Fun Beer Stuff

Buy a Log Cabin, Get Free Dogfish Head

It sounds easy enough… A press release from dogfish.com: Buy the log cabin pictured here, get lots of Dogfish for free! What do we mean by lots? How does this sound: 7 cases of rare Dogfish beer, Dogfish signage and miscellaneous swag, A selection of our handcrafted spirits (Blue Hen Vodka, Dogfish Jin and our Brown Honey Rum), 12 sixtels of Dogfish Head 60 …

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Hump Day Genius Fix, Part 6

You’ve probably noticed a recurring theme of sports running throughout the Hump Day Genius posts these last few weeks–due in no small part to my obsession with baseball–but what with today being the first day of the World Series, I just couldn’t break the trend this week. That being said, click below to listen to Mr. Ceremonial First Pitch Thrower Outer …

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Even Elephants Get the Munchies

In more somber news, according to a story from The Canadian Press, Six wild elephants were electrocuted in India yesterday as they got drunk went crazy after drinking rice beer brewed in India’s remote northeast, a wildlife official reported today. Apparently stuck by a severe case of the Beer Munchies, the 40-strong herd reportedly uprooted an electric pole while desperately …

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Return a Laptop, Get Beer for Life

Remember that laptop you found the the bus yesterday? it might belong to New Zealand’s Croucher Brewing Co. and there could be a hefty reward in store for you, upon its safe return. The brewery wants its stolen laptop–which contained designs, creative work, contact details and financial information–back and is offering a lifetime supply of beer to the person who returns the …

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Taste Your Beer’s Beer Tasting & Hop Appreciation Kit

The good folks at tasteyourbeer.com were kind enough to send me a sample Beer Tasting kit to review, so let me start off by thanking them for their generosity. The kit–similar to popular kits designed to improve your wine tasting skills–comes with everything you need to get started identifying the many different hop varieties used in your favorite beers. The Beer Tasting …

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Japan Takes a Bath in Beer

This story released today is just too good to pass up! Some very lucky residents of Japan can now bathe themselves in a cold beer spa. According to an article which came over the Google newswire this afternoon, in a mountainous hot spring resort just a day trip from Tokyo, a spa park is offering a bathtub, shaped like a …

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Hump Day Genius Fix Part 5

Happy Wednesday, everyone! The next few weeks–what with the ALCS & NLCS on our doorsteps, and the match-up between the undefeated Patriots & Cowboys this Sunday–are a sports lover’s dream. With that in mind, today I thought it fitting to bring you: Mr. Pro Sports Heckler Guy. So kick back, open a brew (other than Bud Light; unless of course …

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Flying Dog Brewing Co. Releases First Open Source Beer

Denver’s Flying Dog Brewing Co. has finally released their Collaborator Doppelbock, a beer many homebrewers all ready knew as the first “open source” beer to hit the U.S. market. In an innovative marketing move, Flying Dog’s Open Source Beer Project allowed homebrewers to offer on-going recommendations and feedback on the beer’s recipe via a website during its R+D phase. The final user-recommended recipe impressed Flying …

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Beer

As this long, holiday weekend winds down, Munich’s Oktoberfest celebrations come to a close and, here in the North East, the days VERY suddenly take a turn for the colder regions of the thermometer, I thought it fitting solace to share a list I found of 10 little-known beer facts, as compiled by Mark Jacob of the Chicago Tribune: Why did the Pilgrims …

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The Health Benefits of Beer and Nuts

On a Friday evening when most of us will undoubtedly find ourselves out at a bar in the not too distant future (I for one will be out watching the Sox clobber the Angels tonight, but maybe that’s just me), you’ll be hard pressed to find better news than what abcnews.com reported today in an article entitled Healthy Pairs: Dynamic …

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10 Best Beers with Balls

Just in time for autumn, the infamous blog at inventorspot.com today lists their “Top 10 Best Beers with Balls” list for 2007. The list features such brews as Tom and Athena Seefurth’s Momma-Mia Pizza Beer (coming in at number 9), The Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Smoked Porter (number 3) and many more. Click here to see the full list.

