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Earlier this month, we wrote about a very dedicated Fallout player named Seth who had the genius idea to send 2,240 bottle caps to Bethesda as payment to pre-order Fallout 4. In a letter to the game developer he explained that he’s collected the caps in the seven years since Fallout 3 and, while he’s only seen the game available for “pre-war dollars”, he figured this should cover the cost (bottle caps serve as currency in the game).

Well, it worked. Seth got a reply from Bethesda community manager Matt Grandstaff, who said that since he was the first person to do this, they would send a copy of the game this November. He also joked that he’d be running the caps over to deposit them at the People’s Bank of Point Lookout.

So it looks like you’ll have to come up with another brilliant scheme (with marketing potential) to get free games as this one has already been taken.

Check out the tweet after the break.

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One Fallout uber-fan came up with an interesting way to try and get his hands on a copy of Fallout 4 right from Bethesda. He saved up all his bottle caps since playing Fallout 3 for the first time and sent them to the company. That’s 2,240 bottle caps over 7.5 years of drinking.

Despite the fact that we do not live in a post-apocalyptic world and none of these caps is from a bottle of Nuka Cola, this guy surely deserves a game!

See his note to Bethesda and another picture after the break.

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Now this is how you do the whole badass rock star thing.

Singer David Achter de Molen of the band John Coffey did a little crowd-walking at Pinkpop Festival 2015 in Landgraaf, Netherlands. Someone in the crowd threw him a plastic cup full of beer, and he casually caught and chugged it like a boss.

See the ultimate “beer me” after the break.

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If you ever find yourself in need of a bottle opener, but all you have is a box of rulers, this technique will come in handy. It leverages five rulers under five bottle caps to pop them all open at once.

See the video after the break.

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Grab some Pepto, and feast your eyes on the 30-pound grilled masterpiece that is the Beer Keg Bacon Burger Pizza. Grill master Charlie Sims was inspired by the TV show BBQPitBoys, especially the popular episode featuring the beer-can bacon burger. His competitive nature made him wonder how he could top that.

So he ran to the store to spend $110 on 17 pounds of 80/20 beef mixed with three pounds sausage, a pound each of ham and pepperoni, a gallon of homemade tomato sauce, green, yellow and red bell peppers, mushrooms and four kinds of cheese. He molded it around a beer keg and threw it on the grill for a gigantic carb-killing new invention.

He tells Nola:

“It was a huge hit. It made a little over 30 pieces, and we had about 20 people here. It was great. Everybody got destroyed.”

I can’t imagine the food coma after that meal. Check out more photos after the break.

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Sure, you can drink your beer from a red Solo cup, but it will be much more enjoyable drinking from this Bigfoot beer stein. It’s currently up on kickstarter and is already fully-funded with shipping set for this October.

It’s available in painted or “raw style” and holds 1 liter of beer. Each stein will be numbered based on the order in which you pledged.

See more pictures and the project video after the break.

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As more and more companies look to go fresh and “artisanal”, Taco Bell is finding itself having to figure out ways to get people to keep making a run for the border. Recently, they announced that they’d be removing artificial colors and other chemical ingredients from their products (no more Day-Glo nacho cheese), but now their breaking out the big guns.

Booze.

Taco Bell has confirmed that they’re planning to test “wine, beer and mixed alcohol freezes” at their new Wicker Park, Chicago location when it opens this summer. If this means an alcohol infused Baja Blast daiquiri, I’m in.

They’re also planning a new design and food presentation that shows more of what goes into their products.

So, looks like the plan is to go from Taco Hell to Millennial Bell. As long as I can still get two tacos at 3am, we’ll get along just fine.

Check out an additional rendering of the Chicago location after the break…

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If you’re prepping to venture forth into the unknown, some liquid courage might be in order. I mean look at Captain Kirk. He’s MADE of beer.

See Also: Spock Koozie Helps Your Beer To “Stay Cold For Longer”

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You may recall our previous discussion of Beer Cap Maps, which are 1/4 inch laser cut veneered plywood outlines of countries and U.S. states that are purpose-made to display beer caps. Now all 50 states are available to ship immediately from HomeWetBar. You also have the option to add a dark walnut stain.

The size of individual maps will vary by state, but all measure 16″ to 22″ across, and hold anywhere from 33 to 99 bottle caps. For most this will be an instantly recognizable bit of cool on your wall – unless you live in Wyoming, in which case an explanation will probably be necessary.

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When Vince Desrosiers, the head brewer of Philadelphia-based Dock Street, decided to age a batch of his golden saison beer, he opted for a unique method…man.

Philadelphia magazine reports that Desrosiers will expose the beer to a steady stream of Wu-Tang Clan’s jams via Spotify for a period of six months. The brew, which features elements of pineapple and orange, will officially be titled “Ain’t nuthin to funk with.” But will this aging process create a unique beer?

Desrosiers acknowledges the gimmicky nature of the project, but he’s optimistic nonetheless. He noted that the whole thing started as a gag, but “…then we wondered if the bass would cause enough vibration to move the yeast around and create some different flavors during fermentation”.

Well, even if it doesn’t work, I’m pretty sure Wu-Tang would be proud.

Check out the Twitter video after the break…

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