Beer drinkers sober up to the idea of having beer for breakfast with this creamy spread

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Monday 13 October 2014

Launched as the world’s first spreadable beer, Birra Spalmabile is made of 40 per cent beer and comes in two flavors – one light and delicate from its blonde ale content, and the other with an intense aroma and stronger taste from its dark ale content. The result of a collaboration between Italian chocolatier Pietro […]

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Partygoers sleep in huge beer cans at Denmark’s annual Skanderborg Music Festival

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Every August, Denmark puts on an incredible music fest called the Skanderborg Music Festival. This year the festival boasted performers such as Skrillex, 50 Cent and Bastille in the line up. But that’s not the only cool thing about this festival. For the truly die-hand fans, the festival’s favourite beer, Royal Unibrew, offers giant beer can accommodation on-site.

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Barker’s Brew: a beer for man’s best friend has finally arrived!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 31 July 2014

Barker’s Brew is a new non-alcoholic beer made especially for dogs. It comes just as beautifully packaged as any edible product fit for human consumption, just in case doggie feels discriminated against. Available in two awesome flavors (chicken and beef), the doggie beer is also infused with Vitamin E because we know dogs look so […]

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Guys, want to sneak your own booze anywhere? The Beer Belly is your answer

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 29 May 2014

How marvelous: some smartass out there decided to take the idea of the infamous beer belly back full circle by designing an actual wearable beer belly for secretly storing up to 80 oz of your preferred beverage around your waist. Meant to be worn under clothing, you’d either look like a guy with a beer […]

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This beer dispenser literally fills your pint from the bottom up

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Chad Bennett Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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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