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  • A complete list of every president’s favorite drink [Link]

    Just because the President of the United States is the most powerful man in the world, it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t enjoy a drink every now and then. 67% of American men are drinkers, and those that imbibe average 6.2 drinks per week. So it only makes sense that more than a few of our presidents have been drinkers. Check out these facts about the drinking habits of every president and be amazed at how many of them enjoyed Madeira. Jeez, you’d think we had a bunch of Romantic poets for president the first hundred years.

  • The uKeg Pressurized Growler

    Rejoice you craft beer loving, home brew enthusiasts, you can now enjoy Trevor from 3C’s freshest batch of squash spice ale without the time taking the freshness away from it’s flavor. GrowlerWerks uKeg has created the world’s first growler that keeps your beer fresh as long as you need, fits in your refrigerator, and can be taken with you where ever you go.  The uKeg comes with an advanced regulator keeps oxygen out, carbonation in, and automatically regulates pressure, selector Dial so you can choose your desired carbonation level, from zero or “Off” up to 20 psi, a dispenser Tap that easily pours beer anytime, without needing to remove the cap, and has a taplock to prevent dispensing, sight Glass – shows the contents of the uKeg and how much is left. Keep track of more than one type of beer and a CO2 Cartridge with a 8g food-grade CO2 cartridges are low cost (less than $1 ea.) and readily available online, at stores, or your filling station. Lasts for 1 growler fill.

  • The 50 Best Craft Beers Every Man Must Try [Link]

    Fall is here and with a new season comes a great time to start trying some new beers—especially because you’ll be stocking up for the winter sooner than you think. But nowadays, when you walk into your local beermonger you are surrounded by thousands of microbrews with punny names that don’t help you figure out the flavor in the slightest. Fear not! For GQ has enlisted the help of 10 different beer experts to guide you through the best craft beers in 10 different categories. Now go and sample a few (or 50).

  • The Most Expensive Wine In America Is For Sale At A New Jersey Sam’s Club

    Australian wine producer Penfolds has released just 12 bottles of their Block 42 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Ampoule. And just three bottles of the $168,000 wine have made their way to America. Where can you buy this most rare of wines? At the Sam’s Club in Freehold, New Jersey, of course! The Ampoule in the wine’s name refers to the sealed glass capsule that contains the wine, seen above. That’s right, that fancy, ultra-modern looking packaging is available in the same place where you can buy mayonnaise by the gallon. And for purchasing the ampoule at the member’s-only warehouse store, you can save $10,000! The Block 42 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Ampoule costs just $158,000 at Sam’s Club—that’s over 24,000 gallons of mayonnaise! And even if you get to Freehold and decide not to buy the wine, you can always head over to the Freehold Raceway and blow $150,000 there instead.

  • How To Choose The Healthiest Drink [Infographic]

    Making healthy decisions may seem to be at odds with drinking, but just because you’re getting boofy blitzed, you don’t need to pack on the pounds in the process. If you want to have some fun without transforming your six pack into a pony keg, check out this handy breakdown of the calories in liquor, beer, cider, and wine. So put away that Chocolate Choo-choo and opt for some shots of Jose Cuervo instead. When you’re nursing your killer hangover tomorrow, you can at least take solace in your fine looking bod.

  • Which Kind Of Beer Should You Drink? [Infographic]

    You’re an adult now and instead of a fridge full of Keystone Ice, you’ve got a variety of stouts, pale ales, saisons, lagers, and plenty others to choose from. It can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Take a deep breath, follow along on this flowchart, and you’ll find yourself imbibing a delicious brew in no time. And if you don’t have the time to navigate this flowchart, you can always go with this simpler version: Are you thirsty? If so, drink whatever you grab first. If not, quit wasting our time.

  • The Ultimate Guide To Scotch Flavor Profiles [Infographic]

    You try to be a sophisticated man—you own a jazz CD, you can tie at least three knots, you ate a snail one time—but when it comes to scotch, it’s hard to know what you’re doing. For one thing, you have no idea how to pronounce any of the brand names. And when you finally learn one, you tend to stick with it so as to not look like an ass. But there are so many differences in flavor between scotch varieties, from Islay to Speyside to everything in between. To help you out the next time you’re overwhelmed with your scotch choices, take a look at this infographic that breaks down 86 different brands into 12 flavor categories. Unfortunately, when it comes to pronunciation, you’re still on your own.

