Leave it to a German to know how to handle a precarious stack of beer mugs. German waiter Oliver Struempfel carried 27 one-liter mugs over an astounding 40-meters of beer-drenched barroom flooring to claim the world record for beer carrying. Yes, that’s apparently a thing. Well, congratulations, Oliver. Prost!
Check out the video after the break…
It’s true that you never know what you’ll see at Dragon Con. Cosplayers can get resourceful and turn to materials you wouldn’t expect – like this whole Star Wars crew. They crafted armor, accessories, and even Han in Carbonite from beer cans. I wouldn’t be too surprised if all the beer from these cans was consumed during Dragon Con.
Photo by Mig Photography World.
It’s all well and good to stick to fruit-infused jellies and jams for your morning biscuits and toast, but are you ready for something different? Because Potlicker Kitchen sells Beer Jelly. No, really.
You can get the product in a three pack that includes the following flavors: India Pale Ale, Green Mountain Ale, and Apricot Ale. They recommend serving it with breads, cheese, or using it to glaze meats. I think it would be particularly splendid for the last item on that list.
No need to worry about having enough chairs, or room on your grill when you have “America’s Finest Grill” at your service. First off, the grill is very patriotic with its George Washington riding an eagle while holding a hot dog graphic and its Mount Rushmore condiment dispenser. It’s also ridiculously huge. And did I mention its Bluetooth wireless sound system? Because there’s that, too.
It has a built-in table to seat 8 of your friends and 2 beer kegs along with 1600 feet of grilling space. Grill masters get a double-wide grill with 7 burners and 114,000 BTUs that can take on nearly 100 hot dogs at one time. The project is a joint effort between Ball Park, Patrick Norton and Discovery Communications and is part of promoting Ball Park’s new Park’s Finest hot dogs.
See more pictures and videos of how it all came together after the break.
Austin Beerworks loves beer and they know you love beer, so they’ve created the beer multipack to end all multipacks.
For a limited time, they’re selling a 99 pack of beer Peacemaker Anytime Ale for $99.
If you think this is a dream, I assure it’s not. But, you will have to do a little sleuthing to get yourself one of these cases.
They also made a great little video, which is certainly worth the minute it’ll take you to watch it.
You can check it out after the break.
Steins always strike me as a fancy way to imbibe a beerl. They’re not exactly portable though. ThinkGeek has tackled that problem by creating a resin shell that looks like pewter. It was once an April Fool’s Day gag product, but now, it’s been made real.
The faux stein, called Can-in-Stein, fits any standard 12 ounce can. You can carry it around with you at all times and drink beer or sodas like a king.
Check out a couple more pics of the clever product after the break.
To say Jack Kirby is legendary would be an understatement. He worked alongside Stan Lee to co-create a long list of characters in the Marvel universe and beyond. to celebrate the late artist’s birthday, Shmaltz Brewery is teaming up with Hero Initiative to raise funds for the non-profit organization. Shmaltz came up with limited edition beers called King Kirby with labels featuring Kirby’s image. Paul Harding provided the art.
The King Kirby Ale will debut at a Shmalz-hosted event on Saturday, August 28th, in Clifton Park, New York, and attendees will be able to meet comics creators, taste the Kirby beer, and purchase cases of it. Proceeds from the event will go to the Hero Initiative. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
See a close-up of the label design after the break.
Start making room in your cupboard to hoard new Hobbit-inspired beer from Fish Brewing, Ocean Brands, and BevLink. My guess is everyone involved looked at the success of the Ommegang Game of Thrones beers and decided to give it a shot.
The trio of beers are at 10% ABV and feature Smaug, Gollum, and Bolg in the titles and on the labels. Here are the official descriptions from BevLink:
Gollum Precious Pils: A strong Imperial Pils, with flavors as smooth and crafty as Gollum himself. Like the ring which Gollum pursued for the rest of his life, his “precious” pils, if your quest leads you to it, could extend your life too! (at least we’d like to think so) It will, at a minimum, make your journey a little more enjoyable!
Smaug Stout: Smaug Stout is styled after a classic Russian Imperial Stout, but with a subtle hint of Habanero chilis to remind you of the fire and danger awaiting you in your journey to The Lonely Mountain. Pronounced notes of Coffee and Chocolate balanced with Northwest Hops and a touch of heat produce an exceptional imperial stout, a worthy reward for your hard-fought journey.
Bolg Belgian Tripel: An Orc chieftain who ruled for 150 years, Bolg would drink his grog of choice and no one would tell him otherwise – a flavorful strong Belgian Tripel. Some said it refined an otherwise gruesome character
While I think they missed an opportunity to make classier looking labels, the premise is fun.
Distribution of the beer will begin in the west (it happens to be because of location, but I love that it’s also a Middle-earth reference), but they hope to make the brews available throughout the United States.
See the Gollum and Bolg labels after the break.
It’s allliivvveee! Yep, beer is a living thing, and the Sierra Nevada brewing company shot some footage of their Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale being made in four open fermenters over the course of six days to highlight that fact. It’s pretty incredible to watch the so-called beer monster grow so quickly, and you’ll be pretty astounded when you watch this clip.
Watch the video after the break…