Booze

07 Jan 2020

Absinthe Isn’t Special and You Aren’t Special for Drinking It

by Xan Holbrook I see you there. You’re twirling your Hercule Poirot ‘stache, adjusting your pince-nez specs and drinking espresso from a cup so small you hold it with tweezers. Sitting there, in your Fort Greene café, keeping an eye on the Penny-Farthing you rode here on. Watching the world

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02 Jan 2020

Our 12 Most Read Stories of 2019

So long 2019, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out!  Now, let’s all have a seat and scroll through the most read articles published on BrokeAssStuart.com over the past twelve months.  Unsurprisingly, they cover progressive views, culture, nightlife, and of course a sprinkling of

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02 Jan 2020

Our 11 Most Read Stories of 2019

So long 2019, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out!  Now, let’s all have a seat and scroll through the most read articles published on BrokeAssStuart.com over the past twelve months.  Unsurprisingly, they cover progressive views, culture, nightlife, and of course a sprinkling of

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17 Dec 2019

PG&E Themed Beers From Sonoma County Blackout/Fire Survivors

In Windsor California, the brewer Barrel Brothers released a canned beer called Mandatory Blackout, an imperial porter to commemorate the brewery losing power for 10 days during this falls wild fire warnings.  As you can clearly see, the label and porter is inspired by the PG&E Logo. The co-founder and

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26 Nov 2019

America Ruined the Temperance Movement

by Xan Holbrook The Mafia are a disgrace to our species. The true stories of the Mafia – of people too inept to handle laundry, too mediocre to hold someone’s hand or kiss a cheek, yet so brutal as to pull the richest nation’s strings – are at once horrifying,

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25 Oct 2019

How to Behave in a Bar Like a Grown-Ass Person

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column in the SF Examiner.   For many, bars are sacred spaces. People go to them to make memories, and to forget. They visit them to unwind, and get revved up. They hang out in them to catch up with old friends, and

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21 Oct 2019

How Booze Helped Britain Conquer a Quarter of the World

by Xan Holbrook As a people, we Britons are stereotyped according to our drinking habits. This usually falls into the twee joshing about tea, as Americans love to remind us with teeth-grinding regularity. However, it is no exaggeration to say that the British love of alcohol is fabric-of-the-nation stuff. But,

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