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Eight of the World's Most Phenomenally Nerdy Beers

Beer might come with some pretty brotastic connotations, but as with everything else in life, it's the nerds who really do it right. Because when the same passion that gave us NASA and Lord of the Rings is applied to booze, the results are phenomenal, delicious, and (most importantly) geeky as hell. Read More >>

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A Weekend of Dark Beer With the World's Greatest Stout Glass

It's just not fair: every single grape varietal and wine style, including some that no one has ever even heard of (Kalterer See Auslese, anyone?), has its own specially designed glass. Even Coca-Cola now has one. But, for beer, your standard mouth-delivery vehicle is the same, whether you're drinking the wateriest Bud Lite or a limited edition, quadruple-hopped, barrel-aged brew: either a shaker pint glass (so-called because it was designed for making martinis), or, if you're super classy, the bottle itself. Read More >>

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A Beer Made With Yeast From a 35 Million-Year-Old Fossil

As microbrewers continue their quest to brew beer with ever stranger ingredients, here is one possible winner: yeast living on the 35 million year-old fossil of an extinct whale. Bone Dusters Paleo Brew is the alcoholic brainchild of a brewer and a palaeontology lover. Read More >>

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What's Your Favourite Beer Label?

The New York Times has been stepping up its beer coverage this week, with a hilarious piece on a pair of identical twin brewmasters who hate each other's guts and an equally amazing design critique of beer labels by storied graphic designer Milton Glaser. Read More >>

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£1.50 for a Pint in Stockton-on-Tee's New Discount PoundPub

Pound Store, Pound World, Poundland. Add to that illustrious list of no-frills, budget retailers "PoundPub", a new watering hole opening in Stockton-on-Tees, selling half pints of branded beer for £1 and a full pint for just £1.50. Read More >>

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Walking Dead Tribute Beer is Made With Real Brains

The folks at Dock Street Brewing Co. really love beer. They also apparently really love AMC's The Walking Dead. Putting these two loves together was a no-brainer. Or wait. The exact opposite of that. Read More >>

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The Best Refreshing Beers for the First Weekend of Spring

Yesterday was the first full day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, which calls for celebration. On the equinox itself, you may have balanced eggs on end, or danced in a circle with bells on your legs, or simply admired the animated horticultural Google doodle. Today, however, it is time to update your Happy Hour beverage to match the season. Read More >>

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Booze Drones Approved by Alcoholic Aviation Authority

As well as sandwiches and whatever you buy off Amazon, one beer maker has outlined a future in which drones deliver beer via the sky. Brewer Lakemaid produced a YouTube clip apparently showing a drone with enough grunt to lift a box of beers, a concept that could see our daily litre of vodka flown in while letting us avoid the intimidating and judgemental off licence youths. [YouTube via The Register] Read More >>

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How Long You Have to Work Minimum Wage For One Beer, By Country

No matter where in the world you live, you're working for the weekend. How much you can enjoy said weekend, though, varies greatly from country to country. Meet Quartz's Beer Index. It'll make you glad you're not in Georgia. Read More >>

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Five Scientific Steps to Pouring the Perfect Beer at Home

Pouring beer at home can be hit and miss: too much foam, not enough, and never ever the same as in a bar, that's for sure. But help is at hand, in the form of beer science. Read More >>

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The 20 Weirdest, Coolest Liquor Bottles in the World

Generally speaking, it's what's inside a bottle that counts. It could come out of a yak udder just as long as it still tastes like a fine, single-malt Scotch. Still, there's nothing wrong with a little creative packaging. And booze bottles come in some of the most creative, decadent, and just plain bizarre designs you can imagine. Read More >>

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Icelandic Innovators are Making Beer out of Whales

These days brewers get pretty creative with what they put in their beer. You can get beer containing anything from doughnuts to moon dust. And, wacky as it is, weird beer is a pretty fun conversation starter. That is, until you start putting endangered species in it. Read More >>

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Mmmm, Beer: Watch 46,939 Litres of Barleywine Wort Ferment, Get Wild

What you are about to watch is beer getting weird. Before California based brewery Sierra Nevada bottles Bigfoot, its classic barleywine style ale, the wort goes through a six day fermentation process that sees a whopping 90,000 litres of liquid appear to bake like bread, roil like a contaminated foam party in Ibiza, and overflow like a sentient creature from a 1950s horror film. Read More >>

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Our Best Booze Articles of 2013

2013 was a good year for drinkin'. We investigated boozy superstition, we traveled the earth to see how your favourite spirits are made, and we drank cognac out of a bone. We had a great time, and we were glad you came with us. Here now are our favourite booze episodes from 2013, including some you might have missed. Read More >>

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A Combination Bottle Opener and Wire Stripper is Just Useful

You know what's not a great idea? Doing any type of wiring or electrical work while consuming alcohol. You know what tool you should use to get the job done if you're going to ignore that advice? This bottle opener. Read More >>

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Beer Brewing Byproduct Makes Bricks Insulate Better

Beer and brick have both been essential to humanity for thousands of years, dual pillars that helped us build the societies we know today. Now, scientists have combined them, fortifying bricks with grains left over from breweries to create bricks that keep a building better insulated. Turns out beer really can keep you warm on a cold day. Read More >>

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