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Beeline Creative and Underground Toys have created a great series of ceramic Star Wars beer steins that feature R2-D2, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Boba Fett. The officially licensed steins are available to purchase online from Amazon and ThinkGeek.
Whether you’ve got a cantina that rivals Mos Eisley’s or just a fridge in the back of your ship, these Star Wars Collectible Ceramic Steins will help you relax in serious style. Pop the top on a cold one and then pop the top on your stein to fill it with up with your favorite beverage. Choose Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, or R2-D2 to be your drinking buddy.
images via Amazon
In honor of Drink Steam Week (August 16-23) in San Francisco, Humphry Slocombe, who are known for their unique ice cream flavors, created “Anchor Steam Cream”, an Anchor Steam beer flavored ice cream.
— humphryslocombe (@humphryslocombe) August 17, 2015
— Anchor Brewing (@AnchorBrewing) August 16, 2015
photo via Humphry Slocombe
Wheaties has recently hopped into the craft beer market with Fulton Beer, a brewery out of Minneapolis, to create a limited-edition cereal-inspired Hefeweizen (wheat) beer called HefeWheatie. According to a blog post from General Mills, the beer will only be available to purchase beginning on August 26th, 2015 at the Minneapolis-based St. Paul market in 16-ounce cans and in 4-packs at retailers around the area.
Wheaties is not actually in the beer, but there is wheat. And that connection helped both brands try something interesting.
The Hefeweizen is a south German style of wheat beer, typically brewed with over 50 percent malted wheat, making it a natural fit for Wheaties.
The “Hefe” prefix means, “with yeast.” This German-style beer often has a cloudy appearance because of the high wheat content and has a little bit of hop bitterness.
Typically served in a traditional Weizen glass, HefeWheaties will be the first beer of this style brewed by Fulton. It’s brewed with water, malted wheat, malted barley, hops from Germany, the U.S. and Australia, and a yeast strain specifically developed for fermenting American-style wheat beers. (read more)
— General Mills (@GeneralMills) August 13, 2015
photos via General Mills
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.
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) July 26, 2015
image via The Walking Dead
My latest animation explores what makes American great: beer. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams agree with me. Rutherford B. Hayes does not.
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!
— Sierra Nevada Beer (@SierraNevada) June 29, 2015
image via Beer Street Journal
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: