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No, that’s not your standard Oreo. That’s a chocolate and stout sandwich cookie that was made by Redditor hensandchicas. Apparently, the recipe was adapted from this one, and switched things up by using “1 tbsp of molasses and the rest using stout to measure 1/3 cup”, using coarse sugar instead of granulated sugar and “winging” the filling with “1 cup softened unsalted butter, pinch of kosher salt, 1-2 cups powdered sugar, 2-3 tbsp stout until it tasted good.”

(via Reddit)

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Why would you use a regular bottle opener when you could use this Star Wars Landspeeder Bottle Opener?

Plus, this beauty comes with a collector’s box and has magnets so that you can stick it to your fridge when you’re not using it. Or, y’know, to any other metal object you may have around. Like a droid.

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Do you know how Batman opens his beer? With the bottle opener on his utility belt, of course. But if you’re a fan of the Dark Knight and you’re hoping to pop open a couple of cold ones (but you lack a nifty utility belt), try picking up this 3D-printed, stainless steel Batman ring. It’s available with either a normal band or a bottle opener design. It’s available in US ring sizes four through 14.

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The team at Brewery Ommegang has unveiled the latest in its line of Game of Thrones themed beers and this one is called Three-Eyed Raven. According to the press release:

Three-Eyed Raven is brewed with a carefully crafted mixture of specialty malts, including malted rye, midnight wheat (provides depth of color but not the roasty flavor of a dark beer), and dark candi sugar. It’s hopped with Hallertau Spalt Select, Tettnang, and Bravo hops, which give the beer a spicy, fruity character. A fair amount of late-addition hops are added for character. Three-Eyed Raven is fermented and bottle-conditioned with Ommegang’s signature house yeast.

This 7.2% ABV ale will be available in the Spring although no exact date has been set. You’ll be able to buy it on draft and in corked 25.4 ounce bottles for $9.50 each.

(via The Mary Sue)

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Looks like we got a groovy cereal mystery on our hands, folks. Or at least we did. Recently, an unknown individual bought up all the boxes of County Chocula cereal from two grocery stores in Fort Collins, CO., and a few local cereal fans had to go without their beloved Chocula for a few days. One local shopper noted that she was especially displeased with the whole affair. The woman, who usually eats vegetarian and organic food, wrote to The Coloradoan to say that she likes to buy Count Chocula around Halloween as a personal treat. “Every year I greatly look forward to the month of October when I can purchase a few boxes of this delicious chococlatey (sic) goodness,” she wrote. But alas, she was out of luck.

Now, my money was originally on Old Man Jenkins, the owner of the sawmill down the way (where are those meddling kids when you need them to solve a mystery?), but  the real culprit was the general manager of Black Bottle, a craft brewing company. The manager noted that the brewery makes a special Cerealiously beer series–in the past they’ve done Golden Grahams, Reese’s Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch–and this year they wanted to do a spin on the Count. “We put the cereal into a hop back so it doesn’t get into the beer,” the manager explained. “We did it as a joke at first, but the beer turned out well.”

Well, the mystery’s been solved. Hooray! And it looks like that aggrieved shopper might actually get her cereal too.

“I have a couple extra [boxes of Count Chocula]. I might have to award her a box,” the manager said.

(via The Consumerist / Image via Great Beyond)

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It’s a tough decision to pick which beer to drink when there are so many choices. You might want to pick them all, but there’s only so much beer one person can drink (so they say) and this chart by Cool Material aims to help you make the decision more easily.  It’s broken down into ten popular styles from Pilsner to IPA to Barleywine.

(via Cool Material)

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No, this isn’t like St. Patrick’s Day beer with blue food coloring instead of green, rather it’s beer that is naturally blue. Abashiri Blue Beer is produced by a Japanese brewery using melted icebergs from the Sea of Okhotsk along with blue seaweed and local flowers to give it a unique blue hue. They also use Chinese Yam in the brewing process which creates the head that looks like a giant piece of ice.

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If you have kids, then you’ve like read them the popular children’s book Goodnight Moon enough times that you know the words by heart and want to throw the book out the window. This parody, Goodnight Brew, is a little something to lull beer lovers to sleep, or maybe educate your kids on the finer points of making beer. It’s your call.

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In the interest of keeping their streets quiet and picturesque, Belgium has approved an underground beer pipeline that will help eliminate the need for 500 delivery trucks. This new pipeline will connect the historic De Halve Maan brewery to a bottling factory two miles away.

The brewery is a huge tourist attraction and draws many people to the city of Bruges, but the trucks detracted from the city. Now, 1,500 gallons of beer will be able to be transported every hour without a single truck being involved in the process. The company’s director, Xavier Vanneste notes:

“The beer will take 10 to 15 minutes to reach the bottling plant. By using the pipeline we will keep hundreds of lorries out of the city center”.

(via Mashable / Image: Steve Jurvetson)

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This LOTR mug is perfect for adventuring with a new brew. It has the words “my precious” on the front as well as a full 3D version of the ring embedded into the mug on a little spindle so you can spin it and play with it, but won’t be tempted to slip it onto your finger.

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