Drink of the Week – Mission Accomplished

It’s been a tough week. Late, last-minute gift hunting in overcrowded, under-stocked, stores. Hundreds of other stressed-out shoppers pushing, shoving and banging into each other. In the parking lot. The week was spent cramming five days of work into three, so you can take...
Posted On 22 Dec 2006

Take Your Best Shot – ShotPak

Quick. Make a mental list of places where you thought, “Wow. I could really use a drink right now.” Hanging around the pool? In line at the DMV? Sitting through the second hour of watching your nephew play a camel in the Christmas pageant? Sure. All good places. But...
Posted On 15 Dec 2006

Just Another Detox Monday – Function Urban Detox

Friday night was happy hour with guys from the office. And it turned into a happy five hours. Saturday night was dinner with friends, and a bottle of wine or two. Sunday was beer at the game. Monday is a throbbing headache and eyes so red Santa might ask you to help guide his...
Posted On 11 Dec 2006

Good & Evil Spirits – Jekyll & Hyde Liquor

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t. That’s essentially the underlying context of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Victorian era masterwork, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. (Yeah, I could have said it’s a deep psychological study of the duality within...
Posted On 08 Dec 2006

Get Your Irish Up

Here’s a question I get asked a lot – Should I bring anything to a holiday party, and if so, what’s appropriate? To answer, I’ll give you the same advice Mother of Bachelor Guy used to give me. It was something she lived by: “Never show up at a party...
Posted On 01 Dec 2006

Vesper-ate Measures

Secret agents. Double agents. Public relations agents… If you’ve been reading my posts the last couple of weeks, you’ll notice that I have been getting bombarded with all things Bond. I only posted the two or three things I thought the most interesting. Or...
Posted On 10 Nov 2006

Weekend Drink: Hot Buttered Rum

This comes courtesy of The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook, written by my friends over at TheUltimateTailgater.com. A classic to keep you warm while you’re out tailgating this weekend. Hot Buttered Rum 4 ounces dark rum 1 tablespoon butter, plus 1 teaspoon for topping 1...
Posted On 03 Nov 2006

Watch For: A-B Limited Edition Brews

Halloween is over, so that can only mean one thing: Anheuser-Busch is rolling out this holiday season’s limited-edition brews. You can read the details on their Mich Celebrate Chocolate, Mich Celebrate Vanilla Oak, and Bud Brewmasters’ Private Reserve here. I’m thinking great guy...
Posted On 01 Nov 2006

Toast in the Machine

There comes a time in every man’s life when he will be asked to stand up and deliver a toast. Something heart-felt. Something poignant. Something that doesn’t begin, “I remember the last time Jack and I went down to Tijuana…” Most guys, when told to...
Posted On 26 Oct 2006

Black is Back

I think Spanish Peaks Brewing Company got as close as you can to building a dream company: They have a black lab named Chug for a mascot, their slogan is “No Whiners”, and they spend all day making beer. And not just any beer. A highly regarded, award winning, craft...
Posted On 20 Oct 2006