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Disneyland Opens Its First Ever Brewery

By San Diego-based Ballast Point opens a family-friendly brewpub.

Fake Alcohol That Could Cause ‘Blindness or Death’ Found in the UK

By Consumers in the U.K. have been warned not to buy a brand of vodka called Radanoff.

Bud Light Adding Big Nutrition Labels to Packaging

By Your Bud Light will look a little different come February.

Woman Drinking Wine From Pringles Can in Walmart Parking Lot Banned From Store

By She spent three hours on Friday cruising around the store’s parking lot.

$2 Rum & Colas Debut at Applebee’s For January

By It’ll certainly make rum-lovers happy.

A ‘Big Lebowski’ Pop-Up Bar Is Finally Here

By The drink menu will feature a trio of white russians.

Baileys Baking Chips Now Exist

By Just in time for the month of cookie overload.

You Can Finally Buy Gin Christmas Ornaments In The U.S.

By ‘Tis the season for festive and boozy decorations.

The Macallan Launches Private Jet and Yacht Whisky Experience

By Sample some of the finest scotch in the world on a trip from New York to Miami.

New Study Shows We Really Do Drink More In The Winter

By The study found that people who live in colder climates consume more alcohol than those who live in warmer climates.

New Gin Crowned Most Expensive In The World

By British gin producer Jam Jar Gin will debut the “world’s most valuable gin” at department store Harvey Nichols.

Vodka Christmas Ornaments Are Here Thanks To Smirnoff

By The holiday season sure has gotten boozy.

Lexus Debuts Winery-Inspired Car with Temperature Control Trunk Storage

By The floor mats are made of cork and each headrest has a wine bottle embroidered on it.

Amazon Releases Its First Single Malt Whisky

By There could be a big future in booze for Amazon.

All-You-Can-Drink Craft Beer Flight to Debut in 2019

By The flight will feature unlimited craft beer from BrewDog, including a new brew specifically designed to taste better at altitude.

Boozy Christmas Ornaments Are Here To Win The Holiday Season

By The Lakes Distillery’s craft spirits ornaments are back on sale.

Jack Daniel’s Releasing Whiskey Advent Calendar

By This year’s selection of advent calendars are not playing around.

Baileys Advent Calendar Combines Alcohol And Chocolate

By If you’d prefer your alcohol and your chocolate in one advent calendar, Bailey’s just came to the rescue.

MillerCoors Donates 200K Cans of Water to Those Affected by Hurricane Florence

By MillerCoors announced they have donated 200,000 cans of water to victims of the storm.

Anheuser-Busch Halts Brewing to Send 300K Cans of Water to Hurricane Florence

By Brewers at Anheuser-Busch are sending 300,000 cans of water to victims of Hurricane Florence.

Travel Around The World Drinking Gin In New Dream Job

By Bombay Sapphire has teamed up with Mr. Fogg's to offer one lucky winner a chance to travel around the world for 80 days.

You Can Rent a Private Waterfall-Powered Pub on Airbnb

By Beer lovers can now book a private pub nestled into the Cornish countryside, finished with a waterfall-powered beer pump.

Aldi Is Selling Wine Advent Calendars In The U.S. This Year

By Aldi announced they'll debut their wine advent calendar in the U.S. for the first time this year.

Pumpkin Spiced Rum Is Available Now

By It comes in an aptly chosen pumpkin-shaped bottle and is available at stores now.

Wine Condoms Provide The Protection You Didn’t Know You Needed

By The latex “condom” reseals a wine bottle and promises 99.9 percent effectiveness in preventing spillage.

Heineken’s Newest Beer Will Get You High

By Hi-Fi Hops is an IPA-inspired "hoppy sparkling water” made with cannabis instead of alcohol.

Smögen Takes Back Record For The World’s Strongest Gin

By A Swedish gin brand just smashed a new record.
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Tequila Coffee Exists To Make Your Mornings Much, Much Better

By The best part of waking up is tequila in your cup.

Fire Destroys 65K Liters of Rum in Jamaica

By A fire broke out in a sugar cane field yesterday in Trelawny, Jamaica, destroying more than 65,000 liters of rum.

Indian Whiskey Brand Is The Best Selling Whiskey In The World

By The best-selling whiskey in the world is not only one you’ve probably never tried, you’ve likely never even heard of it.

