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Last call

Michael Jackson the Beer Hunter (not the other one) passed away this morning. Beer fans remember the man and his impact on the world of beer. Among other things, he is responsible for establishing the definition of worldwide beer styles. He is also credited with reviving the Belgian beer industry and inspiring the U.S. microbrewing renaissance. I'll raise a glass of ale to him tonight because he was a friend and inspiration.
posted by sixpack on Aug 30, 2007 - 80 comments

Mmmm, beeeer: ratebeer.com

Mmmm, beeeer: ratebeer.com The World's Worst Beers, Best Beers - 2007, find the top beers by category or region. Emphasis on craft brews. (See also the previously mentioned BeerAdvocate.com) Happy Friday, everyone!
posted by spock on Aug 17, 2007 - 91 comments

Oh my God, I just felt it ferment!

The Bender Brewer Project. Inspired by an episode of Futurama in which boozy robot Bender is used to brew beer, Star Wars ASCII animator Simon Janson decided to build his own Bender to use to brew his own beer. Among the many careful details that went into this project was to actually build the robot's brain out of a 6502 processor, as specified in the show, and to build a remote detonator to operate his brain.
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 12, 2007 - 24 comments

In praise of Budweiser

In praise of Budweiser, in which Daniel Davies defends Budweiser, claiming that it is in the right in it's copyright fight with the Czech brewer Budvar and that the rice in Bud is not a modern cost cutting development but is an essential ingredient in brewing an American pilsner. Worth reading whatever your view on Budweiser is for the brutal attack on the Welsh town of Wrexham in the footnotes.
posted by afu on May 12, 2007 - 132 comments

It's not just a beverage.

32 things you can do with beer. (Besides drink it.)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on Apr 20, 2007 - 25 comments

Look at This and Drink This

Bud BlueBlew It With a typically punny Hollywood Reporter headline, the news is out that Anheuser-Busch's new video site with Original Content (launched during the Super Bowl, naturally) is not nearly as popular as expected. The promoters blame the registration/age-verification requirement for discouraging users (noted here earlier today), but 21 State Attorneys General say it's not discouraging enough. But is the content any good? Here are a couple reviews.
No, I didn't link or even mention the site's obvious address. I don't want anybody to think I actually encourage stuff like this ;)
posted by wendell on Mar 18, 2007 - 23 comments

It's good for you.

What is the air-speed velocity of the unladen golden plover? My goodness, my Guinness! Happy St. Patrick's Day, Metafilter.
posted by Miko on Mar 16, 2007 - 25 comments

Beer! Now! Fire!

The Beer Launcher. From the starry eyed minds of the students of Duke University comes the next great innovation in humankind's continued struggle to stay sedentary.
posted by parmanparman on Feb 26, 2007 - 69 comments

Like Mr. Rogers without the hipness.

Cool Stuff Being Made: Each week the National Association of Manufacturers posts a new, generally-lengthy video of something being made.
posted by Captaintripps on Jan 23, 2007 - 18 comments

Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?

Rolling Rock is sorry for their offensive new ad. Never mind that no one was complaining about the ad because they never aired it-- they are spending millions on radio, web and print media to let you a) see the ad b) understand how terrible it is and c) know how very, very sorry they are to have made it. The recently bought out Rolling Rock brand is hoping this manufactured controversy will somehow convince people to drink their beer.
posted by justkevin on Dec 1, 2006 - 110 comments

Chief Beer Officer

The best job in the world... Jebus let it be true!
posted by xmattxfx on Nov 22, 2006 - 25 comments

I think it was that last beer

On a less serious note, 12 signs you drank too much. (May be NSFW--some partial male nudity)
posted by Turtles all the way down on Nov 5, 2006 - 45 comments

Old Glass Bottles, or YAMO (Yet Another Magnificant Obsession)

Historic Glass Bottles. Bill Lindsey of the BLM created a tremendous resource to assist you in identifying and dating most utilitarian glass bottles and jars produced in the United States and Canada between the early 1800s and 1950s. Check out information on glassmaking, bottle dating, and bottle types. Of particular interest to me are the pages on liquor, wine, and beer bottles.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Oct 7, 2006 - 14 comments

You are thirsty. You want a beverage and you want it cheap.

MappyHour is a Google Maps and happy-hour mashup. It includes mostly US cities, with decent Australian representation ... plus Paris, France and Windsor, Ontario. Sorry, direct city links don't seem to work.
posted by mrgrimm on Oct 3, 2006 - 21 comments

Drip drip drop

Stains on paper.
posted by dead_ on Sep 14, 2006 - 15 comments

A flash beer ad.

A flash beer ad. Not great beer, but a very flash and dancing ad. (Previously featured, presumably by the same agency.)
posted by wilful on Sep 14, 2006 - 16 comments

Possibly the most important site on the internet...

