Brian Adee


United States

I'm a lifestyle columnist and copywriter with a long history in the food and beverage industry.

Talk to me about your favorite dishes, cocktails, clothes, and camping gear! I'm always on the lookout for new, different, classic, or quirky products.

Review: GoRuck GR1

In a guy's life, there are a handful of things that you want to last a lifetime: Relationships with your loved ones. That vintage car or truck you've been fixing up for the past 10 years or so. The house you grew up in.

The 12 Warmest Winter Coats for Men

Some guys think that a coat is a coat is a coat. As long as it covers your top and keeps you kinda warm, that's good enough. But if you're dealing with some seriously cold weather, not just any old jacket will do-you'll need to opt for something with a design and construction that can handle extreme cold.

Agave 101: Tequila vs. Mezcal

I was already a devoted tequila lover by the time I had my first sip of mezcal - and it was a revelation. It brought back memories of a long camping trip in the Mojave desert, and the smell of the rain hitting hot sand, slowly drowning out the last embers of my campfire.

The 24 Best EDC Knives

If there's one item that's emblematic of the everyday carry movement, it's the pocket knife. The EDC knife is infinitely versatile, buy-it-for-life durable, and aesthetically pleasing. In short: No guy should be without a trusty EDC knife as the mainstay of his kit. But what exactly makes one EDC knife better than another?

Our 12 Favorite Products for Camping Organization

For the longest time, my idea of "organization" for my camping trips was throwing everything in the back of my Jeep and leaving town as quickly as possible. But as soon as I got to my campsite, I'd face the inevitable consequences of my actions: Spending way too much time getting set up, and not quite knowing where anything is.

The 15 Best Books About Alcohol

Booze is delicious. Everyone knows this. Whether your favorite tipple is beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, or something even more obscure, there's a genuine feeling of joy and relief that can come with pouring a hard beverage. But how often do you think about the alcohol you're drinking?