  • What Country Drinks the Most Beer? [Interactive Infographic]

    When you think of beer consumption around the globe three countries immediately come to mind. Ireland, obviously, you probably picture a green hilly prarie as far as the eye can see with a old wooden pub packed with grizzled men drinking Guinness and bare knuckle boxing their feelings out or you might think of the U.K., a corner pub on a London cobblestone street, where men chant the songs of their soccer team over a New Castle and bare knuckle box their feelings out. Or maybe you think of Germany, an Oktoberfest style beirgarten where picnic tables fill a warehouse style bar and men and women in lederhosen bare knuckle box their feelings out. Well this interactive chart may surprise you, because none of those country’s reign supreme according to Global Beer Consumption by Country and Beerocracy, an interactive map which ranks just that out of the top 50 beer-drinking countries. According to Beerocracy, the U.K., Ireland and Germany don’t even break the top 2, the U.K. doesn’t break the top 20 and ireland doesn’t even break the top 5. Come on. Step up your game Irish. Although the U.S. did beat out the U.K. which gives us Yanks something to brag about. more »

  • Your Favorite Adult Beverages Look Like Abstract Art Under A Microscope

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys These high-quality photographs of your favorite beers, wines, cocktails, liquors and mixers were taken after they have been crystallized on a slide and shot under a polarized light microscope. As the light refracts through the beverage crystals, the resulting photos have naturally magnificent colors and composition. When showcased on giclée canvas or metallic prints, BevShots’ vibrant colors bring a modern element to any room whether used for loft decorating, home wall décor, or abstract poster art. [Source]

  • RSVLTS Cuts Part Deux: Good Times, Fresh Cuts and Good Times [Photos]

    On September 18th RSVLTS HQ was once again transformed into a barber shop speakeasy and our good friends stopped by to get a fresh cut from our resident barber Jesse Logerfo (@jlogerf0). Few drinks, few laughs, few wings. All followed up with an epic game of civil war against our now rivals at Elvis Duran and the Morning show. Here is how it all went down.

  • This Is The Only Surge Review You Need To Read

    Surge is described by its creator, Coca-Cola Classic of Atlanta, Georgia, as a “citrus flavored soda.” Originally available from 1997-2003 in can, bottle, and syrup concentrate, it has recently been re-released in 16 ounce cans. Although 1990s vintage cans can still be purchased, their exorbitant cost and possibly poisonous contents led me to opt for the 2014, which Coca-Cola swears is still the original recipe. What is that original recipe? A mix of carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavors, and orange juice (less than 1%), sweetened with the most American of sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup. Each 16 ounce can contains 230 calories, 56 grams of sugar, and 69 milligrams of caffeine. It’s like coffee and a donut in one easy package. Surge comes in 12-packs of 16 ounce cans, shrink wrapped in brown cardboard trays. The no-nonsense look of the 12-pack conjures up images of blue-collar workers wiping their calloused, greasy hands on their overalls before popping open a can of Surge to cool down whilst they take a break from turning wrenches, hammering hammers, and other labor-intensive activities that they are forced to repeat ad nauseam until the day they die because of the tragic cycle of poverty. more »

  • Cold-Brew Coffee Made With Whiskey? Make Mine Venti

    Los Angeles-based Fliquor Bean has been working since 2013 on uniting coffee drinkers and, well, drinkers with a concoction of coffee and whiskey. Brainchild of New York native Jerry Defazio, Fliquor Bean is a twist on traditional cold-brew coffee, eschewing water for whiskey. But when you consider that the word whiskey comes from the Irish uisce beatha, meaning “water of life,” it makes total sense. Defazio has experimented with numerous combinations of coffee and whiskey, but his current favorite is Stumptown’s Hair Bender with Bowen’s California Whiskey. Each batch takes 12-14 hours to brew, like normal cold-brewed coffee, and is then ready to be served straight over ice or with some cream and simple syrup if you so choose. Unfortunately, we can’t go out and buy Fliquor Bean. Yet. The company is currently awaiting licensing by state and federal agencies. But when it’s finally available, our mornings will never be the same. For now, be sure to keep up with Fliquor Bean’s goings-on at Twitter. Source: Grub Street

  • Be A Beer Expert [Infographic]

    So you’ve decided to venture away from your macrobrew safe beers you’ve been drinking since your college days, but when you get to the store and see all the choices, you suddenly realize you have no idea what any of the words mean. Bock? Dunkel? So you ask an employee for help. No problem! They just need to know if you like your beer hoppy or malty. Huh? Don’t be scared. We’re here to help. Check out this infographic and you’ll be prepared to find something you’ll like even more than Milwaukee’s Best. Wait, is that even possible? Most definitely.

