...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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Register to vote and you can get free beer!
What better way to reach that vast pool of unregistered twenty-one year-olds than offering them something they actually want? Brought to you by the Democrats, of course. But not without some controversy (from health experts, not Republicans), even though they only get two 2-ounce glasses.
Any other examples of inventive voter registration drives out there?
posted by tommasz
on Jun 18, 2004 -
These are the first words Charles Bukowski
speaks in John Dullaghan'
about the poet
, famous for his writing
and infamous for his drinking
. The audience member might respond, "To hear your story, Hank
, that's what I want."
The movie opens
with friends (Sean Penn, Harry Dean Stanton, Bono) and colleagues and lovers and fans recounting the myth
; theirs are stories of blades pulled on the maitre d' of the swanky Polo Lounge
in Beverly Hills, of dangling dicks revealed in public, of a drunk
who'd just as soon crack his bottle over your head than share its contents. (more inside)
posted by matteo
on May 28, 2004 -
The Spirits Of The Times: Whatever's Next?
In an unstable marketplace, good old spirits have been undergoing an extraordinary renaissance since 1988, with 2003 the best year yet. And growing. With summer over and thoughts turning
to the more warming libations, I wonder what the next big drinking craze will be. My bets are on the wonderful, underrated fruit brandies
, distilled directly from fruit juices with nothing else added: kirsch
. Mmmm... The best eaux-de-vie
, in my experience, are those from G. E. Massenez
and above all (though they're quite expensive and alcoholic) from the Swiss Paul Morand
distillery. (Flash req.
) An ice-cold Williamine
, served in a shot glass surrounded by an old-fashioned tumbler full of shaved ice: oh what bliss on an autumn night, after a late dinner with old friends!
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 27, 2003 -
Something to think about while you plan your weekend . . . Mmmmmm, Canadian beer: Sleeman
- Annoying Flash site, great music. Labatt
- annoying pop up ad with a fantastic idea. Molson
- another annoying pop-up, but it's The Stone's! Click on Don Cherry for some fashion. And who can forget about The Rant
? Then there's the mother of beer sites, Beer.com
, featuring beer
. Admit it, nothing compares to beer, especially Canadian beer.
posted by ashbury
on Jun 27, 2003 -
Back when beer was good.
"The stubby beer bottle was used by the Canadian breweries between 1961 and 1986, replacing the old long neck beer bottle. The stubby was a very sturdy bottle and could be refilled numerous times.
In 1983 Carling O'Keefe Breweries began bottling Miller in a US style private mould bottle and soon after the other breweries also switched over to their own private mould bottles. Most of these bottles were then discontinued after a few years because of the cost and replaced with a common long neck beer bottle, but the stubby was abandoned."
posted by monkeymike
on Jun 26, 2003 -
From crematorium scandals
to pimp suits
and Ben Curtis
in between, the Chattanooga area has it all. Enter our latest wonder: Beer for the Homeless.com
. Created by a local Talk Radio DJ or two, the site is a serious attempt (ok, it's kinda tongue-in-cheek) to stop homeless citizens from hassling people for beer money. Well, they made their first delivery last week and have some photos and quote from their "clients".
posted by mkelley
on May 23, 2003 -
Guinness is Good for You:
Find the poster of your birth year; of the year you had your first glass of Guinness; of the year you swore off the stuff. Try to find a way to link to one of them. Despair. Pour another pint. It's all good. [Flash req. "Argentina 1952" works for the login.
posted by Carlos Quevedo
on May 5, 2003 -
The Bass Museum of Beer.
The history of the
, Findon, West Sussex.
A guide to historic pub
, from the Campaign for Real Ale.
Pub names for
, an amusing pastime. An online guide to pub games
. Flash versions
of pub games.
Unusual pub names of
The history of
An interactive map of pubs and clubs
of Oxford. Venus and Adonis
at the White
Hart Inn, St. Albans (you may disagree with the scholarship, but the images are nice).
The Star Inn
, Bath, an historic pub.
A virtual pub crawl of Hull.
A virtual pub crawl of Shrewsbury
The Bird and Baby
, favoured by
Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. (More on
The Crooked House
in the West Midlands (more here
via the Strangest Pubs in Britain
). The World Marbles Championship
takes place every year at a pub in Sussex.
posted by plep
on Apr 11, 2003 -
Takes the phrase "Get a Life" to a new level.
Those masterminds of marketing, those night rocking, day partying satanic minions, KISS, have achieved the ultimate score in product merchandising. That's right, it's your very own KISS coffin, and while you might think "What's the point?", keep in mind that before you shuffle off this mortal coil, it doubles as a beer cooler.
posted by jeremias
on Feb 20, 2003 -
Election results got you down? Feel like drowning your sorrows, but don't have much to spend? If you're in Athens, GA, you can use the beerometer
, thoughtfully provided by the local mainstream newspaper, to get the most beer for your buck.
posted by ewagoner
on Nov 6, 2002 -
Does Beer Really Equal Democracy Equal The U.S.A? Max Rudin's
somewhat wild assumptions only make this article of his more interesting. But is it true that beer in North America overtakes all the usual class, status and income boundaries? If so, it certainly sets it apart from Europe, where all the old preconceptions and habits still prevail and (at least in the Southwest) a glass of wine is always cheaper than a beer. So I guess the question here is: just how political
can beer be? [As a chaser, the British expert Michael Jackson's list of the ten great beers of America seems authoritative and tempting, if a tad disloyal to the cask-conditioned real, live ales of England and Scotland...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jul 15, 2002 -
"Do you like beer?"
... "Do I ever!" The good folks at Molecular Expressions have taken photomicrographs (photographs taken through an optical microscope) of your favorite beers. Next time I take a sip of Bass
I'll know that science is hard at work making this a better world to live in. (via TechTV
posted by Bag Man
on Jul 6, 2002 -
The War over Red Star Records...
Around since 1977, Red Star Records has released albums by Suicide and the Real Kids along with Richard Hell and the New York Dolls. Now, Heineken has formed its own Red Star Records and is trying to trademark the name, which, if successful would give the beer company more legal right to the name than the original label. Who's going to win this trademark battle? [link via rockbites]
posted by drezdn
on Apr 25, 2002 -