In my experience, Democrats are more likely to be prohibitionists than Republicans

When the proposed (read: ludicrous) Oregon alcoholic beverage excise tax increase story popped up on Twitter yesterday, I clicked a few links and eventually...

Pink Guava Gose or Fuller’s ESB? Hmm, let me see …

Just the other day I saw a Twitter tout heralding the forthcoming release of a beer called Pink Guava Gose (brewery unknown), which I...

Pints&union is doubling down on classic imports from B. United International

I'm the beer guy at Pints&union, and we specialize in classic beers – the mainstay retro old school comfort beers; the greatest hits of...

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Shane’s Excellent New Words: Hagiography — or haggis?

Welcome to another installment of SHANE'S EXCELLENT NEW WORDS, which was a regular feature of the now defunct NA Confidential blog. But why new words? Why not the...

Hunter S. Thompson eulogizes Richard M. Nixon (1994): “He Was a Crook.”

Arguably, the finest political obituary in American history. A Twitter friend linked to it recently, remarking that he rereads the piece every few months....

Menu Items: Babette’s Feast, the film (1987): “Once good taste is learned, there is...

 Throughout the world sounds one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me the chance to do my very best. Your faithful correspondent...