New booze! Aguardiente de Agave is Liquid Riot Bottling Company’s latest spirit offering, releasing this Friday, November 20th, 2015 at the brewery/distillery/restaurant on Commercial Street in Portland. Roughly translated as “Agave Firewater,” this is an 80 proof spirit made from 100% organic blue agave syrup. So, it’s pretty much tequila. […]

Agave Firewater from Liquid Riot

Liquid Riot Bottling Company, the brewery/distillery/restaurant on the Old Port waterfront in Portland, is getting older. And so are their spirits. They’ve recently released four varieties of barrel-aged spirits, complementing their distillery’s portfolio. Three whiskies and a rum join their vodka, white rum, and white whiskey, so the Lady Friend […]

Liquid Riot is Aging

V5 Bourbon, the latest release from Smoky Quartz Distillery, is a limited-edition, small batch, single mash, seven-month-old, 90 proof, New Hampshire bourbon. It’s very tasty. You should get some. The end. More? Oh, very well. Smoky Quartz Distillery, as you may recall from our recent tour, is a veteran-owned and […]

SQD V5 Bourbon. Made by Veterans, for Veterans. And Everyone ...

You hear a lot about Belgian- or German-style beers, but Mexican? Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Wicked Bueno “Mexican-style lager” is gunning for Corona with this one, though the other rivals of Tecate, Pacifico, Sol, Dos Equis and Modelo are also in the crosshairs. Wow. That’s a lot of NAFTA beer. […]

Wicked Bueno: Corona, Maine-style

Uncle Bob doesn’t mess around. There’s been a trend in root beer flavored adult beverages lately, and some of them are pretty good. The only problem is, they just don’t have ENOUGH booze for my go-go drinking lifestyle. ENTER THE BOB’S. I saw these bottles come up on my Instagram […]

Not Dad’s, it’s Uncle Bob’s Root Beer WHISKEY.

Smoky Quartz Distillery in Seabrook, NH just celebrated its one-year anniversary. So naturally they threw a party, released their new bourbon, and invited me down for a visit. All of those things are great ideas. I had been meaning to visit Smoky Quartz for several months, ever since one of […]

Smoky Quartz Distillery: Veteran Owned, NH Proud

Unrest in Portland, ME, turns to protests. A mob forms in front of city hall. The mayor calls for the police, and they fire into the crowd. One man is dead, and seven others are wounded. Neither the mayor, nor the police are ever convicted. This happened because of rum. […]

Rum Riot!

A new release from Mayflower Brewing Company in their limited-edition Cooper’s Series four-packs, Squanto Farmhouse Ale is an easy-going, tasty saison, perfect for spring. Traditionally, saisons (French for “season), or farmhouse ales, were, well, ales, brewed by, um, farmers during the winter months, then left to ferment and condition until […]

Mayflower Cooper’s Series: Squanto Farmhouse Ale

The bottle reads “Veridian is a combination of VERDANT (lush growth), VIRIDIA (green) and VERITAS (truth).” In other words, Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Veridian IPA is truth juice. It’s right there in the name. …and lush green. That’s in there too. Banded Horn started in 2013 in Biddeford, ME. Their […]

In Veridian Veritas

I’ll be drinking my way back to Beer Camp With a burn-ing love insiiiiiiide So Beer Camp is a thing. Specifically a nation-wide invite to all craft brewers to join a seven-city tour of brewfests put on by Sierra Nevada. Guess where the New England stop is? No, really, guess. […]

Drinking My Way Back to Beer Camp

Rum-ble? So I got a bunch of new, somewhat local, rums recently from a variety of sources. Some gifts, some smuggling requests, some I just plain bought. So I’m going to line them up and try them side by side. Sounds like a fun afternoon for me. All of these […]


Modern Drunkard Magazine’s articleThe 86 Rules of Boozing, by Frank Kelly Rich states: Rule 37. Try one new drink each week. The Rule 37 series of posts chronicle my attempts to accomplish this feat every week. For the recipes of R37s past, click the Htf do I make these drinks? […]

Rule 37: Southern Baptist