cats with beer

Have you ever thought about what craft beer pairs best with your cat? There’s an catsontap Instagram account for that.

There doesn’t seem to be any kind of advertising angle to the project – only “a visual adoration of all things cats and beer”. However, we assume that there are a number ad agencies out there who are kicking themselves right now for not coming up with this idea years ago.

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Portland, Oregon-based Münkstein is bringing their vision for modern beer steins to fruition with a new Cthulhu series emblazoned with graphics by world-renowned artist Skinner.

The steins are available with either a dynamic “waterwash” glaze high relief or a low relief screen printed finish. They are each available as an mug and a limited edition stein with lid.

The 1 liter vessels are available for $40 (mug) and $70 (stein) and will require several months for shipment – although Münkstein thinks it will be worth the wait. Based on these images, we would have to agree.

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mighty mug barware

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have probably suffered the embarrassment of tipping over a glass of wine or beer after a few drinks. Well, that problem may have been solved by Mighty Mug Barware.

The glasses are made out of BPA Free Tritan plastic and feature patented Smartgrip technology:

Not to be confused with a magnet or suction cup, the Smartgrip at the bottom of the cup creates a vacuum that locks the mug onto the surface – effectively preventing it from being knocked over. The vacuum is released instantly when the mug is lifted straight up (requiring no extra effort).

The vacuum allows the glasses to withstand bumps from 360 degrees, so your rug, clothes and dignity will remain unsullied.

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the chase

Heineken has brought back Daniel Craig’s James Bond for a new ad ahead of the Spectre release, only it’s not the kind of Bond we have come to expect lately.

Imagine what it would be like if Craig’s serious Bond was dropped in a Roger Moore Bond movie and you’ll begin to get the idea.

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Who doesn’t love old school VW vans? They’re an iconic symbol of the 1960s and California’s surfing heritage, and in recent years they’ve become popular collector cars.

If you can’t get your hands on the real thing, at least your beer can ride in style.

This VW Van Cooler features eight-inch rubber tires that can handle the toughest of parking lots and the sandiest of beaches. It has a carrying capacity of up to 24 16-ounce bottles (with ice, of course), a drainage hole that’s cleverly tucked away underneath the rear bumper and a long, telescoping handle.

Unfortunately, while this cooler won’t cost as much as an actual VW, it is still rather expensive at $500.

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Beer enthusiasts everywhere are getting ready to celebrate Oktoberfest, which officially begins this Saturday. These Disney ladies are among them.

The folks at wondered which brew each Disney lady would prefer, and created this delightful infographic to highlight their choices. One of my favorites is Anna’s choice of Glueh Kriek. The author explains that the spiced cherry ale “is sure to thaw out Anna’s frozen heart. It’s just what she needs to get through the cold and save her sister from a desolate life!”

The pairing not only makes perfect sense for each character, but I now have a list of beverages I’ll need to try this season. Check out the beer list after the break.

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lockhart copy

Adult Harry Potter fans can now get something a little stronger than butterbeer at a new Harry Potter-themed bar in wonderful Toronto, Canada!

Owned by Matt Rocks and Paris Xerx, The Lockhart (a nod to the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor) features a setting that’s reminiscent of an apothecary with plenty of small tributes to the Boy Who Lived scattered throughout the bar.

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Enjoying canned beer (and other beverages) is about to get easier thanks to Draft Top. This clever little tool can safely remove the top off a aluminum soda or beer can so you can enjoy the full aroma of the beverage without slicing your lips all to hell.

Plus, think about how easy it would be to turn a can of V8 into a Bloody Mary.

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This concept Lolo Lid is basically a special lid that grips a beer can—allowing it to be hidden inside a coffee cup.

The lid, which is currently the focus of a Kickstarter campaign, will not only provide an air barrier that acts as an insulator for your brew, it will allow you to drink beer where you probably…definitely shouldn’t be drinking beer.

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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.

(via Philly)