At Least Cleveland Still Has Great Beer

The mayor of Boston went on CNN this morning to talk about a snowstorm that hadn't begun yet. That is insane. I realize part of my reaction is based on being old enough to remember when CNN trafficked in weightier matters than weather porn and celebrity gossip, and I also concede that the storm heading this way seems… » 1/26/15 3:58pm 1/26/15 3:58pm

Bostonians are provincial, negative, and obstructionist by nature, but I think we might have been more down with this potential Olympic thing if there'd been anything open about it. Now we just feel like the mayor and etc. are trying to ram shit down our throat, and even if it's ultimately good shit (dubious, it being… » 1/21/15 8:59pm 1/21/15 8:59pm

This Awful Beer Is Great, Because Context Matters

Yesterday I fucked off work around two in the afternoon, which is to say about an hour after I finally fucked back onto work for the first time since last Thursday. I'd sincerely intended to bravely struggle through a full afternoon of hiding behind my keyboard, but then I got a text from one of my favorite recently… » 1/21/15 4:00pm 1/21/15 4:00pm

I think my (now) wife semi-ambushed me. All I'd heard about was how cool her parents were and all that, and I'm not generally afraid of parents, and they were in town for the day and there was some vague whiff in the air that we'd meet them for a drink at some outside patio place. So I went about my day as I would,… » 1/21/15 3:25pm 1/21/15 3:25pm

Lou Merloni Resists Attacking Protestors Who Say Black Lives Matter

Former Red Sox infielder and current WEEI yakker Lou Merloni is perhaps best known in Boston for being from Framingham and for being Nomar's friend. But in addition to those two distinctions, he did also manage to utility-guy his way through 423 games over the course of nine seasons in the Big Leagues. » 1/15/15 9:25pm 1/15/15 9:25pm

A Belgian Beer From Quebec, Perfect For The End Of The World

This marks the first year in at least the past 10 that I have not resolved to learn even the basics of a foreign language. My monolinguism is deplorable, considering that I aim to communicate for a living and have had plenty of opportunity to learn other tongues over the years. But I've never made any real progress,… » 1/15/15 1:05pm 1/15/15 1:05pm

Hating Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Is For Suckers

One of the only things I dislike about writing this column is that no matter the topic of the day—be it my wife, my cat, the sports teams I root for, or even, on a slow day for me personally, beer—one of you hamless eggers is guaranteed to find a way to tell me that my position is invalid because I've failed to… » 1/12/15 3:35pm 1/12/15 3:35pm

An Ungodly Monster Of A Stout From Colorado

Last week I told all you big, dirty motherfuckers that we were getting off the imperial stouts for a few. You know, get our heads together, our resolutions set in stone, our children's names remembered, the whole deal. Ha. Check it out: I lied. People who write about beer for half a living will do that. Today we're… » 1/09/15 2:15pm 1/09/15 2:15pm

Here's A Fine Canadian Beer That Isn't One Of The Obvious Ones

Yesterday a reader suggested that we pump out a "Canadian Beers, Ranked" post, which is a good idea long overdue. Part of the reason we haven't done one yet is good old classic American sloth, and the other part is that, regarding the macro category at least, I can't imagine ranking anything No. 1. Those wily and… » 1/08/15 3:51pm 1/08/15 3:51pm

This Is Drunkspin's Favorite Beer Of All Time

You know those brave freedom fighters who were going to finally quit watching football this year on account of all the crimes and all the punishments, the concussions and the corruption, the whole filthy package? I was one of them for a few courageous weeks, but then my favorite team finally got good again, and now lo… » 1/07/15 2:50pm 1/07/15 2:50pm

Right. I mean, I have ZERO trouble imagining a listicler grinding a personal axe, if not for sales/attention then just because his kid brother got canned from his busboy job or whatever. Journalists are humans, which is to say they're petty little shitheads a good half the time. BUT, this guy spelled it all out. » 1/07/15 2:04pm 1/07/15 2:04pm

Good News, Fat-Ass: Here's Another Great Imperial Stout

Do you guys use Untappd? It's a combination social-media platform and beer-measuring contest wherein you and your friends brag about all the dope shit you drink. That part's pretty fun, or at least pretty harmless—it would lean more fully toward the fun part if I'd even heard of the super-rare stuff you all seem to… » 12/26/14 1:05pm 12/26/14 1:05pm

A Perfectly Festive Barrel-Aged Sour Ale

Christmas is a weird time for a boozer. I realize everyone's circumstances are different—profoundly different if you have kids of an age that requires them to be catered to in a Santa-type fashion—but even if you are religiously or culturally uninterested in the actual holiday, you probably have a day or two off work… » 12/24/14 10:20am 12/24/14 10:20am

Hmm, I see your point, but I tried to account for that mentally. I knew the ham thing wasn't going to be objectively better (from my point of view, even though I like ham a lot), but if it was a good version of a hot ham sandwich, I would have credited it for that. » 12/23/14 7:40pm 12/23/14 7:40pm