Beer Run

By , February 29, 2012 in Administrative, Beer

Beer and running have always had somewhat of an unspoken, cosmic connection. From ridiculous Hash House Harriers to ridiculous beer milers, people who willingly mix beer and running are consistently ridiculous. Which is why I proudly count myself among them. My coordinated beer and running resume includes a beer mile, a normal marathon, and even a “so stupid, even I’m surprised I did it” 24-24-24 (24 beers drank and 24 miles run in a 24-hour period). But I’m not telling you all this because I think it’s impressive (On the contrary, I know it’s disappointing to family members and, at this point, boring to friends.) I just wanted to help you understand why I am so very excited for the Boston Beer Company’s newest project: 26.2 Brew. The brewery responsible for Sam Adams and almost nothing else is repping it’s Beantown roots by being the first alcoholic beverage to sponsor… Read More »

A Hopefully Slightly Unique Oscars Drinking Game

By , February 26, 2012 in drinking game

As a lover of film, I don’t need a drinking game to get me through the Oscars. As a lover of drinking games, I do. Whether you enjoy the Oscars or not, there’s half a chance you’ll be watching them this afternoon/evening, and whole a chance you’ll be looking for a purposeful way to drink through them. I’ve perused the internet, sifting through the duds and stealing where I could to bring you this, The BoozinGear Patented (not legally, but because I said so), Oscars 2012 Drinking Game: ——————————————————————– As you may know from my Last Minute Super Bowl Drinking Game, it is my stance that viewing games get boring and/or complex, the longer the broadcast goes on, so it’s best to keep them simple. In that vein, I am giving you just three drinking cues: 1. Drink every time there is an awkward cutaway to anyone at all. 2. Drink for… Read More »

Countdown Mardi Gras: What Now?

By , February 22, 2012 in Administrative

Mardi Gras was today. I hope my tips have been helpful, and I apologize for this one’s latecoming, but even fake Dons gotta work sometimes. If you’re still out, more power to you. If you aren’t, well- everyone has their limits. In that vein… _______________________________ Mardi Gras is over. I’m pooped. WHAT DO I DRINK NOW?! (A stretch of a “do”, I know. Deal with it.) When opting for a hair-of-the-dog, nutrition is rarely at the forefront of your mind. Still, we all know that post-Mardi Gras feeling: bloated, dirty, and sore in all the wrong places. So if you’re going to have one more, why not take some vitamins with it too? If you wanted to find the most nutritious alcoholic drink out there, you’d have to spend five, maybe ten minutes on Google. Luckily, you have me to scour the healthy eating blogs (let’s be honest. I have them… Read More »

Countdown Mardi Gras: And Miss the Party?

By , February 20, 2012 in Administrative

Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, Februany 21st (That was no typo. I’m gunning for a sponsorship- Subway, can you hear meee?). For the next week, the Boozin’ Blog will be counting down the days until the holiday of holidays, festival of drunks (and culture, if you’re looking for that sort of thing) with a few do’s and dont’s we’ve learned over the years. DON’T leave yet! I get it, I get it. You have a job, you have class. Maybe you finally got an appointment with that really good gyno and to reschedule would be like shooting yourself in the- Anyway, Fat Tuesday- the day you’ve been celebrating- is TOMORROW! When you’re at a party, do you leave right before the stripper pops out of the cake? Only if it’s carrot cake!  If your plan was to take advantage of the 3-day weekend and then sadly pack your things and return just… Read More »

Bourbon Street(view)!

By , February 19, 2012 in Administrative

Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, Februany 21st (That was no typo. I’m gunning for a sponsorship- Subway, can you hear meee?). For the next week, the Boozin’ Blog will be counting down the days until the holiday of holidays, festival of drunks (and culture, if you’re looking for that sort of thing) with a few do’s and dont’s we’ve learned over the years. ______________________________ These “do’s” and “don’t’s” are becoming decreasingly useful as the weekend progresses. Anyone actually visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras will be spending very little time on the internet and very much time too drunk to operate Google. With that in mind, this one goes out to those of us stranded in the rest of the world: DO telecommute: Using your favorite web browser (Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer; you can choose from so many), type “maps.google.com” into the address bar. Type “Bourbon and Canal New Orleans, LA” into… Read More »

