08 October 2010

Quick Shots - Going Yard

Quick shot here to get us started on some actual pseudo-journalism - Fishtown brewery Yards Brewing Company is expected to add about 8,000 barrels of beer to its rotation next year according to this story in the Philadelphia Business Journal. My friends, that is roughly 252,000 gallons of beer, coming from two new tanks they are installing next year.

(h/t to PW)

New Features, New Drinks, Same Drunkenness

Well hello there. Welcome to the new and improved Responsible Drunk. It has indeed been awhile since we sort of died off over a year ago but now we're back with a new, sustainable (to the point of liver failure) model. We've got a slate of new writers, and not a teetotaler among them! The updated manifesto is something like this:

The RD will maintain its bread and butter (or shall I say yeast and sugar?) mentality of a reviews-oriented approach to alco-journalism, but we are expanding beyond the great wall of beer to include reviews of cocktails, cordials, liqours, liquors, booze, grains, shines and basically anything that "will get you drunk". Review process will remain the same (as will our 10.0 scale we ganked from Pitchfork), reviewed drinks will be co-tasted and rated with the stronger opinioned of the two raters taking up the review. The new expansion will include semi-regular commentary from a new slate of writers as well as your EIC. Who knows, we may even branch out into visual or aural media via podcasts or YouTube. In any event, there's going to be a whole lot more writing. I will allow our new writers to introduce themselves, but below I've provided their names/probable column descriptions:

Seth Finck "Drinking on the TeeVee" - This may just end up as a Mad Men review column, who knows!
Brad Pearson "Drinking Games" - This post will get you drunk.
Anthony DePaul "Cheap Ass Beer of the Week" - Classin' up the joint.
Andy Beers "F•ck That Vodka" - Not for children, but most definitely for the ladies.
Harry Cleveland "Samurai Malt Whiskey" - Writings from the land of the falling down drunk.
Chris Morse "All Ginned up for a Fight" - Because gin leads to fights every time.
Jim Ryan, EIC - I'll be covering miscellany including fancy new cocktails, bar reviews, continuing our RD Night Out segment, interviews, in addition to managing reviews and other content.

So that is our plan. Fire up those google readers and as always, drink responsibly.

04 October 2010

Responsible Drunk 2: The Drunkening

Well, well, well, it has been some time hasn't it? Well, be prepared because in the near future we are relaunching this thing in a bigger and badder fashion. We've got new writers, new reviews, and we are gonna diversify our bonds by dipping into the vast ocean of liqour. A more comprehensive preview is in the works, but this is so you fire up your RSS feeds that have gone long dormant.