Fun Beer Stuff

10 Beer T-Shirts Any Beer Lover Could Wear

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Over the past few years I’ve racked up quite a collection of beer related t-shirts. From breweries I’ve been to, general craft beer shirts and random swag I’ve been given, my closet is a good indication of my love for all things beer related. One thing I’ve noticed when going to beer festivals is that there are tons of other …

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Contest: Design a Craft Beer Helmet

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While thinking of your beer-bonging past may make your inner frat boy/sorority girl shiver now, there was a time when many of us found ourselves on the receiving end of one of these homemade delivery systems. I myself built a 5 foot long one for me and my friend’s “post high-school party pad” which funneled more Olde English 800 through …

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Canadian Beer Fridge At Olympics Only Opens With a Canadian Passport

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As the Olympics are in full swing, every day a new story develops. Whether it’s about the problems at the hotels in Sochi or Bob Costas pink eyes, the media is loving the stories that are coming out of the Olympic games. Out of all the stories so far, my favorite is what Molson is doing for their fellow Canadians. …

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Drone Delivers Beer To Fisherman, FAA Shuts It Down

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Although I’m not an ice fisherman, I’ve spent many hours floating on the river trying to catch a prized salmon or sturgeon. There have been many times I’ve been sitting on the boat, wishing I had a some more beer. Apparently ice fisherman get that same feeling. They spend all day cooped up in their fish houses and then the …

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Draft Beer Flavored Jelly Beans Released By Jelly Belly

Draft Beer Jelly Beans

There’s nothing like kicking back with a refreshing cold pint of jelly beans on a cold winters day. Wait, what? That’s right, Jelly Belly, the leader of random flavored jelly beans, has stepped up their game by introducing draft beer flavored jelly beans. Through a tedious development process they were able to pull out flavors of malt, hops and even …

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The Top 5 Beers in the World

Top 5 Beers in the World

Everywhere you look on the internet, you’ll notice that people absolutely love lists. We are being bombarded with “top 10 of this” and “7 best of that”, and yet they are so dang addicting you want to click to see if you agree. It’s no different in the beer world where you will see lists such as “15 Best IPAs” …

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With LiBEERty & Justice For All: America’s Beer Renaissance

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‘Merica! Before we were branded as a McDonalds eating, NASCAR watching, Budweiser guzzling nation of indulgent obese loudmouths, we were branded as traitors, traitors rebelling against the oppressive rule of a monarchy. But, neither the crown nor the scepter could hold our brave nation down; and in our act of rebellion, we cemented ourselves as a sovereign nation, a nation …

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26 Interesting Facts About Beer

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This week, the website Mental Floss created a video at the Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis that shows host john Green talking extremely fast. He gives 26 facts about beer, a few of which were new to me (check out #26, Dark Horse Brewing has turned me into a fan just because of what they did to Nickleback. Awesome.). Enjoy …

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Beer Lovers Gift Guide 2013

Beer Lovers Gift Guide 2013

With the holidays approaching, it’s that time of year where you have to figure out what the heck to buy for your family and friends for the holidays. If you’re like me, you probably wait until a few days before Christmas to start your shopping and get angry at the herds of people making every store line feel like you’re …

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A New Meaning To Hair of the Dog

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Many of you may remember my post on the beer baths that the awesome people of the Czech Republic get to enjoy at the Chodover brewery. Sadly, no one has offered to send me there to fully experience the glory and wonder of this exciting way to enjoy beer. (He typed grudgingly.) But, I’m not bitter. I wanted to figure …

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Guinness Marshmallows: S’more Fun Around the Campfire

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With summer in full swing and late night BBQ’s and mosquito bites starting to pile up, it goes without saying that you are probably spending more time outside. For many of you, that means spending time in the proverbial great outdoors. Rekindling your relationship with nature, struggling with fiberglass tent poles, being told by park rangers to “keep it down,” …

