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Beer is beer, and wine is wine, but what the heck are we supposed to make of cider? Cider tasting might actually have more in common with wine tasting, but wine people don’t seem to want to adopt it as their own, and so it’s become something of a step-child to beer aficionados.
It’s hot in that dragon’s lair… wouldn’t it be great if you could stop for a cold one after that episodic quest there and back again?
Early Celtic rulers of a community in what’s now southwestern Germany liked to get their drink on with beer according to an article in Science News. Let’s party like it’s 500 B.C.!
It’s been a Polish national drink for centuries, but for years Żubrówka has been banned in the United States. Now, after decades of work on two continents to formulate and brand a legal version of the alcohol, its producers are taking a shot at the American market.
Scientists have confirmed what many people have suspected for years… if you need hangover relief, simply take some caffeine and a painkiller.
The Brewers Association has voted to change their designation of “small” in its definition of a “craft brewer” and ups the amount of beer that an independent brewery can produce.
Four Loko, my high-alcohol, super-caffeinated, hard-to-get Saturday morning breakfast treat is being recycled into ethanol and other products after federal authorities told manufacturers the beverages were dangerous and caused users to become “wide-awake drunk,” according to the AP.
CES officially starts today in Las Vegas. Since gadgets and social networking parties (the old-school, meatspace type) are typically part of the scene, electronics manufacturer Nvidia has brought both together with the “kegputer.”
Do you still walk all the way over to the oven or grill to check the temperature of the meat your cooking? Well, now there’s an App for that. The iGrill is an iPhone-compatible, bluetooth-enabled meat thermometer that let’s you check in on your food from any room in the house.
A computer security company released a browser extension that keeps (online) drunken social disasters at a minimum. Social Media Sobriety Test administers a set of tests to keep you from sharing drunken wall posts, or Tweeting about how great a drink Malibu and Milk is.
Yeah, it’s fun to drop your shot glass into a pint glass as you hoist it up into the air to pound down… but how about an elegant way to drink your Jager bombs? These special shot glasses may be the answer.
Uh-oh. Bacon flavored products may have just jumped the hog. ThinkGeek is selling tins of Fizzy Bacon Drink Tablets. I think in this case plop-plop, fizz-fizz might be more like the sound of indigestion, not relief.
A good number of years ago, I banished frozen waffles from my freezer and gullet. They tasted like sponges and always gave me heartburn for some reason. I pushed on through life without waffles… who would have thought I could have made them myself?
The iPhone Bottle and Can Opener Case for iPhone 4 and IPhone 3GS. It has a built in stainless steel bottle opener and can tab that is made of a hard-shell ABS plastic.
A few years back, I was nowhere near my fryer for Thanksgiving and I decided to try brining for the first time. Brining a turkey makes a pretty moist bird… the secret is in the salt.