The Best Microbrews in Scotland
Finding the best craft brews in Scotland with the help of Glasgow's DryGate Brewery.
Finding the best craft brews in Scotland with the help of Glasgow's DryGate Brewery.
Scottish craft beer is in its infancy. But its brewers are pushing new boundaries, using complex hops from around the world to launch a glut of creativity.
New or old, a pilot's watch much be legible, tough, accurate and reliable, with extra points awarded if it looks good riding the sleeve of a flight jacket. This flock hits those marks.
The Ferrari FXX K, an NYC oyster map, a meat cookbook, pro lenses for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and more.
This Week in Watches: commemorating Raymond Weil, Hublot's tribute to Cricket, Bulova puts out a 24 karat timepiece and more.
Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. The journey begins now.
I go to bed each night thinking: I’ve eaten plenty, and tomorrow I’ll have a light, healthy breakfast. Yet here I am, eating my third or fourth full Scottish in as many days.
Glasgow: where you can visit a 600-year-old university one moment and pound lagers at a blues bar the next.
Today in Gear: Soma Black, an app for watch aficionados, old-school sneakers and more.
The Freedom to Roam, unburdened of fences and posted signs, angry landowners and angrier guard dogs, is a shared dream among adventurers. Scotland codified it in 2003. Within guidelines for respectful use, recreational or educational, that means any Joe Scot can bring a backpack, a tent, a friend and a six pack and saunter cross-country, going where they please among the nation's 30,000 square miles -- many of them unpopulated, all of them free of any major predators besides the biting midges that emerge during the summer months. This sounded romanticized. So we set out to test it.
Here at Laguna Seca we are witness a car hurtle over a curve, pummling an apex so hard and fast it seems to push the track a few inches deeper into the earth. We are witnessing the birth of Germany's new it sports car and it is the Mercedes-AMG GT S -- and we are driving it today.
This Week in Motoring: F1 championship decided, an F1 car gets jumped by a truck, Elon Musk shows off a rocket, a Ferrari tows a wakeboard and much more.
I'm on a double dose of Dramamine trying to think of nothing at all. Jay's nursing his third cup of coffee with a smoke hanging from his lip like a young Humphrey Bogart. I’ve lost track of the cigarettes. A bump in the water sends some coffee against his bright orange pant leg and I think that I might lose it.
Grundéns has become the standard in quality, water-proof gear for professional fishermen around the globe and has recently extended to lifestyle-wear with the same pro-grade offering. To see if Originals holds up to the original we took the Brigg 310 Jacket to Maine for a day of lobster harvesting.
In 1955, letterpress printing was a "father-son affair", according to letterpress printer and instructor William Amer. While the centuries-old technology has largely been replaced, Amer still maintains a space for the old-school metal giants.
The brand new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe answers the world's plea for an enormously luxurious grand tourer. We tested its 577 horsepower on the twisty roads of Tuscany.
The Aether Highline features 300 grams of PrimaLoft® GOLD insulation for keeping you warm during the deep freeze of winter, but it's also a damn fine looking jacket too.
Today in Gear: Adobe and Moleskine's smart jotter, the Sony A77 II, colored WWI photographs and more.
Our best articles from the last few days. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, fanatic European soccer fans, the 100 best products of the year & more.
The holiday season is upon us and buying gifts for men is more complicated than running to a sports & outdoors store. After-all, all men aren't the same. Whether he has automotive dreams, always dressing to impress or is constantly on-the-go, there are gifts to meet his style. Here are the best gift ideas for the 12 guys of Christmas.
A look back at an entire week's worth of gear.
If you heard Goose Island Beer Co. was coming into town with their upcoming Black Friday release of their Bourbon County Stout lineup, which features some of the most coveted beers brewed in the US, you’d expect a little fanfare. But when Mike Siegel, innovations manager for Goose Island, carried the lineup in for tasting, it was at room temperature and accompanied by little plastic cups, the sort any corner store would carry.
In many work environments, people undervalue human interaction; some even view it as a distraction. This short documentary follows composer Tony Anderson, who is drawn out of working in complete isolation by a longtime friend.
If you're worried your 4x4 doesn't have enough room for your essential gear and creature comforts on a weekend off-road getaway, there's no need to trade up to a custom overlanding vehicle -- all you have to do is hitch up a trailer. We've picked our seven favorite off-road capable trailers that range from stripped-down simplicity to excessive luxury.
Steep slopes, muddy trails, river crossings and scree slopes turn a garden variety trip into a journey. Adrenaline junkies, take note: off-road excursions are just as exciting as transcontinental road trips, if not more so. Set yourselves up with any of these great vintage off-road adventure cars and you'll see why.
