How Much a Bottle of Whiskey Costs in Every State

It is Friday, which means it is an excellent day for a whiskey drink. Inspired by The Awl's quest to catalog the cost of cigarettes in every state, we decided to hunt down the price of a bottle of liquor in every state so you can know exactly how much more or less that stiff pour is costing you than neighboring… » 10/24/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

We Tried This Whiskey-Enhancing Stick of Wood So You Don't Have To

Whiskey is in my blood. Not literally—well maybe a little right now—but since my dad's side of the family is from Scotland and I grew up in Tennessee, I like to take the spirit seriously. So when I heard of a gadget that would make cheap whiskey taste top shelf, I was pretty excited. Until I tried it. » 10/17/14 5:00pm 10/17/14 5:00pm

I Took a Bath in a Giant Tub of Beer (For My Health)

The Czech Republic is a nation renowned for its beer. The home of Pilsner, with first class breweries everywhere you turn, you're as likely to find a great place to stop off for a pint on its street corners as you are to see a Starbucks or McDonalds in the U.S.. However, for my recent trip to the Czech Republic I… » 10/10/14 5:00pm 10/10/14 5:00pm

Pregame Like a Pro With the Best Tailgating Gear

Sure, you could celebrate the victories and lament the losses of your favorite sports team in front of a gigantic HDTV. But wouldn't you rather sip those ice cold brewskis and munch on delicious grilled meats a little bit closer to the action? The tailgate party is still one of America's favorite pastimes, and you… » 10/03/14 5:32pm 10/03/14 5:32pm

GrowlTap Review: Keep Craft Beers From the Brewery Fresh at Home

I'm not sure where this should fall on the spectrum of pride to shame, but it has been years since I've tapped a keg. Raging house parties aren't quite as frequent in the years after college, but drinking delicious beer at home for a little take-the-edge-off tipsy pleasure remains a pastime for, well—a lot of us. » 9/12/14 5:00pm 9/12/14 5:00pm

This Cocktail Concocted By IBM's Watson Isn't Half Bad

The surreal strength of IBM's famous supercomputer, Watson, is now available to the public (for a fee). And to mark the occasion, the company threw a little party last week and served a very blue cocktail. Naturally, I whipped up my own slight variation when I got back to the office. I call it the Big Blue Hurricane. » 9/05/14 5:00pm 9/05/14 5:00pm

How Pabst Brought a 136-Year-Old Beer Back From the Dead

Once upon a time there was a beer. A beer with bold flavor and character. A beer that was supposedly America's first IPA. But then the 1970s happened. The tastes of the masses changed, and not for the better. A tidal wave of flavorless lager rushed in. And this unique, legendary beer was washed away in the tide. Until… » 8/29/14 8:07pm 8/29/14 8:07pm

How to Drink an IPA, One Hop Flavor at a Time

If you're a fan of modern, American IPAs (PBR drinkers: Go stand in the corner) then you are no doubt a friendly familiar of hops, the magical bud that gives beer its bitter bite. But with hundreds of hops varieties and some brews using upwards of a dozen of them , it's hard to know which hops are imparting which… » 7/18/14 5:00pm 7/18/14 5:00pm

We Went to Scotland To See How Real Scotch Is Born

Among connoisseurs, scotch whisky is heralded as a complex delicacy. Listen in on a tasting: You'll swear they're describing an entire dinner entree, not a sip of booze. But scotch distillers need only three ingredients—and a barrel-full of technique—to make that magical elixir, as I learned while touring the… » 7/11/14 5:00pm 7/11/14 5:00pm