Saturday Sip: Spiteful Brewing God Damn Peanut Butter & Jelly Pigeon Porter

Spiteful God Damn Peanut Butter & Jelly Pigeon Porter

I don’t know what Spiteful Brewing has against pigeons but it sure doesn’t seem like they like them all that much. I imagine if I had to deal with those greedy little winged rats on a daily basis I wouldn’t be a big fan either. On the bright side, this animosity has produced a whole line of Pigeon Porters, with flavors ranging all over the spectrum. And since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at the one that tells the story of two pigeons falling in love, God Damn Peanut Butter and Jelly Pigeon PorterContinue reading

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The Cordial Churchman Grenville Bow Tie

The Cordial Churchman Grenville Bow Tie

There’s no rule that says that wool can only be gray, brown or dark blue, even if that’s almost all that’s generally seen. Nope, sometimes wool can be yellow or pink or green, offering a welcome pop of color when the leaves are all gone from the trees. Look no further than the Grenville Bow Tie from The Cordial Churchman for proof.  Continue reading

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Criquet Slim Fit Long Sleeve Players Shirt

Criquet Slim Fit Long Sleeve Players Shirt

On Sunday we drove up to Austin for barbecue and beer. The wait at Franklin wasn’t too awful (3.5 hours) but it was still a little too long with a 7 month old. Instead we opted for LA Barbecue, hardly a consolation prize. Then it was off to Jester King for some funky farmhouse beers. But in between we made a pit stop at Gourdough’s for some off the wall donuts. And what should I notice was right next door? Criquet headquarters of course. Continue reading

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Bonobos Blush Funds

Bonobos Blush Funds

After an increase in sales and a growing adoption as a year round wine, rosés are being called by many the wine of 2016. This should be especially prevalent right now in champagne as retailers are getting ready for Valentine’s. The notion has been dropped that all rosés are overly sweet “girly” wines and a full appreciation of the style has emerged. So, to stay on trend, let’s match that rosé with the Blush Funds from Bonobos. Continue reading

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Ledbury Leighton Oxford Pin Dot Shirt

Ledbury Leighton Oxford Pin Dot

I traditonally stick with solid-colored shirts or some variation of plaid. Stripes are fairly rare for me but are worn on occasion. I’m still on the fence about dotted shirts but I’m slowly moving towards wanting to add at least one to my closet. There’s a good chance that one will be the Leighton Oxford Pin Dot Shirt from Ledbury. Continue reading

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Blue Claw Co. Signature Blue Bronson Weekender

Blue Claw Co Signature Blue Bronson Weekender

I’m on vacation this week in San Antonio. I’m looking forward to week filled with brisket, breakfast tacos, Jester King and hopefully at least one stop at Whataburger. It’s going to be interesting, though, navigating Charlotte’s 7 PM bedtime (unless she doesn’t adapt to the time change and it’s 6 PM). It seems that every time I go on vacation, I highlight some travel-related gear. This time is no different, as I’m kicking off the week with the Signature Blue Bronson Weekender from Blue Claw Co. Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: New Glarus Spotted Cow


New Glarus Spotted Cow

Travel to the land of cheese, brats and the Packers, stop at a gas station and right next to the macro lagers you’ll spot something that just doesn’t seem to belong. Craft beer? What is that doing there? Chances are that if there’s only one craft beer there, it’s going to be New Glarus’s Spotted Cow. This unassuming cream ale may not pack a hoppy punch, isn’t barrel-aged and doesn’t smell like horse blanket (in a good way) but it’s certainly launched the craft beer journey of countless numbers of Wisconsinites. Spotted Cow’s legend precedes, which is quite stunning for a fairly plain beer that works against every major craft beer trend of the past five years. Continue reading

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High Cotton Cornflower and White Stripe Bow Tie

High Cotton Cornflower and White Stripe Bow Tie

The Panthers have a bit of a unique color scheme. The main color is a blue, but unlike everything else associated with Carolina, it’s not Carolina Blue. It’s got a touch of green to it as well, but it’s not quite teal.  The Cornflower and White Stripe Bow Tie from High Cotton was about the closest I could find to representing the colors. Continue reading

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Topo Designs Puffer Vest

Topo Designs Puffer Vest

For the first time in awhile, I don’t have a clear rooting favorite for the Super Bowl. I wouldn’t be mad if either team would. Peyton could ride off into the sunset with a final Lombardi Trophy, eerily paralleling John Elway. Or Carolina could prove all the naysayers from earlier in the year wrong. Plus it would mean a win for several of my favorite former Bears, Ron Rivera, Jared Allen and Charles Tillman. There’s no clear unlikable villain here. Either way I’m happy. Continue reading

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Brooks Brothers Nautical Stripe Shawl Collar Sweater

Brooks Brothers Nautical Stripe Shawl Collar Sweater

Surrounded by the Great Lakes, this blog is inherently nautical by nature. Whether it’s swim trunks or fish-adorned belts, there’s something for every season with a nautical bent. For early spring it’s a classic nautical stripe sweater, a lighter option that hints at waves to be conquered in the not-so-distant future. Brooks Brothers has you covered here. Continue reading

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