Beer and Wine

How to Toast Like a Viking

We already know that you can drink like a viking, but can you offer up a toast worthy of such a great warrior? For the Norse, toasts were pretty damn important. They were a way of celebrating your fellow warriors, your gods, your hearth, and your kin, so you better get it right. Here's how:

Norse Mythology Series: Mead of Poetry Finale

When last we left our not-so heroes in Mead of Poetry, Odin the Allfather has disguised himself and indebted Suttung’s brother, Baugi, to him in order to get a chance at  Suttung’s mead, made from the blood of the first poet Kvasir by a pair of murderous dwarves. [Check out the first part of the

Norse Mythology Series: Mead of Poetry Part Two

When last we left the Mead of Poetry, it was in the hands of the two murderous dwarfs, Galar and Fialar, who had made it with the blood of the first poet, Kvasir. The dwarves had become emboldened by their murder spree, and went on to attract the attention of the great giant, Suttung, after

New Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Announced: Valar Dohaeris

"Valar Dohaeris," which means "all men must serve," is the traditional High Valyrian reply to "Valar Morghulis," aka "all men must die." Fittingly, Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is Brewery Ommegang's answer to its previously released Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale, which is coming out of retirement for re-release alongside the new Game of Thrones beer. In

How to Brew Your Own Beer

by Holly Whitman of Only Slightly Biased At long last, the time has come to forge the next link in your beer-maester’s chain. You’ve graduated from your first timid sip of watery-lager to heartily guzzling your favorite lagers, ales, wheats, pilsners, bocks, porters and stouts. You’ve explored the gamut of beer offerings from Clydesdale-towing Budweisers

Drinking Coffee May Undo Liver Damage from Boozing

According to Reuters Health, besides being the best drink next to whatever was in your AleHorn the night before, coffee may also provide health benefits like reducing the damage you're doing to your liver by tossing back a few. Nine previously published studies found that having two additional cups of coffee a day had a solid

4 Horn-Worthy Sriracha Drinks to Set Your World on Fire

It's Sriracha week! Why? Who knows! Just go with it. The "Rooster Sauce" that you can put on pizza, eggs, sandwiches, waffles, ice cream, and meatloaf is, as you can imagine, the perfect complement to your favorite buzzy drinks. There's actual science behind Sriracha's addictiveness. The cravable kick comes from the peppers, which contain two molecules

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