Man Cave: Whiskey Paintings

Man Cave / November 29, 2015 / No Comments.


Whiskey and watercolors don’t sound like something that normally goes together, but Whiskey Paintings are a real, recognized art form. It’s not painting watercolor pictures of whiskey—it’s actually painting with whiskey (or another spirit). According to the Whisey Painters of America, a typical whiskey painting is no larger than 4” x5” and is painted with a brush dipped in some form of alcohol. Mixing alcohol with fine art? Count us in.

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  • Her Shot: Peace. Beer. Namaste.

    Her Shot / November 28, 2015 / No Comments.


    When you can’t decide whether to hit the gym or crack open a beer after work… do BOTH. Balance & Brews, a Cleveland, OH based yoga business is centered on the idea that balance should be found on and off the mat. Meaning– a post-practice beer session is the perfect way to reward your mind and your body for working up a yogi sweat.

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    5 Reasons to Drink This Weekend

    5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / November 27, 2015 / No Comments.


    We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:

    1. Black Friday: If you are one of the certifiably insane who took to the strip malls this morning then do yourself a favor and go take a nap. The rest of us will be up having fun and neglecting our holiday shopping.

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    Turkey Bowl

    Featured Story / November 26, 2015 / No Comments.


    Even more legendary than the food is the annual Thanksgiving Day family football game. All ages and abilities roll off the couches and onto a makeshift backyard gridiron to settle which bunch of ragtag athletes are king.

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    Avoid a Thanksgiving Hangover

    Our Stories / November 25, 2015 / No Comments.


    Thanksgiving is finally here! Between stuffing your face with turkey and avoiding your great aunt’s questions about your love life, you’ll have enough on your mind. Adding a hangover to the mix is a sure way to ruin your Thanksgiving. Tonight when you’re out catching up with hometown friends and reliving the glory days, remember keep these tips in mind to avoid a Thanksgiving hangover.

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    Cocktail Corner: Hot Spiced Buttered Rum

    Cocktail Corner / November 24, 2015 / No Comments.


    As November prepares to make its exit stage left, December gets ready to take the spotlight. And so do even lower temperatures (let us recall last winter). Before we know it, we’ll be warming our cars up every morning and wearing long underwear. Eventually, we’re going to need all the extra warmth we can get. So go ahead and cozy on up by your fireplace, put on your most fuzzy socks, and whip up this heartwarming cocktail.

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    Have A Thanksgiving To Remember

    Our Stories / November 24, 2015 / No Comments.


    Just because you’re eating more food than is medically advisable this week doesn’t mean you need to consume an equal amount of alcohol. Remember to keep it classy. You aren’t around your friends this week, you’re around your potentially racist family members. Anything you drunkenly say can and will be used against you at all future gatherings.

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    Gypsy Brewing: Is It as Cool as It Sounds?

    Beer / November 23, 2015 / No Comments.



    There are few things that we respect more than home brewing. Owning the craft is a difficult, yet rewarding feat that we feel should be more popular. However, home brewers do run into certain problems when they become too passionate. Some home brewers eventually realize that they’re meant to serve a greater purpose; they realize that they should open their very own brewery. While this is a tremendously exciting idea, it does have its obstacles. Mainly, money. It is expensivo to start a brewery from scratch, and many hopefuls find themseles without funds and unable to secure loans. So, what on earth are they to do?

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    A Few Secrets Ingredients For this Thanksgiving

    Beer / November 23, 2015 / No Comments.


    How can anyone have the Monday Blues this week knowing that the best holiday of the year (in our opinion) is right around the corner…and no we’re not talking about National Cake Day. We can hardly wait to feast this Thursday while we give thanks for everything we hold near and dear…including our booze! This Thanksgiving we recommend taking it to the next level. Go above and beyond making a traditional spiked eggnog. We’ve compiled some recipes that will work your favorite adult beverages into the big meal! Whether you’re a fan of expensive of bourbon or All American Lager, there’s a recipe here for you to bring to the holiday table. Thanksgiving is all about indulging and what better way to go all out than by drinking AND eating your favorite booze until your heart’s content. Check out some potential additions to your Thanksgiving menu below.

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    thanksgiving wining and dining

    Featured Story / November 22, 2015 / No Comments.


    Ahhh, Thanksgiving—that magical time of year where it is completely acceptable to eat as much as your body will physically allow. There’s no need to buy any presents, you can pass out on the couch after dinner watching football, and best of all, there’s usually a plethora of wine options available for every minute of the festivities. If you’re planning on hosting this Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to do before your guests arrive, particularly, choosing the wine. But with all of this culinary chaos, how can you possibly choose wine that will go with all of the different flavors, textures, and aromas of Thanksgiving Day? Should you be daring and serve one wine from the hors d’oeuvres to the dessert, or select a variety to pair with each serving? The choice is yours, but we’ve nominated a few pairings that will help get your turkey day wine selections started.

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