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Box Brew Kits, Compact Brewing Kits That Let Home Brewers Make Small Batch Beer in Small Spaces

The Microbrewer

After losing their original name to a large brewing company, Boston-based entrepreneurs Mike Langone and Matt Gorman have bounced back with their newly named Box Brew Kits, a variety of compact brewing kits that allow home brewers of all experience levels to make small batch beer, wine and cider in small spaces.

Introducing Box Brew Kits, a handmade small batch home-brew kit built from rustic pine and reclaimed wood. Unlike most bulky kits currently available, Box Brew Kits fits in your apartment and gives you everything you need to tackle the brewing process in classic style, even if you’ve never brewed before. Each of our home-brewing kits celebrates the rustic roots of home-brewing. They are designed to last a lifetime, and no two are exactly alike. Each kit includes complete written instructions, a brewers’ log, and more than 25 tasty recipes to try. We have four sizes available, capable of brewing one to three gallons of beer in about two weeks. Enjoy!

Hopbox Kit

2 Gallon Kit

The Long One Recipe

The Long One

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A Handy Flowchart That Helps Determine What Style of Beer to Drink

What Style of Beer Should You Drink

Mike Newman, managing editor at Cool Material, has released a very handy flowchart to help determine what style of beer to drink.

It wasn’t long ago when liquor stores carried five or six different beers. A couple of U.S. heavy hitters and maybe an import or two. Times have changed. Walk into your local booze shop now, and you’ll be greeted with shelves of interesting brews. So how do you decide what to drink? While there are countless beer styles, we choose a handful of popular ones and decided to help for when you’re trying to pick a beer for the day.

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A Clever Series of Beer Labels Based on DC Comics Justice League Superheroes

Justice League Beer

Florida-based graphic designer Marcelo Rizzetto has created a septet of stunning beer labels based on members of the DC Comics all-star superhero team, The Justice League (and Hanna-Barbera’s animated series Super Friends). The Justice League Brewery adult beverages varieties include Batman Dark Ale, Superman Strong Pale Lager, Green Lantern Pale Ale (green for St. Patrick’s Day), Wonder Woman Premium American Lager, The Flash Irish Red Ale, Aquaman Belgium Blond Ale, and the animated Wonder Twins Lambic Framboise.

Justice League Beer

Justice League Beer

Justice League Beer

Justice League Beer

images via Marcelo Rizzetto

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The American Chemical Society Web Series ‘Reactions’ Explains Why Beers Become Skunked & How to Stop It

The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains why beers become skunked and how we can go about stopping it in their latest episode.

There’s nothing worse than reaching for a cold beer, taking that first sip and realizing your beer’s been skunked. Skunking is a chemical reaction that causes an awful, bitter taste. What can do to keep your brews from going bad? Quick answer: it’s all about light. Keep your beer in the dark, you won’t have to worry about skunking.

The Bottle Boys Perform a Cover of Bruno Mars’ Song ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ Using Beer Bottles as Instruments

The five Denmark-based members of The Bottle Boys (see previously) recently performed a cover of the song “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars using beer bottles as instruments.

The song we chose to play is “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars. The song is just perfect for bottles, because it has very distinctive instrumental parts (the bassline, the second lead voice and of course the MPC-driven “bended” sample in the original version. Just perfect.

The original song for the sake of comparison: