After a long, hot summer it’s time to slow your drinking down a bit. Delivered to your door, the complete, idiot-proof beer making kits from Craft a Brew are a good way to bench your liver while learning the fundamental secrets of the brewer. Follow the simple instructions and in a few weeks your first gallon will be ready.
Look, we know as well as you do that beers can be opened with almost anything. A toothpick, lighter, seatbelt buckle, or any of the real versions of the tools these beer openers are fashioned after. But it takes technique. If you have a friend or loved one who actually requires a special implement to open a beer bottle, get them one of these hand-forged mock tool beer openers, it’ll make him or her feel a bit better about their sad self.
Unless you wear a white chef’s coat at your day job, lamb is not an item on most guys’ grocery list, but there’s no reason it shouldn’t be. Lamb is as easy to prepare as any of its four-legged fellows. This recipe for lamb kebab sliders turn the somewhat exotic meat into certified dude food while a simple but savory coriander mint mayo adds gourmet flair.
Here’s a great idea that actually happened. Instead of pitching used bottles into the landfill or running them through the energy-intensive loop of recycling, they’re simply cut, refinished and used as tumblers, thereby significantly tightening the loop and reducing the footprint, two amazing reasons to tip one back.
Nobody eats chicken fried steak because it’s healthy. We eat it because it’s fried in boiling oil and this age-old technique makes just about everything taste amazing. Equally amazing is how simple chicken fried steak is to prepare. And if you’ve never fried beef, give it a go.
If you’re the traditional meat and potatoes type, you should probably try Cherkees. They’re potato chips loaded with chunks of beef jerky. The good news: they’re not fried plus they’re low in fat and pack 12 grams of protein per serving.
Yes, making your own homemade salsa is a bit more involved than pouring it out of a jar, but not much. In terms of difficulty and prep time, it’s on par with making a sandwich, so why not give it a shot? You’ll eliminate preservatives, loads of sodium, and come off like a real pro when the chips get dipped.
No, not the new BMW. This racy little roadster is actually a portable grill from upstart German BBQ maker Brennwagen. With its high performance German engineering and stainless steel body, it looks ready for a few laps at the Nürburgring, but really, it’s built for blazing bratwurst.
When’s the last time you chomped down on your childhood favorite, the good old PB & J sando? Maybe you’re too grown up for that stuff now. Or maybe you just didn’t know about The Jam Shop’s booze-infused jellies and jams? Drunken Monkey features bananas and a splash of rum, while the Bourbon Blueberry has … you get the idea.
Two things about Australia that rock: the band AC/DC and the robust Shiraz of the Riverina region. Now this unlikely pairing has come together with the launch of AC/DC wines. Produced by Warburn Estate Winery, Back in Black Shiraz, Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon, Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato will be available soon. We’re camping out for tickets.