A fork in the road. Rarely in life does the metaphorical appear in such literal form. Yet there it was, and there we were. Twelve dust-covered motorcyclists on a journey through British Columbia’s beautiful northern interior, faced squarely with two paths and three options: left, right or turn around. This is where the riding stopped and the adventure began.
It’s not like getting up for that pre-work run was easy during the summer or fall. Now it’s pitch black, relentlessly cold and the streets are covered with ice, snow and salt. But a brisk jog before sunrise is a one-way ticket to a fulfilling day, not to mention a long winter of staying fit despite a dining regimen of braised short ribs and mashed potatoes. The right gear will keep you warm, dry and, most importantly, stable when the ground beneath you isn't.
American drivers are starting to learn something Europeans have known for a long time: winter tires do wonders for traction in snow, slush and ice. The extra edge in slippery acceleration, braking and steering is worth the hassle of swapping rubber with the seasons. We researched top-performing winter tires for various types of vehicles to compile this ultimate list of winter treads for your car, truck, SUV or sports car.
Today in Gear: The Mandrake fixed-gear bicycle, Epaulet's collaboration bomber jacket, a GPS dog collar and more.
Selecting the 100 best books for men requires some audacity -- but so does hitting a good tee shot or giving a toast, and we like those things fine. We figured the best way to do an honest job of it was to imagine ourselves as audience members: What do we want to read? The answer we discovered, after some hemming and hawing, was simply something we'll enjoy.
Stuffing, football, and a damn good action flick -- these are the things that define Thanksgiving. We've got 500 of the best films, ripe for the pickin'.
Gifts for the mixologist, driver, chef, designer, outdoorsman, mediaphile, sharp dresser, DIY-er, globetrotter, athlete, adventurer, and techie. We've got it covered.
Life seems to get difficult quick if you can't bring your coffee with you; but if you spill, your treasured drink can become a mortal enemy. Nobody wants that. The solution is a great travel mug -- one that keeps your coffee hot, your sips accessible and your crotch free of searing pain and disappointment. Finding the best mug for your cup holder (or mesh slot on your favorite backpack) isn't as easy as you'd think, but we've gone ahead and done it anyway, because hell, it's the Fortnight of Coffee. Here's five great mugs, ranging from 12 to 17 ounces, for the backcountry hippie to the sharply dressed office warrior.
It's that time again. No, not Thanksgiving. That time of wasted money, squandered vacation time, dishonored holidays, and tramplings: Black Friday. This year, ask yourself: Why?
Stay home, avoid getting pepper-sprayed over a discounted 42-inch Panasonic, check out the best blacked-out gear on Black Friday.
The Thanksgiving turkey is the one dish each year that’s make or break, and it’s all yours. Get the turkey right and you'll be giving warm handshakes and sipping bourbon all night; dry it out and you’ve brought a dark cloud over the extended family. The good news is, roasting the big bird is easier than running the fumblerooski against the in-laws -- and that works every year. To find the most direct route to turkey perfection, we consulted with chef Harold Moore for his foolproof recipe.
Mulled wine is the perfect drink for the holiday season: just pleasant and alcoholic enough to warm everyone up, but not like handing out rounds of high-octane Manhattans that could turn Thanksgiving dinner into an episode worthy of Jenny Jones. We tapped the expertise of Jane Elkins, former and current barkeep at some of New York City's best cocktail haunts, for three variations of mulled wine, each rooted in tradition and brushed up with ingenuity from behind her bar.
Whereas summer is defined by freshness and abundance, fall is marked by the chef's creativity and skill in the kitchen. Kitchens center around the pantry, the chef's color palette. These cookbooks showcase the distinctive fall flavors of acclaimed chefs from around the world.
From The Horn of Plenty to the myriad mouths to feed, Thanksgiving is all about abundance. Your bird should reflect that. Perhaps on the basis of size alone, turkey is the default -- but there's a better way to feed your folks. A more delicious, more moist, more tender way. Its name: the capon. Chef David Waltuck, of Chanterelle fame, invited us to watch him prepare one the right way.
Today in Gear: a modern De Nîmes Jacket, Brooks England's practical rain cape, Rukket's acclaimed practice net, Belgian Grand Prix prints, everyday smart gadgets and more.
We've been making a lot of noise lately about our shitshow of an adventure in Kentucky. We got a team of three together, flew to Kentucky, ate great food, drank at the local bars, sometimes too much, interviewed the new and the old of bourbon -- politicians, brewers, drinkers -- you name it, we tried do it.