Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I think this news is pretty cool. I love that Dogfish thinks outside the box when it comes to craft beer. The industry can'y survive on beer nerds alone. Teaming up with other brands and industries puts the idea of good beer in more people's heads. This actually isn't the first time Dogfish has crossed over into fashion. Squall, one of my favorite beers pictured above, was a collaboration with Rogues Gallery to honor their clothing line back in 2009.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
ROB V. FUNERALS
(Or “why I loved my grandmother, but hated her wake – and hope that when I die, I’m outlived by at least one friend who will have the balls to notify everyone of my demise by altering the voicemail prompt on my cellphone to say, “If you want to pay your last respects to Rob, please come to the White Sands dunes of New Mexico where I plan to burn his skinny, pale carcass, drink Hendrick’s gin and read some of the more difficult passages from ‘Infinite Jest.’”)
I almost wrote this column about the lack of transparency/sincerity in the arts (after finishing a freelance job for which I had to answer a magazine Q&A for a very gifted/successful photographer who felt pressured to sound “smarter” and “more conceptual” to impress a bunch of art-world bozos) or the inefficiency of the internet to help one definitively self-diagnose abdominal pain (after a week of wondering if the dull ache in my right side was the byproduct of the 5k I recently ran or the night of pounding beer, beer, beer that followed at Spitzer's, Vol de Nuit and Rabbit Club).
But how much can you really write about the unfortunate necessity of appealing to superficial would-be patrons/curators or the effects of fat deposits on the livers of surprisingly fast short-distance runners? And wouldn’t laying out some oblique wishes for my funeral be more important if I am, in fact, killed by cirrhosis/ hepatitis/ swallowing a blue Lego than some swan-song screed about how “juxtaposition” is just a douchey way of saying that when something is next to something else it changes the perception of each?
I think so too...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
So I still have to post my story San Fran drinking trip (above pic via my girlfriend from said trip) but in the meantime here is a list of the essential west coast beers by none other than Stone Brewing's co-founder, Greg Koch. As you can see, Greg's affiliations show through on the list. Also, lots of surprises on what was missing from his list. I guess good beer, like everything else, is always open for debate. Anyway, this was a good excuse for me to post a picture of Tupac just after the anniversary of his death and for me to feel like a gangsta. I'm actually the complete opposite of a gangsta, if such an opposite exists, and even feel uncomfortable writing the word gangsta. I actually look around the room as I type to make sure there are no black people seeing me do it. Just like when I blast hip-hop in my car. Well I'm out bitches, Freaktoberfest tonight, wish me luck.