Happy Halloween, dear readers! To celebrate this most macabre time of year, Charlie and I each selected five spectacularly spooky video game tracks. As a trick for this musical treat, we hid any identifying information from the track names and traded our mystery mixtapes. In addition to exchanging songs, we provided each other with a … Continue reading Haunting Video Game Music and Spooky Beers for Halloween
Now that the spooky season of October is in full swing, it is high time I relished in some haunting games and dark beers. What better way to start than a macabre fairy-tale and a heavy metal brew? Black As Your Soul (Port Wine Barrel Aged) The creative minds at Adroit Theory Brewing Company regularly experiment … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Soul Searching in the Dark
There is a distinction between bad art and media that simply isn’t for you. This can be a difficult lesson to learn, as shocking imagery or complex flavors can often be used to mask a poorly constructed experience. Playing a graphically violent video game with crumby mechanics or drinking an unbalanced hoppy brew can cause … Continue reading Doom with Founders Brewing Company’s Doom
I love to see the innovation creators can bring to their established works. To look at an already beloved piece and say, “Hmm, you know what would make this even better?” So I was quite happy to dive into not one, but two enhanced editions over the past week. Bourbon Barrel Sidamo I first tried … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: For Coffee, and Castilla!
If you had told me that in 2017, I would be drinking malt liquor and playing a new game starring Sonic the Hedgehog, I wouldn’t believe you. Furthermore, if you had told me I would be enjoying both of them, I would have called you a liar. But as they say, time makes fools of us … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Sonic Mania, It Works Every Time
Comfort zones and preferences are not stagnant. They change over the years, whether by the literal space or item transforming into something different, or by the natural transition in a personality throughout a lifetime. We can return to these things, even revel in them, but that change is inevitable. Such shifts are not always negative. … Continue reading Night in the Woods with Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss (2016 Reserve)
In recent articles, I have covered the realms of experimentation and variation; taking established items and turning them on their head to produce something novel. Thanks to such methods, I was able to enjoy two beloved creations for the first time over the past week. Jai Alai IPA aged on White Oak Despite the fervent … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Dragon’s Traps, Ginger Lagers, and White Oak IPAs