlier, but funny things happen to plans sometimes. So there we were, blissfully plan-free for an hour or two,… » 4/06/15 3:20pm 4/06/15 3:20pm

Quick, Drink This Great Kosher Beer Before Passover Starts!

Were your parents the sort of filthy liars who encouraged you to believe you could accomplish anything you wanted in life? Mine were not. They were pleasant realists who offered vague philosophical support for my larger hopes and dreams, but mainly wished my penmanship would improve enough to help me land some kind… » 4/03/15 1:38pm 4/03/15 1:38pm

If You Need An Easter Beer, Well, Here's Your Easter Beer

I had a hectic morning, because folding laundry counts as hectic if you have a certain kind of lifestyle, and therefore I’m a bit behind on my daily media-eating. Can someone help catch me up? Specifically I’m wondering if the part of the internet in charge of dispensing cultural edicts has decided if Comedy Central… » 4/02/15 5:51pm 4/02/15 5:51pm

This New Sierra Nevada Beer Is Offensive and Delightful

Yesterday, the Brewers Association, the Craft Beer Movement's™ leading definer of words and bestower of medals, published their list of the "Top 50 Breweries of 2014," by which they mean "50 Biggest Breweries That Happen to Meet Today's Definition of 'Craft,' Which We Change More Frequently Than Our Underwear, Not… » 4/01/15 4:05pm 4/01/15 4:05pm

A Great Pale Ale From A Shady, Pale State

I ran into an old friend Sunday afternoon, and he asked what I had planned for this Wednesday. I had no ready answer, of course, because what kind of a monster has anything particular planned for a Wednesday? I suppose if I'd thought it through for a few minutes I could have projected that as the day when I'd be out… » 3/31/15 4:58pm 3/31/15 4:58pm

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

Commercial Shandies Are For Suckers. Drink This Beer Instead.

Beer is very useful. In just the past few days I have relied on beer to help me relate to my fellow man, to make college basketball interesting, and to wean me off my Tylenol PM addiction. Beer can also be used to liven up an otherwise limp pot of whatever-bean chili, to repair a dicey relationship with your mail… » 3/23/15 11:40am 3/23/15 11:40am