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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This robot will gladly pour you a beer

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 17 June 2013

This one robot is out to top all other robots. Not only will he pour you a beer, but the little guy tries to anticipate if you’re about to move your glass so the beer doesn’t end up soaking your jeans. Thanks to the brains at Cornell’s Personal Robotics Lab, the robot has been primed to […]

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Wall-mounted bottle opener opener comes with a magnet catch

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 12 June 2013

How clever is this? Kent Frayn and Joe Walsh from Chicago have designed a handcrafted wall-mounted bottle opener constructed from a solid slab of wood — and it comes with a powerful magnet catch that will snatch up all your fallen bottle caps before they hit the ground. The only fault we can find with […]

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Now you can ask for beer using your flipflops

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Relaxing just got a whole lot easier now that you can ask for a drink just by walking through the sand. Your next beach trip won’t be complete without these custom flipflops. With each step, you leave a subtle message in the sand that says, “follow me, bring beer”. Seriously, what could be better?

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Grab a refreshing virtual pint by Carling

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Thirsty? Grab a free virtual beer from Carling. Play drinking games and down pint after pint without ever getting a nasty hangover. Ok, actually this app just makes you want a beer even more. But here’s the bright side: it sends you beer vouchers so you really can go out for a real beer. Download the […]

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Beer clothes: Leggings, dress and swimsuit

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Friday 19 April 2013

Do you like beer? Do you like beer so much, you’re obsessing? We saw a pretty fine collection of foamy, ale-y beer-print apparel by Black Milk Clothing and thought you should too. Made in Australia and designed by James Lillis, you can choose from the beer leggings, the beer dress or the beer swimsuit — […]

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24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer info graphic

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By Alicia Thompson in New Design on Saturday 6 April 2013

I found this info graphic with some very interesting things about beer, facts that I believe everybody should know. The craziest? The first professional brewers were all women. Amazing, but also pretty awesome.

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Trade in your tie for beer

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 18 March 2013

We’ll admit it, they had us at ‘trade your tie for free beer’. Beer brand Sol recently installed bins around London offering beer to anyone game enough to bin their ties for some spirited relief. We’d buy a tie just to get one of these stubs.

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Carry a six pack on your bicycle

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 8 March 2013

If you’re a fan of cycling everywhere but find riding your bike to parties a little too awkward with all your yummy, malty beer, we may be about to change your life. The Six Pack Bicycle Frame Cinch by Walnut Studio has just been made available in Australia through Cycle Style. Yes, now you can […]

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Exposed! The Beer Belly revealed as a myth

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Thursday 21 February 2013

Believe it or not, studies show that the popular concept of beer causing weight gain is nothing more than a myth. In fact, some have even gone as far as to say that when consumed reasonably and consistently, beer actually has nutritional benefits. It contains antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. And as for the high […]

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Black Blood of the Earth: a month’s worth of caffeine in a 750ml bottle

Mike Brown Reader Find

By Mike Brown in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 19 February 2013

Coffee and Beer meet mad science at Funranium Labs. Here you will find $350 beer steins that are worth every penny, and a groundbreaking product called Black Blood of the Earth, which contains a month’s worth of caffeine in each 750ml bottle. May your beer always stay cold and you never grow tired.

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The Brew Sherpa: a website devoted to vintage beer cans

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By Mike Brown in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 February 2013

The Brew Sherpa is an awesome site we came across a while back. They sell vintage beer cans and will positively be ‘Your guide on the mountains of beer knowledge’, as they say. The Brew Sherpa is a site that will teach you about the best beer on the planet. We promise.

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1970s Heineken ad show Spock boozing, defying reason

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Sad vulcans with droopy ears can rely on booze to get these pointy bits up — point taken, 1970s Heineken ad. Still, happy hour’s not going anywhere near Spock’s pokerface. If that happened, it would be even more illogical.

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Waterline: a favourite bar spot in Hackney

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By Danny Sherwood in Cool Travel on Friday 7 December 2012

My new favourite bar sits by the canal in Hackney. They have great food, lovely staff and some excellent beers from local breweries. The music room features sofas, bean bags and a white baby grand piano. It’s a great place to watch music, and I love playing there.

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Hate beer mugs? This drinking horn is for you

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 15 November 2012

Brooklyn-based David Segall and industrial designer Alex Chatham have launched a Kickstarter fundraiser to bring what they call a ‘superior drinking vessel’ from classical antiquity to modern life: the Das Horn, a stainless steel rimmed drinking horn that holds up to 24 ounces of good brew. Made of BPA-free ABS plastic and shaped like an animal horn — the original drinking horns were bovid horns after all — it even comes with a neck strap so you can free your hands to do other stuff. Classy.

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