Booze

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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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If hiding a small bottle of liquor in your bag isn’t possible, you can now purchase a pair of shoes suited for the purpose. The Johnnie Tan Leather Brogues look dashing and have a suede-lined heel compartment that holds a mini bottle of whisky, specifically Johnnie Walker Red Label. Fancy, no?

To add to the classy factor, the shoes are leather, made in Italy, part of a limited edition, and have hand-stitched detailing. Just one thing to keep in mind: don’t try to wear these shoes on your next flight.

Look at more pics of the dapper footwear after the break.

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It’s not enough that an official Drinking Hoodie exists, it’s been upgraded and improved and is now known as the Drinking Jacket. Designed by Zane Lamprey, the hoodie is packed with features such as a built-in bottle opener, a koozie pocket, a hidden flask pocket, drinking mitts, a sunglass holder, and more. It’s so fancy and irresponsible!

The Drinking Jacket is being funded on Kickstarter, and they’ve already exceeded their goal. You can pledge $75 and pre-order one of your very own.

See more photos and video of the jacket after the break.

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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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Scotland is known for both whisky and tweed, and now the two have been combined into one wondrous product. Harris Tweed has joined forces with Johnnie Walker Scotch to infuse the fabric with the aroma of whisky. According to BBC News:

The scent called Aqua Alba has been designed to replicate aromas released from a glass of whisky, known as the nose of the liquid.

According to Johnnie Walker, the cloth smells of “rich malt, golden vanilla, red fruit and dark chocolate tones”.

Donald Mackay, who heads the finishing department at the mill, said: “I have worked with aromas in the past but they were only meant to withstand one dry clean.

“The process we have devised for Johnnie Walker means that this scent is layered into the fabric throughout the finishing process and is permanently imbued in the tweed.”

This might smell great to whisky aficionados, but you’ll have some explaining to do if you’re pulled over by the police and smell like a distillery because of your jacket.

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Pantone picked its 15th annual color of the year which is supposed to be indicative of our national mood. This year’s color is named Marsala after the Sicilian wine. Yes, our mood is all about the booze and we’re really not sure that’s a good sign. Pantone’s Executive Director had this to say:

Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

Pantone’s experts described the color as one that “enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.” Indeed. Wine often makes me feel smarter and more confident. Stable? Not so much.

(via Gizmodo)

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If you liked Das Horn for your ales, you’ll dig Das Fang for your spirits. Designed by the same company, this set of four 1.5 ounce shot glasses is shaped like fangs from the beast you just killed with your mighty sword. They’re made of glass, come with a stand, and can be yours for a pledge of $30 on kickstarter. Expect delivery in March if the project is fully funded.

See another picture and the video after the break.

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There is already a line of Star Trek wines so it only seems right that the Klingons get into the act with an official Bloodwine. It’s billed as being twice as strong as whiskey in the Star Trek universe, but this version is less likely to kill you with a 13% ABV. From the product page:

The 2012 Klingon Bloodwine is a medium-bodied red blend of Malbec, Syrah and Petit Verdot from the Paso Robles AVA in California. Klingon Bloodwine can be enjoyed with grilled meats and mature cheeses, or traditional Klingon fare such as Heart of Targ.

You can order it now and enjoy some Bloodwine at your next celebratory feast.

Product Page ($19.99 via io9)

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Ok, so I’ve heard about beer or cocktail-flavored ice creams, but did you know that you can buy ice cream that features genuine booze as a main ingredient? The Ice Cream Bar offers pints that are made with actual alcohol, and some of their cocktail ice cream flavors include White Russian, Mojito Sorbet and more. They also offer a few different beer versions too using brews made by Goose Island and Terrapin. The beer ice creams feature an ABV of two to three percent, and the cocktail ice creams have an ABV of 8 percent.

The bad news? It looks like the ice cream is being offered at a few select locations in and around Georgia only.

(via Cool Material)

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Gil Scout cookies are one of the most addictive substances on Earth, and now they’ve been turned into delicious shots. Trefoils, Samoas, Dosisdos, and Thin Mints have all gotten boozy in these recipes that sound pretty darn good. It’s still months before any of us will get our cookies, so this ought to make the time pass a little more quickly.

Check out the video after the break for the full recipes.

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