About Us

 

It’s about beer, bourbon and cigars.

It’s about watches and cool cars.

It’s about health and fitness.

It’s about what to eat, where to eat and what to do.

It’s about entrepreneurs and guys daring to make their mark.

It’s about the best and all in one cool place.

It’s about time.

It’s about guys.

 

It’s about us!

5 High Tech Bikes to Die for

    Applying high tech to a decidedly low-tech activity – bicycling. These bikes are not your daily commuters and they are not being created to satisfy any kind of consumer demand. They are used by athletes in competition, manufacturers experimenting with new...

Floyd County Brewing Company Icarus IPA

    Anytime I hear the name Icarus, a winged human from Greek mythology, I can’t help but thinking of Iron Maiden’s “Flight of Icarus.” I remember hearing that as a teen-ager and finally really getting an idea of what heavy metal music was. The chunking rhythms,...

Neat – The Story of Bourbon

    Last night I attended a screening, hosted by the Bourbon Brotherhood , of the new movie NEAT: The Story of Bourbon  I had a chance to meet producer AJ Ockstead her and and hear a bit about his inspiration to make the film and why it is important. NEAT explores...

Terrapin Beer Co Hopsecutioner IPA

    From Athens, Ga., it came, with its color blast of a can featuring a character that looks like he got kicked out of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (probably for drinking) and cartoonish-ly dark motif. It’s a classic craft beer brand, with the cool can to go...

Old Weller Antique Single Barrel Select

    Westport Whiskey & Wine Old Weller Antique Single Barrel Select #249 - $45 Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Wheated   Chris Zaborowski and Richard Splan opened their now iconic store and tasting bar in Westport Village back in 2008.  With an impressive selection of wines...

Derby City Chop Shop

    The great comedian Gary Shandling once said, “It's not the hair on your head that matters. It's the kind of hair you have inside.” As true as that is (whatever it means) the hair on your head is what people see first, especially those hot females you may want to...

Mile Wide Beer Co. Buku

    Ever taste a beer and think, “This beer must have been made by the gods”? Yeah, neither have I; that’s just over the top. But Buku from Mile Wide Beer Co. is a damn good beer. For starters, the cartoon guy on the cover looks like a Batman villain, which is...

The Great French Whiskey Heist

    Aside from us both having a very cosmopolitan town named Paris you would not think that Kentucky and France had a lot in common. Au contraire mon frere! You forgot about.... WHISKEY! Like the rest of the world who has fallen in love with our native brown water,...

King of Kentucky Bourbon

     The King is dead. Long live the King! Whatever bourbon was King in Kentucky heretofore has been supplanted by the new self-proclaimed King of Kentucky Bourbon from Brown-Foreman, its coronation (roll-out for you commoners) will be in June of this year. King of...

Founders Brewing Co. Solid Gold

    I love stuff like this: an old-school, American lager that harkens to something your grandfather drank back in the 1960s. It’s got it all, from the all-American throwback name to throwback packaging with vintage-looking fonts. The beer inside is golden colored,...

Staff & Contributors

Terry Steiden

Terry Steiden

Editor / Publisher

Terry Steiden owns Deadblue Media, a marketing, advertising and communications agency in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a graphic designer and a musician.  Terry writes for several political opinion sites and is the Media Liaison for the Convention of States in Kentucky.

In March 2018 Terry became the editor and publisher of MensBestGuide.com with plans in the near future to expand to Lexington and Cincinnati.

tsteiden@mensbestguide.com

502-657-9999

 

Dallas Steiden

Dallas Steiden

Writer

Dallas is working on his doctorate in psychology. He spent 6 years in the Navy working with NSA as an intelligence analyst and speaks Arabic and Sudanese.

Dallas grew up in Louisville and even after living in different places in the country found his way back to Louisville to raise his family and finish his education.

He loves bourbon, cigars and a good craft beer and is pretty darn good musician with his own studio. You might talk him into sharing on a good day.

 

Danny Browning

Danny Browning

Staff Writer

Born and raised in the glorious utopia that is Southern Indiana, Danny Browning tours the U.S. headlining corporate events and comedy clubs.

Danny has shared the stage with some of comedy’s biggest names, including Louis C.K., Jim Norton, and Carlos Mencia.  His debut comedy album, “Happy Go Lucky” is currently available on iTunes.

 

Chris Long

Chris Long

Staff Writer

Chris is a manager for Dillards with a long history of expertise in men’s style. He is an ambassador and consultant for Strong Suits, a brand particularly focused on men’s suits with an emphasis on fit and modern style that have been featured in Forbes, GQ and worn by many of today’s top names in fashion.

(We’ve also turned him into something of a bourbon aficionado)

Tom Person

Tom Person

Staff Writer

Tom is a 12+ year Louisville resident moving here from a stint in Seattle. A former software evangelist, he started his own business after obtaining his patents and now considers himself the smallest manufacter in the commonwealth producing cedar spills (thin engraved strips of wood used to light cigars and pipes) available on 5 continents, at tobacco shops and restaurants across the U.S.

A food fanatic, but not a true “foodie”, Tom enjoys eating just about anything and everything at least once and finds Louisville to be a great town for life long residents, transplants and visitors alike if you are willing to search out and try the best the Ville has to offer.

Kevin Gibson

Kevin Gibson

Staff Writer

Kevin Gibson is a Louisville-based writer and author who writes about everything from beer to food to entertainment to sports. In his 25-plus years as a professional writer, he has won numerous journalism awards, but doesn’t know where most of them are now.

He is author of Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft (2014) and 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die (2016), among other books. Check him out at www.502Brews.com  and KevinGibsonWriter.com

Jonathan Kiviniemi

Jonathan Kiviniemi

Staff Writer

Jonathan is a Louisville area transplant with a passion for wine, spirits, and beer.  A Certified Sommelier, he’s been in the distribution business for over 4 years, and has become a bit of a booze geek, enamored with the art, history, and science of the intoxicating liquor we know and love.

Currently a Louisville area sales rep, he plans to continue his studies and expand his knowledge in preparation for the Advanced Sommlier exam, Certfied Specialist of Spirits, and Bourbon Steward program.

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

Andre' Wilson

Andre' Wilson

Staff Writer

André Wilson is President/CEO of Style Icon, LLC. Founded in 2008, the style, fashion and brand development company focuses on comprehensive and personalized services that teach men and women how to utilize style to achieve amazing results.

In addition to personalized consulting, Style Icon produces fashion shows, luxury celebrity suites, corporate seminars and fundraisers to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations.

As a well-respected stylist and consultant with over 20 years of extensive industry knowledge of trends and non-verbal communication, André Wilson and Style Icon have appeared on E! News, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, People Magazine, US Weekly, USA Today and worked with celebrities Valerie Bertinelli, Kate Gosselin,  and Sofia Vergara(Modern Family).

styleicongroup@gmail.com

Jesse Hafer

Jesse Hafer

Staff Writer

Jesse Hafer is an adventuring outdoors guru.  From backpacking, kayaking, fishing, to rock climbing, he and his four legged companion have pretty much dabbled in everything outdoors and across just about all the states.

After exploring all 48 continental U.S states with his dog, he plans to mark off Alaska and Hawaii in the near future.  To see his travels follow his Instagram @Jesseandthebear.