Of all the fun Hi-C juice boxes from my childhood, Ecto-Cooler was definitely my favorite. The spirit of the Ghostbusters-themed drink has been resurrected into a beer by Tired Hands Brewing Company.

Tired Hands has an experimental lab where the Ecto Cooler-inspired brew, dubbed “Necto Cooler” was created. Infused with grilled nectarines and hopped with Simcoe and Citra, the beer stands at about 4.5 percent ABV without any ectoplasm aftertaste. Probably.

For folks outside of the Philly area, we just missed the release. Maybe if we ask really, really, nice with a cherry on top, Tired Hands might bring back the brew to share with the rest of the class.

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San Leandro based brewery, 21st Amendment has unveiled it’s Toaster Pastry India Red Ale in a massive 19.2 ounce can. It’s the first beer produced in their new location which appropriately used to be an old Kellogg factory.

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21st Amendment revealed some of the secrets to SFGATE in a recent interview:

“Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam.”

The breakfast-y brew is 7.6 percent alcohol by volume and 74 IBUs (seriously hoppy and bitter). The hops used include Citra, Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic, Azacca, and Calypso.

Thirsty yet? Mark your calendar for their grand opening celebration on August 29th.

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Master mixologists can be pretty fanatical about their ice—and with good reason. In the following video, “Booze Science” host Adam Rogers investigates the importance of ice and temperature with Jennifer Colliau, an award-winning beverage director at San Francisco’s The Interval.

Learn a little something after the break…

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Clearly, the wine shop employee in the following video is ready for the big leagues.

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This is the a hilarious tale of an email exchange between a drunken student with a poor command of the English language and an extremely forgiving, well-humored, bald professor.

After more than a few drinks, Patrick Davidson emailed his teacher, Mr. Martin asking for an extension on his paper. Then proceeded to offer help with his balding and “bangin” situation, throwing about a few f-bombs in between. Then Davidson thoughtfully closed his email with an uplifting sentiment “keep slayin boi.”

He obviously thinks very highly of Mr. Martin and the professor’s response was perfect. Check out both emails after the break.

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Are you a beer pong pro? Maybe it’s time to step up your game. Mountain Pong features three elevated levels, which makes the game a little more challenging. The set seems pretty durable, and it’s portable too–heck, you could even play Mountain Pong on a mountain if you’d like.

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A champagne bottle partnered with some sort of concrete slab to seek revenge on the guy in the suit.

Target acquired. TARGET LOCKED!

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Japanese distillery Suntory (their Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 was honored as the best whiskey in the world last year) has announced it will be sending six samples of it’s products to Kibo, Japan’s module on the International Space Station. These samples will include a 21-year-old single malt and a whiskey that has just been distilled.

For science, not shots of course.

Once it completes it’s space travel in August, the whiskey will be undergo experimentation in microgravity conditions over the course of a few years.

In a press release, Suntory writes:

“With the exception of some items like beer, alcoholic beverages are widely known to develop a mellow flavor when aged for a long time. We still do not have a full picture of how this occurs.”

After one year, samples of the space booze will return to Earth, while the rest will remain for another year or two for further experimentation. Well, I’ll be composing my resume to include “Space Station Alcoholic Beverage Taste Tester” now.

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This handy tap is purpose built for turning a watermelon into a keg. Once you’ve taken out the tasty watermelon innards, just use the coring tool to make a hole and then slip the tap into place. It even has a locking unit to keep it secure.

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