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You’ve probably experienced the spark of creativity that comes with having a moderate amount of alcohol in your system. In fact, some studies show that a blood alcohol level of .075% makes your more creative. Problem Solver Beer is an Indian Pale Ale that’s designed to hit this sweet spot to uncover your hidden genius.

It even includes a scale on the bottle so you know how much to drink depending on your sex and weight so that you hit that magic number. They’re also putting together a club where people can share this special brew and work together to solve local issues in their communities.

Gimmicky? You bet. But I’m willing to try out this experiment…for science.

Product Page (Price TBD via Cool Material)

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These incredible Krampus beer steins are currently a fully-funded kickstarter so if you pledge there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have one of these for your beer. There’s a painted version for $60 and a plain version for $48, both of which hold 30 ounces and are set to ship in May. You’ll be able to break them out next Christmas, but these are so cool, you’re going to want to use them all year long.

See more pictures and video after the break.

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We’ve compiled a whole bunch of nerdy gift ideas for beer, whiskey, coffee and tea lovers (with a little wine thrown in). So head after the break and prepare to toast to a nerdy new year.

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Delta is upgrading your in-flight beer choices with 7 new craft beers. The exact choices vary by route, but they can include Ballast Point Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Newburyport Brewing Company, and Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewery.

No matter where you’re flying domestically, you’ll also be able to enjoy Samuel Adams. Pricing wasn’t stated which makes us nervous considering how much you pay for one of those itty bitty bottles of booze. Depending on just how your flight goes, it might be worth it no matter the price.

(Eater via Gizmodo)

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Brewie touts itself as “the world’s first fully automated brewery” (which isn’t actually true) and it’s currently up for funding on indiegogo. The unit is entirely self-contained and sits on your counter like any other appliance.

“Brewie Pads” include all the ingredients you need measured out and neatly packaged along with a RFID card that the machine scans so it knows how to prepare the recipe. There’s even a countdown clock and a smartphone app so you can control your batch remotely and keep tabs on much longer you have to wait to have a cold one.

They offer different types of kits for those of you who are new to homebrewing, but they claim that those who have experience brewing can use it to experiment with their recipes. Needless to say, we’re a bit skeptical.

Still, if you value speed over quality and are willing to take an expensive risk, you can secure a Brewie for a pledge of $1,399 for a Beginner Pack.

Learn more in the project video after the break.

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Yeah, I’ll take one ice cold beer. But hold the icicle, please.

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If you’re someone who puts Sriracha hot sauce on everything, then we’ve got your new favorite beer. Rogue is introducing Sriracha Hot Stout which will debut next month with a 6% ABV. They’re still finalizing the details, but expect coffee notes and the searing heat of hot sauce to burn your drunken taste-buds.

Product Page (Price TBD via Cool Material)

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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.”

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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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