12 Days of Christmas Holiday Beers

Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh.... Yep, it's that time of year when we roll out the Yule Log, bake some cookies and celebrate with the 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Beers. Of course, if you…

The Ryes Have It

If you have been a bourbon drinker for any significant length of time, at some point you've wandered over to the dark side: rye whiskey. Although many bourbon distilleries produce at least one rye (Rye whiskeys follow rules of distilling…

2020 Ford Ranger: Replants the Ford Flag in the Midsize Truck Segment

Eight years passed between the Ford Ranger disappearing from U.S. showrooms and its return to these shores in 2019. That's a long time to allow Toyota, Nissan and Chevrolet/GMC to run wild, uncontested by the Blue Oval in the midsize…

What Is IBU in a Beer and Why Doesn’t It Much Matter?

I probably find statistics and numbers as boring as you find statistics and numbers...maybe even more. In the craft-beer world, knowing a brew's ABV, IBU and SRM shouldn't interfere with the pleasure drinking it provides. Of these numbers, only the…

2020 Jeep Gladiator: Let the Good Times Roll

After a wait of nearly 30 years, Jeep is back in the pickup-truck business with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Over the years, Jeep pickups wore a number of badges including Willy's CJ, Jeepster Commando and Jeep Comanche. For most of…

What Is a Bourbon?

Why should we concern ourselves with what is a bourbon? If it's good, drink it, right? What's pedigree got to do with it? We don't need to see its papers to determine it's worthy. Hey, I'm with you on that…

Why Pilsners for Summer?

With summer right around the corner, it's time to consider some warm-weather crushable beers. Nothing says summer like pilsner. Now that you have finished rolling your eyes and yawning, here's why. Sure, the majority of the more popular beers sold…

What Are 5 Spirits Everyone Should Stock?

Sometimes you have to just roll with the basics. Like when you are pondering what five spirits everyone should stock. Don't overthink things. These aren't suggestions for sipping, but for mixing. You know, when company comes a'callin', you want to…