Blitzed Smashed and Drunk: The Great American Lager

There is something to be said about The Great American Lager. The King of Beers, except for a brief marketing ploy at the turn of the millennium, has been the title held by AB/Inbev's own flagship beer, Budweiser since the 80s. I'm not necessarily one to disagree with the moniker for marketing purposes, but I think it's a bit presumptuous. Is one beer really the King of Beers? Is it worth all the hype? Don't get me wrong, I think Budweiser does a great job with marketing and has many memorable commercial spots, but I don't think they are the be all, end all.

Blitzed Smashed and Drunk: Cocktails to End the Summer On

Labor Day marks the end of the "Summer Season". No more white after Labor Day. The Seersucker Suit gets put back in the closet. We may still have an Indian summer to prolong the warmth and feel of the summer before slowly easing us into the fall. The start of the NFL Season is right around the corner and the first game of College Football's Saturday Game Day is Penn State vs. UCF at 8:30 AM EST. Fantasy Football drafts almost done for the year and Week 1 soon approaches.

Of course, with Labor Day fast approaching, we have a long weekend to revel in the closing days of summer. With the long weekend ahead of us it's a perfect time to drink. In honor of that, I wanted to share some great Labor Day drink recipes to help end the summer with.

Blitzed, Smashed and Drunk: A Guide to Recognizing Your Cocktails

I've never been a big fan of ridiculous cocktail menus. Actually, that's not quite true - I happen to love a ridiculously huge menu because I find them thoroughly enjoyable to peruse and really figure out what I want but I don't like it when I'm out with a group of friends. While I tend to be that guy when ordering a drink, I find that simple is much better. I also find that knowing what kind of cocktails I'm drinking helps me pair my food choices and tempers my drinking.

Blitzed, Smashed and Drunk: A Beginners guide to Brewing, Distilling and Winemaking

Making Alcohol can definitely be a labor of love. It is definitely labor intensive. It's a time consuming process. It can be financially intensive and the economies of scale don't always favor the small producers. It takes a long time to perfect and if you make one mistake, it can ruin everything. Just like all tradecraft, mastering the art and science behind making alcohol is time consuming. It's not something we think of when we think about what we drink. We consider where it's from, what it's made of, what it tastes of and whether we like it or not. We don't often think about how it's made.