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Funk in the Glass: The Ups and Downs of Wild Microbes in Beer

Funky, floral, complex. No, this is not a description of a piece of vintage wallpaper. These are some of the words that are used to describe the enormous variety that exists within the world of beer. Whether you are enjoying the outdoors on a sunny day or sitting by the fire on a cold, winter night, there is a beer to… » 7/27/15 5:45am 7/27/15 5:45am

Fresh Beer Only Demystifies Brewery Codes So You Always Buy Great Brew

Android/Web: Make no mistake, some beer ages well, but others just get gross and skunky the longer they’ve been on the store shelves. If you want to make sure you’re getting fresh brew for your money, Fresh Beer Only for Android (and the accompany web site) can tell you.… » 7/19/15 12:40pm 7/19/15 12:40pm

Watching beer cans get made is like seeing a ballet of machines at work

New Zealand craft brewery Garage Project reveals how they make their Hops on Pointe beer cans and it's like watching a machinery ballet unfold before our eyes. It's funny to imagine these big honking machines made of metal and wires dressed in tutus but there is a surprising elegance to the can making process. » 2/25/15 11:54pm 2/25/15 11:54pm

Breweries Have Run Out of New Names (and Hop Puns) For Craft Beers 

Hoptimus Prime. Smooth Hoperator. Hoptical Illusion. If a brewer has the chance to make a hop pun (and odds are good, thanks to the hop boom), they'll make it. But NPR's The Salt says that the explosion of craft beer over the past decade has led to a legal problem: There are no new names left. » 1/06/15 10:30am 1/06/15 10:30am

This beer lets you send video messages in its bottles

Argentinian beer Andes had a great idea: Let people use QR codes printed on their bottles to record video messages so friends or family could get them by pointing their camera phones at it. Then they made this hilarious ad campaign showing one potential use: Send uncomfortable messages about delicate matters. » 12/24/14 7:22am 12/24/14 7:22am

Delta Now Serves Craft Beer to Help You Forget How Awful Delta Is

Anytime you go careening through the air in a giant metal tube full of strangers and recirculated air, you're probably not going to have a great time. The airlines make sure of this. So to help ease the pain and/or lack of personal space, this week, Delta will start serving beer that doesn't taste like poison wrought… » 12/08/14 4:00pm 12/08/14 4:00pm

Netflix-Style Booze Recommendation Works Surprisingly Well

We all know that desperate feeling of standing alone, motionless, and confused in a bottle shop. You need to take a decent bottle to a dinner party but have no idea what to get. Wouldn't it be magical if a could just read the labels and tell you what's good? Well, yes it would be, and thanks to a new app called Next… » 11/28/14 5:00pm 11/28/14 5:00pm