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Drunk Without Drinking? Doc Says It’s Possible.

Thanks to e-cigarettes, you can enjoy smoking without the smoke. And now it might be possible to get drunk without drinking. Dr. David Nutt, a professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College of London, has identified the brain chemical that responds to alcohol by relaxing users. Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) keeps the brain calm, and alcohol both enhances and simulates its effect. Dr. Nutt told BBC Radio 4 that it’s possible to create a compound which mimics GAMA the same way alcohol does. He also claims that experiments have shown the effects of his compound to be identical to alcohol intoxication. Dr. Read More

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Snake Venom: World’s Strongest Beer

We’ll tell you no lies: Snake Venom is a tad scary for us. Why, you ask? Well for starters, its ABV is an astounding 67.5 percent, more than most tequilas. Not only that, but we really love our beer to the point that we have a hard time saying no. And, in spite of the freakish alcohol content, Snake Venom is still very much a brewski. In fact, according to The Real Ale Company it’s made with a plethora of malts including peat smoked malt, acid malt, and chocolate malt. From there, it’s fermented with two types of yeast — Read More

$80 Buy

Netflix Of Things: 8 Guy-Friendly Subscription Services

These days the subscription model is all the rage. Blame Netflix. Since the company started providing DVDs-by-mail ages ago, everyone from toymakers to ladies makeup manufacturers have been hoping to give their customers the thrill of getting something exciting in the mailbox while delivering showbiz-sized profits to their own bottom lines. The male demographic is not immune from the business model, and these eight guy-friendly subscription services are living proof. Dollar Shave Club It’s no secret that we’re fans of the Dollar Shave Club around these parts. Forking over $20 or more for a box that barely weighs an ounce from your Read More

Ficks Cocktail Fortifier Set

Ever woke up after a long night of drinking with the pounding sensation that someone punched you in the temple right before bed? The older you get, the less it takes to recreate that rather unpleasant feeling. (At least that’s true if you’re living right.) Now there may be a solution to the morning-after blues, thanks to Ficks. The Ficks Cocktail Fortifier Set has already achieved its IndieGogo funding target of $28,000 and it’s still got two weeks to go. That’s because its message of reducing the ills of hangovers has resonated with the crowd-funding community. Each bottle of Ficks Read More

Cup Cuff

Not feeling enough like a snobby, coffee-swilling hipster with that daily cup of Starbucks? Then clearly you’re not bringing your own designer heat-protector to those morning stops on the way to work. Now you can via the Coffee Cuff, a classy, elegant piece of fabric that is meant to replace the cardboard sleeve on your drink. The “cuff” part of the name is derived from the fact that it looks like a shirt cuff while fitting nicely over the cup. The “coffee” part — well, you get the picture. While it may seem a little trendy to some, it actually Read More

$10 Buy

Grill’n Glaze Sauces

Grill’n Glaze Sauces from GRUB Northwest, LLC, promise a natural, organic, gluten free, dairy free, and corn syrup free sauce that is perfect for anything that comes off your grill. Some of the available flavors include Pomegranate-and-Pinot (recommended for asparagus), Sweet-Hot Sriracha (a glaze that mixes well with mayo for your burger topping), Apple Spice-and-Everything Nice (green beans, almonds, pork loin) and Rosemary Tangerine (a go-to for kale and roasted chicken). The price you see quoted on our listing is for the 12-pack of 14-ounce bottles. There are cheaper options available if you want fewer bottles or sampler jars. Just Read More

Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon

Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon may not be a syrup, but that certainly wouldn’t stop us from pouring it on our morning pancakes (or night, if you prefer your breakfast later in the day). This stunning bourbon whisky is infused with traces of smoke that make it an excellent sipping drink for the winter. As far as stoutness goes, it clocks in at about 45 percent ABV (or 90 proof), which makes it 10 percent stronger than Jim Beam Maple, its only competitor (at least that we know of). With its maple-oak sweetness and slight thickness, you’ll be glad to Read More

$35 Buy

The GoPlate

There is still time to pick up the GoPlate, but since we’re now approaching the halfway point of the college football season, we suggest you do so in a hurry. These come in handy for the tailgating experience, allowing you to balance your mountains of protein with your drink in the center. As you can see from the image, the plate is compartmentalized for dip, chips, main course, and beverage without adding any more stress to your movements than walking around with a bottle of Bud would. If you do decide to use one –and we feel silly for telling Read More

$19 Buy