Here's Yet Another Good Beer With A Stupid Name

I never get to name anything. My wife picked Cindy Lou Who for the cat (perfect name, perfect cat, no complaints), and some editor or another overruled my attempt to call this column Drinkspin instead of Drunkspin. I lobbied for the more dignified approach, but whoever runs this show knew they could keep me… » 11/24/14 2:29pm Monday 2:29pm

Dunkin Donuts Has A Fake Cronut Now. Don't Wait In Line For It.

There's a famous study that suggests that the ability to delay gratification is among the most important determinants in whether a person will have a successful life. A Stanford professor gave hundreds of kindergarteners the option of one marshmallow now or two marshmallows in 15 minutes, recorded their choices, and… » 11/24/14 1:44pm Monday 1:44pm

This Is The Best Store-Brand Beer

My wife is very thrifty and low-maintenance, so for the first two years of our relationship, I resisted pointing out that we could buy two yachts or pay off our student loans if she'd just please switch from Advil to a generic pain reliever. It was frustrating, but she doesn't ask for much, so I figured I could grant… » 11/21/14 3:45pm Friday 3:45pm

Is This Beer Really Worth $200 A Bottle?

It's tricky to argue about what something's worth, because there's rarely an objective answer. A few baseball teams are currently debating whether Pablo Sandoval, a charming fat man who hits very well in the playoffs and a bit above average the rest of the time, is worth $90 million dollars for the next five years.… » 11/20/14 3:05pm 11/20/14 3:05pm

This Coffee Milk Stout Is The Pride Of New England

A couple of months ago, Business Wire reported that Pabst was on the verge of being sold to a Russian beverage company. My initial reaction was, "There's gotta be a good Putin-hipster-gulag joke in here somewhere," followed by apathy when I realized that you can't make a good joke about a society you only know as a… » 11/19/14 2:58pm 11/19/14 2:58pm

This is fantastic. I never know what the fuck any of you (ok, mostly them) Internet people are talking about all day but I read this so I could be up to speed for once in my life and I now consider myself fully enlightened and emphatically pro-Jaden. » 11/19/14 12:58pm 11/19/14 12:58pm

Foster's: Australian For Fraud

My 11th-grade history teacher opened the first day of class by asking us to write down everything we knew about Christopher Columbus. Of course, we all knew he came to America—or somewhere near America, anyway—in 1492, and his ships were called the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. The better students also knew… » 11/18/14 2:05pm 11/18/14 2:05pm

Sour Beer: The San Francisco Treat

Is beer food? That's a deceptively complex question. At first, you're like, "Of course beer is food, because it's made of barley and wheat and other edible plants," but then you realize that you don't chew beer, and food is something strongly associated with chewing. But wait, soup! Soup is definitely food, and who… » 11/17/14 4:29pm 11/17/14 4:29pm

Coors, The Original Trophy Beer (!?), Is Making A Comeback

'Tis the season when lazy bloggers start thinking about how to recycle a year's worth of crap into the awful-yet-beloved "Best Of" lists that allow us to expend as little energy as possible while keeping the internet fed over the holidays. I'll surely do my part with a Best Beers I Drank In 2014 item, and probably… » 11/12/14 1:32pm 11/12/14 1:32pm

Delirium Tremens: A Refreshingly Morbid Belgian Ale

Last week, Esquire published a gentle little rant decrying the rise of lower-alcohol session beer. The author's mistaken thesis is that the praise pendulum has swung too far away from the sort of mighty, boozy beers he prefers and too close to an imaginary wave of thin, watery Bud Light-alikes whose primary attribute… » 11/11/14 12:21pm 11/11/14 12:21pm

Guinness Blonde American Lager Is Pandering To You, Badly

Guinness occupies its own weird niche in the beer world. It's owned by a gigantic international corporation (London-based Diageo) and is contract brewed in dozens of factories around the world, making it only nominally Irish, and not at all crafty or artisanal. Yet the brand's flagship stout is still very good,… » 11/10/14 11:32am 11/10/14 11:32am

Does Banana Bread Belong In Your Beer?

Bananas are pretty good. I'm not sure if Deadspin has ever issued a ranking of the fruits (editor's note: duh), but they probably have, and it was probably wrong, because everyone always underestimates kiwis and pretends to be too cool for apples. But if I were ever consulted on such a project, I'd put bananas firmly… » 11/06/14 4:37pm 11/06/14 4:37pm

I was shocked first time I went to the vet and was told they could do this thing for $70 or this other thing for $300. It seemed a bit crass at first but then i quickly realized "Oh, right. That's how buying shit—including health care—is supposed to work." » 11/06/14 12:59pm 11/06/14 12:59pm

Most Fruit Beers Suck; This One Doesn't

For such a handsome and hopeful young man, it took me a remarkably short period of time to get a bit jaded about the Craft Beer Movement™. It's not that I don't appreciate good beer—hell, you could go so far as to say I even respect it—and I also like the fact that the overwhelming majority of America's 3,000-plus… » 11/05/14 2:38pm 11/05/14 2:38pm

Sierra Nevada Is Still The Freshest

Good afternoon, gang! How's tricks? DID YOU VOTE?! I won't buy you a beer unless you voted. Nah, just kidding, I won't buy you a beer regardless, and I also don't like to jump down non-voting throats. I cast my ballot, because I'm a paragon of virtue—plus I have a soft schedule and was already wearing pants, so, what… » 11/04/14 2:57pm 11/04/14 2:57pm