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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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These Brand New Bitters Bring Biodiversity to Your Cocktail

By day, Rachel Meyer is a plant evolutionary biologist researching crop genomics at NYU. But, by evening and weekend, she is on a mission to get more botany into your cocktail—and she's shared an exclusive new drink recipe with Gizmodo to show how. Read More >>

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Amazing St. Patrick's Day Cocktails: Don't Stoop to Green Beer

Listen, friends don't let friends drink green beer. We're talking about cheap beer, plus green. It is more than possible to make a drink that pays homage to The Emerald Isle without compromising your dignity in the process. Here are a few great ones. Read More >>

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Can a Big Brand Vodka be Cool Enough for Craft Cocktails?

Once upon a time, way back in the 1990s, vodka was pretty much the coolest thing you could order. It was the It drink at clubs and bars, and its magical (dearth of) flavour swept the nation. But, in the last decade, the craft movement has exploded. "Small batch," "hand-made," and "craft" are the new buzzwords for everything from beer to whiskey and gin to cocktails. Read More >>

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Scientists Built a Fake London Pub to Film Strangers Drinking Alcohol

At London South Bank University's shiny new pub, the drinks are free but they, uhh, may or may not actually contain alcohol. And it's not a real pub, actually. Oh, and there are little cameras all over the place tracking your every movement. Read More >>

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We Drank Beer Concentrate So You Don't Have To

You've spent the entire day hiking in the backcountry. Filthy, sweaty, and tired, you want nothing more than to fall to the ground and fill your mouth with cold, life-restoring beer. Well, you kind of can; Pat's Backcountry Beverages claims to have the answer to every camping ale addict's prayers: a hyper-potent, concentrated beer gel that comes in its very own packet. Just add (carbonated) water. Read More >>

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Reimagining the Home Bar of the Future

Take a look at this video. It's a concept from Pernod Ricard called Project Gutenberg, and it's what the home bar of the future could look like. We've definitely seen plenty of robot bartenders in the past, but this is something different. This is something you actually might want prominently displayed in your living room. Read More >>

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How Two Big Brand Boozes are Moving Forward by Going Backward

Original recipes are one of those things coveted most in marketing. Remember how excited everyone was about Coca-Cola Classic after the New Coke fiasco? Well, sometimes spirits-makers want to get in on that action as well, whether that means a limited-edition release like Beefeater is doing with Burrough's Reserve, or whether it's a complete replacement of the brand's main product, à la Pernod Absinthe. We recently spent some time with both of these new/old products. Here's the skinny. 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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Hungover? Look on the Bright Side: Drinking Alcohol Doesn't Kill Brain Cells

Myth: Alcohol kills brain cells. Now, to qualify that title, pure alcohol will absolutely kill brain cells and many other types of cells, which is why it is used as a disinfectant. However, recent research has shown that the quantity of alcohol you could possibly take in, without killing yourself, does not introduce enough alcohol into your bloodstream to kill brain cells. Read More >>

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The World's 19 Weirdest Hangover Remedies

When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences. Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it. 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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How Tequila Geniuses Made the Best-Tasting Spirit I've Ever Had

Tequila is a much-maligned spirit. Most of us think of it as something so nasty you need to do it in a shot with salt and lime so that you'll taste it as little as possible, or take it mixed into an over-sweet margarita. All of that is changing. Read More >>

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How Bourbon Gets Its Beautiful Flavour

If there's one thing the Gizmodo crew agrees on, it's bourbon. Sweet liquid gold. It's pretty much the classic American spirit, and it's experiencing a massive boom at the moment. American Whiskey producers are going to great lengths to keep up with demands. So we thought it was high time we took a look at how this delicate and beautiful creature is made. (Play the sexy music.) Read More >>

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How to Make Your Own Cider

Real Cider is a tremendously satisfying drink -- quintessentially English, beautifully refreshing. The methods of production -- on the smaller scale, at least -- really haven't changed that much over the centuries, and making your own offers an inventive glimpse into a fascinating part of our rural food culture. Read More >>

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