Countdown Mardi Gras: Stranger Danger

By , February 18, 2012 in Administrative

Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, Februany 21st (That was no typo. I’m gunning for a sponsorship- Subway, can you hear meee?). For the next week, the Boozin’ Blog will be counting down the days until the holiday of holidays, festival of drunks (and culture, if you’re looking for that sort of thing) with a few do’s and dont’s we’ve learned over the years. ______________________________ OK. I’m becoming depressed. Everyone is flocking to NOLA and posting it on Facebook. I belong there, my friends are there, I’m pretty sure I still have a pair of pants there… and I’m stranded in LA. So in the spirit of negativity, let’s highlight a fairly pessimistic “don’t”: DON’T TRUST THE LOCALS to not be prostitutes. Three years ago, I was at my first Mardi Gras and holding up exceptionally well for my debut night in the Sin City of the South. After a hearty… Read More »

Countdown Mardi Gras

By , February 16, 2012 in Administrative

Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, Februany 21st (That was no typo. I’m gunning for a sponsorship- Subway, can you hear meee?). For the next week, the Boozin’ Blog will be counting down the days until the holiday of holidays, festival of drunks (and culture, if you’re looking for that sort of thing) with a few do’s and dont’s we’ve learned over the years. Let’s start with a… DO: Shotgun an Abita. Craft beer in a can is bordering on common nowadays, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate when a local brew crosses over to the aluminum side for the first time. The most recently initiated, Louisiana’s own Abita, is brewed just 30 miles from New Orleans (Coincidentally, a place my pants have ended up in Mardi Gras past). Previously distributed only in bottles and kegs, Abita debuted cans of their Amber Ale, Jockamo IPA, and Purple Haze last Friday,… Read More »

3 DAY WEEKEND COMIN’

By , February 13, 2012 in Bourbon, Gin, Infusion, Vodka

“Ah, President’s Day. A day off, sales galore, and the glow of confusion on everyone’s faces as they try to figure out just what we’re celebrating. Nothing between us and that staycation but a work week and- OOOOHHH SH*T,  VALENTINE’S DAY!”  If you’ve had this thought or anything remotely like it, then you probably have a significant other who gives a damn about  tomorrow, and you just might have nothing planned. I’m going to be very clear: This blog is not the best place to find romantic advice.  There are sources out there more thorough, more equipped, and actually relevant to last-minute gift ideas. I wholeheartedly suggest you seek out one of the following: A friend in a healthy relationship, a hip parent or sibling, or any website that does not have “Boozin” in the title. Like Google. Just go to Google and type in “Why does my girlfriend hate… Read More »

Drunk, Counterdrunk: Big Cider

By , February 11, 2012 in anheuser-busch, guinness, inbev

According to E.J. Schultz of AdAge.com, Big Beer is jumping on the cider bandwagon as MillerCoors acquires Crispin Cider Co. and Anheuser-Busch moves to launch a new product under their Ultra umbrella: Michelob Ultra Light Cider. How do I feel about this? I think it could go either way. This is… Drunk, Counterdrunk. Huzzah! Big Cider is an excellent development! Cider has a complicated place in American drinking culture. For many, it carries the same stigma as hard lemonade, but “many” could not be more wrong.  The first time I saw hard lemonade, I was in a basement in high school and two girls were splitting a 6-pack of Mike’s Hard. But the first time I saw hard cider, I was in a bar in college when an enormous, British, terrifying friend of mine shoved a snakebite (Guinness and cider cocktail) in my face.  True, both are alcoholic versions of… Read More »

The Best Last Minute Drinking Game for the Super Bowl

By , February 5, 2012 in Administrative

As I post this, it is 3:29 PM PST on February 5th, 2012. Kickoff, Super Bowl XLVI. You’ve got the flat-screen, the food, the friends, and if you’re googling beer blogs right now, you’re missing one thing: The Drinking Game. I’ll keep this brief: go with the Moustache Game. It’s simple and the only game that won’t deteriorate after five minutes. You need: -A piece of paper -Scissors -Tape Cut a shape that resembles a moustache out of the paper and tape it to the TV. If the moustache lands on a person’s face, drink. Happy football. Only four hours until you have to stop pretending Valentine’s day is coming.