New Hampshire

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 ...

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

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: Merrymeeting Stump Puller

So the Lady Friend and I took a day trip up to our home state of Moo Hampsha for some good ol’ Granite State boozing. This is Part I of the adventure. For those who may have missed it, there’s a handy map on my White Birch Brewing post that […]

Drink Free or Die Part II: Frank Jones Brewing

The Monday Hangover: Other drink adventures of note from the weekend. Another week down. Friday night we skipped over our usual Rule 37 cocktail night to attend a party in Natick. It was the Irish Lad’s company holiday party, which I had bartended last year, and took on the role […]

The Monday Hangover: Dec 10-11

The Monday Hangover: Other drink adventures of note from the weekend. Well, given the holiday, our drinkventures actually started Wednesday night with a Very Special edition of our weekly Rule 37 drinks: Champagne Night! We made four different champagne inclusive cocktails with great success and a proper use of a […]

The Monday Hangover: Nov 26-27

There’s a brewery in my hometown. If you live in Portland, Boston, Burlington, or even Syracuse, that may not be such a big deal. However, I’m from a small town in the seacoast area of New Hampshire called North Hampton. If you’ve ever heard of Hampton Beach, it’s just north […]

The Homecoming: Throwback Brewery