11 Irish Whiskies, Ranked

I’m not huge on green-tinted beer or white ethnic pride, but history has proven that St. Patrick came down on the right side of both snakes and day-drinking, which is reason enough to duck out of work at noon today to celebrate his birth-or-whatever. This year there’ll be the supplemental attraction of the first full…

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12 Root Beers, Ranked

Any of you happy bastards still clinging to the Sober January charade? Me neither, thank goodness, but I do always try to dial the booze back a bit during the darkest stretch of winter. I figure it’s impossible to truly enjoy life during this accursed half-season, so why sully liquor’s good name by associating it too…

24 Winter Beers, Ranked

Winter beer is a slippery category that used to comprise slightly boozy ales brewed with spices and odd grains, but has long since metastasized to include not only those traditional “winter warmers,” but also just about any damn thing a brewery’s marketing department feels like hanging a snowflake on. This can be…

14 Vodkas, Ranked

Americans drink more vodka than any other spirit, although whiskey has been gaining ground in recent years. Despite—eh, who are we kidding, because of—its mass appeal, vodka is disdained by most cocktail snobs, which is reason enough to celebrate its continued prominence. But vodka has uses far beyond simply riling up…

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21 Session IPAs, Ranked

Craft-beer enthusiasts like to argue, complain, and explain. I wonder if there’s any demographic commonality behind this exhausting pattern of behavior. Someone should look into whether perhaps a lot of them have graduate degrees, alcohol problems, and pale-colored penises, for instance. Or maybe they all like lasagna…