JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!

For as long as anyone can remember (and whether you like it or not), Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte has been the unquestioned ruler of autumnal beverages. Now, however, Dunkin' Donuts wants to create a drink that gives the latte a run for its money. But how do you catch people's eye with a coffee-flavored drink when there are already so many out there?

Easy! Put alcohol in it.


Dunkin' is partnering up with the Massachusetts-based, employee-owned Harpoon Brewery to create a new limited edition beer called Dunkin' Coffee Porter. At 6% APB, the drink, described as a "roasty beer with a heavy dose of Dunkin's Espresso Blend Coffee" will be sold in the 25 states where Harpoon Brewery distributes its wares.



A coffee-flavored beer might sound a little out there, but this isn't the first time Dunkin' has dipped its straw into the drinking game. Last year, around this time, the donut company partnered with Catawba Brewing to produce, Dunkin' Punkin Brown Ale, an extremely limited product that you could only get in North Carolina.



One review of the beer from Boston.com read:

Harpoon adds some of Dunkin's Espresso Blend Coffee into the beer, so there's a nice chocolate-y aroma coming off a big, creamy head. This tastes like the good and the bad of Dunkin' coffee: It's hard to miss the coffee, but instead of roasty and sweet it's a little acidic, and the aftertaste is pretty bitter for a porter. It's not a bad beer, but would probably be better with two creams and a sugar.




Another said:

My usual order at Dunkin' is a medium iced regular — three creams, three sugars. Maybe this is just my own personal preference, but this beer could have used a little bit of cream or sugar, or at least a sweeter, creamier bouquet. The beer pours dark like most other porters, but has an overwhelmingly roasty flavor compared to most, and is uncomfortably close to actual Dunkin' coffee in taste. The finish left a bitter, acidic aftertaste in my mouth. Not my favorite.

On Twitter, coffee/beer fans were skeptical, but excited:









America may run on Dunkin', but now it seems Dunkin' will be helping America pass out after a long, hard day. Happy Fall, everyone!

H/T - Thrillist, Boston

Clint Patterson/Unsplash

Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
Keep reading... Show less
Image by Denise Husted from Pixabay

The past year brought about much anxiety and it's been a challenge to find the light in what has felt like perpetual darkness.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Gabriela Sanda from Pixabay

A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

Keep reading... Show less