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SYNEK Draft System, A Portable Beer Tap for Use at Home

The SYNEK Draft System is a portable beer tap by St. Louis-based market analyst Steve Young that uses a proprietary flexible packaging system to bring a wider array of microbrews to the home. The system is easier and cheaper to fill than standard bottles and growlers, making it possible for smaller breweries to potentially offer more choices to the home market. The company is currently raising funds via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and expects to send the first taps to backers in March 2015.

It’s got the convenience of a Keurig coffee machine, the volume of two growlers, the spirit of a falcon and all the variety you’ve ever wanted.


photo via SYNEK Draft System

Thanks Shelby DeNike!

Dogfish Inn, A Hotel by Dogfish Head Brewery Featuring Beer-Themed Amenities

Dogfish Inn

Dogfish Inn is a hotel by Dogfish Head Brewery that features beer-themed amenities. The Milton, Delaware establishment was designed by Brooklyn-based Studio Tack to combine modern convenience with a sense of the stereotypical family vacations of the past. Doors are set to open at the inn this weekend, and reservations can be made online.

Each room is equipped with a mini-fridge stocked with locally made snacks, and there’s barware to enjoy the beers you bring back from our brewery and brewpub. Retro American-made beach chairs and Apolis tote bags are ready for trips to the local beaches.

Dogfish Inn

Dogfish Inn

Dogfish Inn

images via Dogfish Inn

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Narragansett Beer Reissues 1975 Can Design That Appeared in the Film ‘Jaws’

Retro Beer Cans

Rhode Island-based brewery Narragansett Beer has reissued the 1975 can design that appeared in the groundbreaking thriller film Jaws, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. The release is a celebration of the 39th anniversary of the film. This summer, all cans of the company’s namesake lager will appear with the retro design as crushed by Captain Sam Quint (Robert Shaw).

Retro Cans

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Draft Beer-Flavored Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

Draft Beer Jelly Beans

The Jelly Belly Candy Company has created a new jelly bean flavor that tastes like a frosty glass full of tasty draft beer. The alcohol-free Draft Beer Jelly Belly jelly beans are available to purchase online from their official store.

Three years in the making, Jelly Belly launches Draft Beer Jelly Belly jelly beans. The world’s first beer flavor jelly bean is inspired by hefeweizen ale with an effervescent, clean, crisp and wheaty taste. Take a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into crafting this unique bean with members of the Jelly Belly flavor team (based in California, USA) and commentary from The Beeroness, Jackie Dodd. Alcohol-free, four calories per bean, OU Kosher. Also free from fat, gluten and gelatin. Vegetarian and made in a peanut-free facility.

Draft Beer Jelly Beans

images and video via Jelly Belly Candy Company

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The Bottle Boys Perform a Cover of Michael Jackson’s Song ‘Billie Jean’ Using Beer Bottles as Instruments

The five Denmark-based members of The Bottle Boys recently performed a fantastic cover of the hit 1982 song “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson using beer bottles as instruments. We’ve previously written about their mashup of hip-hop songs and cover of “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid.

We are so excited for this one, because we simply just LOVE Michael Jackson. Billie Jean is a really great song and it is perfect for trying out our new technique: double bottle playing. The dentists don’t recommend this we can assure! ;-D

eCool Hand-Cranked Cooler Uses the Earth to Chill Beer Cans Underground


Created by four inventors from a Mors, a small island in Northern Denmark, the eCool is a hand-cranked beer cooler that resides largely underground, using the naturally cooling effects of soil to lower the temperature of the cans inside. When you want a beer, turn the handle on the electricity-free unit, until a can emerges on the conveyor belt from its subterranean chamber. Installing the cooler requires some landscaping tools and a bit of manual labor.

It’s advised to use a garden drill, but can be installed with a shovel as well, if you’re a real man. The earth cooler’s top is very well isolated and maintains about the same cooled temperature throughout the whole container.

The eCool also protects the 24 cans inside its chamber from frost during the colder months of the year.


images via eCool

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