Until they make powdered instant beer, there will be some degree of craft involved in the process of making your own. Learn how it’s done right in six easy steps from author/brewer William Bostwick. He shares tips & advice for home-brew newbies and veterans alike. Don’t blow it. Read all 176 pages.
Having a barbecue usually means you’ll be drinking while you cook. For this reason alone, the Pit Mitt is a good idea. Its magical, heat-resistant material allows you to do stupid stuff like reaching into the red-hot coals for a mushroom or picking up a 475º burger. It will also grip your beer nicely. Maybe get two.
So there’s a new 007 novel coming out. But James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, has been dead since 1964. So, how do they get the new book? Hold a séance? White Magic? Nope. Ian Fleming Publications handpicked author Jeffrey Deaver to do the work. Deaver has written a grip of thriller/espionage books, but this is serious. Dear Jeff: hot chicks, sick cars, radical weapons. Don’t screw it up.
There are a lot of reasons why Steve McQueen is hailed as the coolest dude in the history of Hollywood. Between filming huge movies he raced motorcycles; insisted on doing as many of his own stunts as possible; slayed the babes. But this 1968 movie sealed it. Hands-down, the sickest car chase ever filmed. McQueen is absolutely shredding the streets of San Francisco in a fastback Mustang as a gutsy cop trying to catch a crook. Classic.
Every bottle of booze, wine or spirits you buy should come with a cap. If for some reason it doesn’t or you lost it, you can use this rooster-shaped one. It’s red, it’s elegant, but its name is really all that matters. It’s called the Cock Blocker. The name alone is worth the eight bucks. Isn’t it?
Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic classic on futuristic violence. It’s among the best American films ever made. A Clockwork Orange stars Malcolm McDowell and his merry band of violent hoodlums who drink strange milk and violate. This Anniversary release has an extra DVD filled with historical, behind-the-scenes & archival footage. If you haven’t seen the movie you should, even though after, you might wish you hadn’t.
If you eat the heat, this new, but quite old, Tabasco will fire you up. Aged up to eight years, Tabasco Family Reserve has been made available to the public for the first time. Like fine wine or Scotch, aging adds complexity & depth to the flavor of these Louisiana peppers.
For a short time in the early 90s, Stone Temple Pilots were the hottest band in the world. Sold out stadium tours and chart-topping hits. They were huge. Then drugs took hold and frontman Scott Weiland got dragged over a cliff. This is his story, from altar boy to angry teen to superstar to comeback kid, Weiland tells it all in this riveting, rollercoaster ride of rock’n’roll redemption.
A ‘plectrum’? Isn’t that a device the proctologist uses? Wait, no. It’s the college word for a guitar pick. If you play guitar, you always need a pick. With this manual punch you can turn old, unused or maxed-out credit cards into perfectly-shaped, one-of-a-kind picks for pluckin’ on your instrument.
Colombia in the 90s was the land of the Cocaine Cowboys. It was the Cali cartel in mortal combat with the forces of Pablo Escobar. Extreme violence and senseless killing were standard fare. Investigative reporter William Rempel somehow managed to penetrate the cartel power structure and meet with an insider whose story eventually brought down the entire 7 billion-dollar-a-year Cali cartel.