Category Archives: Stuff & nonsense

THE IDLERS OF MARCH

January was one long New Year’s hangover.  Having to deal with Valentine’s Day shot February all to hell.  Now here you are, three months into 2010 with nothing accomplished.  You, friend, are one of the Idlers Of March.  And you have a lot more time to kill before April, so please allow us to suggest […]

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NOT NECESSARILY THE NEWS

The Beachbum has been getting some publicity of late.  This is not necessarily a good thing.  As a lifelong deadbeat, the Bum owes a lot of people money.  And if he doesn’t owe them money, he owes them drinks.  The higher his profile, the likelier all these people will be reminded to collect. So please […]

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YOUR SHIP’S COME IN

If you’d like to win a copy of our upcoming book, Beachbum Berry Remixed, we hereby hip you to cocktail blogger Kaiser Penguin’s new drink contest:  create an original Tiki drink, post it on his site, and you just might end up among the three winners. The Beachbum is not one of the judges (as […]

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GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

You find cocktail evangelists in the strangest places.  Case in point:  the mountains of Buncombe County, North Carolina, where the twin peaks of local culture are bluegrass music and craft beer. While Asheville radio personalities Micah Hanks and Chris McCollum are no strangers to either, they’re preaching about the cocktail renaissance on their new podcast, […]

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DRANKSGIVING

As far as we’re concerned, America’s true Thanksgiving holiday is today.  On December Fifth, 1933, our forefathers repealed Prohibition, ending the War On Drinks.  So let us give thanks that we live in an age that does not prohibit us from cocktailing when the mood strikes.  And in an age like ours, when does it […]

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