I really picked up on home bartending as my cause, because I feel like home entertaining is a vanishing art, and because there are very few websites out there that are specifically geared toward home cocktail-making.
“You’re Steve Grasse?” the tattooed brand ambassador for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum asked him. “Yeah” Steve responded, nonchalantly.
That question is particularly interesting because outside of a very small corner of the liquor industry, nobody knows who this Steve guy is.
Apparently, beer sitting in a shipwreck for 170 years tastes about as skunky as you’d expect. Just as the scientists who smelled the funk off of a brew fitting that description in 2010. When they popped one open and took a whiff, the funk rivaled a middle school boys’ locker room.
Apparently, beer is great for writer’s block if you’re a young mouse. At least, according to a recent scientific study, anyway.
So far I haven’t found a chile-flavored coffee, but there are certainly a growing number of chile-flavored beers, vodkas, and tequilas. I decided to taste-test six bottled chile beers to see if they were just heated-up lagers or whether or not some of them had some respectability. I bought the six beers at Total Wine, which seems to have the largest selection of beers in the city.