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Get Draught-like Guinness From the Can

Guinness from a can will soon pour like Guinness from a tap. Thanks to a plate-shaped device called the “Surger.”Guinness wholesalers are on the verge of placing the $25 unit into bars that serve the Irish import from the bottle or can rather than from the tap. After Guinness is poured into a glass, the pint is placed on the …

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Hump Day Genius Fix

This week’s Hump Day Genius Fix celebrates the first day of the MLB playoffs with Mr. Outside the Stadium Peanut Seller (click the play button below to listen). This is the post season, this is what baseball is all about, so crack open your favorite brews and remember what being a fan is all about! cheers!  Did you know: Coors Field, home …

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More Beer News Tidbits…

UK-based Cobra Beer has signed licensing agreements with two breweries in the Indian provinces of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. The move is a part of Cobra’s strategy of setting up breweries and increasing distribution channels across India. The company is aiming at producing 10 million cases by 2010. Last year, it sold 0.5 million cases whereas it is planning to increase it …

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Today’s Beer News Worth Noting…

Two groups in the city of Milwaukee are working to create a beer-themed museum. The Museum of Beer & Brewing, headed by Jim Haertel, hopes to open a museum in one of the buildings he owns at the old Pabst Brewing works. The other group, the Milwaukee Beer Museum, has a storefront on S. 5th St. Between January and August …

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Fifty-Fifty Brewing Co. Premieres Extreme Sports Films

On October 4, Fifty-Fifty Brewing Co. (Truckee, California) will begin a month long winter film premiere series to get everyone excited and ready for the 2007-2008 season. Each Thursday throughout October, Fifty-Fifty will feature the newest, hottest films to give everyone the itch to get on some snow and ride. Capita and Autumn Line will get things started October 4 …

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Guinness: The Book Hits Shelves in October

Guinness: The 250 Year Quest for the Perfect Pint by Bill Yenne is being called  “A perfectly poured history of the world’s greatest beer.” It will be released on hardcover world-wide on October 5th, 2007. Sam Calagione, th owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and author of Brewing Up a Business, Extreme Brewing, and Beer or Wine?, says of the book, …

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Taste Your Beer.com releases First Ever Beer Tasting Kit

Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2007 — Beer’s image gains a step on wine as the first ever beer tasting kit, designed to train all levels of enthusiasts how to better taste and appreciate beer, is released for the growing craft beer movement by TasteYourBeer.com.  While the concept of a wine tasting kit has been around for a long time …

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Hump Day Genius Fix Part Three

That’s right boys & girls – its that time of the week again. And to help you through the middle of your work week, today Blog About Beer salutes you, Mr. 80 SPF Sunblock Wearer. I thought it especially fitting given the unseasonably warm weather here in New England today. So sit back, stay cool, and enjoy (click the play …

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Drinking a Beer Through His Nose Might Land Man on Letterman

Chris Hansen of Green Bay, Wisconsin can drink a cup of beer through his nose; a video on You-Tube shows him doing it. But, after his sister-in-law sent the video to David Letterman’s TV show, Hansen is on his way to New York where he and five others will audition next Thursday for a spot on a segment of “Stupid Human Tricks”, which airs regularly …

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Beer Commercial of The Day

I’m sure everyone has already seen this Guinness commercial, which aired in Ireland in January, but I discovered it this afternoon and instantly had to share it. It combines 2 of my favorite things – penguins and good beer. Enjoy: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfOlH4LOxFw[/youtube]

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Paris Hilton Banned from Munich’s Oktoberfest!

Paris Hilton has been banned from attending Munich’s Oktoberfest next week, after she “cheapened” the event in 2006. Last year, the socialite angered locals when she arrived at the event in a traditional Bavarian dress and plaits to promote a brand of canned wine. The locals slammed the organisers for making the event look ‘shabby’. One word: AWESOME!

