Is this magic or what? Urban Outfitters is now retailing the Beer Belly, a remarkable product you can strap around your waist. Made of neoprene, nylon and polyurethane, the contraption can hold up to 5 pints of beer and comes with a connecting pipe and mouth piece for you so you can sip your merry […]
Henry Weinhard was a particularly industrious character. In 1887, he tried to fill a fountain with beer. Can you imagine what a hero he would be if that happened today? Well, wonder no more. Fortunately for us all, Weinhard had even bigger plans for the beer he dedicated his life to, and in 2012, a […]
The Economist recently ran a pretty fascinating chart showing just how many minutes of labour are needed to earn a pint of beer. The world median, apparently, is 20 minutes. In India, low wages and high taxes mean that beer-guzzlers have to work the hardest (it takes nearly an hour of toil) while their counterparts […]
Boneyard Brewing combines resourcefulness with a knack for crafting beers with serious flavor. Located in Bend, Oregon, this group of brewers collects old broken down brewing equipment from the “boneyards” of established breweries in the region, mixing and matching equipment to create their own brewing facility. These brewers literally turn junk into gold, delicious golden […]
Release the beer recipe! That’s the word on the lips of home brewers around the US who are eager to get their hands on President Obama’s White House Honey Ale recipe. Meanwhile, over in New Zealand, one company is ahead of the curve. Enter Yeastie Boys.
Nestled behind the whimsy of 50’s-chic pastry shop, Jane’s Sweet Buns on St. Marks pl in New York, the good people of Death + Co and Cienfuegos opened up a hidden speakeasy beer bar, Proletariat. Jane’s Sweet Buns recently closed, and after slowly gaining clientele for three months, Proletariat expanded and came out from hiding. This place is my new heaven. They only serve beer: rare, new and unique beers from all over the world that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere.
This is the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of glasses. All right, maybe it’s more like Hyde and Hyde. Spirited guzzlers can now get a pint of their favourite brew in the 16-oz tall glass – and do a bottoms up to pour yourself a 2-oz shot next on the other side. Made of mouth blown laboratory grade borosilicate glass.
If you love vintage (and I know I do), then you’ll love the most recent collaboration between actor Adrian Grenier and former Nike designer Justin Hawkins: the flat-top steel beer can. Never heard of it? Chances are, if you’re under 50, it’s probably a beer experience you’ve never had. Since the mid-1970s, the flat top can has been nothing more than a distant memory. Until now, that is.
Canada’s Muskoka Brewery is putting a new spin on the pop-up trend with a funky craft beer and culinary collision. Known as Hidden Kitchen, this monthly six-course dinner pairs some of Ontario’s favourite craft beer with seriously imaginative food.
Coffee and doughnuts is a classic combination. But beer and doughnuts may take some adjusting to, until you realize that it is probably what you’ve always been dreaming of. And so Rogue Ales of Oregon teamed up with our favourite off-the-wall doughnut vendors in what can only be described as ‘a collision of crazies’ to create a beer that encapsulates North America: Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.
Art and beer are like chocolate and peanut butter: two good things that are best when paired together. Keith Shore, a talented artist, figured out a way to combine these two when he signed on as the designer for Danish super-brewer, Mikkeller. Now his stylish labels, t-shirts and posters are as much a part of the brewery’s […]
I’m loving this Santa Cruz Primo Shark ride. It’s part of Santa Cruz’s beer-inspired range, modeling their decks on a number of beers from around the world: in this case, Hawaaii’s Primo. They’re all fitted with a bottle opener on the underside, too, and I can tell you, I’ve been popping more bottles than air […]
It’s beer-themed gift cards made from the leftover barley from a microbrewery. A gift to guzzlers everywhere, and even available to breweries with their own logo, these cards are by Twisted Limb, purveyor of many other awesome recycled paper products. Let the spirits flow!
The Free House is a pub set in a retro-fitted church in Nelson, New Zealand, an exploration of the art of beer that is unshackled from big brewery mass produced fizz that we so often have to endure. Disciples have enjoyed more than 250 different craft beers since the crusade to set beers free was embarked upon in 2009 by Eelco Boswijk and Mic Dover.