A Modestly Spectacular Maine Beer Worth Standing In Line For

Lately, most beer manufacturers across both the size and quality spectrums have been inching toward the Cheesecake Factory production model, wherein they roll out endless streams of new products in a desperate attempt to stay relevant by being all buffalo-sauced things to all baked-stuffed people. » 3/03/15 1:44pm Yesterday 1:44pm

I also don't like the constant implications that it's for underage drinkers. I think that's frankly unfair to AB—it's accusing them of like crime and fraud and shit, when we know that Beer Idiots come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. » 3/02/15 4:05pm Monday 4:05pm

Finally, A Sierra Nevada Beer We Can Talk Shit About

Yesterday afternoon, I got a nice, simple email that nevertheless caused much undue consternation at Drunkspin Headquarters. It was from the new head of media relations (or whatever) at Victory Brewing, a mid-sized, widely distributed Pennsylvanian operation of which I am quite fond. I have publicly praised their… » 2/26/15 2:21pm 2/26/15 2:21pm

Dutch Beer Sucks. Blame The Weed. 

There is some debate within the Craft Beer Movement™ about every goddamn thing, so it makes sense that the list of contentious issues begins with the very phrase "craft beer." The Brewers Association defines "craft" as ... just kidding, fuck off, who cares. Without spelling it all out, let us just note that the main… » 2/25/15 11:22am 2/25/15 11:22am

I love Gronk and think he gets a pretty fair shake in general; even when his act wears thin, as it inevitably will, I think the public will probably let him down easily. For the reasons you mention: he seems like at least a passably decent human being. » 2/13/15 5:38pm 2/13/15 5:38pm

Is This Really The World's Best Beer?

The Beer Internet likes to be angry. The same could be true of many other special-interest groups, but I suspect the problem is particularly acute in the online beer world, because of our high concentration of relatively affluent white dudes who aren't comfortable having their opinions challenged. Or maybe we're all… » 2/12/15 3:05pm 2/12/15 3:05pm

Yeah, isn't the theory that 3rd party candidates thrive on winning over non-voters, like how Jesse Ventura won by getting all of the previously untapped Minnesota dirtbag vote? Stewart fans already have a pretty firm party affiliation, I suspect. » 2/11/15 10:15am 2/11/15 10:15am

Orval Is The Funky, Monk-Brewed Belgian Beer You Need In Your Life

You may be aware that the Super Bowl was this past Sunday. You may be further aware that it was a crazy, awesome game that came down to the final play, an interception that hit the defensive back right in the chest, a result for which every single force under the sun has shouldered some share of the blame, excepting… » 2/05/15 4:20pm 2/05/15 4:20pm

Genesee Cream Ale Is A B-Minus Beer That Comes In An A-Plus Can

Last night my wife and I celebrated the end of another day of Boston's utter surrender in the face of back-to-back snowstorms—the trains haven't run anywhere near on time in over a week, yet this cute little do-nothing town still thinks it can somehow pull off the 2024 Olympics—by hiding out in the basement of our… » 2/04/15 4:04pm 2/04/15 4:04pm

I like Wilson a lot, as a player and a seemingly good dude, but I think it's a little bit strange that he's taken ZERO blame for that last drive. He did some great things, sure, which we've heard all about over and over. But the clock management seemed less than ideal, and that throw wasn't perfect, either. Not… » 2/04/15 10:18am 2/04/15 10:18am

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

I agree that it's the right gesture. I mean, I'm a booze blogger, so it's not like I'm ever trying to fool anyone's parents. But it's just a nice way of conveying "Look, no one's trying to play games here, but let the record reflect that, upon our first meeting, I had the decency to acknowledge that maybe it's not… » 1/26/15 2:17pm 1/26/15 2:17pm

I can see being burned out on it. I don't drink a ton of it myself, because while my college situation certainly wasn't as fancy as yours, I do like to try new things. Torpedo's great. I was a little worried that SN was going the Sam Adams overkill route with all the new beers they've been pumping out lately, but they… » 1/26/15 2:09pm 1/26/15 2:09pm