Beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy.
Whiskey is proof technology does too, and is better at it.
The first half of Drink & Food, and you’d be surprised at how many people get those backwards. I’m an Irishman with two Masters degrees in science, meaning I’m genetically, socially and academically trained to drink.
Online articles here, scroll down for articles in print magazines.
The Spirit of Spirits
How Maker’s Mark Self-Destructed and the Internet Set Them Straight
Proven by Alcohol! The Best Bond Actor is …
How to Make the Most of a Beer Festival
Why Vodkatinis Are Actually A Good Thing
5 Winter Cocktails for Fighting the Cold
4 Horrifying Halloween Cocktails You Must Try
4 Impressive Cocktails You Can Mix With Ease
Going Green With Proper St. Patrick’s Day Drinks
How to Beat Hangovers like a Viking
Drink and Food
Beer Pairings With Your Holiday Meal (aka Christmas Booze)
7 Smart Systems for Cool Summer Drinks
The Benefits of Booze
How Beer Built Civilization (CHILL 51, Oct/Nov 2011)
Relaxing with a beer isn’t just the high point of civilisation, it was the starting point too.
If you’re looking for the crazy drink experiments from ZUG, alas, the site was shut down recently. Disappearing into the inky black of forgetfulness might be realistic for drinking adventures, but it’s not fun, so I’ll be reposting the experiments here in the future.
In Print/ The Dead Tree Rounds
Some of my drink articles from the magazines. If you’re interested in flat plants talking about fermented ones, or digital magazines, you can check out:
Gods are useful, that’s why we have so many! Every major civilization has had a pantheon, from vaguely relaxed everything-spirits through bossy schoolteachers to soap operas about incest and killing each other. Gods provide excuses to celebrate, help when times are hard, and offer to take some of your problems away; by that definition beer itself is a god, which is why many cultures worshipped deities whose entire job description was telling us, ‘Beer is great!’
The True Names Of Taste (TAPS Fall 2011)
Science Goes To Your Head. (TAPS Winter 2010-11)
All about the science of suds. Pick up an issue for the theory, and a pint for the practical.
Beer Magazine, appearing at your newstands or through digital subscriptions with all the latest news in Beer.
Brilliant Bottle Openers
I single-handedly save a thousand teeth, a million table edges, and three reality series worth of embarrassment by researching bottle openers too cool to lose. From Pacman to space-bending mathematics, there’s nothing which won’t help you drink if you really want to. The Nov/Dec 2011 issue assisting me can be found in print or bought and enjoyed online right here.
Featuring time-traveling beer, cyborg vampire cells, bomb-detecting cells and even a journey to the moons of Mars. It’s all in Beer Mag #16, and if you missed it at the newsagents you can preview or buy right a digital version right here.
An odyssey of incredibly alcoholic inventions in Beer Mag #14. From the fastest pour in the world, through a arcade keg cabinet to a beer-blasting backpack and a robot butler, you can check it out (and buy the issue) right now.
The Future Of Beer
The future arrives in Beer Mag #12, along with a Solar Powered Brewery, Sapporo’s Space Brew (which was in fact in space), and even an anti-cancer alcohol. Because SCIENCE, that’s why! Behold the majesties of the mind here.