  • Miller Lite’s Retro Can Design Is Winning Over A New Generation

    Late last year, Miller Lite was in trouble. A huge hit when introduced in 1975 as the first mainstream light beer, the brand had seen sales steadily decline since Bud Light overtook its market share in 1994. But then salvation came in the form of the most over-hyped movie in history, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. To tie in with the film’s release, Miller Lite announced a limited, 3-month return to the classic white can of the 1970s. Macrobreweries began to take note of the importance of nostalgia with the success of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the early 2000s. A brand that was near extinction in 2001, PBR managed to turn around by capitalizing on the brand’s historic nature and blue collar simplicity. Millennials latched on to the brew and transformed PBR into the hipster beer of choice despite the almost total lack of marketing. With the return to the classic 1970s can, Miller Lite now had a chance to drop its blue design, adopted in 2001, which made it look like a Bud Light knockoff, and reinvent itself as a classic brand. Did it work? Incredibly so! Sales immediately jumped for the brand, causing Miller Lite to keep the more »

  • Here’s What We Did With Our All Access Pass to Whatever, USA (60 HQ Photos)

    For the past three days we’ve been running around a small town in Colorado that’s been taken over by the biggest beer brand in the world. Coined as Whatever, USA, the small town of Crested Butte, CO was turned on it’s head when their quaint main street was taken over and skinned out in what can only be known as “Bud Light blue” from here on out. The street and light poles were painted BL blue, the sun flared off aluminum blue bottles in every direction for a mile and everywhere you looked, another random street event was diverting your attention. Every bar on the street was open for business, serving free Bud Lights from sun up to sun set. The food at every restaurant, on the house. A literal playground for a lucky 500 adults and their plus-ones who entered and won a contest based off of a ten second answer to a random question in a video booth. If you think that’s a recipe for disaster, that there’s no way 1,000 twenty-somethings, encouraged to drink free beer from dawn till dusk could end well you’d be wrong.  Those marketing genius’ in their “Bud Light Blue” tower at the Anheuser Busch headquarters in more »

  • New Belgium Brewing Enters The Political Arena

    New Belgium Brewing, which grew from a Fort Collins, Colorado basement operation in 1991 to the third-largest craft brewery in the country, filed last month to start the New Belgium Federal PAC. Political action committees are not unheard of in the world of beer, both Anheuser-Busch and Coors have their own PACs, but New Belgium will be the first microbrewery to do so. And their reasons aren’t as obvious as you’d think. Obviously, there will be issues that directly affect microbrewers that the PAC will tackle. For instance, the PAC will fight for The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (or Small Brew), which would cut the excise tax on beer produced by brewers making less than 6 million barrels a year and currently faces opposition from the nation’s large brewers. But beer-related causes aren’t the only focus. New Belgium Federal PAC will also get involved with environmental policy. Many microbrewers pride themselves on being a part of their local community and using locally-sourced products and New Belgium is no different. With that in mind, water conservation, water quality, sustainable agriculture, and smart transportation are on the agenda. As a company that’s already so involved in the Fort Collins more »

  • Beer In A 99-Pack? Yes, Please!

    Austin Beerworks wanted to get the word out about their Peacemaker Anytime Ale. Since it’s so light that and refreshing that you can drink it anytime (I get it!), you and your friends will probably go through more than a few. Would a 12-pack suffice? Pfft! A 24-pack? What are you a temperance advocate? Austin Beerworks decided a beer like this required something never attempted by man—a 99-pack, proving yet again that everything is bigger in Texas. Unfortunately, the 99-packs will only be available in Austin in limited quantities. Can you hear our cries from Hoboken? They’ll retail for the low price of $99 and will the first 20 will hit stores tomorrow. But thanks to Internet buzz and the unquenchable thirst of Texans in the summertime, more are on the way. If you’re lucky enough to be in Austin (or are looking for a great excuse for a road trip), you can find out where you can purchase a 99-pack of Anytime Ale by checking out Austin Beerworks on Facebook and Twitter.

  • The World’s 25 Weirdest Drinking Customs [Infographic]

    A cultured man is sure to completely delve into local culture when traveling abroad. This doesn’t just mean learning a few words in the local language or eating unidentifiable organ meats, there are also drinking customs that one must take part in while imbibing local spirits (almost certainly anise-flavored). Whether it’s drinking from a shoe in Ukraine or kidnapping a bride in Germany, you’re sure to encounter all manner of pageantry when it comes to getting drunk abroad. If nothing else, it will make you appreciate our plain American ways where when it comes to drinking, all you need to do is drink, swallow, and repeat. Ad nauseam.