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Mobil Advertising from Deschutes Brewery’s Big Barrel

Thirsty Oregonians (Oregonites?) gather around the Deschutes Brewery Big Barrel at the brewery in Bend Oregon Tuesday. The wooden-barrel-on-wheels has 16 taps serving eight Deschutes Brewery ales. The mobile beer barrel served Bend-otans (ahh I give up…) before heading to Portland; after which it will travel to Seattle, where the brewery will park at the Seattle Oktoberfest on Sept. 21. Following Seattle’s Oktoberfest celebration, the berral-mobil …

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Hump Day Genius Fix Part Deuce

Last Wednesday Blog About Beer debuted our Hump Day Genius Fix post – An MP3 of the best of the Bud Light Real Men of Genius radio ads to help you through the rest of the work week. While we support nothing about Bud Light itself, you have to admit that the radio ads are funny as hell. So sit …

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Common Phrases with Their Roots in Beer

Ever wonder where some of the most commonly used phrases in the English language come from? You’d be surprised at how many can be traced back to beer-related roots. For example: Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle …

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The Chemistry of Making Beer

Most people know that Yeast is one of the 4 key ingredients in a beer (along with water, hops & malted barley), but do you know exactly what that yeast is doing? Unless you’re an avid brewer yourself, and you’ve done your homework (or were lucky enough to get to write a report on the topic for your college chemistry …

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Today’s Terrible Idea: The Cold Cavern Beer Froster

The new Cold Cavern Beer Froster may be one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard of! This beer freezer is designed to keep your beer “chilled to the optimal temperature”, which is apparently 24 degrees Fahrenheit. That is, of course, below freezing, so you’ll have a frosted bottle (and probably slushy beer) waiting for you at all times. If you’re the …

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Steve Hindy: From Beirut to Brewery

cnn.com/videos profiled Steve Hindy, co-founder and brewer at Brooklyn Brewery in NYC, this morning. Discussing his move from beat reporter for the Associated Press in Beirut, to brewer in New York City (and the striking similarities). Click here to watch.

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9 Ways to Maximize Your Beer Value

I just stumbled across a great guest-posting on a Personal Finance Advice blog by Al from Hop Talk, who notes, quite accurately, that life is too short to drink cheap beer. Al describes 9 ways in which you too can maximize the value of the beer you drink. if you are ready [to] slough off the misconceptions of maximizing quantity of …

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Oktoberfest Fever Reaches The West Bank

As the beer festival season finally gets into full swing and with Oktoberfest just a drunken stumble away, festivals are just popping up across the globe. Including the Taybeh Oktoberfest, set in the bad lands of the Palestinian West Bank. Held in the town of the same name, the Taybeh festival is run by a local microbrewery, the only one …

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How to Enjoy Oktoberfest Like a Local

Karin Wolfe of The Associated Press explained to cnn.com/travel today just how to “enjoy Oktoberfest like a local” …Without being labeled a Saupreusse (for genteel readers, a dumb tourist) Click here to read the rest of Ms. Wolfe’s worldly advice.  Oktoberfest runs from September 22 to October 7 in Munich It began in the early 1800s to honor Bavaria and its royal …

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Hump Day Genius Fix

Sitting at my desk this morning, I decided that there’s nothing better for getting through Hump Day than a dose of Bud Light’s Real Men of Genius. While there is nothing at all appealing about Bud Light, their commercials really are genius. So, from here on out, every Wednesday, blogaboutbeer.com will give you a new Real Men of Genius commerical …

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The Perfect Drinking Game/Song for Getting Over a Case of the Mondays

No one likes Mondays, plain and simple. And quite frankly, I’m hard pressed to think of a better day of the week to pour myself a pint of my favorite bitter. So, with that in mind, I’ve posted a YouTube video below which is, in my opinion, the perfect drinking game/song for battling a case of the Mondays: The Barley Mow. …

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New Additions to Blogaboutbeer.com

Blogaboutbeer.com just keeps growing and growing! This evening we added a contact page to make it easier for you, our favorite reader, to get in touch with us; and a links page with direct links to all of our favorite blogs and beer-related websites. Have a website of your own that you would like linked to on Blog About Beer? Click …

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Is the Beer Gut a Myth?

