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The Invisible King

Rory Stark was expelled from Burton Bartending College one week before graduation. He was expelled for refusing to demonstrate his knowledge of “the new...
Beware the Scarlet Assassin

Beware the Scarlet Assassin!

It was a desperate desire for success that lured me into the seductive arms of the Scarlet Assassin, but who would have guessed that...

Rip Griffin, Drinking Detective

I sat on a bar stool at Club 404 sipping a High Life, tracing the scarred wood of the bar with a finger and...

Drunks In Space

It was recently revealed that American astronauts were sometimes drunk prior to and perhaps during their missions. Strangely, this revelation scandalized some and baffled...

Rip Griffin, Drinking Detective: De-Liver-Ance

Every state in the union has its share of rednecks and crackers. Hillbillies, from South Dakota to South Carolina, have one thing in common: a...

Tanked

“That was the best goddamned chicken pot pie I ever ate,” I bellowed, and the cups and plates rattled in the cabinet. My mother-in-law flinched...

Rip Griffin, Drinking Detective: The Santa Claus Caper

I was sitting at a table in the bar at the Macaroni Castle restaurant in Cherry Creek drinking their signature Dago Red. It stains your...

The Sum of All Beers

It's early Sunday morning and I don't know who I am. I don't mean that in any existential kind of way. I mean I don't...