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If you owned this Beer Engine bike by the Hogs Back Brewery, you could take the pub with you wherever you go. The motorcycle was commissioned by the Surrey, UK-based brewery for a Discovery Channel competition, and it features an onboard bar and a sidecar that’s was made from an actual beer barrel.

Safe? No. Awesome? Yes.

Unfortunately, the bike was disqualified from the competition (apparently the sidecar was the issue), but the brewery still displays the bike proudly.

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Kirin Ichiban wanted to draw attention to their beer brand so, naturally, they made a music video with a beer-bottle orchestra and sushi chefs. I don’t know what I’m more excited about: the sushi, the calliope-style music, or the sexy brew-blowing gents.

And this isn’t any group of bottle-whistling musicians. The Bottle Boys have quite the repertoire of music videos all using their finely tuned assorted ales. Using empty Kirin Ichiban bottles, the Danish hunks created a delicious video accompanied by the sounds of sushi chefs and salmon rolls.

It’s music to my tummy. Check out the video after the jump.

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Ninkasi Brewing Company is releasing a new beer called “Ground Control” that was made with yeast that has traveled to space. The company sent its first batch into the black last July, but it went missing on its way back to Earth.

The second batch made it with six vials completing the trip in October. The beer will be available beginning on April 13th in limited edition 22-ounce bottles. According to Ninkasi Brewing Company:

Ground Control boldly combines local and out-of-this-world ingredients. This rich, complex Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back. Mankind will enjoy the sweet finesse of this beer that only fares better with time.

Style: Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs, and Ale Yeast Sent Into Space
Available: April 13, 2015
ABV: 10.0%
IBU: 80
OG: 1100
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated
Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet
Packaging: 22oz. Bottles

Look for Ground Control in Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, British Columbia, and select retailers across the country.

(via Popular Science)

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Well, why not? Don’t people drink out of goblets? Is this not a goblet? Isn’t it a cup given to people when they win something? It seems to me that, if you’re going to all the trouble to win a trophy like this, the next logical step is to celebrate your win by drinking out of it, right?

I know, I know. Drinking beer out of it isn’t classy.

Try wine.

Product Page ($119.99)

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Growlers typically come in two sizes: 32 ounce and 64 ounce. However, if you need to transport more beer than a growler but less beer than a keg—that’s where the 128-ounce “Juggernaut” from Drink Tanks comes in. It’s cast from stainless steel and features double wall vacuum insulation.

You can also order one that comes with a CO2-powered “Kegulator” cap, which will help keep the beer pressurized. It even features a dispensing tap.

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Some people collect quarters representing each state and display them proudly on wall-mounted maps. However, if you prefer to spend those quarters on vacations and beer, the new Beer Cap Map is for you.

Crafted from 1/4 inch laser cut veneered plywood, the map will help you preserve the memories of beers gone by—displaying the caps of bottles consumed around the country. In addition, it features etched state capitals, small holes for easy hang-ability and a patent pending “cap capture” design which will snugly hold your cap collection in place.

If you prefer to drink in a particular state, the manufacturer is also creating individual maps of all 50, and hopes to have the complete collection available by May.

Product Page: ($68 via Cool Material)

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Drink to House Stark or House Targaryen with two of the coolest looking Game Of Thrones steins released thus far. Both are available for pre-order with a release slated for May 2015.

Check out the Targaryen stein after the break…

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The craft beer movement is certainly going strong, but the list of the 20 most popular beers in America still reads like a list of the 20 most popular bottled waters in America.

The amount of Bud Light sold here is truly staggering. As they say, most macro breweries probably spill more beer on the floor each day than most craft breweries produce in an entire year.

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Newcastle Brown Ale has teamed up with The History Channel to release a special brew that celebrates the Vikings season 3 premiere. They also made a funny commercial to go along with the beer.

It shows a misguided attempt to get some product placement into the show despite pretty massive issues with historical accuracy.

Watch it after the break.

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Here’s the perfect way to toast your next big scientific breakthrough. These 16 ounce glasses feature all sorts of science equipment like a microscope, pipette, test tubes, Ehrlenmeyer flask, and graduated cylinder. Images are screen printed in navy blue ink and are dishwasher safe.

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