Never have a bottle opener around when you need one? Not a problem, as 1000 Arten ein Bier zu öffnen demonstrates how to open beer bottles with a thousand different improvised bottle openers. Today's opener: a giant tortoise. Text in German, but the photos are universal.
posted by ewagoner on Jun 22, 2006 - 52 comments

beer in history

The always interesting sidenote of beer in ancient history
posted by cdcello on Jun 9, 2006 - 6 comments

Now that's a cool camera.

Ice pictures. Not pictures of ice, rather pictures taken with a lens made out of ice. Alternatively you could use the bottom of a beer bottle
posted by Mitheral on May 29, 2006 - 22 comments

Premier Ralph Klein has asked revellers to show restraint

Gentlemen, start yer cliches: Thirsty hockey fans drinking Canadian city dry of beer
posted by docgonzo on May 23, 2006 - 38 comments

Stylin' with Beer!

"How to Save a Beer Style" by Michael Jackson (no, not that Michael Jackson). It seems that there are one or two, including the 10 Easiest to brew yourself. There are several styles of Belgian beers alone. In the U.S. we can thank Alan Cranston and Jimmy Carter for decriminalizing homebrewing in 1978. For those requiring an education there's Beer 101. Cheers!
posted by spock on Mar 23, 2006 - 18 comments

Monks and Beer

Trappist Ale. (warning, music on first link.) The six Belgian breweries Achel (little English), Chimay, Orval, Rochefort (unofficial site), Westmalle (no English), and Westvleteren, along with the Dutch brewery De Konigshoeven/La Trappe (first is English link to monastery, second is non-English brewery site.) are the only recognized producers of Trappist beers, although the latter was only recently granted the appellation after several years without it. Ranging from the relatively commercial and large-scale operations of Chimay and La Trappe to the other extreme of Westvleteren, who want to live quietly and don't want their beer distributed, these beers are considered some of the best in the world.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Mar 4, 2006 - 38 comments

How to decode beer freshness dates

Beer freshness dates decoded [more inside]
posted by rxrfrx on Jan 28, 2006 - 17 comments

Basic Brewing Radio

Basic Brewing Radio : Good info and podcasts that are done pretty well. (22 shows already "in the can"). If you are looking for a good online book: How to Brew by John Palmer. Homebrewers, feel free to share your favorite sites and resources.
posted by spock on Dec 14, 2005 - 20 comments

I'm not fat, that's my beer belly

The Beerbelly A removable spare tire that serves a stealth beverage.
posted by ColdChef on Dec 1, 2005 - 22 comments

Fish in your beer (Isinglass)

Serious vegetarians know to keep on the lookout for isinglass and other animal products in their beer. Isinglass is a fish-derived additive that's primarily used to help speed up the clarification of cask-conditioned ales, although some beer-makers will use it to reclaim batches that didn't filter properly. You can help keep your diet swimbladder-free with this awesome list.
posted by Plutor on Nov 30, 2005 - 86 comments

Yet another reason to move to Canada

The Beer Hunter I was jealous when New York got subway stations marked on Google Maps, but this more than makes up for it.
posted by DrJohnEvans on Nov 15, 2005 - 40 comments

I like my beer warm, thank you.

ChiliBeer: [flash] Capsaicin has many, many medical uses and a few not so medical ones. Alchohol and capsaicin have been shown to help with heart disease, maybe they are just trying create a heart disease tonic? The good news is there are no interactions with cocaine.
posted by bigmusic on Nov 14, 2005 - 20 comments

Auzzie Beer Ad

Nice Beer Ad from Down Under a 1000 Auzzies in gowns crossing over the sheep strewn plains of Australia. Ahh..foreign ads..perhaps this indeed the next form of cultural worms? I can see those soulless bastards on Madison Ave.."Yes..lets push hard on the foreign angle and prey/pray some poor sod on MeFi picks it up..we'll be rich I tell ya RICH!!!" Forgive me MeFiers.
posted by Mr Bluesky on Nov 3, 2005 - 23 comments

Flap your wings and fly to Daddy...

noitulovE - Rewind the rhythm of life, find the purpose of evolution?
First link direct to Quicktime, second to lyrics, third to lauding press release
posted by nelleish on Oct 24, 2005 - 18 comments

Betwixt the legs dregs?

