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Amish driver gone wild in New York country road

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Transportation,

Amish Buggy Beer Run

Most of us can remember the day that we were given freedom by our parents. The world was in our hands and the possibilities were endless, right? Now, we all know the Amish for shunning the use of mass electricity, TVs, and other everyday technologies we’ve come to love, but for a brief time in an Amish person’s life, they’re given the freedom to experience life as we know it.

Now you’re probably thinking, "What's the worst that can happen when Amish are on the loose?" Well, lets just say it can bring a party to a crashing end.

Last Sunday, in Sherman, NY, police responded to an alleged “buggy party.” On route to responding to the call, a buggy abruptly switched lanes and hit the patrol car, then flipped, injuring one of the four passengers. Furthermore, police reported the buggy was filled with beer. To complicate the matter more, the driver, 20 years old, was the host of the party.

When police finally arrived, they observed buggies fleeing the scene. Oh, how we wish we could see this on next installment of TruTv’s World’s Dumbest Drivers.


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Back Off, I’m Drinking SCIENCE!

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: Accessories, Household, Science,

Beer Stein of Science Dewar FlaskIf you’re a child of the 80’s like me, some of your fondest memories revolve around movies like ‘Real Genius’ or Hughes-ian bits of brain candy like ‘The Breakfast Club’ or, better yet, ‘Weird Science’.  Oh, for the halcyon days of wrist-watch calculators and pocket protectors—when nerds first began to rattle the bars of their cages and shout their skinny-armed superiority from atop a mound of servers—the true first days of ‘nerd-chic’.  These beer-steins of science are hand-crafted from Pope Scientific bench top dewar flasks which should ring-true for any hard core science geeks out there and help you drink your way back to your childhood.  So strap a bra to your head, fire a laser through the wall, and fill your favorite college prof’s house with popcorn. Then get trashed in the name of SCIENCE!!!!


BaR2D2 - Robotic Bartender

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Science, Videos,

Remember the Refrigerator that tosses beer cans? The BaR2D2 makes that look like an infant machine. Creator Jamie Price made the portable bartender in his spare time in his garage. BaR has a motorized beer elevator and ice/mixer drawer, a six-bottle shot dispenser, and sound activated neon lighting and sound effects. Jamie has full instructions available on Instructables if you would like to DIY. While you are there, vote for him so he can win some Craftsman tools to build his next clever creation.

 

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NanoBrewMaster - All-in-One Brewing

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech,

BrewMasterNano Tecnologies claims that they have created the first all-in-one brewing device. The NanoBrewMaster is only 8 x 2 feet and can make up to 15 gallons at a time. An onboard computer monitors and controls the ingredients and regulates the heating/chilling. The unit is self-cleaning with the flip of a switch and best of all, you can get a mug of brew from the same unit. No price yet, but you can sign up on Nano’s site and be notified when they become available.

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Space Barley Taste Testing Parties

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Transportation,

Space BarleySpace Barley is finally ready for humans. The grain was kept aboard the ISS for 5 months in 2006 and the beer was made from barley that descended from that batch. The Japanese company Sapporo provided the original seeds that eventually produced 100 liters and will be holding tasting parties at their six factories in January. About 60 people will be selected by lottery to attend the event. The project was designed to come up with a new type of barley that can grow in harsh environments on our planet.

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Why is Jessica Simpson Reinventing Herself?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Breaking News,

Jessica Simpson in beer ad

Still attempting to make her new image seem genuine, has signed on to endorse a Texas-brewed beer. People, it just doesn’t get much more country than that.

Simpson is set to be the new face of Stampede Light Plus, as made by the Dallas-based Stampede Brewing Company. Other than the reflected glory and ability to say she’s really a country gal, Jessica will also get a 15% share of the brewing company.

In a statement, Simpson said she is “always looking for ways to diversify my portfolio with good ideas and good people.”

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Schlitz to Resume Brewing

Posted by Jenny Lewis Categories: Trends, Food Trivia, History, America, Midwest, Beer,

schlitzAfter a number of unsuccessful changes to the brand, the Schlitz brewery (one of the oldest of the old school breweries) closed in 1981. First brewed in 1849, Schlitz beer was successful for over 100 years before changes in production (and the overall quality of the final product) killed the product’s popularity and, therefore, sales.  The brand changed hands twice - once in 1982 to Stroh and earlier this year to Pabst - and is now being brewed again and is in such high demand that stores are reportedly limiting the numbers of cases customers can buy at one time.

Though brewing operations are on the east coast, Schlitz is currently only available in Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis and Western Florida.  Pabst is hopeful that the new old brew will be more widely available as brewing operations ramp up.

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Ravi Instant Wine Chiller

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Instant Wine ChillerImpress your friends with the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller. Your favorite Chianti can go from room temperature to perfection in just a few seconds. Stick it in the freezer until you need it, and its frozen steel chamber will make your wine or other alcoholic beverage the way you always heard that it was meant to be. At a size of 7 1/2 x 2 1/4-inches, the device has finger-tip control to adjust temperature and prevent dripping. You can find the instant chiller with a price of $49.99.

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Budweiser Bottle and Can Phones

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Misc. Tech,

Bud PhoneBud Can Phone

Show everyone that you love the king of beers with the Budweiser Bottle or Can Phone. Stand it up until you are ready to make a call, as once you pick it up you will get a dial tone. Headphones and mic are attached to the body. The bottle phone comes with an extra long cord, is made of PVC, and features auto-redial. Each phone carries a MSRP of $11.99. Just remember not to accidentally toss it after a particularly long weekend party.

 

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Have a Perfect Power Hour

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Shot CallerThis would be a nice gift to give your buds who boast that they can drink you under the table. The Shot Caller is a timer that will set off a loud buzzer every 60 or 100 minutes. When it goes off, chug a shot of tequilla or down a brew. It also features red, yellow, and green LEDs if you are too dizzy to see the numbers. For those who drink before it issues the signal, this is a good indication that it is not the gift for her/him. With free shipping, the Shot Caller’s creators claim the reason to buy it at $14.99 is because it is less than the cost of one case of beer.

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