This Week in Drinks

The week's not over, but it's already been good to those of us who enjoy a good, stiff drink at the end of the day. Whether you're a beer man, fancy yourself more of a wine lover or prefer a solid cocktail, here are some of the best brewed stories, distilled for your convenience.


The Best Breweries
in the World

RateBeer just released its annual list of the best breweries in the world. One hundred of the top performing brewers from over 16,000 worldwide listed on the site. And American craft beer producers take the top spots.

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AleSmith Brewing Co.

from San Diego, California


Hill Farmstead Brewery

from North Greensboro, Vermont.


Three Floyds Brewing Co.

from Munster, Indiana


A Gin Primer

Joe Maiellano, co-founder of The HomeMade Gin Kit, writes a thorough essay on gin for The Art of Manliness, covering everything from the history and ingredients to the spirit's place in cinema lore and classic cocktails.

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Wine in a Can

Portland, Oregon-based Union Wine is attempting to bring quality wine to everyday folks without all the fuss, so they've introduced ... the wine can. "In an effort to break down the formality that often comes with wine culture," writes Design Milk, "the company has taken a 'pinkies down' approach." Our only question: When are the tallboy cans coming?

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Coming to America


Cool Material reports that beginning in March, you'll finally be able to get your hands on a single pot still whiskey the Irish have been thoroughly enjoying for years. Green Spot is set to make its US debut after being a longtime fan favorite overseas.

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