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A Series of Family Trees Detailing the Relationship of Various Beer Companies

Beer Family Trees

Quartz has posted a series of family trees detailing the relationship of various beer companies. The article, written by David Yanofsky, notes that “[t]he history of beer is a history of consolidation.”

image via Quartz

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:

Minimalist Beer Labels Inspired by Pantone Color Matching Swatches

Pantone Beer

Spanish creative agency Txaber has designed a line of beer bottles and cans with minimalist designs that draw direct inspiration from Pantone’s iconic color swatches. The line features different colors tailored to the various beer varieties.

Pantone Beer

Pantone Beer

Pantone Beer

Pantone Beer

images via Txaber

via Creative Bloq, Design Taxi

It’s Okay To Be Smart Explores the Scientific Processes Behind Brewing Beer

It’s Okay To Be Smart explores the scientific processes behind brewing beer in their latest episode. Host Joe Hanson visited the Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas and spoke with brewer Averie Swanson about the history of beer and the various strains of yeast that the brewery uses.

‘The Comic Book Super Drunk Hangout’, Conceptual Designs Imagining Famed Antiheroes as Beer Brands

The Comic Book Super Drunk Hangout

The Comic Book Super Drunk Hangout is a series of conceptual designs by Brazilian artist Butcher Billy (see previously) that imagines famous comic book antiheroes as tasty beer brands. More images from Billy’s art project are available on Tumblr and Behance. Prints, apparel, and more are available to purchase online from Society6 and Redbubble.

This collection of design concepts gather a distinctive line of heroes, antiheroes – or not heroes at all – that have in common a certain way of not being exactly the role model for your kids. Yet they’re in the pages of comics in your local book shop. These characters are the ones that enjoy a pint or two at the local pub before saving the world or – very often – making an even bigger mess. Like it or not, they are the interesting ones, not to mention the most fun. Because no one ever made superfriends by drinking milk.



The Comedian



images via Butcher Billy

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Austin Beerworks Creates Ridiculously Long 99-Pack of Beer for Their Peacemaker Ale

Austin Beerworks has designed a 99-pack of beer to help reintroduce their Peacemaker Ale as “Anytime Ale.” The idea being that if it’s a beer for any time then one should always have a few on hand. According to their video the cases will sell for $99, but in a tweet from the company they say only 20 of the cases were made with more to follow later.

The 99-packs of beer will be delivered August 28th to yet-to-be-disclosed locations in Austin, Texas. Austin Beerworks suggest following them on Twitter and Instagram to get the locations of the deliveries as they happen.

Peacemaker was the very first beer we decided to brew. It’s balanced, refreshing, and very sessionable. Peacemaker is simple, but we take it very seriously — a bold and clean beer with nothing to hide behind. It’s the beer we drink the most at the brewery. And at home. And on the river. When you have a cold, bright, well-balanced beer like Peacemaker on hand, anytime is a good time to enjoy it.

Peacemaker 99-Pack of Beer

Peacemaker 99-Pack of Beer on Floor

Riding the Peacemaker 99-Pack

photos via Austin Beerworks

via Gizmodo

Das Can-in-Stein, A Novelty Product That Turns Any 12-Ounce Can Into a Fancy Beer Stein

Das Can-in-Stein from ThinkGeek

The Das Can-in-Stein is a novelty product by ThinkGeek that can dress up any standard 12-ounce can for Oktoberfest by giving it the look at feel of a classic pewter tankard. It was originally one of ThinkGeek’s fake April Fools’ Day joke products, but it’s now available for sale.

Despite its pewter look, the Das Can-in-Stein is made of resin, so ThinkGeek warns to only toast from the bottom of the device while holding the handle. Das Can-in-Stein also features a functional lid that can be opened and closed with the thumb-lever to keep drinks covered and to complete the full tankard experience. ThinkGeek does specifically mention that the Das Can-in-Stein is not microwave safe, so do not microwave beer in it.

Das Can-in-Stein from Think Geek

Das Can-in-Stein from ThinkGeek

photos via ThinkGeek

via The Awesomer

The Bottle Boys Perform a Cover of One Direction’s Song ‘Kiss You’ Using Beer Bottles as Instruments

The five Denmark-based members of The Bottle Boys (see previously) recently performed a cover of the song “Kiss You” by One Direction using beer bottles as instruments.

We’ve been wanting to do the ULTIMATE boy band homage for a while now and we thought, what better way to do it, than with One Directions Kiss You! The tune is extremely catchy and fits perfectly for bottles and it was the perfect opportunity to show off what has previously been reserved for our live audience… our EPIC dance moves ;D

The original song for the sake of comparison:

A Line of Beers by Fish Brewing and BevLink Based on ‘The Hobbit’ Film Series

Fish Tail Hobbit Gollum Precious Pils

Fish Brewing partnered with BevLink to create a line of beers based on The Hobbit film series. Each of the three 22 oz. beer bottles (10% ABV) feature a different character from the series of fantasy films: Gollum (Smeagol), Smaug the dragon, and Orc leader Bolg. According to BeerPulse, BevLink will be distributing the beer “in the west” this week and eventually make them available across the U.S in the near future.

Gollum Precious Pils: A strong Imperial Pils, with flavors as smooth and crafty as Gollum himself. Like the ring which Gollum pursued for the rest of his life, his “precious” pils, if your quest leads you to it, could extend your life too! (at least we’d like to think so) It will, at a minimum, make your journey a little more enjoyable!

Smaug Stout: Smaug Stout is styled after a classic Russian Imperial Stout, but with a subtle hint of Habanero chilis to remind you of the fire and danger awaiting you in your journey to The Lonely Mountain. Pronounced notes of Coffee and Chocolate balanced with Northwest Hops and a touch of heat produce an exceptional imperial stout, a worthy reward for your hard-fought journey.

Bolg Belgian Tripel: An Orc chieftain who ruled for 150 years, Bolg would drink his grog of choice and no one would tell him otherwise – a flavorful strong Belgian Tripel. Some said it refined an otherwise gruesome character.

Fish Tail Hobbit Smaug Stout

Fish Tail Hobbit Bolg Belgian Tripel

images via BeerPulse

via BeerPulse, Thrillist