This Mother of Flagons Ale House design is all kinds of Game of Thrones tongue in cheek awesome. It also comes in several styles from t-shirt, to baseball shirt to hoodie.
I’d love to see a baseball team wear them as sponsor shirts.
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You have to wonder how the hell she learned about this talent, but it’s pretty clear that if she hadn’t we wouldn’t be able to watch he bizarre facial expressions after the jump.
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Here’s the best reason ever to take a trip to South Africa this summer and attend the OppiKoppi Music Festival. Attendees will be able to order beer from their phones and have it delivered and dropped to them via drone. It’ll fall safely into their waiting hands attached to a little parachute.
Then again, it might cause a riot.
At any rate, if they can find a way to get the burrito drone at this concert too, no one will ever leave.
See the video after the break…
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Unless you’re a beer nerd, you’ve probably never paid any attention to the shape of your bottle to begin with, so either one of these could be the new one. We’ll give you a hint by saying it’s the one that wouldn’t look as natural in an atmosphere of wood paneling, shag carpeting and classic rock. Indeed, Miller Lite is changing the look of its longneck bottle after 40 years.
The new bottle is more modern, has broader shoulders, and a contoured grip. MillerCoors says it’s easier to hold than a traditional cylinder-shaped bottle.
The move comes at a time when Bud and Pepsi also reshaped their bottles. The question is, will it have any effect on how the beer tastes?
The ingenuity of this is what makes it so cool. Not to mention that someone made it because opening one beer at a time just wasn’t fast enough for them.
Bless the Germans.
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We could have told you beer makes you happy without spending money on a scientific investigation, but researchers just had to know for sure. Apparently, drinking beer increases the levels of dopamine (a neurotransmitter that helps control reward and pleasure centers) in the brain.
Indiana University’s Dr. David Kareken did a study and released these results:
In the study, researchers gave 49 male volunteers a tiny taste (half an ounce, or 15 milliliters) of their favorite beer over the course of 15 minutes — enough to taste the beer but not enough to cause a change in blood-alcohol level or intoxication. At other times, the volunteers were given a sports drink or water, for comparison.
To study the effect of beer’s taste on dopamine receptors, the researchers scanned the volunteers’ brains using Positron Emission Tomography, which uses the radiation emitted by a radioactive chemical to produce a 3D image of the brain.
The scans revealed higher increases in dopamine after the men tasted beer compared with tasting the sports drink or water — suggesting that the taste of alcohol is enough to prompt a pleasurable response in the brain. The men also reported higher beer cravings after tasting beer than water or the sports drink.
DeLancey Direct Incorporated is set to unleash bottles of Vulcan Ale all over Canada on May 1st as a specialty brew created specifically for Vulcan Alberta’s 2013 centennial celebrations.
Vulcan Ale will be a high-quality handcrafted Irish Red Ale that promises to explore a new universe of taste,” Vern Raincock, founder and CEO of DeLancey Direct, said in a statement.
Unfortunately, for the time being that new universe will only be accessible north of the border.
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There is no end to the variety of beers available to connoisseurs, but perhaps that variety should have ended right before someone thought to make this blend. It’s a beer made from coffee beans picked out of elephant poop and was produced in very limited quantities on April Fool’s Day in Kanagawa, Japan by Sankt Gallen. It was real and sold out within minutes but I’d say the joke was on anyone crazy enough to drink the stuff. On that note, RocketNews24 managed to snag a bottle and had this to say about the taste:
I cracked open a bottle of Un, Kono Kuro to give it a try. I sniffed at the bottle’s neck and my nostrils were greeted with a faint bitter aroma, a little like roasted coffee just giving me a sense of what’s to come.
When I poured it into a glass the coffee-like aroma continued to build it was relaxing like an easy Sunday morning. After taking my first sip there was an initial bitterness that got washed over by a wave of sweetness. Following that, a mellow body rolled in and spread out through my mouth. [...]
Usually people talk about aftertaste when drinking beer but with Un, Kono Kuro the word afterglow is much more appropriate.
After downing the last drop, slowly rising from my throat and mouth was that afterglow. The combination of bitter and sweet stayed fresh and lingered in my head. It was a familiar aroma that accompanied me through the entire beer.
(RocketNews24 via Foodbeast)