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10 Funny Pictures Of Dogs Drinking Beer

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The craft beer industry is an interesting place. It’s packed with mostly awesome people making, writing about, talking about and drinking some incredibly crafted beers. However from time to time I’ve noticed that we can get too serious about beer. At the end of the day it’s just beer. I’ve seen many arguments and discussions over styles and a host …

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Common Beer Myths You Might Believe

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Over the years my love for beer has grown quite profoundly. I’m one of those guys who loves reading and talking about beer almost as much as I love drinking it. However the more I learn about beer and talk to people about it, I’ve noticed a lot of people often tend to believe myths about beer such as the …

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3 Easter Beers That Will Have You HOPping!

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With day length increasing as the season progresses, and with even the shyest of flowers beginning to bloom, it is clear that the rejuvenation of our landscapes is arriving in the form of spring. This renewal which takes place every year transforms the barren into bounty and signals the rebirth of the nature that surrounds us. One part of this …

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T-Shirt Tuesday: Hawcreek Brewing Co.

Hawcreek Brewing Co.

This weeks T-Shirt Tuesday is another shirt that I received from the great people at Craft Brewed Clothing Co. One of the cool things about getting shirts from Craft Brewed Clothing Co. is that you get shirts from all over the US. They don’t just stick with large breweries, so you get to experience multiple breweries you may not even know existed. That …

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A Biologists St. Patrick’s Day Beer Song

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a funny video on the blog for awhile. Since St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday, I figured I’d post one of the nerdiest St. Patrick’s Day beer songs you’ll probably ever hear. It’s a unique blend of chemistry, biology, and beer. Watch and enjoy.

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T-Shirt Tuesday: Fermented Tees Hops & Crossbones

Last week I started a new segment on the blog called T-Shirt Tuesday to showcase craft beer related t-shirts I’ve received from multiple companies. This week I’ll keep it short and sweet as this t-shirt sells itself. The shirt comes from a company called Fermented Tees. They offer a small selection of homebrewing and craft beer t-shirts along with a handful of …

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T-Shirt Tuesday: That Brewery

This is the first of a new segment on the blog called T-Shirt Tuesday. Over the course of the past few months I’ve received multiple t-shirts from different companies related to craft beer and I though it would be fun to take a moment each week to highlight a new shirt every week along with the company it represents. The first shirt …

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Valentine’s and Beer: A Cure For Whatever “Ales” Your Heart

Valentine’s Day. Whether it excites the butterflies in your love-stricken heart or antagonizes your gag reflex… it’s happening. But don’t despair or avert your eyes from these words until you’ve read just a tad more! If upon hearing the words “Valentine’s Day” you first think of the actual St. Valentine being martyred by beheading, or think of the 1929 St. …

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Last Minute Gift Idea For Beer Lovers

With Christmas just a few days away, it might be too late to order much online for the beer lover in your life. However, don’t fret! First, maybe you looked at posts from previous years for a few gift ideas. If not, here you go: The Top 10 Gifts for Any Beer Lover This Holiday Season 5 Beer Gift Ideas …

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Cruisin’ For a Brewzin’

With new gadgets and gizmos popping up every day to improve our quality of life, one area that seems to be neglected is the improvement of imbibing…until now. Bridget and Kate are two ladies who grew up in Annapolis and have taken many sailing trips down the Chesapeake Bay. Their journeys culminated in a very specific gripe. Sailing isn’t easy …

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Thanksgiving Beer: Counting Our Blessings

As we all prepare to reap the bounty of the harvest on this third Thursday of the month of November, the flood of things that I am thankful for rush past my mind like the Mayflower rushing to the New World. Family is an obvious one, friends is another, health, happiness, and love also make the list of blessings to …

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65 Unique Ways To Open A Beer Bottle

We’ve all been there. You’re about to crack open a beer and can’t find an opener. If you’re like most beer fans, you probably have a ton of bottle openers with you at all times, but once in a blue moon you are left figuring out a creative way to pop the cap. Maybe you’re out camping, riding dirt bikes, …

