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When you think of ice cream you think Ben & Jerry’s. Now you can also think beer as they’ve partnered with New Belgium to create “Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale” with 6.3% ABV. It’s described as being packed with “chocolaty, salted-caramel, vanilla goodness”.

Sales will benefit Protect Our Winters and you can look for it to arrive sometime this fall. Fingers crossed they turn Chunky Monkey into a beer next.

(via Cool Material)

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You’ll never have to drink a boring, flavorless brew again with these beer enhancing sachets. Think of it like a tea bag for adding flavor to your beer. It’s a simple idea that’s not dissimilar to “teas” that brewers might make to test different ingredients.

Hop Theory’s first concoction of orange peel, coriander, and cascade hops is called Relativity. The team is currently testing the market and raising funds on their Kickstarter, and it seems as though they will surpass their goal in no time.

For a pledge of $25 you’ll receive two twelve-sachet pouches of Relativity, which can be reused. Hop Theory says:

“A single sachet transfuses up to four beers, so there is no need to open a new sachet after your first pint.  In fact, after the sachet becomes saturated, the transfuse time drops tremendously (from 3 minutes to 30 seconds). If you’re feeling conservative, you can even store your used sachet in the fridge for later use.”

Check out the video after the break for more info.

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Here’s how every Star Trek fan should enjoy their drinks. Each glass holds 12 ounces and features a pixelated version of either Bones, Kirk, Spock, and a Gorn. Sold as a set of four.

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Most sports bars aren’t really the kind of place where geeks feel at home, so Melissa Garza came up with the idea for Dungeons and Drafts. It’s a bar just for geeks in Fort Collins, Colorado. Not surprisingly, their kickstarter fully funded in under seven hours.

The bar will look the part with styling like a medieval tavern and the drinks will be themed. You’ll be able to sip Thyme Lord, Grain for Ore, and Study in Pink in addition to over 30 beers, meads, and ciders.

Check out the project video after the break.

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If you owned this Beer Engine bike by the Hogs Back Brewery, you could take the pub with you wherever you go. The motorcycle was commissioned by the Surrey, UK-based brewery for a Discovery Channel competition, and it features an onboard bar and a sidecar that’s was made from an actual beer barrel.

Safe? No. Awesome? Yes.

Unfortunately, the bike was disqualified from the competition (apparently the sidecar was the issue), but the brewery still displays the bike proudly.

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Kirin Ichiban wanted to draw attention to their beer brand so, naturally, they made a music video with a beer-bottle orchestra and sushi chefs. I don’t know what I’m more excited about: the sushi, the calliope-style music, or the sexy brew-blowing gents.

And this isn’t any group of bottle-whistling musicians. The Bottle Boys have quite the repertoire of music videos all using their finely tuned assorted ales. Using empty Kirin Ichiban bottles, the Danish hunks created a delicious video accompanied by the sounds of sushi chefs and salmon rolls.

It’s music to my tummy. Check out the video after the jump.

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(The Chive)

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Ninkasi Brewing Company is releasing a new beer called “Ground Control” that was made with yeast that has traveled to space. The company sent its first batch into the black last July, but it went missing on its way back to Earth.

The second batch made it with six vials completing the trip in October. The beer will be available beginning on April 13th in limited edition 22-ounce bottles. According to Ninkasi Brewing Company:

Ground Control boldly combines local and out-of-this-world ingredients. This rich, complex Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back. Mankind will enjoy the sweet finesse of this beer that only fares better with time.

Style: Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs, and Ale Yeast Sent Into Space
Available: April 13, 2015
ABV: 10.0%
IBU: 80
OG: 1100
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated
Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet
Packaging: 22oz. Bottles

Look for Ground Control in Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, British Columbia, and select retailers across the country.

(via Popular Science)

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Okay, drinking is fun no matter which glass you use, but it will be downright mathematical with this Adventure Time fluted glass.

Pre-order now for delivery in May 2015.

Product Page ($8.99 via GeekAlerts)

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Well, why not? Don’t people drink out of goblets? Is this not a goblet? Isn’t it a cup given to people when they win something? It seems to me that, if you’re going to all the trouble to win a trophy like this, the next logical step is to celebrate your win by drinking out of it, right?

I know, I know. Drinking beer out of it isn’t classy.

Try wine.

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