Drew Prindle
Drew is our resident tech nerd. He’s spent most of his life trying to be James Bond, so naturally he’s developed an unhealthy obsession with cutting-edge gadgets, top-shelf liquor, and well-timed puns. When he’s not composing articles for TheManual and DigitalTrends, Drew prefers to spend his time on the outskirts of Portland, buried in neck-deep powder at Mt. Hood.

Glühwein: An Open-Ended Mulled Wine Recipe

It’s just a fancy German word for “mulled wine.”

Everything You Need To Know About Smoking Meat

Entire books have been written on the subject of smoking meat, but don’t let that fool you — you can learn how to do it like a pro in just a single afternoon.

Buy It Once, Have It Forever: The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties

Check it out to figure out where you can get gear that will last forever.


How to Smoke a Cigar Like You Actually Know What You’re Doing

There are subtle norms and conventions that cigar smokers tend to follow, and while you probably won’t be ridiculed for not knowing them, nobody wants to look like a greenhorn when the humidor comes out and everyone starts lighting up

Swill: Everything You Need to Know About Barleywine

Chances are you’ve heard of it before, but if you’re like most causal beer enthusiasts, you probably only have a foggy idea of what the hell barleywine actually is. For this reason, we felt compelled to demystify this lovely and under-appreciated subcategory of the craft beer genre.

Swill: Gin Aged In Old Bourbon Barrels Is Far Tastier Than It Sounds

if you haven’t charged headfirst into the wild new frontier of barrel aged gin, now is the perfect time to do so. Aging gin in old bourbon barrels is the hottest new trend among craft distillers — and there’s a good reason for it!

Swill: Jeremiah Weed’s Sarsaparilla Whiskey is a Bourbon for Root Beer Lovers

Nine times out of ten, flavored bourbon is horrible — but every so often I come across a rare exception that reminds me to keep an open mind. Jeremiah Weed’s Sarsaparilla Whiskey is one such exception.


Here’s 5 Smoked Beers You Should Definitely Try

In this installment of Swill, we offer up an introduction to the big, wide world of smoked beer. The category has been growing and expanding into new territory as of late, and we’re here to share a few of our favorites with you.