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Delaying the Misery of Holiday Flight Delays

Delaying the Misery of Holiday Flight Delays

If you’re one of those (un)lucky souls destined to spend more time at America’s airports this holiday season than you previously forecasted, you may as well have a jolly time… Read more »

Christmas is Beer Territory

Christmas is Beer Territory

I didn’t stumble upon too many top 10 Holiday Wine lists this year. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t think you did, either. Beer’s versatility bullies wine… Read more »

Swedish Divers Find More than Swedish Fish in Baltic Sea

Swedish Divers Find More than Swedish Fish in Baltic Sea

Apparently, you don’t need to deal with that snobby wine store clerk to find the good stuff.  No more, “oh… you are looking for something a little less expensive than… Read more »

Disneyland Just Got a Bit More Magical…

Disneyland Just Got a Bit More Magical…

Consider the memories of your childhood dashed.  Disneyland has decided to introduce booze to their Magical Kingdom for the first time.  Well, at least it’s the first time the public… Read more »

How Does That Hype Taste: Westvleteren

How Does That Hype Taste: Westvleteren

The beer named “Best Beer in the World” by top website Ratebeer.com is coming stateside for the first time in history.   Pallets of Westvleteren have already hit Canadian shores as… Read more »

If Kanye was a Beer…

If Kanye was a Beer…

Hooch & Hops has thrown together some of the music industry’s hottest artists and the beer world’s top brews to form a mashup for the ages.  Take a gander at… Read more »

Give the Gift of Better Drinking this Father’s Day

Give the Gift of Better Drinking this Father’s Day

My pops likes Budweiser and swears that the “beachwood aging” adds character.  He claims that Sapporo is a finely tuned brew and saves it for those days when he’s in… Read more »

The Chinese Quaff a Finer Breed of Cheap Pilsner

The Chinese Quaff a Finer Breed of Cheap Pilsner

Given that we are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Hooch & Hops team is long accustomed to the sight of a fixie-riding hipster cradling his can of… Read more »

New Zealand Genius Brings a Brewery Into Your Living Room

New Zealand Genius Brings a Brewery Into Your Living Room

Earlier this month, New Zealand engineers WilliamsWarn announced the availability of the “Easy Bake Oven” of the brewing industry.  Given modern man’s strong affinity for cutting corners, this bad boy… Read more »

Bud Light Puts UFC in a Chokehold

Bud Light Puts UFC in a Chokehold

Bud Light announced the renewal of their Ultimate Fighting Championship sponsorship today.   This  multi-million dollar contract will extend Bud Light’s exclusive deal with UFC beyond the initial 3 year contract… Read more »

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