Anyone who watches Futurama knows that Bender loves beer. They even used him to brew it in one episode. Well, you know that saying about how life imitates art? Yeah, this is definitely one of those cases.
You can brew your own beer on the stove, in a keg, or even inside a pumpkin, but those all look boring next to The Wobbly Boot Pico Brewery, the most sophisticated home-brewing system you'll ever see. Built by Ben_B, an engineer at National Instruments, the brewery sits on a steel frame with two incredibly shiny kegs. There's an LCD touch-panel PC, and Ben even made his own app to make it fully automated. The app lets him save recipes and also monitors the temperature of the beer. It keeps tr...
It's just what the doctor ordered: the perfect hangover cure. A time-proven, age old trick, commonly referred to as the "Hair of the Dog", asserts that downing more alcohol the morning after is scientifically proven to ease a painful hangover—well, for the short term, at least (read more here).
Beer foam is a wonderful thing. It's what makes the scent of barley and hops waft up into your nostrils and starts your guzzling experience off right. Unless you think of foam as just wasted space that could have been more beer. To each his own.
Below, two different sets of schematics for mixing cocktails: the first is the "Engineer's Guide to Drinks" designed some time in the '80s; the second is a set of sleek infographics for mixing the perfect drink, from Brazilian illustrator Fabio Rex.
There are many ways to open a bottle, but you have to admire the simplicity and karate-esque action required in Instructable member Carleyy's scrap wood method. Don't be deterred by the use of power tools in the video below. All you really need is a piece of scrap wood, one nut, and one bolt.
It's magic! #1. How does it work? #2. How can I get one? (The BottomsUp Beer System supposedly fills at the speedy rate of "nine times that of traditional beer taps". More videos.)
Frankly, I think it sounds pretty unappetizing, but to some the hopsicle may be the perfect drunken summer treat.
Our pals at Vive Cool City present another dirty back alleyway HowTo (Operate on Your Mates is my personal favorite). This time the team demonstrates how to make Pruno, an alcoholic fruit wine made in prisons.
For those who have a love for taxidermy AND beer, here's just the thing for you. Fancy Scottish brewery BrewDog has just released a 55% ABV “The End of History” beer which will be sold inside roadkill (your choice:a stuffed stoat or gray squirrel).
...Or just a little tipsy. Rhubodka = Rhubarb vodka, the perfect summer drink. Very easy to make, recipe courtesy of Apartment Therapy.
That would be a "Tarantula Sunrise", a deadly, nightmarish cocktail (by my book). Wayyy more than enough creepy-crawler-ick-factor to send shivers down my spine.
My Jell-O Americans, this is the future. Amazing collection of totally sick (re: awesome) Jell-O shots. Full recipes not disclosed, but ingredient lists are available.
Finally, Jell-O shots hit Japan. You would think the land of pop, sickly sweet, and incredibly creative commercialization of endless innovative products would have long ago begun serving an alcoholic drink that is A) candy colored B) candy tasting and C) slides right down the gullet, easy as 1-2-3.
Here it is, the first 15 methods courtesy of WonderHowTo, plus 1001 and counting from Stefan Lampert's blog solely dedicated to the subject. Stefan's blog is in German, so English speakers should click on Google Translator in the upper left corner.
Plan on throwing a keg party? There's only one thing in the world that can make your party the baddest around… Kegbot.
Luxiare is at it again with another clever, beautifully shot How-To. This time Luxiare demonstrates how to make the perfect packed lunch: a bento
Perfect for washing down the last of the Cinco de Mayo tequila swigs. It's as if the bottle inventor planned it just right. Open a beer... with another beer!
Over the past year we have amassed quite a plethora of beer opening methods. Everything from a dollar bill to a carabiner can be finagled into a makeshift opener.
Obama's inauguration may have been Tuesday, but why not party to the weekend. Here's a lesson in the Napoleonic art of Champagne sabrage.