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A podcast about drinking culture, being online, and beyond, hosted by Fingers founding editor Dave Infante. Featuring interviews with interesting people in the wide world of booze, expanded audio reads, and more.

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A podcast about drinking culture, being online, and beyond, hosted by Fingers founding editor Dave Infante. Featuring interviews with interesting people in the wide world of booze, expanded audio reads, and more.

fingers.substack.com

    “The children are drinking so much ranch water their little tummies can't handle any more beer.”

    “The children are drinking so much ranch water their little tummies can't handle any more beer.”

    Editor’s note: Happy Friday, Fingers fam! Welcome to the 26 new Friends of Fingers who have subscribed since last week. We’re glad you’re here!

    🎙️ Bonus pod: Big Beer's disturbing, deeply American vision of work and leisure

    First up: for your listening pleasure, I recorded an audio read of Monday’s newsletter. Check it out in the player above, or on your preferred podcast platform:

    Remember to subscribe to The Fingers Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss new episodes as I publish them. All previous episodes can be found on those platforms, or in The Fingers Podcast archive. And if you missed Monday’s edition, catch up on it right here:

    📬 Good post alert

    As this week comes to an end, please remember: it really can happen to anyone.

    🔝This week’s top comment

    The stickers I offered to the first 50 people to buy yearly subscriptions to Fingers have all been claimed, which is incredible! Shout-out to those hair-triggered Friends of Fingers who jumped on that bonus. You know who you are!

    I sent out a Google Form to collect mailing addresses from the Fingers First 50, and included an optional, open-ended question in the survey: “Anything else I should know?” This field, I quickly realized, was just an open invitation to Friends of Fingers with shitposting tendencies. Some choice responses (anonymized to protect the shitposters, god bless ‘em):

    “I spent almost 2 years keeping a spreadsheet of every unique beer I bought at my local bottle shop. I’ve done absolutely nothing with that data…”

    “Dad?”

    “hi dad”

    “I probably won’t finish How to Kill a City”

    “Are you my dad?”

    “Sometimes I just like to sit in the yard and listen to the birds for a little bit.”

    “The children are drinking so much ranch water their little tummies can't handle any more beer.”

    “No :)”

    Good work all around, everyone. Not to get too sappy but I think it’s pretty cool that we’re building a little community here where some of my long-running in-jokes (the “dad?” thing; no I will not explain) are mixing with general wise-assery about drinking culture, being online, and… ah, birds, I guess? If you haven’t bought a subscription yet, but like the idea of joining and supporting that community, there’s still time to score a sweet deal on a whole year of Fingers!

    Anyway, to those Fingers First 50 folks that haven’t filled out the form yet: get on it! I’m mailing stickers out soon. Wanted a sticker but didn’t get one? Don’t sweat it—there will be more opportunities for Fingers swag in the near-ish future! Stay tuned.

    🧾 The Bottom Shelf

    The Bottom Shelf is a round-up of headlines from across the beverage landscape (plus some stray items from everywhere else) that caught my interest since last Friday. Think I missed something the Fingers faithful should know about? Drop it in the comments!

    From the workweek that was:

    Cannabis Cocktails Will Be Everywhere—But Are They Even Any Good?: Fingers is institutionally pro-legalization but I’m not much of a “weed guy” myself. But this new-to-me Munchies piece from Adam Rothbarth asks the question I’ve often wondered myself: is this something drinkers actually want? One bartender he quoted thinks this space will evolve like the craft beer business has. So expect cannabis kettle sours for $27 a 4-pack in a couple years? Maybe? God help us all.

    Another lawsuit for Vitamin C Seltzer: Vizzy, Molson Coors’ biggest hard seltzer brand, is facing more class action for making claims that are allegedly “misleading and dangerous to consumers” regarding its products’ Vitamin C and superfruit content. It’s illegal to promote flavored malt beverages, or any booze, as healthful; thank the feds for that. This is like the third class-action Vizzy has dealt with about this, and it seems like a weird hill for the brand to die on. Does anybody actually buy Vizzy fo

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    [Bonus pod] The pseudoscientific spectacle of @BangEnergy.CEO

    [Bonus pod] The pseudoscientific spectacle of @BangEnergy.CEO

    Listen now | A Fingers audio read

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    • 17 min
    [Bonus pod] The sinister politics of pouring beers for dead troops

    [Bonus pod] The sinister politics of pouring beers for dead troops

    Enjoy this audio read of the Fingers newsletter published on Labor Day, 9/13/21, titled:

    Remember to subscribe to The Fingers Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss new episodes as I publish them. All previous episodes can be found on those platforms, or in The Fingers Podcast archive.

    Music credit: The intro/outro music to this episode of The Fingers Podcast is SKA Podcast / YouTube / Channel Intro by NaturesEye, sourced via Pixabay.

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    • 14 min
    [Bonus pod] How the Twin Cities became a hotbed for craft beverage unionizing

    [Bonus pod] How the Twin Cities became a hotbed for craft beverage unionizing

    Listen now | Plus: horny Disarrono ad, foul hard seltzer flavors, Boozeletter™ traffic trends + more!

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    • 16 min
    [Bonus pod] The culture wars come for Chardonnay

    [Bonus pod] The culture wars come for Chardonnay

    Listen now | A Fingers audio read, summer book report + more

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    • 12 min
    Bonus pod - So A Republican Walks into a Brewery...

    Bonus pod - So A Republican Walks into a Brewery...

    Listen now | A Fingers audio essay

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Hilarious & Unique Style, Great Content

Dinfontay is one of a kind. Awesome podcast for anybody that enjoys the world of beer, or just drinking and culture.

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