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!

Whiskey of the Year

    The 2020 International Whiskey Competition this year was held in Estes Park Colorado instead of Las Vegas due to the covid-19 pandemic and for the safety of the judges and staff. I'm not really sure how that was protecting them, but what a beautiful...

A Thousand Words

     A thousand words in one picture...On a different time line we would look at this picture and say “poor fella, I hope he gets better soon” or “I will keep him in my prayers.  In public the individual would be frowned upon or felt sorry for. Treated...

A Covid 19 Bourbon Story

    Whatever happened to Brough Brother's Bourbon? It was Victor Yarbrough’s idea: to do something that would increase economic opportunities in the predominantly Black neighborhoods of west Louisville. So he got with his brothers, Chris and Bryson, and...

Blackened American Whiskey by Metallica

    A COLLISION OF AGE OLD WHISKEY MAKING & MODERN SOUND ENGINEERINGIf your whiskey company is owned by Metallica, you might expect it to be a bit edgy. You would be right. Most notably, its heritage - the beverage spends some time in Black Brandy Casks...

8 Great Road Bikes for 2020 under $500

    If you are a serious bike rider, and you are looking for the best road bikes under $500 for riding, commuting, and even training, you have come to the right place. Five hundred dollars can acquire a solid bike that can serve your purposes, and which can...

This Beer Was Brewed Two Weeks From Now, IPA

    Great Flood This Beer Was Brewed Two Weeks From Now IPA   One thing I can always count on when I settle in at the bar at Great Flood Brewing Company: There will always be a good selection of IPAs. Whether it’s the flagship Find-a-Way IPA or...

Ranch Road Boots

    https://www.ranchroadboots.com/There are a few things, depending on where you live in this country, that are viewed as something akin to a holy grail: An American muscle car in the south, A Macinaw in the northeast, a great hunting rifle in the plains...

5 Budget Bourbons

      ...Suitable for Mixing or Keeping Your Glass Full in Lean Times   The bourbons on this list are not the crème de la crème, nor are they necessarily the choice for that special occasion where you want to impress with your refined taste or...

Sun King Freedom Rock Session IPA

    How do you not love a beer called “Freedom Rock”? I happened upon Sun King’s session IPA bearing this name recently, and even though it was a frigid night begging for an imperial stout, I decided to give Freedom Rock a try. At just 4.4 percent alcohol...

Jamberson Handmade Candles

    I'm not the guy you would think to give a scented candle as a gift. Not because I am SO manly no one would imagine I would like it, but because few would imagine I would have the refined olfactory sense to appreciate the delicate scents of flowers,...

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

 

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.