A man in Florida caught a 4-foot alligator in a park, and instead of calling Fish and Game, he walked into the nearest convenience store and tried to trade it for beer.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and security footage recovered from the store, the man approached the counter with a live gator tucked under his arms. He tried to bargain with the clerk, who instead decided to call the cops.
“This is absolutely bizarre. I can’t imagine somebody wanting to barter a live, 4-foot alligator for a 12-pack of beer. It makes no sense to me,” said a spokesperson for the commission.
Police confiscated the gator and cited the man for illegally capturing and trying to sell an alligator.
“[The gator] was pretty much in good shape, we didn’t notice any unusual conditions on it,” said the spokesperson, who also added, “I have never experienced anything like this in 25 years in law enforcement.”
If a 25-year veteran of law enforcement in Florida hasn’t seen something, you know it’s pretty damn crazy.
Bottles of beer are just another type of bounty to track down. This Boba Fett bottle opener is made for the task and will do a much better job with your beverages than he did with Han Solo. It will look awesome on your refrigerator – just look all the details on the armor!
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Rogue Ales and Voodoo Doughnuts have released another incredible concoction in their series of ales. This time the inspiration is the Voodoo Doll doughnut. Ingredients include:
2-Row, Munich, C120, Chocolate, Black, Kiln Coffee & Rogue Farms Dare™ and Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel Hops; Pretzels, Raspberry Extract, Chocolate, Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.
You’ll get your fix of alcohol along with pretzel, raspberry and chocolate doughnut sweetness in every sip.
Did you know that beer dates back to 3,000 BCE? Did you also know that light, not time, is what causes beer to go all skunky? Well, after you watch John Green’s weekly trivia show, courtesy of Mental Floss, which covers all the things you should know about all the things that matter in this world (like beer), you’ll be a regular beer historian.
Check out the video after the break…
No need to do away with those beer goggles, folks, this nifty Surreal Frosted Sliced Beer Glass isn’t sliding apart–that’s actually how it looks. Pretty cool, right? There’s nothing quite as fun as confusing a drunk with an optical illusion, so make sure to buy this bad boy and test it out at your next party! (Oh, and FYI, these glasses come in a set of two with matching coasters.)
Nothing like kicking back with a glass of your favorite brew at the end of a long day. Or at the beginning. Or in the middle. Hey, Mad Men did it, why can’t the rest of us? Here are six great gifts for the nerdy beer lover on your list. From bottle openers to glasses to growlers, there’s something for everyone.
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Ok, ok, so there’s no such thing as a “Beer Ranger,” but if you’re still keen on the idea of preventing keg-fires or whatever else your ranger job might entail, then you should probably pick up this nifty Beer Ranger badge so you at least look official.
First off, it’s a badge—but it can also be used as a bottle opener, a money clip, a refrigerator magnet and worn as a necklace. It can even be used to channel and magnify your telekinesis powers so you can open all of the beers at a party simultaneously and cause the room to fill with bee–
Oh, uh… I’ve just been informed that said beer badge does not channel or magnify telekinesis powers. It’s just a bottle opener that looks like a badge. Sorry.
Check out the badge in action after the break…
Remember when I mentioned that growlers–ceramic beer jugs–are starting to make a comeback? Well, the Hydro Flask is a new, 21st century take on the old-school growler design. This 64 oz. container uses a special double-walled vacuum insulator which is designed to keep your favorite microbrews carbonated and super cold for longer periods of time–up to 24 hours, actually. It can also keep liquids hot for up to 12 hours. It’s made from 100 percent recyclable materials and comes in a variety of colors: black, copper and stainless steel. Plus, they’re guaranteed for life!
During prohibition, bottled beer was something of a rarity, so when a drinker wanted to get themselves a bit of the good brew, they’d have to track down someone who was making the stuff illegally. Typically, the brewer wouldn’t provide a drinking vessel or container, so said boozehound would bring along a “growler” to tote around their alcoholic treasure–back then, a growler could be anything, but the most popular growlers were usually pans, buckets and ceramic jugs.
Ceramic growlers are making a comeback of sorts now: They’re reusable, economical (they hold A LOT of beer), environmentally friendly, and they protect your brew from heat and sunlight. Portland Growler Company makes a wide range of cool ceramic growler jugs and they recently released a video that highlights the entire manufacturing process. It’s actually very interesting to watch.
Check it out after the break…