As tough as it may be to wave goodbye to rosé season, there's something new -- and potentially better -- to look forward to as the crisp fall air ushers in cravings for red wine. That's because the team behind Forty Ounce Rosé just unleashed a new Forty Ounce Red, whichcontains 1.5 times as much wine as a traditional 750ml bottle and costs only $16. As always, brown bagging it is optional.
Much like the rosé it introduced earlier this year, this new red varietal is a far cry from the bottom-shelf hooch you might be accustomed to sipping from 40s. As its maker and co-founder of Forty Ounce Wines describes, it's a "light-bodied, lively, and dry" red, and is best served with a slight chill, or no warmer than room temp. It's made from sustainably grown Gamay grapes from Northern France, and won't "knock you out with tannins," so you can drink it all day/night (in moderation, people) without worrying about a headachy hangover.
Forty Ounce Red is scheduled to hit shelves September 15, so keep an eye out for the bottles at your local liquor store. Looks like the PSL has some new competition in the fall beverage arena.
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Diving off a dock into the lake. Roasting marshmallows over a campfire. Pooping in an outhouse. In retrospect, camp was a pretty good time. Being an adult? Not quite as good. It's probably not the ruleless paradise you dreamed of as a kid. Going back to childhood, even for just a couple days, can sound terribly appealing. That's especially true if you can add beer to your camp experience and maybe subtract the awkward pubescent sexual tension.
Beer is undeniably integral to Camp Fair State, a camp for adults hosted by Fair State Brewing Co-op, one of Minnesota's best breweries. The retreat takes place September 7-9 in northern Minnesota, and it's a no-kids wonderland for beer-loving adults.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
Food & Drink
Guinness Just Opened a Huge Taproom in the U.S. & It’s Got Way More Than Stouts
There are few things more Irish than Guinness. However, the iconic brand is about to get an American twist. On August 3, Guinness opened the Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House in Halethorpe, Maryland, its first U.S. brewery since the '50s. It's also the iconic brand's first U.S. taproom.
On the surface, the move seems strange. Why Baltimore County? Why now? Why Guinness? Brewery Ambassador Ryan Wagner tells Thrillist a number of factors coalesced to make this the right time. First of all Diageo, Guinness's parent company, owned a former Seagrams bottling plant on a 62-acre lot. Guinness is also looking to tap into the growing craft beer market in the US.