OPB: The mother of all beers. Says artist Toi Sennhauser, "By adding a trace amount of my vaginal yeast to regular brewer's yeast, my 'Original Pussy Beer' pays homage to beer's ancient creators from 'the cradle of civilization.'" [more inside (heh)]
posted by fatllama on Oct 20, 2005 - 133 comments

Ted Allen talks

Ted Allen interview! The food and wine expert on Queer Eye has a new cookbook out, and he talks to Slashfood about...well, everything: favorite foods, music, books, beer, birds, and other things.
posted by braun_richard on Oct 20, 2005 - 15 comments

Six Drinks that Changed the World

Six Drinks that Changed the World. Beer, Wine, Coffee . . . Their impact upon the history of the World. via GeekPress
posted by caddis on Oct 9, 2005 - 50 comments

A Better World, One Beer at a Time

Pouring a Perfect Pint Faster
Foam does not taste good, foamy beer is bad beer. The TurboTap makes pouring a perfect beer easy and fast by using fluid mechanics even if it does look a little like an unclipped you-know-what. And its not just faster, it saves beer and makes for better profit margins. See it in action (QT video at PopSci site, more on TurboTap's site) and prepare to be impressed.
posted by fenriq on Sep 13, 2005 - 50 comments

Pepsi Green

Cool Heinken ad features amazing (cgi?) dancework, catchy jingle, quicktime direct download link.
posted by jonson on Jul 28, 2005 - 31 comments

Party wooooo science woooooo

In science's longstanding tradition of stating the obvious, Dartmouth has just released a study on drinking culture that confirms everything you already knew. I'm so keeping a copy of this and giving it to my brother when he goes to college so he can show the RA. WOOOOO!
posted by saysthis on Jul 26, 2005 - 20 comments

mr. sarcastic post-title maker

Real Ads of Genius. Horrible "beer", great commercials. Here they are, all the Bud Light Real Men of Genius and Real American Heroes radio spots on one site ready to laugh with on mp3.
posted by tsarfan on Jul 25, 2005 - 18 comments

I'll drink to that...

Free Beer!...but free as in "Open Source Beer", mind you. Students from Copenhagen's IT-University have produced and released a powerful beer recipe under a Creative Commons license. Microbrewers, start your machines...
posted by betobeto on Jul 12, 2005 - 31 comments

Does this make more sense AFTER I drink the Stella?

Got Beer? Which came first, the Stella Artois or the Ostrich? Does this makes sense after I drink a few Stellas?
posted by spicynuts on Jun 30, 2005 - 30 comments

The Guiness Diet Challenge

The Guinness Diet Challenge.
posted by srboisvert on Jun 4, 2005 - 18 comments

brand loyalty or else

Man Claims Firing Over Drinking Wrong Beer He works for one mega-beer brand and, on his own time, partook of a competitor's.
posted by alumshubby on May 18, 2005 - 72 comments

Every Party Should Have One

The Ultimate Beer Bong. "The basic idea, simultaneously tap two beer sources being either a sankey Keg, or a 5-gallon party ball, push it with a replenishing air compressor to either a faucet, or up to a 4-gallon upper holding tank with four hoses leading off into four mouths racing to finish their hose." Something in the deep core of my hindbrain went all tingly when I saw this. They go on: "I have submitted this device as 'The largest Beer funnel in the world' to Guinness World Records, and is currently under review. I am also awaiting a call from the Idaho Alcohol Beverage Control to ascertain this device's legality."
posted by gsb on May 2, 2005 - 23 comments

A Sweet Tart Taste

"It tastes like cough syrup."
posted by isol on Apr 20, 2005 - 53 comments

Best use of beer ever.

Best use of beer ever.
posted by knutmo on Jan 28, 2005 - 48 comments

Now getting it out of your head.

"Glorious Beer!" as sung by Mister Dan W. Quinn, for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York and Paris. (Recording circa 1899 - Realplayer)
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 19, 2005 - 13 comments

Historic Spirits

The real Spirit of 1776. Spurred by a Christmas gift of 18th century-style rye whiskey, I found this fascinating exposition on the history of beer and the history of San Francisco. I've signed up for a tour!
posted by Daddio on Dec 27, 2004 - 15 comments

What would Spuds think?

Moveon ads aren't the only things the networks won't allow, Miller has had beer ads pulled after Anheuser-Busch complained that the ads "went beyond the substantiation and communicated taste superiority and/or preference." So the ads were pulled. Oddly enough, AB is the company consumers demanded stop their current ad campaign.
posted by drezdn on Dec 22, 2004 - 17 comments

Randall the Enamel Animal

Randall the Enamel Animal is an organoleptic hop transducer module. Click on the links, they're about beer!
posted by turbodog on Dec 17, 2004 - 14 comments

Bottoms Up

Tired of waiting for that waitress to fill your pitcher? Technology once again rides to the rescue courtesy of two industrious Cornell students. [warning: lots of nerdy details in link...not safe for technophobes]
posted by rooftop secrets on Dec 3, 2004 - 17 comments

Reassuringly Diabolic

Inferno Cargo, subsidiary of Sable + Shuck. Advertising interests me, but if it doesn't you, this will waste your time.
posted by nthdegx on Sep 28, 2004 - 4 comments

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