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The Underwear and Alcohol Pairings You Need to Get Your Kalsarikännit On

1 of 6<p>HOT TODDY<p>A hot toddy is comforting, with a kick - just like these supersoft Calvin Klein undies, which are way cuter than your beat-up sweats …

Fashion

The hunt for one of the rarest beers in the world

So there it was.<p>Six ounces of pure beer-geek nirvana staring at me.<p>Pliny the Younger.<p>It was early Tuesday morning, around 12:30, when I arrived at …

Brewery Ommegang Announces Release Of Short Sleeve Saison | Brew Studs

Saison is synonymous with Spring.<p>Brewery Ommegang is ready to welcome warmer weather with a brand new seasonal offering, <i>Short Sleeve Saison.</i> This …

Beerspectives: What's Wrong With Beer Flavored Beer? | Brew Studs

Beer has had a fantastic voyage since the beginning of civilization.<p>It has gone from being flavored with whatever fermentables came to hand to a very …

Beer

Turn Juice Into Hooch! 3 Kinds of Alcohol You Can Make at Home

Learn how to make your own alcohol from basic ingredients is idiot proof--just gather some basic equipment, make sure your containers are clean, and …

Beer

Make Me a Cocktail Suggests Drink Recipes Based on Ingredients You Have at Home

Let’s say you’re in the mood for a drink but you have no idea what to concoct out of all the half-empty bottles of booze you have lying around. …

Beverages

18 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer

American craft beer is bigger than ever, both in number of breweries and stylistic influence. As the craft beer “trend” turned into a stable, …

Beer

Amazon confirms its checkout-free grocery store will sell alcohol

Back in December, Amazon unveiled its vision for the grocery industry: Amazon Go. A concept store in Seattle with no lines, checkouts, or registers, …

Amazon

Is Zima Making a Comeback? Relive the Cheesiest Commercials for the ‘Unique Alcohol Beverage’

Ahhhh, Zima. How we miss thee…or do we?<p>If you came of drinking age (or perhaps not quite) during the 1990s, you probably downed a bottle or two of …

Drinking

True To Form, Rogue's 6 Hop IPA Becomes Canned Sixer | Brew Studs

6 Hops, 6 Cans. Coincidence?<p>In a dedication to Mother Nature, Rogue Ales has canned 6 Hop IPA to take this farm-grown craft beer back outside.<p>The six …

Beer

New Sam Adams Rebel IPA juicier and brighter than old formula

It isn't that Rebel IPA, Samuel Adams' first flagship IPA, was a bad beer — it wasn't — but it's never been particularly interesting.<p>To me, Rebel IPA has always felt like a focus group-tested beer. Unoffensive, uninspired and unoriginal. Given that the Boston Beer Co. is a publicly traded company, …

Beer

Partner Brewing: A Model Solidifying Its Place In The Craft Beer Movement | Brew Studs

The evolution that’s fueling the revolution.<p>It’s safe to say the term “contract brewing” no longer scares off a true craft beer lover. There was a …

Beer

5 unexpected benefits of drinking you never knew

We’ve all heard it: Drink in moderation or else you’ll do more harm than good.<p>That’s because while research suggests small amounts of booze can be good for us, drinking in excess can harm our heart, brain and waistline. According to the American Heart Association, those health perks cap out at one …

Alcohol

Braxton Revamp IPA to replace Crank Shaft IPA in 12oz cans starting in March

<i>[Press Release:]</i><p>(Covington, KY) – Braxton Brewing Co. is introducing a change to its core beer lineup. Revamp, a new tropical forward IPA, will be …

Beer

Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival returns on March 4th

<i>[Press Release:]</i><p>(Loveland, CO) – Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Verboten Brewing are thrilled to announce the return of Real Ale Real Love Firkin …

Beer

Beer buzz: There's a hefty dose of honey in this double IPA

Alpha Hive Double IPA<p>BREWERY: Coop Ale Works in Oklahoma City<p>STYLE: American Double/Imperial IPA. These IPAs are heavier on both the malt and IPA …

Beer

Is Craft Beer Too Hoppy to Drink?

The success of IPA has seduced brewers into adding increasingly more hops to their beers.<p>No matter how many stouts, porters, or lagers are on store shelves, for better or worse, the success of the craft beer industry is directly tied to the success of IPA (India pale ale). The wildly popular style …

Beer

The "Haze Craze": Beer Lovers' Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

About 13 years ago, The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury, Vt., released a new IPA called Heady Topper. The brewer, John Kimmich, had decided to neither filter nor pasteurize the beer — both common methods of extending a commercial beer's shelf life. The result was an IPA thicker with the microscopic …

Beer

The Best Beers To Complement The Kid-Leftovers You Always Eat

One of the biggest casualties of becoming a dad? Your ability to eat normal food. Most of the time, you’re tied up by all the toddler-chasing, …

Foodies

Uinta Brewing Announces Beer Brewed to Support Our National Parks

Uinta Brewing announced this week that they will be releasing a new Golden Ale dedicated to the National Park system in the U.S. The Salt Lake …

National Parks

Ohio Man Sues Wal-Mart for Selling Fake Craft Beer

A Cincinnati man and craft beer champion named Matthew Adam filed a lawsuit on Friday claiming that Wal-Mart’s private label beer, aptly produced …

Beer

Thor, god of beer?

Thor Cheston, 38, is the co-founder of Right Proper Brewing Company. He lives in the District.<p><b>Growing up as Thor Cheston, did you feel a lot of pressure to be, like, successful in a manly pursuit?</b><p>No, actually! I absolutely hated my name until I was about 15. I wanted my parents to rename me Scott …

Beer

Untappd puts Foursquare-like beer recommendations front and center

The beer-focused app Untappd is a handy way to keep track of what you've tasted, what you liked and what your friends are drinking. This week, the suds social network completely redesigned its mobile software to add a bunch of new features. On top of a revamped UI, the app's directory of …

Beer

Scientists Just Aged Liquor 2 Years… in 3 Days

With whiskey, as with wine, time spent aging directly correlates to a spirit’s depth of flavor. Or, at least, it has up until now. A team of Spanish …

Beer Burnout

There comes a time in every beer lover’s experience when their interest in the subject starts to flag a bit. When a once favorite beer no longer …

Queen Elizabeth Is Now Making Her Own Sparkling Wine

Imagine you’ve been invited to Buckingham Palace for dinner. You sit down at your place setting, and a glass of Champagne is poured. But wait—it’s not a glass of Champagne—it’s a flute of Windsor Vineyard sparkling wine. Confused? Then you must not have heard yet about Queen Elizabeth’s latest …

Wine

Behold! The Next 'Game of Thrones' Beer Is Coming, and It's Golden.

It's been more than six long, cold months since the epic <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 6 finale. With no definite premiere date for the seventh season, fans …

Game of Thrones

Students recreate 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe

Stanford students brewed an ancient beer during class with Stanford archaeologist Li Liu, who discovered evidence of earliest beer-making in China as …

Stanford University

A London Brewery Is Giving Away Free Beer Every Time It Rains

Thanks to Fuller's Brewery, the weather forecast in London is now cloudy with a chance of beer. As Metro.co.uk reports, the local company is making …