This beer dispenser literally fills your pint from the bottom up

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Monday 17 February 2014

Blame it on the Bottoms Up draft beer dispenser that literally fills pints of the good stuff straight from the bottom. Made at a facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, these metal beauties range from $1,300 for a one-nozzle dispenser to $1,950 for a four-nozzle dispenser. The latter even holds a world record for dispensing 62 pints […]

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Drinking cold, black Stout makes you bitter: scientists

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 4 February 2014

So there: drinking all that black stuff apparently makes you a cold, unforgiving, bitter person. A study conducted by researchers from City University of New York and published in Psychological Science, linked taste perception to moral judgments. Which, as Daily Mail noted, suggested that drinks like stout ‘should be drunk carefully among friends’. Oh, to […]

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Move to North Carolina, get a college degree in beer

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 11 January 2014

Beer is big, and we don’t just mean that alliteratively. With craft beer seeing increasing demand in the United States, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Community College has been planning to offer a degree in beer since last July. The course is not yet updated on the official website, but it is slated to equip students […]

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Tin Man Brewing Co: based out of Evansville, Indiana

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By Kevin Titzer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 28 November 2013

>Who doesn’t like robots and craft beer? Well you can get your fill of both at the Tin Man Brewing Co. in Evansville, Indiana. The overall look and graphics of the brewery are pretty wonderful as well. Those great designs sprang from the good people at Melodic Virtue. Another standout for Tin Man is they utilize the […]

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James Squire Rogue Tales stories: A journey through the former USSR

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By Chad Bennett in Cool Travel on Wednesday 20 November 2013

It might have been the arid 35-degree heat, the wooden ‘beds’ that we were facing another night of sleep on, or the fact that the day’s drinking had inadvertently began at 8am earlier in the day after crawling off the aforementioned bed to find some water.

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James Squire Rogue Tales stories: conquering Manila’s notorious EDSA highway

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 15 November 2013

EDSA is a 15 mile stretch of highway that serves as the main thoroughfare of Metro Manila – a mega metropolis home to 11.8 million people. If you’ve heard of hellish stories about Philippine traffic, the usual suspect would be EDSA. Dan Brown once called Manila as The Gates of Hell. He must have referred to our favourite highway.

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Drink this: snake venom, the world’s strongest beer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 2 November 2013

Scottish brewery, Brewmeister, just created the world’s strongest beer, Snake Venom. It has dethroned Armageddon with an insane 67% ABV. The brew consists of smoked peat malt, and a combination of Champagne yeast and ale yeast. To give you an idea of how potent this monster is, vodka, whiskey, and tequila, all usually have around 40% ABV. In layman’s terms, that’s you throwing up your guts sooner than expected.

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Make a good brew at home: And we mean beer, not coffee

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Finally, here’s a godsend of an appliance that makes brewing good beer easy. The PicoBrew Zymatic is this machine that promises ‘automatic all-grain beer brewing for the home’, and it does really sound quite simple: craft or borrow a recipe, fill a keg with water, load the grains, load hops into each adjunct compartment, load […]

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It came from outer space: Beer with moon dust

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Yes, Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery has released its newest small-batch Celest-jewel ale, which is beer brewed with moondust. A company that makes NASA’s space suits supplied the out-of-this-world ingredient, and the brew, at 5% ABV and 25 IBUs, made its exclusive appearance at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Beach brewpub to mark the night of the harvest […]

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Get drunk without drinking: Your guts might be making beer right now

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 2 October 2013

We wish making beer straight from our guts was a sign of evolution and that we are all turning into super beings who produce what we consume — but no, auto-brewery syndrome (or gut fermentation syndrome) is really a health ailment. Barabara Cordell, the dean of nursing at Carthage’s Panola College, and Lubbock-based gastroenterologist Justin […]

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What coffee vs beer does to your brains

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 28 September 2013

US-based Japanese blogger Ryoko Iwata, who read an article by fellow blogger Mikael Cho about how coffee and beer affects brains, was inspired enough to create this infographic for the rest of us who are too lazy to read the whole damn thing. Fun fact: caffeine helps with focus while alcohol helps you get these ‘aha’ moments.

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Hello Kitty launches Banana Beer for women

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 26 September 2013

It’s hard to avoid Hello Kitty these days (toy stores, bookstores, grocery stores–she’s everywhere!) and soon when you visit your local bar in China or Taiwan, you’ll be greeted with that super sweet feline’s smile – on a beer can! Hello Kitty marketers say these new fruit-flavored beers (banana, peach, lemon-lime, passion fruit) are targeted towards women, with each can containing just 2.5% alcohol content (half of a Budweiser).

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Birra Spalmabile: spreadable beer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 6 September 2013

Guzzle that beer no more: Birra Spalmabile is all about spreading on the beer. Quite literally. Never thought you’d see the day, right? Birra Spalmabile is an actual beer-infused spread that comes in both dark ale and blond ale varieties. Each jar of this deliciousness contains 40% beer and can be used for garnishing tarts […]

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PubCakes: Cupcakes made from craft beer

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 15 August 2013

Craft beer. Cupcakes. We never thought we’d find any food that could contain both in this lifetime, but we were wrong. San Diego native and founder of PubCakes, Misty Birchall, has launched a Kickstarter appeal to cover the costs of shipping her boozy cake mix. The stretch goal is the dairy-free Coffee Stout Chocolate Sauce, […]

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This house is made of 50,000 beer cans

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Friday 2 August 2013

In 1968, the late John Milkovisch started using the old beer cans he saved from his afternoon drinking sessions with his wife to make the shiny metallic exterior of the Beer Can House located in Houston, Texas. He ended up using 50,000 beer cans. What can we say? He sure drank a lot.

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