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Nothing tastes better than a frosted glass of beer when the weather gets hot, and now you can get that frosted glass in less than ten seconds with a comically overpriced and unnecessary machine. From the product page:

The unit connects to a CO2 tank or cylinder (not included) and its spout emits a frosty cloud that converts a typical, room temperature beer glass into an ice-cold mug in seconds. The unit’s wide spout allows the CO2 to completely cover a rocks glass for a margarita or a beer stein. The froster mounts to a bar or countertop with the included clamp (requires a minimum 2″ overhang) and takes up as little counter space as a coffee maker. A blue LED light casts a festive glow onto the glass as it is frosted. Includes three AA batteries that power the light.

Frosted glasses and a festive glow? It doesn’t get much better than, that people. Of course, you may want to stick with the freezer given the $400 price tag for the unit, $20 for the CO2 tank and $5 for refills.

Product Page ($399.95 7Gadgets via Gizmodo)

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So, ask yourself: What’s the most popular beer in your hometown? Do you think you know the answer for sure?

Well, now you can double-check with this new map that highlights where regional beers are the most popular in the U.S. You might be a bit surprised by what you find out. For instance, did you know that people still drink Olympia beer? I had no clue!

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The time for beer is approaching. Very, very soon.

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This wonderful anime short-film called Last Orders was made back in the 1990s as a commercial for Murphy’s Irish Stout. It aired only in the UK and was the result of a British ad agency asking anime studio Production I.G to produce the film. They’re the studio behind Ghost in the Shell and Patlabor and the agency hoped that by having them create the ad, they’d be able to take advantage of the popularity of Japanese anime.

The resulting short-film is fantastic, and when you see the roster of names behind it, that’s no surprise. It was directed by Blood: The Last Vampire‘s Hiroyuki Kitakubo with animation and character design by Kazuchika Kise of Ghost in the Shell, Blood, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Hiromasa Ogura of Ghost in the Shell and FLCL taking charge of art direction.

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Time travel is complicated. It involves all sorts of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff that’s a little tough to understand. But do you know what isn’t complicated? Beer. And with this trusty TARDIS bottle opener, you can make popping open a bottle of your favorite brew as easy as flipping on your favorite episode of Doctor Who. The TARDIS opener is available for pre-order below, or if you feel like adding a more murderous, exterminate-y vibe to your brew, you can pre-order the Dalek bottle opener too.

Product Page: (£13.99 or $23.28 via Geekalerts)

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This little Dalek bottle opener has no intention of taking over the world. He just wants to help you exterminate beer down your throat. Preorder now for delivery at the end of July.

Product Page (£13.99 or $23.24 via Geek Alerts)

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If you love to barbecue, but have a concern about the dangers of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH can develop on meats grilled at high temperature and have been linked to cancer in lab animals), you may just need to add a little beer into the mix.

A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry recently looked at The Effect of Beer Marinades on Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Charcoal-Grilled Pork and found that marinating the meats in beer before you grill them leads to a decrease in PAH.

They marinated pork in a Pilsner (both regular and non-alcoholic) and a black beer, then grilled them up. The Pilsner showed a 12% decrease in PAH, the non alcoholic Pilsner a decrease of 25% and the black beer lowered them by 53%.

Guinness marinated pork chops, anyone?

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A new Star Trek-themed dunkelweizen (or dark wheat) beer called Klingon Warnog is set to beam down to stores near you. It will be the first Star Trek beer to be available commercially here in the States.

It’s brewed by Indiana-based Tin Man Brewery for the Federation of Beer–the Federation was also behind the Vulcan Ale, which came out last year.

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Riding a bike to work is easy on the wallet and it’s great for the environment. But what if you want to go on a beer run? As any hipster can tell you, it’s tough balancing a keg on your handlebars. But fear not, my beer-swilling friends, for Meriwether Montana has developed a nifty growler carrier that can fit on a bike. The carriers are made from vegetable tanned leather and they’re designed to either fit on a bike’s seat post or snap onto the hooks under the seat. Just remember, no cycling and drinking, kids.

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If you like Magic: The Gathering, we may have just found the coolest place to play on the planet.

Mint Shibuya advertises itself as a sports and card game bar. As an offshoot of Mint Collectibles, Mint Shibuya is definitely a step up from playing in your game room or at the local shop down the street.

They offer leather chairs, special tables with cubbies for your stuff underneath, a bar with a premium selection of alcohol and even food.

How cool is it that you can buy your cards, grab a beer and play a game with friends? That’s my kind of Saturday night.

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