Seen the new Bud can?

22 Apr


“…Now Budweiser is making a run at a Dean or Coca Cola bottle of its own. Bud’s announced a bow-tie can, an aluminum container that crinkles by just 10 degrees in the middle, to marry its can shape with its existing bow-tie logo.” – Co. Design



18 Apr


A few nights ago Ethan swung by Mugs Ale House to chat with the members of the Malted Barley Appreciation Society homebrew club. The talk was recently featured on WFMU’s Beer Hear! radio show.

Listen here.

Holy Cow! (Milk)

13 Apr

“Jason Barber, a farmer from Dorset, England, has spent three years creating the world’s first milk vodka. Now, his Black Cow label is the poison of choice for celebrities like Elizabeth Hurley and James Bond star Daniel Craig.” – Oddity Central

But does it make a good White Russian?

Robotic Barmen

11 Apr

“Created as a collaboration between MIT Sensible Lab, Pentagram and SuperUber, Makr Shakr is a robotic bar, capable of preparing approximately one googol (equal to 10 power 100) crowd-sourced drink combinations.” – Creative Applications

Honey Mead at Home

8 Apr


“Now you can use your own honey, or store-bought honey, to make mead, a unique low-alcohol honey wine and one the world’s oldest fermented beverages.” – Williams-Sonoma

April Brew tunes!

6 Apr


Where we post Reggae-inflected songs/sets we dig:


1_Check It Out
2_Having a Party….Lee Scratch Perry
3_Gotta Make A Living (Crunchy Slug Rmx)….Nubian Crackers
4_Billie Jean Riddim (Reggae Stylee)….Irie Ites
5_Limb By Limb (Hip-Hop Rmx)….Cutty Ranks
6_History Town (Instrumental)….Max Tannone
7_Bogus Buddy….Western Roots
8_The Sting….Louie Rankin
9_See It Ya….Special Ed

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“And when you drink don’t drive!” – Lee Scratch Perry.

Patti and PS1 rock the Rock!

3 Apr


It’s quite a coincidence that our old frankenstill resides a few blocks from the Rockaway surf beach, and our new brew house sits in the shadow of the MoMA PS1 building. Who would have guessed that these two locales would have such a strong connection? But here PS1 surprises us again …

“Rockaway Beach, a Queens neighborhood hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in October, is still rough around the edges. Five months later, houses near the water look abandoned, and the boardwalk is still in shambles. But weary residents received some great news on Friday, when they arrived at MoMa PS1’s VW Dome 2 next to the beach to see what was promoted as “a special performance”: Patti Smith was the star of the show.” – Huffington Post