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Your semi-humble Y&H is taking a break before his brain turns into congee. I will be out for the next two weeks, but in my place, Editor Andrew has devised something that may mean the end of my job permanently.

Starting Monday, Y&H will morph into Two Week Bender. For the next couple of  weeks, this space will be devoted to fermented beverages, distilled beverages, anything liquid that alters your brain chemistry for a few glorious hours. Well, anything short of drain cleaners and the like, I guess.

The line-up of writers is top shelf. Not only will the blog’s usual beer scribes — Orr Shtuhl (aka the Beerspotter) and Tammy Tuck and Bruce Falconer (aka the Lagerheads) — be on board for the ride, but we also have a couple of ringers: man-about-town Mike Riggs and master mixologist/historian Derek Brown, whose writings on cocktails for The Atlantic are first-rate.

I hope y’all enjoy reading about booze for a couple of weeks, because I’m actually going to be imbibing some.