  • This 1954 Drink Menu From The Plaza Will Make You Wish You Had A Time Machine

    Located on Fifth Avenue just south of Central Park, The Plaza has been one of New York City’s premier hotels for over 100 years. But such popularity and luxury come at a price. Whereas a room cost just $2.50 when the hotel opened in 1907 (about $63 in 2014 dollars), today a room can cost over over $500. Even drinking at the hotel and just pretending to be a guest can cost you, with cocktails starting around $20. But it wasn’t always this way. While browsing the New York Public Library Digital Colelctions, we came across this drink menu from The Plaza from way back in 1954. And boy have times changed. In those days, you could get a cocktail for around $1.20 and even a 20-year-old scotch would only run you $1.65. Sadly we have no time machine to travel back and enjoy those prices from 60 years ago, but at least we can find solace imbibing cheap, old-man beer. And we don’t mean because it drowns away our troubles (although it does!)—at $18 for a 30-pack, you can actually enjoy Schafer for a little less than the 1954 price of 65¢.

  • 28 GIFS That Perfectly Describe a Morning in a Manhattan Starbucks

    If you’re like me, your first thought is something along the lines of:  And your second thought is: I need it now. Why is this? Well because the only way you’ve gotten through life/education/anything up to this point is with the help of caffeine. And it’s no longer socially acceptable to drink Mountain Dew mixed with Red Bull so… Here we are. Madly addicted to caffeine. And by caffeine I mean coffee. And by coffee I mean Starbucks. Sweet, sweet Starbucks. Oh yeah. I’d sell my soul for the stuff. Perhaps by agreeing to pay boatloads of money for a cup of Joe I already have… Oh well! I don’t question it. Rather I ask, myself: Of course I do. Coffee is delicious. It was love at first sip. Of course I could always be cost-effective and make a pot of the stuff myself. But what am I? A scientist? I can’t make that stuff. Ok so I can. I just can’t make it taste magical, like Starbucks can. Seriously. What do they put in there? Fairy dust? Unicorn tears? Maybe it’s just heaps of sugar. Or maybe it’s science. I vote for science. But really They could put anything in there. more »

  • The Surprisingly Short History of the Rooftop Happy Hour [Link]

    Even if you don’t live in a big city, chances are there is at least one rooftop bar around you. The rooftop may only be on a two- or three-story building, but it exists. And now that it’s summer, you’ll be spending as many happy hours there as you can. But the cachet of rooftop bars is a relatively new phenomenon. Learn all about how rooftops transformed from laundries to hip watering holes.

  • Have We Reached Peak PBR? [Link]

    In the early 2000s, Pabst Blue Ribbon, a longtime favorite beer of cantankerous, day-drinking, old men, began its meteoric rise as the unofficial beer of hipsterdom. But what was once sold in $1 cans and served in ironic coozies has since become a mainstream beer, no different than giants like Budweiser and Miller. Has PBR lost its hip street cred?

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRINKING SAISON [Link]

    Saisons are seasonal beers made in the fall and winter and stored away until the spring and summer when farmers needed them most to quench their thirst after a long day of navigating agricultural-subsidy paperwork. The available variety of this unfiltered Belgian beer can be a tad overwhelming to the uneducated imbiber, so take a look at this primer, complete with 7 suggestions, and get drinking.

  • The Comprehensive Guide to Every Brewery in the United States

    With more and more breweries emerging in the U.S. per year it’s no surprise why it’s so intruiging to see where the majority of them are popping up. At the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries. Pop-Chart Labs has created their second installment of breweries across the U.S. updated and redesigned onto a monster print taht measures in at over seven square feet with over 1,400 breweries from craft to macro and everything in between.

  • Bud Light’s New Spot Gives More Insight into A Wild 3 Day Adventure Called ‘Whatever, USA’

    As you’ve probably seen on TV, Bud Light looks as though they’re buidling and skinning out an entire town, as well as, I’m sure, providing an ample amount of beer for consumption around town. As per the commercials, Whatever, USA’s charismatic Mayor stresses the hilarious and absolutely random acts and events they’ll be showcasing at the town, like Arnold Schwarzenegger playing ping-pong. In their newest spot Whatever’s Mayor highlights some of the wacky things we’ll be expecting at the town like a harmonica playing pony and a literal boat load of Bud Light. Not much else is known about the super secret project, but nothing like this has ever been done before. Let’s hope they got permits for drinking in public. Sign up to win a trip to Whatever, here.

