Funky Vojvodina
Feb 22

Funky Vojvodina

Our hop research partnership with the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was never intended to be anything close to a pet project.  In 2016, we set off with a specific, ambitious goal: Find out what it takes to grow hops of the same caliber, in both quality and yield, of those grown in traditional hop-growing regions, and grow them in Maryland. And now, armed with two harvests worth of experienc... Read More

When The Family Feuds, Make Them Family Drama Carnitas
Dec 24

When The Family Feuds, Make Them Family Drama Carnitas

Clashing political views. Less-than-ideal sleeping situations. Your brother-in-law's newest "investment opportunity" pitch. Gift cards when you could really just use some cash. The holidays will push both your fridge capacity and your patience to the brink, and, while we can't get your grandpa to stop talking about how much you've "filled out," we can suggest a coping strategy with a pretty high success r... Read More

Establish Dominance By Adding GONZO Imperial Porter To Your Brownies
Dec 8

Establish Dominance By Adding GONZO Imperial Porter To Your Brownies

Literally, every day of the year is now some sort of Instagram-friendly, short-enough-for-a-hashtag holiday of ambiguous origin. And so, on this December the 8th, we reverently gather to celebrate the joyous day of the brownie. Yes, most people will simply google "brownie recipe" and end up on the blog of some lady named Judy. She owns a DSLR, and she's never met a handwritten font she didn't like. Those peo... Read More

Oct 12

And the Living's Easy

We've defended free speech and creative expression in the United States for more than 25 years. Now, we're taking a stand in the UK. Here's what you need to know: The Portman Group is a third-party watchdog group that evaluates alcohol-related marketing in the UK, and it was founded by big beer and spirits behemoths (think Heineken, Guinness, Bacardi, Molson, Carlsberg and InBev). In May 2018, the Portman Gr... Read More

As I Walk Through The Valley
Oct 5

As I Walk Through The Valley

Punch-drunk, Summer weaves its freckled elbows through the ropes at its back. The once-undisputed lion god of the troposphere squints as the sandy, DEET-ridden fog seeps through its corneas. It begins to rain. A chilly challenger stomps forward, oozing cinnamon and stamina, and a sepia shadow envelops what remains of the fallen titan. “Pathetic,” sneers Autumn as it tries to reconcile Summer’s glorious legend with TH... Read More