You know that saying that everything comes full circle? Well, it applies to beer, too. Way back when our country’s first settlers were trying to unwind after a rough day at the blacksmith, they sipped beer fermented with the ingredients they had on hand: flowers, herbs, bark, and spices. Now that brewing method—called botanic brewing—is getting a second life. Don’t be freaked you’ll have tree bark in your beer, but do be blown away by the flavorful result. Here are three beer makers around the country who are pioneering the back-again trend.
When Green Day sang Wake Me Up When September Ends, it was because October is really that great (OK, we made that up, but… maybe?). Here’s what we suggest doing this month.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know who Jennifer Lawrence is. But at just 25 years old, she’s an Oscar winner and one of Hollywood’s most bankable actresses (you know, with a humble net worth of 60 million). She’s carried the box-office-busting franchise The Hunger Games and gone completely blue for her role as Mystique in the X-Men series, but manages to stay the whiskey-loving, reality tv-watching, hilarious girl next door we fell in love with. Despite her A-list name, she always seems real. Now THAT is cool.
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If you listen to one thing we say, let it be that your sock situation requires a refresh every 3 to 4 months (you’ll thank us for it). Now this doesn’t mean a total overhaul, but it does mean you should ditch the worn-down guys for shiny new ones.
Ever wondered what your sock drawer says about you?
Grilled cheese sandwiches.
You can do better than office-issued furniture and bare walls (or cubicle walls—damn those open offices). Start with these six pieces to show you’ve got a personality to fit the nametag on the door.
Why it’s cool: We’re giving you the chance to pretend you’re beachside…when you’re actually deskside. Hang ten, dude.