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Anheuser-Busch to Buy Chicago’s Goose Island (Follow-Up: The Real Reason)

When my friend shared with me the news story about the sale this morning, I immediately saw the conspiracy unfolding and responded: And so we now see the true reason behind the “great” American lager becoming no more. It’s all a cover for international forces to ultimately gain control of the pioneering, American microbrew market! […]

Why I’m Boycotting New Years (or at least the revelry)

A few days ago, Simon Winchester wrote an opinion piece in the Journal tracing the origins of our modern inclinations towards debauchery and revelry to celebrate the New Year.  The culprits? (Temporal innovation with clocks + Scottish customs like Hogmanay and First Footing) X the cultural legitimacy that Alfred Tennyson can give you = the […]

Stinger…A Highly Recommended Cocktail

(Written on December 29th, 2008) Many of y’all know me as a “beer man”…someone who takes pride in his Tecate with lime salt, his Texas-true Shiner Boch, his good ol’ unfiltered Hefeweizen, and his unnecessarily copious amounts of watery Old Glory reserved for beer pong. That said, sometimes I might get caught going for scotch […]

If I Were a Drink…

(Originally written on June 7th, 2007) From one of those amusing facebook quizzes. Haha! You are a part Fine Glass of Wine. You are sophisticated and refined, but also complicated and hard to deal with. Not everyone loves you, but those who do swear that you’re the coolest thing since sliced bread. One of these […]