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.
Paganism. The Left Hand Path. The Right Hand Path. Wicca. The occult. It goes by many names, but whatever term is used, witchiness is en vogue right now. From Sephora selling beginner "Witch Kits" to Lana del Ray announcing that she tried to hex President Trump, this magical trend is part feminist empowerment movement, part goth aesthetic, and part commodified consumerism. But despite the trend, these often misunderstood practices have much deeper roots than mere fashion statements.