Good news is just pouring (no pun intended) in this weekend. First we reported yesterday that scientists now believe that drinking a Guinness a day is as good for your heart’s health as taking an Asprin a day, now scientists and researchers in Britain and the Czech Republic are claiming that the results of a recent study show no concrete connection …

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2008 Beer Drinker of the Year: Now Accepting Applications

Wynkoop Brewing Company is conducting its search for the 2008 Beerdrinker of the Year. The 12th annual contest seeks and honors the most passionate, knowledgeable beer lover and supporter in the United States. Wynkoop is now seeking “beer resumes” from the nation’s most beer-minded men and women. Resumes must include each entrant’s beerdrinking philosophy and details highlighting their passion for …

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This Just In: It’s Official! Guinness IS Good For You!

Simply the best news we’ve heard all week! The old advertising slogan “Guinness is Good for You” may be true after all, according to researchers. according to an article from BBC News, A pint of the black stuff a day may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks. It is …

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“Flashbeer” ad Brings Beer Advertising to the Next Level

The folks at Carlton Draught have a knack for creating ads that get noticed. A couple of weeks ago they brought you the “Big Ad,” so we figured pass along to you the very different follow-up, “Flashbeer.” This commercial, combining 80s dance and a passion for beer, is a world away from the Big Ad, but I think it’s even funnier. It tells …

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What Your Beer of Choice Says About You (from collegehumor.com)

Found this list on College Humor today and found it funny enough to pass along. Here’s a taste, Natural Light: I’m a freshman who’s never had beer until a few nights ago. Since this is all they served at the two frat parties I’ve been to, I assume this is how all beer tastes so when people ask me what …

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Cashing in on the Beer Pong Craze

A story from the Wall Street Journal this week reported a growing number of young entrepreneurs taking advantage of the popularity of beer pong, a drinking game prevalent on college campuses. As we all know, the game typically doesn’t require much in terms of equipment (a few ping-pong balls, red Solo cups, a little bit of clean water and a whole lot …

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Deleware’s Own Kaitlin Sweeney

Although not directly beer-related (although she’s as big a fan of a good craft brew as any woman I’ve met), I recently had the oppertunity to sit down with Kaitlin Sweeney, lead singer of Kaitlin Sweeney and the Law, who, as any native of the country’s first state can tell you, not only tears up the stage but is a …

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Exclusive Look at Sam Adams Utopias

Here are some exclusive photos of the batches of Sam Adams Utopias rolling out this year: Newest run of Sam Adams Utopias. the production is limited to 8,000 bottles per year. Filling the casks. Aging casks of Utopias As previously reported, the alcohol content of Sam Adams Utopias is 25%, making it the strongest beer in the world (listed in the Guinness Book …

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Top 3 Most Expensive Beers in the World

Vielle Bon Secours: This tops the list of the world’s most expensive beer, costing around £500 (equivalent to around $1,000) per bottle or about £39 (equivalent to around $78) per pint. It can only be found in a bar called the Bierdrome in London. Samuel Adams’ Utopias: This beer, brewed by the Boston Beer Company, comes in second on the list and …

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Fun Beer Facts

Here is some beer trivia to enjoy as you drink your next beer. Cheers! Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer. In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were …

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The Ultimate All-in-One Homebrew System

  Homebrewer-turned-inventor John Carnett has spent weeks building what he simply refers to as The Device. What is said devide? A stainless-steel, two-cart extract brewing system that starts by boiling the wort and ends with a chilled pint. As many of our readers know, in most home-brewing extract setups, each step in the process requires moving the beer to a new container …

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There may be 1,000 Places on the list, but this is Number One in our Book.

The Great American Beer Festival (October 11-13th in Denver, Colorado) has been named one of the top 1,000 places to see before you die! Now in its 26th yar, the GABF began with the festival’s founder and Brewers Association‘s president, Charlie Papazian in 1982. There were only 20 brewers at the first festival and a little over 1,000 people. This year …

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Silly Beer Laws by State

Here are just a few tidbits to make you laugh; for a full listing, click here.  In Fairbanks, AK, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to moose. In Colorado, it is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence…It is also illegal 1) for liquor stores to sell food and 2) for food stores to sell alcohol with an …

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