Goose Island Honker's Ale: Not Bad, For Sellouts

Goose Island has been making outstanding beer for the good and other people of Chicago since 1988. The rest of us have been able to get our hands on it for a long time, too; it was also was one of the first American craft breweries to hit the big time. This is because it was a well-run small business with a superior… » 8/29/14 12:29pm Friday 12:29pm

Founders All Day: Because Session IPAs Are Perfect For Football Season

Do you ever deal with Journalist Twitter? It is possibly the very most self-important subgenre of social media, though Aggrieved-Teacher Facebook gives it a run for its money. (Not that they're in it for the money, which we believed the first 50,000 times they mentioned it this morning, which they had time to do… » 8/28/14 12:51pm Thursday 12:51pm

Stone Arrogant Bastard: An Obnoxious Name For An Outstanding Beer

Time Out Chicago's Amy Cavanaugh recently criticized Pig Minds Brewing for naming their new blueberry beer "PD California Style Ale." The label features a waist-down image of a cartoon lady in a skirt with her underwear around her ankles, leaving no doubt what PD stands for: This beer is designed to make women drop… » 8/26/14 12:16pm Tuesday 12:16pm

My thought process every time: "Hey, guess I'm one of the lucky ones, because just a bit of soap and water and Gold Bond does the trick just fine for me ... OR DOES IT? Maybe I'm not the person who should be judging this situation. Maybe I need to ask my —- wait! No! Maybe I need to ask Jolie why we're talking about… » 8/25/14 4:14pm Monday 4:14pm

The frustrating thing about this is that the man will likely issue whatever tepid apology is required and then just keep on keepin' on, having no idea why we can't take a joke around here anymore fer crissakes. He (and to be clear, I'm just using him as a proxy for a certain type of old dude) knows in his heart of… » 8/25/14 2:32pm Monday 2:32pm

What's the money even supposed to be earmarked for? He's still getting paid, right? And if he somehow does go to trial, the union will spring for the lawyer (I think)? Seriously, I might be missing something and if so fuck me, but this really does boil down to "Hey, let's buy this guy a boat for shooting that kid,"… » 8/21/14 3:43pm 8/21/14 3:43pm

As Ryan Leaf stories go—low bar, sure—this one strikes me as vaguely positive: So he just fucking hated playing football, figured that out, and quit. OK, good. Rest of his life went to shit, but if he'd become a successful lawyer or plumber with a happy family life, we might look back on this one and realize "Oh, OK,… » 8/20/14 8:27am 8/20/14 8:27am

Smackdown: Burger King's Extra Long BBQ Vs. McDonald's Jalapeño Double

At first glance, a horizontally oriented double cheeseburger doesn't seem very flashy: Mankind is well accustomed to taking our meals the long way. Cheesesteaks, ribs, roll-ups, Twinkies, wraps, corn, whatever the hell a hoagie is: All these and more have been served to us on the landscape setting since long before… » 8/13/14 2:30pm 8/13/14 2:30pm

Plus the union loves the DH because it's great for average salary, extends careers, etc. It frustrates the shit out of me that pitchers can't hit, because we all remember high school: your #1 starter played SS on his off days and batted 3rd. At some point in his not-too-distant past, a guy like Kershaw hit .550, right? » 8/12/14 4:29pm 8/12/14 4:29pm

On Sunday mornings I like to dice a sweet potato, saute it with onion for a few minutes, add garlic and peppers and shit like that, often cumin, something green (diced zucchini lately), either black beans or spare meat, crack a couple eggs on top, cover the pot for way too long so I never get the eggs right, and then… » 8/12/14 2:55pm 8/12/14 2:55pm

Lay's Cappuccino Potato Chips Are Abominable

The other day, Deadspin's own Albert Burneko thoughtfully suggested we use pork in our New England clam chowder, which of course triggered the tiresome whine-siren of the Regional Food Authenticity Police, who are far more concerned with adhering to the exact chowder ingredients Tom Brady specified in the Mayflower… » 8/06/14 3:12pm 8/06/14 3:12pm

I have a nice bottle opener (as do beer bloggers in all other regions, I assume, so I'm reluctant to even count this one) and a friend with a boat. I do not have a single other thing on the list, and I consider myself to be a pretty basic-ass run-of-the-mill Masshole. » 8/04/14 7:48am 8/04/14 7:48am

Nah, I see chowder with pork in it plenty of places in New England. Legal doesn't use it, and chump New Englanders have let them decide how we eat chowder, but it's a perfectly legal and lovely addition. (And let's say you're right and I've been bringing my own pork all these years, that's all the more reason to thank… » 8/02/14 10:36am 8/02/14 10:36am