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Beer, Bath, and Beyond

If you were to follow the timeline of beer, one would at the same time see the progress of humanity. Beer has quenched the thirst of countless individuals since antiquity, lubricating society as it has pushed forward to leave their mark in the annals of history. Within the earliest accounts of civilizations around the globe, beer or beer like libations …

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Christmas Eve Song – 12 Days Of Christmas Beer Fun – Day 12

It’s Christmas eve which means it’s also the final day of my 12 Days Of Christmas Beer Fun series. To end it off I came across a video which seemed fitting for the occassion. The “real” 12 days of Christmas sung by Bob and Doug, 2 regular canadian guys. If you’re like me and not from Canada, here is some …

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Christmas Beer Blogging – 12 Days Of Christmas Fun – Day 11

I tend to get excited about beer this time of year, especially since winter beers are by far my favorite seasonals. I love drinking, reading, smelling, looking at, and hearing about Christmas brews. While a lot of the posts in my 12 Days of Christmas Fun series have looked at more interesting and humorous stories related to Christmas and beer, …

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Beer-y Christmas – 12 Days Of Christmas Fun – Day 10

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…beer. That’s right, beer is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your loved ones and friends. If you need a last minute gift idea, just put together a 12 pack of some of your favorite beers. If you need help, just head to your local bottle …

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Beer For Santa – 12 Days Of Christmas Fun – Day 9

Today is day 9 in my 12 Days of Christmas Fun series, which means it’s only a few days away from the big day. Yesterday I had a guest post on Christmas dinner beer pairing that should help you decide on what to drink on the 25th. However I don’t want to leave Santa out of the planning. Generally kids leave out …

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Christmas Beer Commercials – 12 Days Of Christmas Fun – Day 6

During the holidays if you have time to flip on the TV you will most certainly be bombarded with Christmas & winter themed commercials. While many of these are beer commercials, very few if any are from craft breweries. Below are a few craft beer Christmas and winter commercials, as well as a few from the big guys, just because they are well done. …

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Beer Christmas Ornaments – 12 Days Of Christmas Fun – Day 4

What better way to decorate your Christmas tree than with beer Christmas ornaments. With most trees decorated with traditional ornaments and lights, why not stand out a little. I searched around and there are some cool bottle and can lights to go along with your ornaments on the perfect beer drinkers tree, but unfortunately they are generally made with the …

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Christmas Beer Labels – 12 Days Of Christmas Fun – Day 3

It’s the 3rd day of the Christmas Beer Fun series and today I’m taking a look at some great Christmas beer labels. I haven’t tried many of these beers, but they have some pretty good and/or funny labels. With over 1700 breweries in the US alone, I’m sure I’ll miss some good ones, so be sure to mention them in …

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Bowen Beer Bottle Band – 12 Days Of Christmas Beer Fun – Day 2

Today is day 2 in the 12 Days of Christmas Beer Fun series. To help you get in the Christmas spirit, I found some great Christmas music you will enjoy (even if you don’t celebrate Christmas). Below is a video of the Bowen Beer Bottle Band. They perform using only beer bottles, where each band member is in charge of …

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Heineken Tree – 12 Days Of Christmas Beer Fun – Day 1

With 12 more days to go until Christmas, I thought it would be fun to do a 12 Days of Christmas beer fun series. I’ll let other bloggers cover some great beer reviews of Christmas brews this year and instead take a look at some fun pictures, videos, and stories related to Christmas and beer. So without further introductions, let’s …

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Will Ferrell Creates Old Milwaukee Commercials

Comedian Will Ferrell has created a series of commercials for Old Milwaukee beer. Apparently he did these for free and he was the one who approached Pabst Brewing Company with the idea. The ads are only running locally (thus the low quality YouTube videos I found). He did a few sets of videos, one in Davenport, Iowa and the other …

