Samuel Adams Comes Through, Replaces Reader's Shattered $150 Super-Beer

Samuel Adams Comes Through, Replaces Reader's Shattered $150 Super-Beer

About a month ago, we published the story of a premium alcoholic beverage cut down in its prime–a bottle of Samuel Adams Utopias that broke near the end of its cross-country journey. Many of you were deeply concerned about the situation, and we’re happy to report that the folks at The Boston Beer Company came through–reader Z. now owns a beautiful new bottle. [More]

Why Does ShopRite Need My Credit Card Info To Buy Liquor
When I'm Paying Cash?

Why Does ShopRite Need My Credit Card Info To Buy Liquor When I'm Paying Cash?

Over at Reddit, things are buzzing with a story from one 23-year-old reader who went to their local ShopRite in New Jersey to pick up some beer only to be told they needed to fill out a form that includes their credit card number — even though they weren’t using their credit card. [More]

Continental Introduces New, Fancier Cocktails… For A Fee, Of Course

Continental Introduces New, Fancier Cocktails… For A Fee, Of Course

A lot of air travelers partake of liquor while flying, whether it’s to calm the nerves or just something to make watching the latest Robert Pattinson movie on a 6″ screen palatable. But for those passengers who find a gin and tonic lacks the razmatazz to match their personality, Continental will soon have the solution… and be willing to charge you premium for it. [More]

Sam Adams Makes Illegal, Expensive Beer

Sam Adams Makes Illegal, Expensive Beer

Perhaps you’ve heard of Utopias, Sam Adams’ $150-a-bottle beer that’s banned in 13 states. An AP story says the brewery is releasing a new edition of its every-other-year beer, which the story says has the most alcohol by volume of any other beer at 27 percent. [More]

All The PBR You Want For $300 Million

All The PBR You Want For $300 Million

Pabst Brewing Company is up for sale, the New York Post reports.

Money-Conscious Boozers Fight Depression With Happy Hour

Money-Conscious Boozers Fight Depression With Happy Hour

Consumers low in spirits are starting to sadden bar owners as they increasingly take advantage of happy hour deals. People aren’t cutting back on their drinking, but they are consuming more at home and trying to extract more booze from their buck when they go out.

It's Midnight Somewhere…

It's Midnight Somewhere…

It’s New Year’s Eve, and we have some drinking suggestions for you.

Screw-Cap Wine As Good — or Better! — Than Corked Wine

More and more wines are coming with screwcaps instead of corks. Good.

Drunk Pilot's Excuse: I Got Sauced While Sleeping

Drunk Pilot's Excuse: I Got Sauced While Sleeping

An American Airlines pilot was acquitted of the charge of attempting to operate a plane while under the influence of alcohol. The cause for acquittal: Sleepdrinking!

Will More Fuel Efficient Cars Lead To Cheaper Beer?

Will More Fuel Efficient Cars Lead To Cheaper Beer?

We’re assuming he means that ethanol production is to blame for the spike in grain prices. (Corn is at a 10-year high today.)

Drunk Continental Captain: “How Dry I Am!”

Drunk Continental Captain: “How Dry I Am!”

“Thish ish ya capawhatchamacallit shpeakin…” a voice over the cabin intercom slurs. Looking out the window, you can’t help but notice a landing 747 dropping down out of the sky straight on top of you. Your dilating left eye spasms involuntarily.

Australian Scientists: Drink Diet Mixers To Really Get Loaded

Australian Scientists: Drink Diet Mixers To Really Get Loaded

Sipping on that fluorescent green drink with the umbrella coming out of it makes you more than just a total fruit; it also makes you drunker.

Trader Joe’s Lacks Team Spirits

Trader Joe’s Lacks Team Spirits

The booze has yet to arrive at the new Manhattan location of Trader Joe’s, as shown in this photo sent in by honorary Gawker cub reporter Bucky Turco.

Wal-Mart Executive Funds $500,000 Booze-Fueled Rampage

Wal-Mart Executive Funds $500,000 Booze-Fueled Rampage

It turns out that our loathed, stinky arch-nemesis Wal-Mart doesn’t merely steal the souls of the self-respecting working Joe (not to mention the serenity of America’s picturesque highway suburbs). It also steals from itself.