Pepsi Vending Machine Rigged to Sell $3 Malt Liquor in DC Neighborhood


In the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington, D.C, a Pepsi vending machine was discovered by police to be selling malt liquor behind its non-alcoholic facade. Of course, the rogue vending machine was a hit with neighborhood kids, who were able buy booze illegally.

Taking notes from a meeting with the Trinidad Neighborhood Association, D.C. blogger, Geoffrey Hatchard, tweeted that an officer from the Metropolitan Police Department found the machine, which was quickly disabled upon discovery.

“The Pepsi machine was in front of a 4-unit apartment and of course no one claimed responsibility for it. It charged $3 for the malt liquor so kids were buying it (cheaper for adults to get at the store). MPD disabled it and were waiting for the property owner to have it removed,” stated Danielle Bays, the association’s president.

Man, if only they had one of these babies a few years back.

H/T + PicThx DCist


Here’s How To Make A Perfect Brass Monkey (aka “Beermosa”)

This past weekend’s weather was total garbage. The rain lead to boredom, and boredom lead to drinking. So naturally we did what anyone else would, and decided to make a couple of Brass Monkeys. As shocking as it sounds this was actually my first time drinking one of these.

Continue reading to watch me loose my Brass Monkey virginity.


Umami Burger Chain Uses Malt Liquor to Beer Batter Their Onion Rings

Who doesn’t love a quality beer batter story?

Following our visit to Umami Burger‘s first Orange County location this past weekend, we left with a host of new information about their chain, including the secret to their Tempura Onion Rings. Turns out their chefs beer batter the rings with Mickey’s brand malt liquor.

The use of the malt liquor is an interesting juxtaposition to the brand’s touted high-end flavors, but there’s no complaining from our end. Combining Tempura and Malt Liquor holds a surprisingly nuanced and delicious flavor profile in every bite.