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Boy Band Hanson Launching Their Own Beer

Do you remember the 90’s? For me I was in high school when the boy band Hanson broke out on the scene with their hit MMMBop, and I remember I couldn’t turn on the radio for awhile without hearing that song over and over. While I was far from a Hanson fan, MMMBop was actually the only song I’ve ever …

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Holiday Beer Lovers Gift Guide

While everyone handles gift giving differently, there are always those people who might be a little difficult to shop for. If you’re like me, the last minute gift buying frenzy can stress you out. To help those of you out shopping for the beer lovers in your life, I’ve created the 2011 holiday beer lovers gift guide below. Last year …

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Great Beer Labels

Spurred by the explosion of the mirco-brewing phenomena, home-brewing and home-brewers are enjoying a renaissance. According to the American Homebrewers Association, hundreds of thousands of enterprising sudsmen are spending hundreds of hours each year tinkering with carboys, brew pots, and wort chillers. Home-brewing is a race of sorts, a competition to win one’s own tongue. There’s no official winner and …

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Employees Create Beer Vending Machine

I’ve read articles about cool places to work such as Google where they have free massages and sushi lunches, Facebook which provides free laundry and daycare services, or Clif Bar which has a 40 foot rock wall and fitness center. Add to the list of cool places to work Arnold Worldwide, a Boston-based advertising agency. Instead of being content with …

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The Top Beer Halloween Costumes

It’s officially October (not sure where this year went), and I was just starting to think about what I should be for Halloween this year. I was thinking of something beer related and did a quick Google search and found some ideas that I thought I’d pass on to you. While there aren’t tons of great ideas, you can use …

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Almanac Beer Company’s Farm To Barrel Video

I was sent a link to this video today that is definitely inspiring if you’re a homebrewer who day dreams about starting up your own brewery one day. Almanac Beer Company is a startup brewery from the San Francisco area that was started by 2 homebrewing buddies Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan. These guys are definitely doing something unique and …

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A Quick History Of U.S. Prohibition, Twitter Style

Just the word “prohibition” is enough to make most beer fans cringe.  I’ve never lived in a world where beer was against the law, but I sure know that I don’t want to. Prohibition was a big part of U.S. history however and if you’re a nerd like me, it’s pretty interesting to learn about it. Since today marks 78 …

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Winter With Beer

I was emailed this video a few days ago and it’s pretty brilliant as it combines classical music with beer from all over the world.  If you’re unfamiliar with classical music, you can Google Vivaldi The Four Seasons and have a listen to the original if you want. The music in the video is entirely created with beer bottles, glasses, …

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3 Alternatives To Guinness For St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s day. Most people think of today as the day you’re supposed to wear green and drink Irish beers such as Guinness, Killians (although it’s a Coors beer from Colorado), or Harp Lager. While I do enjoy Guinness from time to time (especially in Irish car bombs), there are 3 lesser known Irish stouts (that are actually brewed …

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The Chemistry Of Beer

I came across this video today created by the American Chemical Society that will make budding beer nerds smile.  Have you ever wondered what chemicals go into making beer, and what that process is?  Here’s a short video from the Sam Adams Boston brewery that gives a great run down of the brewing process and how it results in beer.

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One Of The Funniest Beer Commercials Ever

It’s Wednesday and it’s been over 3 years since the last Hump Day post has been shown on this blog. In the past the posts were all about the “real men of genius” bud light commercials, but I want to switch it up to show some funny beer commercials floating around to give you a laugh half way through your …

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Find Your Favorite Beers On Tap Locally

Yesterday I stumbled upon one of the greatest sites a craft beer fan could visit. Taplister, which has been around since 2009 (yeah, my head must have been buried in the sand), allows you to easily see what beers are on tap in your city.  This is a pretty simple, yet brilliant concept. Instead of looking for a bar, I …

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