The Other Half of Barton Bourbon Warehouse Collapses

By The other half of the Barton 1792 Distillery warehouse came crashing down, damaging another 9,000 barrels.

Kentucky Bourbon Warehouse Collapses, Spilling 9,000 Barrels

By Part of a whiskey distillery in Kentucky collapsed Friday, sending thousands of barrels spilling into the surrounding area.

Zero Calorie Gin Is Here Just In Time For Summer

By British brand Whitley Neill has released three vaporized gins in London bars.

Finland Said It’s Totally Fine To Get Drunk In Our Underwear

By A Finnish term defined as “getting drunk in your underwear, with no intention of going out.”

Taco Bell Is Selling Frosé This Summer

By The popular fast food chain announced this week they’re testing a Berry Frosé Twisted Freeze at two Cantina locations.

You Can Now Buy Whiskey Deodorant

By Pit Liquor is an all-natural deodorant made from a mixture of high proof whiskey and vodka.

Boozy Freeze Pops Are Now Available At Costco

By An adult, vodka-soaked version of freeze pops are now available at Costco.

Macallan To Release 72-Year-Old Scotch This Summer

By The Scotch brand announced this week they’re releasing the oldest single malt they’ve ever debuted.

Beer Made From Sewage Water Debuts In Sweden

By The beer is called PU:REST and the goal is to raise awareness for sustainable, safe drinking water for all.

Twitter Claims This Bottled Sangria Is The New Four Loko

By People on social media are accusing Capriccio Bubbly Sangria of having magical ingredients.

A Genius Scientist May Have Just Created a Pill To Prevent Hangovers

By A California scientist is close to creating a pill that uses natural enzymes to help the body process alcohol faster.

Your Cocktail Comes With a Real Frostbitten Toe At This Canadian Bar

By Order the Sourtoe Cocktail at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Canada and you’d better be ready to take the name seriously.

This Royal Wedding Pop-Up Bar Is The Next Best Thing To The Real Thing

By If you can’t make it to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding at St. George’s Chapel in May, just head to Washington D.C. instead.

Rosé Glitter Marshmallows Are About To Make Your S’mores Even More Instagram Worthy

By Time to pile on the summer trends because the warm weather is almost here. Rosé glitter marshmallows are no longer a millennial pink fantasy—they’re here to make your s’mores look Insta-worthy at every campfire you encounter in the coming months. XO Marshmallow uses rosé with flavors of cherry and raspberries to make the sweet treat and […]

Moscow Mule Beer Is Making All Your Summer Dreams Come True

By San Diego-based Ballast Point released Moscow Mule Ale this week, the brewery’s first nationally distributed cocktail-inspired beer.

When You Can’t Choose Between Beer and Wine, This Hybrid Is For You

By The best days are the ones where the toughest decision you have to make is what to drink. But the next time you’re waffling between beer and wine, just choose Dogfish Head’s new Mixed Media ale and call it a day. The ferment is 51 percent grains and 49 percent late-harvest viognier grapes, making the […]

2 Rare Whiskies Just Sold for $1.2M

By A pair of 1926 Macallan whiskies sold this week for a record $1.2 million, making each bottle the most expensive bottle ever sold.

Boxed Whiskey, Vodka and Tequila Are Here Just In Time For Summer

By You can now purchase boxed whiskey, vodka and tequila in several states from Black Box, the producer of award-winning wines sold in a box.

First Hotel In the Middle of an Agave Field Opens

By You can now spend the night inside a giant barrel right in the middle of Casa Cofradia’s agave fields in Tequila, experiencing everything the tequila heaven has to offer.

French Fries Are The Perfect Pairing For Champagne

By What if the perfect champagne pairing was actually America’s favorite junk food?

Even the Pope Loves Pappy Van Winkle

By When Father Jim Sichko visited the Pope in Rome this month he brought one of the most coveted bottles of liquor out there—the rare, 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle.

Think You’re a Whiskey Expert? Glenlivet is Challenging You to The Test

By Glenlivet Code is a new, limited edition single malt debuted with absolutely no information about its casks or flavor profile.

Bud Light Just Debuted Bud Light Orange

By This week Anheuser-Busch announced the launch of Bud Light Orange, a light lager brewed with real orange peels.

Gordon’s Is Recruiting Gin Tasters

By Gordon’s gin is looking for tasters to lend their thoughts on three new summer 2018 flavors.

Frozen Palomas May Be Coming To Chipotle

By Just in time for summer, Chipotle may release a new frozen cocktail.

