Matt Mccloskey

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3 Pairings: Spiced Cauliflower Taco

Believe it or not, a taco without meat can be awesome, but a taco without beer? Not a chance! Even vegan tacos are meant for beer. At Sausal, a …

“HIGH” TECHNOLOGY

There’s gold in them thar weeds!<p>Some years ago, a relative of mine decided to move to Northern California to become a legal <b>marijuana</b> grower. Easy money, he thought.<p>He had been, for much of his life, a long-haul trucker and the back-breaking work was taking a toll on his body. So he and a pal, who …

Cannabis

Clickbait Headlines Blame Millennials for Killing Craft Beer. Are They?

4 minute Read<p>Millennials get blamed for a lot of things. Participation trophies, head-scratching workplace expectations, and now beverage and …

Wine & Spirits

Finding a Happy Medium

A little more than 10 years ago in these pages (issue #2) I warned of a new phenomenon, one I believed to be counter to the ethos of craft brewing. I …

Beer

Country star Caleb Keeter changes guns stance: 'I cannot express how wrong I was'

When Caleb Keeter performed on stage with Josh Abbott Band at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, the guitarist was a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.<p>That changed a few hours later, when a gunman opened fire on the Las Vegas audience, killing at least 59 in the worst mass shooting in …

Gun Control

Stop the Peddlers of Junk Science and Religious Nuttery Before Their Superstitions Kill Us All!

Be calm but if you have a scientific background, please do quit being reticent. We need to stop the use of fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) immediately, leave it in the ground, and we cannot awaken people to the real danger with this junk science and religious nut stuff floating around. Next time you …

Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. It’s here; it’s happening

For the sake of keeping things manageable, let’s confine the discussion to a single continent and a single week: North America over the last seven days.<p>In Houston they got down to the hard and unromantic work of recovery from what economists announced was probably the most expensive storm in US …

Climate Change

As hurricanes and wildfires rage, US climate politics enters the realm of farce

Climate denial is less credible, but more powerful, than ever.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, as Southern Floridians nervously watched Hurricane Irma become a Category 5 monster, they received an odd message from popular right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh: The hurricane forecasts are not to be trusted.<p>In …

These Portland Breweries Are Killing It on Instagram. Here Are 5 Tactics You Should Learn From Them | Inc.com

It's clear that craft beer is taking over America and other parts of the world. According to the Brewer's Association, in 2016, craft beer accounted for 21.8 percent of all American beer sales, which is up 6.2 percent from 2015.<p>With this meteoric increase in competition, many breweries have taken …

Marketing

Most Americans strongly dislike Trump — but the angry minority that adores him controls our politics

It seems Trump supporters just love his obnoxious conduct — and they’ve terrorized the entire GOP into submission<p>A couple of days ago, Salon's Bob Cesca made the point that the tie that binds Donald Trump to his followers is his eagerness to provoke liberals. He used this tweet from a Fox News …

The other terrible thing Donald Trump did yesterday, you know, besides the neo-Nazi stuff

There's an important rule to live by in covering the Trump administration, which tends to set off multiple dumpster fires every day: Pay attention to …

Trump's Long History of Racism

<b>UPDATE:</b> Trump gave a press conference Tuesday during which he essentially unsaid all the good things he asserted in his speech Monday. While he …

Rights & Freedoms

These Vegan Sloppy Joes Will Take You Straight Back To Childhood

<i>This delicious sloppy joe recipe, excerpted from the gorgeous, seasonally driven</i> Vegetarian Heartland<i>, swap heart-healthy beans for the traditional</i> …

Healthy Eating

Watermelon Shandy

Shandy:<p>For the watermelon ice cubes: In a blender, puree the watermelon with the Simple Syrup and lime juice. Pour into a silicone ice cube tray and …

This 2013 Trump Tweet Is Coming Back To Haunt Us All

There's a law that states that for every dangerous or stupid decision made by Donald Trump, there's a tweet of his from a few years back denouncing …

“Worse than death:” The far-future dystopia of genome hacking

This scientist’s thought experiment will give you nightmares.<p>John Sotos, the Chief Medical Officer at Intel, has a wild, scary thought experiment: …

The 25 Best Craft Breweries in America

Your Guide to the Country's Most Delicious Beer<p>If you’re impatient, thirsty or a little bit of both, click here to skip right to the list.<p>In 2016, …

Beer

12 "Game of Thrones" Style Castles To Rent This Summer

...just in time for the premiere of Season 7.<p>With <i>Game of Thrones</i> returning this Sunday, luxury rentals on the rise and our affinity for anything royal going strong, it only seems apropos that your summer vacation rental should be something more majestic. Whether you're traveling stateside or have …

Here's how you can actually help stop climate change

It takes more than turning off the lights, but it's all doable.<p>Soaring temperatures, melting ice caps, diseases on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s not surprising that climate change tends to trigger a sense of fear. In fact, one recent, widely-shared story about climate change in <i>New York</i> …

Fossil Fuels

Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws

Research analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that renewable energy like solar and wind power are hurtling towards a level of ubiquity where not even politics can hinder them. Renewable energy is simply becoming the cheapest option, fast. Basic economics, the analysts say, suggest that the US will …

Renewable Energy

Trumpcare Takes From the Poor to Give to the Rich

Twenty two million Americans will lose insurance if the Senate's draconian Trumpcare bill becomes law, according to an estimate released Monday by …

Health Care

You’re not crazy: Trump just blamed Obama for the Russian attack that Trump says didn’t happen

<b>(Getty/Drew Angerer)</b><p>President Trump called the Russian hack a “hoax” and then blamed it on Obama, on the same day! Insane or brilliant?<p>Bob Cesca<p>June 26, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>You’re not insane. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, is currently blaming the previous president, Barack Obama, …

Donald Trump

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

Genetics

Vegans, vegetarians and now… reducetarians

For anyone who has tried to cut out meat entirely and failed, there’s a new movement which tries to take a more pragmatic approach<p>Unlike drinking, exercise and home cooking, being vegetarian is seen as a black-and-white deal. You either are or you aren’t. Go meat free all year and you’re a …

Green Living

Coal: New Film Shows How Bad It Is For Your Health

Is America in an unhealthy relationship with coal? Without someone’s help, it can be difficult to objectively assess a relationship that you are in and decide whether to continue. Consider, then, <i>From the Ashes</i>, a new documentary film premiering on the <i>National Geographic</i> channel this Sunday (June 25 …

Fossil Fuels

This 3D-printed map from the original Legend of Zelda was worth every penny

The Legend of Zelda was the pinnacle of 1980s console games. Its sprawling levels spanned multiple regions and included desert, wetlands, and tree-lined forests. For the time, it was a massive map and an impressive display of pushing hardware to its limits. Due to the size of the world, it often …

Video Shows Disability Advocates Forcibly Removed From Senate Protest

U.S. Capitol Police forcibly removed demonstrators and disability advocates — some of whom were in wheelchairs — protesting the Senate’s proposed …

Our Sun Could Have Been Born With an Evil Twin Called "Nemesis"

The dinosaurs never had a chance.<p>A new model on how stars are formed has added weight to the hypothesis that most – if not all – stars are born in a …