The Friday Read: The Best Summer Beers, A Classic Summer T-Shirt and Bushmills Whiskey

Best summer beers to try now.

Folks, about how refreshing does that ice-cold summer beer look above? It’s Friday, after all, and happy hour draws neigh (or perhaps, you’re reading this during happy hour right now). That being said, I’m going to kickstart today’s Friday Read with a recommendation right off the bat: To really get in the spirit of summer, and to upgrade your beer fridge in the process, head over to Maxim to read my guide to the very best summer beers to sip on right now. Consider it but one checklist to get your weekend rolling in the right direction.

I’ll be on the hunt for some delicious summer beers myself this weekend, especially once I wrap up my writing work for sites like and new gear Web site It’s also a momentous weekend for me in other ways, too — I get the opportunity to see one of my very favorite bands, the inimitable synth pop heroes Future Islands, at my favorite venue in the city, steel warehouse turned concert venue Brooklyn Steel! If you don’t yet know Future Islands, consider checking out the soulful song “Peach,” and then consider following me on Instagram to keep track of all the concert-related hijinks along the way. For now though, the rest of your Friday Read (and your weekend!) awaits.

  • The above T-shirt is just that: A simple T-shirt, right? I’d urge you to look more closely, because it’s a garment-dyed, vintage-style tee up for grabs right now at Bespoke Post, the kind of cool, breezy summer tee every guy can use. And better still is the fact that I wrote all about it on the blog just yesterday, in fact. Give it a read and consider adding it to your cart.
  • Elsewhere in my “world of writing,” you might say, I poured myself a nice dram of Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Whiskey and sat down to right all about the newest Bushmills x Peaky Blinders launch from the Official Whiskey of the Peaky Blinders. The British gangster drama blends some of my favorite things (fine tailoring, sharp haircuts and whiskey) into some explosive television, and it was such a thrill to cover the latest in this ongoing, seriously cool partnership for Maxim.
  • I’ll direct you back to my blog one last time before we wrap things up on this fine summer Friday. Finding the right mix of affordability and dependable style is a key idea behind, well, this very blog, so consider checking out the sub-$40 Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses — they’re a prime weekend style move, and I wrote all about ’em earlier this week.

That’ll close out today’s Friday Read in fine form, I’d say — be sure to keep it tuned to the blog tomorrow for my Saturday Style Pick, then head back on Sunday to read about my latest Sunday Sale pick. Cheers, my friends!


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