Category Archives: Beer


From Food Republic comes this rundown of cool and interesting beer-can designs. I was never a can collector; my next-door neighbor was, when I was a kid, and he was a fat, sweaty, loud-mouthed bully, so y’know, fuck those guys. But nevertheless, when I go through the vintage ads, I always see the flat-top steel cans and think, damn, those look kinda cool.

So one can in the FR lineup in particular stands out:

Churchkey has a website, so head on over to read more.

Ads of the Week: Beeeeeeer

I meant to post this just prior to Mother’s Day, but you know how life can be…

The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library is hosting an exhibition on the history of brewing in New York. Prior to Prohibition, NY had a thriving brewing industry, with vast plants in Brooklyn (we lived down the street from a former brewery site in Bushwick), Queens, and even Manhattan.

The museum’s Tumblr is posting images from the exhibit, including some great old advertisements. For more on the exhibit, here’s a piece from the WSJ.

The exhibit opens today, May 25, and runs through September 2.

Last Chance to Go Guinness! (Remember, my entry code is DASH)

One final reminder, if you were interested in participating in helping Guinness the stout get into Guinness the book, this is your last chance. (Remember, too, you’ll help me earn a little money and possibly win a trip to Ireland.) To find a pub near you, check out the Guinness Pub Finder, on Facebook.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Go out to the Guinness site.
  2. After you click through the age-verification screen, you’ll be invited to “Join the Party.” Click that link.
  3. Next, you can choose to enter your name and zip code, or log in with your Facebook account. I would love it if you entered your name and zip; if you use Facebook, you won’t be able to pledge.
  4. I would also love it if you entered the word DASH when prompted for an optional code. This is how they track the traffic from my site. If you don’t enter the code, your pledge won’t count toward my totals.
  5. Finally, you will then — and I’m sorry for this — have to jump through a Captcha hoop.

This pledging system only works within the United States. Sorry, foreign devils!