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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.

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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)

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Getting a little bored with your basic cocktail? Well, you should consider adding a few bubbles into the mix to liven things up. That’s right—you can actually turn your preferred adult beverage into bubbles with this kit.

It comes in a pack of 6 bottles, each containing 25ml of bubble solution with space remaining in the bottle to add ANY beverage you fancy – lemonade, cola, cold-press coffee, gin, tequila – anything (well, not thick liquids like milk). Screw the lid back on, give the bottle a gentle rock and just like that, your favourite drink has been transformed into bubbly deliciousness, ready to be blown all over the place with the included wands.

Think of the fun you could have at parties! It’s like apple bobbing for drunken adults. Just make sure to leave your dignity at home.

Bubble Lick Edible Bubbles: ($19.09)

(via Gizmodo)

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Mega Man is facing his most challenging foe yet—condensation. In fact, condensation is so threatening that other villains are putting aside their differences to join him in the fight to save your furniture.

The series includes Bubble Man, Air Man, Quick Man, Heat Man, Dr. Wily, Wood Man, Metal Man, Flash Man, Crash Man, and Mega Man in an Energy Tank tin.

Mega Man II Coaster Set ($29.99) [click to continue…]

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Redditor slavicgrip 3D printed this Fallout 4 drink coaster and gave it a sweet paint job.

I would be willing to part with many bottle caps to own one, but those of you with access to a 3D printer can do one better and make it yourself with these free plans on Thingiverse.