Alcohol

  • ‘Cooking with Beer': A Guide to Sudsy Culinary Arts

    ‘Cooking with Beer': A Guide to Sudsy Culinary Arts

    Beer is largely best enjoyed as a beverage, but anybody who’s had a good beer-battered something or used it as a secret ingredient in a chili or stew knows the value of beer in the kitchen. Cooking with Beer, a new cookbook from Mark Dredge, takes that wisdom to a whole new level. The book’s […]

  • Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength Frontier Whiskey

    Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength Frontier Whiskey

    Like a diamond bullet through the forehead, there’s Bulleit Bourbon, advertised as “Barrel Strength” Frontier Whiskey. What is “barrel strength?” It essentially means that this whiskey packs the same punch it would if you were to somehow break into Bulleit HQ and guzzle it straight from the barrel. That’s not necessary, though, since Bulleit Bourbon […]

  • Artbrew: “Smart, Automated Craft Beer Home Brewery”

    Artbrew: “Smart, Automated Craft Beer Home Brewery”

    There seems to be quite a thriving market for home kitchen counter top devices that reduce formerly complicated processes to simple pushes of various buttons – first Juicero for juice, and now Artbrew for home brewery. Artbrew has a built-in LCD interface that lets users choose from various styles of beer (you can also use the […]

  • Champagne Gun: Blast Bursts of Bubbly Like a Gangster

    Champagne Gun: Blast Bursts of Bubbly Like a Gangster

    One of the downsides of being extremely wealthy is you have to spend a lot of time wandering around decadent but ultimately empty (and possibly soul-decaying) parties, like Christian Bale in Knight of Cups. The Champagne Gun is a “party weapon” that offers a possible solution, with its promise of fun, champagne-firing action. The Champagne […]

  • Kuvée Smart Wine Bottle: “Your Perfect Glass, Anytime” (Video)

    Kuvée Smart Wine Bottle: “Your Perfect Glass, Anytime” (Video)

    We’ve all been there: You want to try a new bottle of wine, but you can’t in good conscience open it until you’ve finished the one you’ve already opened. This and a million other vinous nightmares spring forth from the fact that once you open a bottle, you’re committed to finishing it so it doesn’t […]

  • ManCan Personal Keg System

    ManCan Personal Keg System

    Superheroes, unfortunately, are not real. But when I imagine someone with a portable 128-ounce keg of beer strapped to his back, ready to dispense beer to anyone in his vicinity, I’m hard-pressed to come up with a better word for him. So it’s possible that using the ManCan personal keg system just might make you […]

  • World of Beer Seeks Brewery-Touring, Beer-Drinking Interns (Video)

    World of Beer Seeks Brewery-Touring, Beer-Drinking Interns (Video)

    If someone were to sit down and try to conceive an almost comically awesome internship, I don’t imagine they would be able to do much better than the one currently being offered by World of Beer, a beer website currently seeking three “Drink It Interns” to get paid, travel the country, and drink beer. The […]

  • ‘Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn’t Supposed To’

    ‘Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn’t Supposed To’

    The Prohibition era is one of the most romanticized of 20th century America, but it actually wasn’t so easy to drink when it was illegal, logistically speaking. Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn’t Supposed To is a book from late last year that covers how the revolutionary drinkers of the Prohibition-era United States […]

  • Humboldt’s Finest Weed-Infused Vodka

    Humboldt’s Finest Weed-Infused Vodka

    Being drunk and high at the same time is a somewhat controversial position, with some arguing that it isn’t even possible, while others swear that it’s a unique and worthwhile experience for those open to it. Humboldt’s Finest vodka probably won’t clear up any of this confusion, but as a 40% ABV vodka infused with […]

  • Rajendra Limbu Specializes in Art-Inspired Cocktails (Photos)

    Rajendra Limbu Specializes in Art-Inspired Cocktails (Photos)

    There are probably a lot of bartenders out there who would claim that cocktails are a work of art. But only Hong Kong‘s Rajendra Limbu is making the connection explicit for a new line of art-inspired cocktails for the Artesian bar in Hong Kong. Artists like Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, and Piet Mondrian served […]