  • The U.S. Now Has More Than 3,000 Breweries [Link]

    At the end of June, the US had 3,040 operating breweries, the highest number since the 1870s. Of course, in the 1870s, with their archaic technology, there wasn’t nearly as much beer being produced. This is quite a milestone for a nation that saw just 80 breweries in operation in 1980. But what does this mean for the business? Is this beer bubble about to burst? Should I hold off on brewing my own Cooch Hooch?

  • 8 OF THE MOST PATRIOTIC ALCOHOLIC DRINKS YOU CAN HAVE ON THE 4TH OF JULY [Link]

    With the 4th of July weekend about to begin, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself imbibing an alcoholic beverage in the next three days. But since we’ll be celebrating America, you’ll want to make sure you’re drinking something patriotic and not committing a faux pas, sipping on a cognac with your pinky in the air. So look through this list and be sure to drink like a true American. You can go without your Islay single malt for one weekend.

  • Sing “O Canada,” Get Beer [Video]

    A while back, Canadian beer giant Molson made the news when they placed fridges full of beer across Europe that could only be opened with a Canadian passport. Now the fridges have found their way back home to the Great White North but those crafty Canadians have still found a way to ensure only fellow Canucks will be able to open them. This time the refrigerators can only be opened by thirsty folks who can sing “O Canada,” a song known only to Canadians and hockey spectators. Wait, will it work for the French version? Won’t someone think of the Quebecois?

  • Crown Royal Celebrates 75 Years With Monarch Blend

    Picture it, Canada 1939. King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth became the first reigning monarchs to journey across North America. To celebrate the occasion, a Canadian entrepreneur sampled over 600 blends of whiskey to devise the blend that would be known as Crown Royal. As a nod to the royals it was created for, the bottle was placed in a purple felt bag, representing the purple robe of royalty. The King and Queen’s train was stocked with 10 cases of the whiskey and a Canadian institution was born. Fast forward 75 years later. A thirsty Roosevelt is invited to sample the Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend. This particular Roosevelt is usually a single malt drinker who turns up his Romanesque nose at any blend, especially those that are rye-based. But when it comes to tasting a limited edition blend, why the hell not? If there’s something to be said about all the Crown Royal blends, it’s that they are all easily drinkable. Even a whiskey newcomer will be able to take a straight sip of Crown Royal Deluxe without grimacing, which is rare in that $30 range. The Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend is just as drinkable but more »

  • Newcastle Imagines A British Controlled USA With “If We Won” [Video]

    Newcastle, whose brilliant online Super Bowl campaign about how good their commercial would have been if they could afford it, is working on what will probably be another great series of ads. “If We Won” imagines a world where Britain won the Revolutionary War with Stephen Merchant, of HBO’s uncomfortably funny (and unfortunately cancelled) “Hello Ladies,” explaining the benefits of being a part of the British Empire. Watch the first video below, then keep up with the series at If We Won.

  • Find these Beers Hidden in Paris and the French Countryside

    Two years ago, Smithsonian writer Alastair Bland hid bottles of beer and hard cider throughout southern France and invited readers to find them with just one request: leave a beer in its place for a future scavenger to find. Bland then expanded his “Find the Beer” game to the United States, hiding beers in California and the Pacific Northwest. Recently, he found himself back in southern France and decided to see what beers readers have left behind in his hiding spots. He also decided to hide some more around France.

  • Top 10 Most Expensive Beers [Infographics]

    Are you a beer drinker who enviously watches scotch and wine connoisseurs spend big bucks on their drink of choice? Chin up, for there’s plenty of expensive brews out there for you to blow money on, too! Whether they’re brewed with barley that’s been in space or water from an iceberg or jammed into a taxidermied critter, these 10 beers will cost you considerably more than a case of your favorite macrobrew. But remember, just because they’re expensive doesn’t mean they’re good. Case in point: a PBR is on the list…

  • The Shake, Radler & Roll [Drink Infographic]

    Summer time is always the best time to drink outside. Sun shining, birds chirping, the quintessential time to have a drink in the great outdoors. The right summer beer is really a matter of opinion, but summer beers have been ubiquitous with light and citrus, now Amstel is taking a concoction used in Europe that the Dutch have been drinking for years. Dubbed Radler after a European style of mixing beer and lemon juice, makes a shandy type beer with a truly standout flavor. The Amstel Radler is only 2% alcohol, making it a refreshing beverage that can be consumed all day long, but if you’re looking for a little kick add in a shot of tequila with a couple lime wedges, shake it up and you have yourself a refreshingly pungent summer cocktail.

 
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