Peep-Infused Beer Is Here

By It’s officially Peep season—the one time of year anyone pretends to like the adorable marshmallow creations that are more fun to microwave than eat. And that means people are doing more weird stuff to the sticky, seasonal creatures. Collective Brewing Project, the same mad scientists that brought us ramen beer last year, is releasing a […]

Beer Foam Art Is About To Blow Up Your Instagram Feed

By Beer Ripples is a 3D printing machine for beer, making art within 11 seconds with “malt-based ink.”

Bon Jovi Is Releasing His Own Rosé—And It’s Already Sold Out

By The Livin’ on a Prayer singer announced he’ll debut his own rosé wine this year—and it’s so popular it’s already sold out to distributors.

If You Love Gin & Tonics and Coffee, Starbucks Just Made Your Dreams Come True

By The sparkling, non-alcoholic beverage is served as a twist on a gin and tonic.

Should This Sexual Harassment PSA Be Shown At Every Bar in America?

By A male bartender trains a new female colleague behind the stick, explaining to her the different types of harassment she can expect while on the job.

Applebee’s Is At It Again With $2 Vodka Lemonades All March Long

By Vodka lemonades made with Absolut will be available all month long for $2.

Gin & Tonic Easter Eggs Are About To Become Your New Favorite Spring Treat

By Treat Kitchen recently debuted its gin and tonic easter egg—a white chocolate egg flavored with the classic gin cocktail.

German Olympic Athletes Are Drinking Beer During the Winter Games

By Krombacher brewery delivered 3,500 liters of beer to the athletes' village in Pyeongchang so German olympians can drink their special non-alcoholic, isotonic brew.

Want to Live to 90? Drinking Alcohol Works Better Than Exercise.

By New research shows that if you want to live into your 90s, moderate alcohol consumption actually beats exercise.

Margarita Bath Bombs Are Here to Take Your Self-Care to a Whole New Level

By Just in time for National Margarita Day, Patrón has introduced a line of Margarita-flavored bath bombs.

Gin & Tonic Marmalade Is Here To Save Your Breakfast From Boring

By London-based online retailer Firebox is taking marmalade to the next level with its gin and tonic spread.

New Study: Craft Beer Might Actually Be Healthier For You Than Red Wine

By New research shows that the B3 vitamin found in brewers yeast can lower cardiovascular disease risk, lower cholesterol and reduces atherosclerosis.

A 2,400 Gallon Cocktail Shaker Full of Scotch Is Touring America

By Be on the lookout, whiskey lovers, because that cement mixer barreling down the street may not be a cement mixer after all.

A Tequila Shortage Is Coming

By All that popularity has led to a booming market for agave—one farmers can’t keep up with.

Budweiser Is No Longer One of America’s Favorite Beers

By The King of Beers must give up its crown. Budweiser is no longer one of the top selling beers in the U.S., according to new data from Beer Marketer’s Insights. Miller Lite took Budweiser’s No. 3 spot, behind No. 1 Bud Light and No. 2 Coors Light.   Budweiser has been slowly falling in the […]

Penthouse Is Producing Whiskey-Tequila Hybrid, Aphrodisiac Booze

By If you’ve been searching for a way to make your hangovers worse, we think we just found the answer. Little known spirits brand Penthouse (yes, the pornographic magazine publisher) produces its own line of liquor, and among its lineup of booze is a “Whiskey Tequila Fusion.” It’s a blend of Mexican tequila and American whiskey […]

PBR Just Designed a Ski Jacket For Storing Beer

By If you love snow sports, you know there’s nothing more refreshing than a midday beer on the mountain. But who wants to pay $10 for a domestic beer just because it’s sold at 10,000 feet? Pabst Blue Ribbon feels your pain, and that’s why it designed a ski jacket specifically to hold cans of beer. […]

KFC Just Debuted 3 Gravy-Soaked Cocktail Recipes

By Kentucky Fried Chicken just debuted three cocktail recipes made with a very unexpected ingredient. The chain restaurant’s U.K. and Ireland team released four YouTube videos this week, each featuring a special gravy-soaked cocktail. The Finger Lickin’ Sour mixes gravy, mezcal, cherry liqueur and egg white and looks pretty stunning garnished with thyme and poured into […]

The World’s First Gin Spa Is Now Open

By Liquor and health are no longer enemies in the same sentence.

