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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Chandeliers made of beer bottles

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 8 November 2012

Lads who dig their low-brow lager as well as the finer things in life will love these homely beer bottle chandeliers by Barlite. Here you can choose from their no-frills basic light fixtures, 2 to 4 tier chandeliers, and even 40-bottle pool table lights, all held together by tenacious steel rods hugging beer bottles tight. Just check out that divine light pouring out of these bottles — it’s time to get another beer.

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Drink your Punk Beer at BrewDog, Scotland

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 5 August 2011

Marketed as beer for punks, Scotland-based BrewDog has been conjuring up innovative new hardcore beers since early 2007. And now, you can down their hardcore brews with company at their recently opened series of bars throughout Scotland (of course) launched as a ‘focal point for the craft beer proletariat’.

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12-part detective series printed onto beer bottles

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Friday 26 November 2010

Just Beer, a microbrewery in Wesport, MA has just given you another good reason to pick up a case of beer. Thanks to a zany collaboration between the brewer and an author, your ordinary, after-work brewski has been turned into a 12-part detective series printed right onto your bottle.

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World’s most expensive beer

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 13 November 2010

It’s one thing to sell beer in preserved animal carcasses, but how about selling beer to preserve animals? Well, that’s exactly what Australian Nail Brewing Company is doing with their new limited edition Antarctic Nail Ale. This brewery has teamed up with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they campaign to prevent the illegal hunting of whales in the Antarctic sanctuary.

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I Hardcore You: limited quantity beer

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Thursday 21 October 2010

What do you get when two of Europe’s most rock ‘n roll brewers — Denmark’s Mikkeller and Scotland’s BrewDog — come together in a blended beer fantasy? The answer is a brilliant, hoppy-filled creation lovingly titled, I Hardcore You. A 9.5% Imperial India Pale Ale, I Hardcore You is a ‘hop bomb’. To make it, the already hoppy I Beat yoU from Mikkeller was fused together with BrewDog’s Hardcore IPA, then dry hopped twice and then again, and maybe once or twice more.

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Tuned Pale Ale

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 21 September 2010

Peanut butter and jelly. Ben and Jerry. Beer and music. In the case of some partnerships, the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. And thanks to the Philadelphia-based makers of Tuned Pale Ale, partaking in the time-honored combination of tunes and booze is about to get easier.

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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 5 August 2010

Once upon a time there was a brew house in Colorado that concocted fairytale drafts in bewitching bottles. Known as the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, this craft brewery honors two great German traditions: beer making and folklore. Three German-style beers cleverly embody some of the Grimm Brothers’ famous tales in both flavor and hue, coupled with enchanting labels by The Tenfold Collective.

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Playing dress up with Nelson Beer

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 29 August 2009

Back in April, we told the tale behind the creation of NELSON beer — a collaborative, user-feedback Australian brew. Now, in preparation for Melbourne’s Spring Fashion Week in early September, this same Beta beer has slipped into its most recent attire, designed by Melbourne-based fashion house, Trimäpee.

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