The bartenders at KINDRED, a heavy metal-themed vegan restaurant in San Diego, CA, are just as likely to be found brandishing blowtorches at garnishes as they are painstakingly arranging flower petals atop neon-hued tropical concoctions. Today, it’s increasingly common for appearances to eclipse taste in order to achieve that perfect picture to cherish forever—or at least until your Instagram story expires.
The Women’s Beer Forum, hosted by Los Angeles-based Eagle Rock Brewery, is the latest victim in a long line of so-called “gender-based discrimination” lawsuits initiated by various men’s rights activists (MRAs), who are lashing out events and promotions designed for women.
“White supremacy shut us down,” Black Star Line Brewing Company founder L.A. McCrae says. “Our world has been rocked.”
From voodoo ceremonies to witchy gatherings, this time of the year the city comes alive with the dead.
After earning numerous awards as brewmaster at Coronado Brewing Company, Ryan Brooks struck out on his own to focus on beers inspired by the culture and flavors of Mexico. “I’d like to shock people and have them say ‘Wow, [Mexican brewers] are making beer just as good as Belgians or Germans,’” he says. Although SouthNorte currently brews at Coronado, the goal is to find a production space near the international border. For now, Brooks is concentrating on using Mexican ingredients (chocolate, fruits, corn), and collaborations with Mexican breweries, but his individual recipes have already...
Sure, beer is great, but have you tried peeing glitter?
More women are taking charge as head distillers, a role that’s historically been heavily lopsided towards men. 25-year-old Laura Johnson is one of them.
When it comes to restorative boozy beverages enjoyed on cold winter nights, hot toddies have enjoyed their reign for years. And while they may very well remain on top for decades to come, a relatively unknown but increasingly popular alternative is brewing in Portland, Oregon. Introducing Cascade Brewery's Glueh Kriek.
"There’s 40,000 grind bands out there who have entire albums where every song is about either zombies or gore... At least beer is fucking real."
We’ve all seen them: side boob-sporting vixens draped over sport bikes and waifishly thin blondes seductively straddling cruisers. Images like this are prevalent across social media and other motorcycle-centric outlets. Now, I’m no prude, but pasties aren’t going to save you when you eat shit.
Meet Ken Layne, the one-man show behind the cult zine and radio show
It’s 60 degrees in early January in Joshua Tree, California and the fiery cloud-speckled sunset foreshadows rain to come. There’s a post-apocalyptic vibe in the air; we’re a few weeks into a partial government shutdown and the namesake national park reflects a sense of chaos and calamity that writer and radio host Ken Layne describes as “an overnight collapse of any kind of basic social order.”
Anarchy already thrives in the...