The Key To Betty White’s Long and Happy Life Is Vodka And Hot Dogs

By Beloved actress and six-time Emmy award winner Betty White is gearing up for her 96th birthday January 17.

The World’s Most Expensive Bottle Of Vodka Has Been Stolen

By A Copenhagen bar had its most prized possession stolen this week.

7-Eleven Starting Delivery So You Can Get Booze and Slurpees Right To Your Front Door

By You can get alcohol delivered from just about anywhere these days. Once Pizza Hut and TGI Fridays started including booze to-go, we knew we’d never go thirsty again. But one big latecomer just announced it’s finally jumping on the delivery bandwagon. 7-Eleven announced the company is testing delivery and in-store pickup via a smartphone app. […]
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Google’s Most Popular Drinks of 2017

By Most of us can’t even imagine life without Google anymore. We rely on the search engine to get everything from news to trends to the lastest weird boozy stocking stuffers. From cocktail-infused doughnuts to bartending robots, it’s clear 2017 was another big year for alcohol. But which cocktails proved the most popular? Google can answer […]

Cannabis Wine Is Now Available In California

By Cannabis has been popping up in cocktails in places where it’s legal (and not) for some time now. Now, with more states poised to make the recreational drug legal in 2018, you could soon get your hands on some weed-infused wine. Rebel Coast Winery announced it will begin distribution of the company’s THC-infused sauvignon blanc in […]

World’s Oldest Man Attributes Long Life to a Drink A Day

By It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a diet full of vegetables can help you live longer. What might be a surprise? A glass of wine per day may help too. The world’s oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday this week. Francisco Nunez Olivera said he attributes his long life to a diet of homegrown […]

The Only Way To Kill the Germs In Your Drink Is With Whiskey

By When you’re sitting down to imbibe in a good cocktail at a bar, the last thing you want to think about is how much bacteria is in your drink. But no matter how good the bar, between the garnishes sitting out and the ice in your drink, it’s there. Most of it won’t harm you, […]

Did Making Pappy Van Winkle Jell-O Shots Get This Bar Banned?

By Known as one of the finest bourbons in the world, Pappy Van Winkle is a rare find these days. It’s unknown how many cases are available each year, and prices have risen to insane amounts (we’re talking $1,500 a bottle). So if you happen to get your hands on one, or even a taste, it’s […]

Pizza Hut Could Soon Be Delivering Booze Near You

By There’s nothing better than pizza and beer, right? So if you’re going to order Pizza Hut, you may as well get some beer to go with it. Or, if you’re too lazy to head to the store to pick up a six-pack, you may as well just order a pizza? That’s what Pizza Hut is […]
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Applebee’s Has $1 Long Island Iced Teas All December

By If you have already blown your holiday gift budget but still need a drink, head to Applebee’s. The chain restaurant is offering Long Island Ice Teas all December for just $1. Applebee’s offered Margaritas for $1 in October as part of Neighborhood Appreciation Month and likely to drum up excitement for the chain, which is […]

Your Favorite Brunch Cocktail Just Became a Potato Chip

By Potato chip flavors are so wacky these days nothing seems to surprise us. We’re actually amazed it took so long for these Bloody Mary chips to exist. After all, we were swooning over Moscow Mule chips last year. While they’re obviously alcohol-free, Kettle Brand’s new chip was designed to capture all the flavors of a classic Bloody […]

Jim Beam Just Introduced A Smart Decanter That Can Pour You a Shot With Voice Command

By Technology does a lot for us these days. Between Alexa and Siri, we thought we had most of our easy tasks outsourced to the robots by now. But then we learned about a new bot that could pour us whiskey. Jim Beam introduced the world’s first smart decanter, JIM, today, which can do everything from […]

You Can Now Make Your Own Sparkling Wine With Your SodaStream

By If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own vineyard, you’ve probably also imagined crafting that perfect bottle of wine that’s all your own. Now you can, minus the vineyard. That is, if you own a SodaStream. The popular seltzer-making company announced today you can now make your own sparkling wine with limited-edition Sparkling Gold concentrate. […]

This New Spirit Is Distilled From Spit Bucket Wine

By If you’ve been wine tasting before, you’re familiar with the spit bucket. This less-than-glamorous vessel is essential if you’re trying to make it through a long day of sipping without getting so drunk you can’t remember your name. But what do they do with all that extra wine? Most wineries dispose of it, of course, […]
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