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Hophead Vodka

Hophead Vodka will have you going out of your gourd if you drink too much, but isn’t that the way that you like your vodka? This latest from Anchor Distilling Company is distilled from two types of hops from the Yakima Valley of Washington State. (Something you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever tasted any of Anchor’s delicious malt beverages. Tasting notes are engineered to reduce bitterness and maximize the strength. Boasting 90 proof alcohol content and completely unfiltered, “it’ll getcha drunk,” so make sure you use it responsibly, and try not to drink it straight. We prefer it as Read More

$30 Buy

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ale

Anyone willing to spend any time with us, especially on a weekend, will know how much we enjoy a good brew every now and then. But even among our favorites, the labels can get too familiar and stale. That’s why we always like to keep our taste buds on guard with new (to us) creations, and that’s exactly what we’ve discovered with Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ale. In particular, the Hard Tack Chowder, which you can pick up by the can for the price you see here, is a favorite. Based on a recipe in Herman Melville’s classic whaling novel Read More

$4 Buy

Einstok Icelandic Beer

Einstok Icelandic Beer made a huge splash at the recent Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition, scoring a pair of gold medals and one silver for its White Ale, Dopplebock, and Toasted Porter, respectively. The accomplishments are just the latest in a recent spate of wins that include selection to the British GQ Magazine’s “100 Best Things In the World Right Now!” list. In the L.A. competition, Einstok joined 600 other entries, so walking away with the highest and second highest honors is quite the feather in the cap. Will definitely have to keep our eyes peeled for this, as Read More

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Beer Pouches

Why do kids get all the fun with drink boxes and packs like Capri-Sun? Why can’t we adults keep some of the things we held dear in childhood clear into old age? Well, now we can with a number of adult beverages now available in giant drink-packs that are perfect for work, trips to the parents, or any task that requires alcohol to help you get through the day. A case of 10 64-ounce beer pouches will run you around $60, which is about 40 pounds of booze, which, let’s hope, will last you a while. Comes in a number Read More

$60 Buy

Gin Wheel

The Gin Wheel is a Lazy Susan for gin and tonics. Loaded with special features such as glasses, coasters, jigger, stirring spoon, and Japanese paring knife, locked in place by a set of ice tongs, this hand-crafted device is cut from high quality walnut wood. In the top middle, you get a bottle chiller and ice bucket. On one edge, the cutting board lifts off and reveals a place for your botanicals and garnishes. It all turns on a stainless steel plate that allows quick and easy access to the different alcoves, so you can flow instantly to whatever you need Read More

$500 Buy

Samuel Adams Beers Of Summer Variety Pack

We’ve held out as long as humanly possible, but after the second 100-degree day in a row, it’s time. The Samuel Adams Beers of Summer Variety Pack comes with a selection of six uniquely summertime ales from the King of Seasonal imbibing himself. Flavors include Boston Lager, Summer Ale, Porch Rocker, Belgian Session, and two new styles with Little White Rye and Blueberry Hill Lager. We recommend taking a trip to a Sam’s Club or Costco and loading up on these guys while they’re still available. Once they’re gone, you’ve got another whole year of waiting, and frankly, I don’t Read More

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Not all whiskeys are created equal, and if you don’t believe that, then you’ve never had a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label in your liquor cabinet. Improving on more than 190 years of tradition, this particular taste brings a full, rich body of flavors that end with a nice blend of smoke, pepper, and spice. Each aroma is selected by master whiskey blenders and woven together into a unique concoction that you’ve got to see, or taste rather, to believe. For best enjoyment, down some ice water ahead of time to clear the palate. It’s going to need the Read More

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Milagro Tequila

With each year, it seems like the summer months are getting hotter than the ones that came before them. And as the thermometer continues to climb — today it was 101 degrees in my neck of the woods — the urge for cocktails grows more intense. What better way to quench that urge than with a nice bottle of Milagro Tequila. As you can see from the photo, the company has a number of different poisons to whet your whistle. When incorporated into a frozen margarita, each of the different flavors is a nice reminder that it’s only hot-as-hell for Read More

$30 Buy