Clog’s guide to learning the Cal Drinking Song

It’s the work of art that acts both as a school anthem and as an agent in our unification, the tune symbolizing our trademark intensity and a secret spell that will immortalize the college experience. For this monstrous power to be so underutilized by the student body — well, that’s
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Back to his place

(In)secure

Friday night found me, as it often does, at a fraternity house. The room smelled like sweat and cheap alcohol, and the floors were sticky with Keystone Light. Across the room from a table littered with empty Solo cups, the two of us swayed our hips next to each other
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The battle for beer: Kip’s trivia night

Fishbowls are filled, pitchers are poured and a fluorescent Budweiser sign lights Kip’s Bar with promise. Huddles of friends push tables together and gather their chairs in anticipation, and as the minutes tick toward 10 p.m., one patron asks another, “Why am I getting drunk on a Tuesday?” It’s Kip’s
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Daily dose of pumpkin products from Trader Joe’s

Breaking news — you can incorporate pumpkin into your life in other ways besides having a pumpkin spice latte.  In fact, thanks to Trader Joe’s, it’s possible to incorporate pumpkin into breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. While eating something pumpkin-flavored every two hours during the fall might be slightly excessive, we at
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The Rare Barrel: delicious, rare sour beer

I recently came upon Thrillist’s list of “The 12 Best New Breweries in America” and saw the Rare Barrel was on it. Being the ever curious epicure, I browsed through the online menu. Seeing sour beers — such as Tigerlily aged with ginger and hibiscus, and Entanglement with orange peels
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Interview: Head brewer of Triple Rock, Jeff Kimpe

Jeff Kimpe is the head brewer at Triple Rock, a popular local brewery known for its delicious homemade brews and for serving liter bottles of 8 percent “Monkey Head” on Thursday nights. The Weekender sat down with Jeff to discuss how he got into the craft, what he likes about working at a small, family-owned brewery and the backstory behind Monkey Head night. 
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Weekender Picks

A selection for the week ahead

1. Sochi, Russia, is hilariously ill-equipped to host a massive international congregation. Read Drew Magary’s primer on how to properly hate on the crazy-pants Russian infrastructure and the TV event that will shortly take over your life. 2. Be the most cultured person at your Oscar party! Impress your friends
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Kitchen tip: Cooking with alcohol

Everyone has that morning. You wake up and realize all the alcohol from last night is half full and uncapped. No one wants to drink it anymore, but you don’t feel right just pouring it down the drain. Very few people understand the potential that alcohol beverages of all kinds
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