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What Would Happen If Don and I Made a Beer Pouring Robot

While Don and I are both good at dreaming big, we’re not very good at being handy.  One could blame this on genetic predisposition, or the fact that our dad had little patience for us fumbling up his honey-do projects around the house.  We were terrible apprentices and likely wouldn’t have learned much anyway. Whatever […]

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Craft or Crap?: The Beer That Brad Pitt Tossed to Matthew McConaughey in New Orleans

This past weekend one legendary celebrity stoner (Brad Pitt of Honey Bear bong fame) tossed a beer to another legendary celebrity stoner (Matthew McConaughey of naked bongo playing fame), and the tabloid world was there to breathlessly cover every moment. McConaughey was hanging out on the balcony of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, which just happens […]

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Drinking and dating: Those seeking a mate lay off the booze

The dating website PlentyOfFish.com just released a new study on singles and drinking, and the findings shed interesting light on how our attitudes towards alcohol change as we get more serious about finding a mate. The study involved 11 million singles between the ages of 21 and 50 who have set up profiles on the […]

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Five Damn Good Reasons to Drink This Weekend

Well Friday is here, and if you’re like most black-livered red-blooded Americans, you’re likely thinking about taking a sip or two of an adult beverage over the weekend.  Here are five things from this week to inspire you to do just that. Google Is Skynet – I just learned about Google’s “Project Tango,”  an Android […]

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Beer Poll: Is Serving Beer at Movie Theaters a Good Thing or a Bad Idea?

Beer being served at movie theaters isn’t exactly a new thing.  AMC has had their Dine-In Theatres (complete with waitstaff that deliver beer or wine to your seat) for a while now, and most metro areas have one or two independent movie houses that offer a selection of tasty craft beers to enjoy while watching […]

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Getting Suckered into No-Drink January

I’m a lemming, a sheep.  Forty plus years, and I’m still as impressionable as that ten-year old kid who loved to ride his red Baja bike around the town square of Fairfield, Iowa.  I, for lack of a better term, am a weak-minded dimwit. Why?  Because I’ve chosen not to drink this month after reading […]

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Feeling Like a Criminal Walking Out the Beer Store Door

When I was about 12 years old, I lived in a small town in Iowa where there wasn’t a lot to do. My friends and I would head “up town” to kill some time wandering through the shops that dotted the town square (this was before Wal*Mart sucked the life blood out these small businesses […]

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Video: Beer Warehouse Worker Scares the Dickens Out of His Boss

Beer people are good people, except when they decide to pull pranks.  Then they can be very, very bad people. Case in point is the video above, shot in what appears to be the warehouse area of a beer distributor or beer store.  As you’ll find when you watch the clip, the kindly older gentleman […]

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Brewer Shaves Beard, Loses Magical Beer Making Powers

It’s been well established that beer geeks and brewers love facial hair, the shaggier and scruffier, the better.  What’s less well known is that, like the biblical strongman Samson, some brewers’ magical powers lie solely in their facial hair. New Holland Brewing Company’s woodmaster Tim Faith is learning this the hard way. Up until recently, […]

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When There is No Substitute for Your Favorite Beer

There’s a moment in the movie Risky Business where Tom Cruise out-drives Guido the Killer Pimp in his daddy’s champagne gold Porsche 928.  After terrorizing the streets and alleyways of his affluent North Shore suburb, he pulls up to his parents house and proclaims to his escort girlfriend (in the douchiest way possible), “Porsche: There […]

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VIDEO: Beer Geeks Can’t Resist a Magical Beard!

. . This video created by photographer Ben Garvin shares one very important life lesson – if you have a magical beard, one with a life of its own that can hide crayons and consume an entire cucumber – you’d best not let shaving cream touch it. That could kill the host. 

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Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch Gets Its Close-up on “True Blood”

HBO’s True Blood lost me after Season 2, when everyone starting turning into fairies and wood elves and whatnot, but I might just have to start watching again after a very special appearance in last night’s episode.

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Great American Beer Festival Sells Out in Under 20 Minutes, Internet Rejoices

If you’re thinking of going to the Great American Beer Festival, you should stop now. All the tickets to the October beer sampling extravaganza sold in in less than 20 minutes, with many people unable to click their way into a pass for the festival.  As you can imagine, these people are thrilled.

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Choosing the Right Beer to Pair With SyFy’s Original Movie “Sharknado”

. I’ll admit it – my excitement over tonight’s premiere of the the SyFy Channel’s original film Sharknado is probably a little out of proportion with the quality of the film itself.  I don’t know why, but this schlockfest about killer sharks thrown into peoples lives by a hurricane has me absolutely brimming with excitement. […]

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Five Pop Culture Beers: The Good, The Bad and the Blue

Star Trek Vulcan Ale recently began beaming into beer stores across Canada, another sign that the day of the officially licensed craft beer is upon us. There have been a few movie and TV related brews that’ve sprung up over the years; some good, some great, and some pretty darn bad. Here are five that […]

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