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Terrapin Beer Co. Releasing an Official ‘Walking Dead’ Beer Made With Blood Orange Peel and a Horrific Amount of Hops

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Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co. recently teamed up with The Walking Dead to create an official Walking Dead beer that is a “bloodthirsty Red IPA made with blood orange peel and a horrific amount of hops.” An official release date for the 6.7% Alc/Vol beer has yet to be given.

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‘The United States of Beer’, An Amusing Animated History of Beer in America

The United States of Beer“, a short animated film by talented illustrator Drew Christie, is a humorous and amusing trip through American history with the fermented brew at the center of the action.

My latest animation explores what makes American great: beer. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams agree with me. Rutherford B. Hayes does not.

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Sierra Nevada Announces Partnership With German Brauhaus Riegele for Their 2015 Oktoberfest Beer

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Sierra Nevada Brewery announced yesterday that they will be partnering with a different German brewery every year to create their seasonal “Oktoberfest” beer. The first of these partnerships is with Brauhaus Riegele, a famous 600-year old brewery based in Augsburg, Germany (In 2013, Laughing Squid partner David Klass helped launch Riegele in the United States). The collaborative Oktoberfest will be available in August, 2015.

We are beyond excited to officially announce our partnership with Germany’s 600-year-old Brauhaus Riegele on our brand new Oktoberfest beer. This beer marks the start of our annual Oktoberfest beer program, which will feature a different German collaboration partner each year. Watch out for our authentic Oktoberfest brew later this summer. Prosit!

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The Bottle Boys Perform Johannes Brahms’ Song ‘Hungarian Dace No. 5′ Using Beer Bottles as Instruments

The five Denmark-based members of The Bottle Boys recently performed a fast-paced cover of the famous “Hungarian Dace No. 5” dance tune, created in the mid 1800s by German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms, using beer bottles as instruments.

For this video we decided that we wanted to challenge ourselves musically. We wanted to play something that would demand us playing really fast and still musically intriguing.

While brainstorming which song to play we found that we had made all too few interpretations of classical pieces of music which can be quite challenging. So we chose one of the most virtuosic pieces of classical music and made a bottle interpretation of it: Brahm’s Hungarian Dance No. 5.

It was quite hard and extremely fun to play, since there are a lot of changes in tempo and dynamics throughout the piece. The most well-known interpretations of it are played by a symphony orchestra lead by a conductor who makes all the interpretational musical decisions. So we had a lot of fun practicing to play this piece as “one mind” like a (bottle) chamber music quartet.

The original song for comparison:

‘Hank the Beer Tank’, A Fully Portable Compact Kegerator That Travels Easily From Party to Party

Hank the Beer Tank is a very clever, fully portable kegerator that can travel easily around town for parties, tailgating, camping etc. and can operate off of 110-240V AC, or 12-24V DC.

You can plug me into just about anything. And while I am plugged in I use less power than a 60W light bulb. To serve beer. From a keg. Anywhere. I do this by using a super efficient inverter controlled compressor, power electronics, and a digital control unit. I am smart about sipping power, and I wont drain your battery, I will just turn off. Warm beer is always better than a car that won’t start. I carry CO2 with me to keep kegs pressurized and preserved. I can accommodate a sixtel keg of your favorite craft beer. I can cool it to 0F, but who wants a frozen keg? I am also half the size of most kegerators on the market, so I can fit in a small space in your home, truck, boat, or tent. Just don’t leave me outside, I don’t like the rain.

Founders Sebastian Ehreiser and Adam Koeppel are currently raising funds via Kickstarter in order to bring Hank the Beer Tank to market

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