Even Utah Is Drowning In Great Beer

Yesterday’s Drunkspin featured a glowing beer review tucked inside a dire forecast for the future of smaller craft brewers. Drawing on some Thrillist thing, my own dumb hunches, and the history of American capitalism, I guessed that 3,500 breweries is too damn many, and that a whole lot of them are going to have to… » 4/29/15 2:14pm Wednesday 2:14pm

A Great Beer From One Of America's Few Essential Brewers

Last week, Thrillist ran a thoughtful, well-reported piece predicting that craft beer “is about to go to war with itself.” The story is full of numbers, quotes, and research—with nary a digression about the author’s own cat, never mind mine—which means it’s ineligible for an official Loyal Order of Beer Blowhards… » 4/28/15 11:22am Tuesday 11:22am

I Can't Stop Drinking This Belgian Armpit Beer

Lately, when I find that the noise in my head has gotten a little too loud, I retreat to a corner of the website for a Belgian brewery called De Proefbrouwerij. I like looking at that clean, white machine, those blue, digital readouts: Something sanitary is being done here, something beyond the sweaty reach of human… » 4/27/15 3:20pm 4/27/15 3:20pm

Cats Are Great, And This Beer Proves It

Dogs are good, especially Internet dogs. I love to see photos and videos of them being all fun and goofy, wearing hats and driving tractors and everything. Some live dogs are cool, too. I had a few different dogs growing up: Oscar was a bit of a dick, but Dan and Loki were both great. I have a distinct (and likely… » 4/23/15 4:17pm 4/23/15 4:17pm

This Might Be America's Best Pale Ale

Iowa has a lot of nice things. First and most famously, of course, they have corn, which is fashionable to bash these days, since it’s so heavily subsidized (and so much of it turns into sugary murder syrup and McNugget casing), but what’s better than a regular old ear of fresh corn? In exchange for all their… » 4/22/15 5:04pm 4/22/15 5:04pm

Is This Iron Maiden Beer Really Metal?

I am just now emerging from a two-week cold that I feared would end my beer-ranting career. It’s hard to taste straight when your throat is in flames and your nose is a double-barreled snot faucet, and after the first week with no improvement, I started to consider that maybe this cold would simply never go away. I… » 4/21/15 3:01pm 4/21/15 3:01pm

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 4/20/15 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 4/17/15 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 4/16/15 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 4/15/15 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