Welcome to First Call, our weekly look at what our editors are drinking to kick off the weekend. Here, we'll be testing out new beers and liquors, and raiding our own stash for old favorites. Slainte!
As the great poet R. Kelly once intoned, "it's the freakin' weekend, baby, we're about to have us some booze." Or something like that. We tend to forget even the wise words of our poet laureate when our brains are preoccupied with cask-aged whiskey and canned IPAs. We'll have it all figured out by the after-party. Or at least by the hotel lobby.