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The Bev Tie—only the fanciest bros need apply.

The tie is essentially a giant, wearable koozie. In addition, the Bev Tie features a neck strap with a velcro enclosure, eliminating the need to store windsor knots in a knowledge bank that’s already been decimated by alcohol. Check out an additional pic below. [click to continue…]

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If you think an entire vacation should be built around your love of beer, SoCal brewer Stone Brewing is about to make your dream come true.

The company is planning to open Stone Hotel in Escondido, California, right across the street from its massive brewery-restaurant complex. The establishment will reportedly allow guests to “delight in a craft beer experience complete from the moment of arrival” – beginning with a driveway design inspired by beer flowing from a tap.

Upon checking-in, guests will receive free beer and a choice of three hotel bars offering “an incredibly wide array” of beers, including rare and limited offerings. In-room growler delivery and a “unique culinary experience” are also promised, although additional details have not yet been released.

The hotel, which also includes a rooftop pool and garden, walking trails, and an acre of outdoor event space, is currently slated to open in 2018.

(via Eater)

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Woah…WOAH! Hold up there. Only authorized personnel are allowed to operate this highly advanced “Beverage Containment System” (BCS). There’s all kinds of secret technology built into this thing, so it requires a high-level security clearance. I mean, the Starfleet insignia is in gold holographic print. Do you even know what it is capable of? DO YOU? Just prey you never find out.

‘Star Trek’ Beverage Containment System ($14.99)

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A Chicago-based company is hoping to bring an end to traditional coasters with a new device that actually allows glasses to levitate above a surface.

The aptly-named “Levitating Cup” utilizes a base with an electromagnet. In the image above, the base has been installed under the table so that you can float your drink directly on the surface. Check out the demo video below for more info. [click to continue…]

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Rhode Island-based brewery Narragansett recently announced the release of a new beer in their H.P. Lovecraft-inspired series: the White Ship White IPA.

Each beer included in the series is inspired by a different Lovecraft story and, as the name implies, the newest ale is an homage to Lovecraft’s The White Ship.

Here’s what Narragansett Beer has to say about the brew: [click to continue…]

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If your passions include researching and drinking beer, there could be a job waiting for you at the Smithsonian. The institution is looking to hire “a professional historian / scholar to conduct archival and field research for a new initiative on American brewing history, with special emphasis on the craft industry.”

The three-year appointment will reportedly pay $64k per year and will be funded by the Brewers Association as part of a the Smithsonian Food History project. The position will involve “working to expand the museum’s collections, including artifacts such as archival documents, business records, branding and logo development, label sketches, [and] brewery floor plans”, and will include traveling across the nation.

Ideal applicants for the job will possess an advanced degree in American business, brewing, food, cultural, or similar specialization within history.

You can check out the full details of the job posting here (PDF).

(WJLA and WCP via Eater)

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First there was Beer Pong. Then there was Halo. Then there were people trying to recreate Beer Pong in Halo (but oddly, no one trying to do it the other way ’round). Now, with Halo 5: Guardians, the dream has been perfected – Beer Pong in Halo, with actual balls being thrown into actual cups. You can even make the cup you scored in disappear too thanks to a handy interface.

Now, this reporter hasn’t actually ever played Beer Pong, but I did once get the high score on a Pong arcade machine while considerably more than three sheets to the wind, so that probably has to count for something. Also that might actually be a lie. You’ll never be able to find out! Check out a video of the map in action below along with download links. [click to continue…]

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Shmaltz brewing is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with two collector’s edition beers dubbed “Golden Anniversary Ale: The Trouble With Tribbles” and “Golden Anniversary Ale: Voyage To The Northeast Quadrant”. Check out the descriptions and details below. [click to continue…]

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This is actually a pretty brilliant idea, assuming you’re rich with Roombas. Hell, Roomba beer pong might be the thing that helps me justify the expense.

See Also: More Beer Pong Innovations

Plus, cleanup is a snap.

Check out the video below. [click to continue…]

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This officially licensed Legend of Zelda pint glass features two stained glass designs of a heroic Link from The Wind Walker.

It’s perfect for whatever you consider to be a “health potion”.

Zelda Pint Glass ($9.99)