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The Great Escape

Not that long ago I heard a famous man say something like this on TV: "The alcoholic is a child, someone who can never...

Cocktail Power

Dr. Cocktail knows what you’re drinking. And he wishes you would pause for a moment and reconsider that vodka/ Kool-Aid combo you’re throwing together, and...

Why I Drink

Sixteen years ago I was sitting with a friend on a suburban sidewalk curb on a sunny afternoon in Northern California, shooting the shit...
Attack of the Mezcal Worms

Attack of the Mezcal Worms

My first taste of mezcal came on the heels of trying to force down a potent homemade batch of what was essentially botulism mixed...

A Smashing Debut

The debutante ball is an anachronistic and potentially beautiful occasion. Taking its roots from aristocratic England, the debutante ball was originally devised as a way...
This River Runs Wild

This River Runs Wild

Nothing goes together quite like alcohol and open water. Maybe it has something to do with the sense of weightlessness. When I was a kid,...

Bout 5: Bukowski Vs Thomas & Bout 6: Burton Vs. Churchill

Who is the greatest boozer of all time? I can tell you who isn’t. Last month, we saw an overconfident Jackie Gleason nearly bungle his...

Ladies Thirst, Part 1

If you read enough of the historical articles in this publication you   might start getting the idea that women didn’t used to drink. Which...

Drunkard of the Month March 05: Victoria Foster

Like that rare pitcher who can knock them out of the park, this double threat can sling 'em and sink 'em with the best. What...

The Qingdao Beer Festival Is Evil…

Qingdao (pronounced Ching-dao), is located in the northeast Chinese province of Shandong. The city of three million is famous for three things: sailing, meat...
Choctaw Beer

Strange Brews: Choctaw Beer

Before he was known across the country as Pretty Boy Floyd, the outlaw Charles Floyd was known in his Eastern Oklahoma hometown as “Choc.” This...

Lets Go Get Drunk: Eastern Europe

Foreign travel and booze were made for each other. Why? Because alcohol is perhaps the single most effective means of bringing together people of different...

Drunkard of the Issue #58: Dan Dunn

Many dream of drinking for a living, but Dan Dunn actually pulls it off. Author of the hard-drinking classics Living Loaded and Nobody Likes...

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Drunkards of the Issue

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Clash of the Tightest

The Great Drunks

Historical Hooching