Items tagged with Beer

Ever been off the beaten path and discovered an amazing craft beer that isn't available locally? If you owned a SYNEK machine, you could bag it and tag it for consumption at home, right from your countertop. That's the general idea behind this Kickstarter project, which wants to do for beer what Kuerig did for coffee. It's the first ever countertop beer dispenser, an accomplishment in and of itself. But what really makes the SYNEK worthy of attention is that the vacuum bags it uses can be filled from any tap using a special hose that never comes into contact with air, thereby giving you access... Read more...
There are many ways to get beer from a container into your mouth, but the founders of a curious machine called SYNEK believe they’ve developed the best method of all time. SYNEK is a portable (all you need is an outlet) machine that dispenses cold beer on demand, like a tap, but without the need for a keg. The idea is that such a device allows you to keep a reasonably large amount of beer on hand and on tap without needing to fill bottles or growlers or having a kegerator around. You can fill a SYNEK bag from any tap with up to a gallon of beer and stick in in your fridge. When you feel like... Read more...
Amazon is testing the use of drones to make deliveries in populated areas, but the Lakemade Beer Company of Stevens Point, Wisconsin is testing the idea of drones in decidedly unpopulated areas--namely, ice fishing shacks. “Our tests are on vast, wide-open frozen lakes free of trees and power lines. Our drone can fly as the crow flies, straight to our target, based on GPS coordinates provided by an ice angler. Fish houses are very uniform in height, so we can fly lower than FAA limits, too,” said Lakemade Beer Company president Jack Supple. “It’s the perfect proving ground... Read more...
If you have been running out of cool ways to use your iPhone, check in with Ryan to see if he has any ideas for you. Ryan has turned an old mini-fridge from his days at college days into an iPhone-controlled beer-firing cannon. Among the features are that you can select from 4 types of beer, adjust the temperature, aim via the attached webcam. Additionally, the cannon auto tweets each shot. In addition, Ryan added on YouTube that crosshairs for aiming are in the works. Watch the beerfest below. He's thinking of selling beer cannons once he reaches version 2.0.... Read more...
So here's a riveting question: what kind of chilled beverage do you reach for when you've just been canned by your employer for using company PCs to allegedly look for life in other universes? Space beer, of course! A Japanese brewing company has just introduced what is likely to be the wildest beer since the introduction of Kid Rock's Bad Ass Beer, with Sapporo Breweries planning a limited rollout of "Space Barley." You'll be relieved to know that the prank is actually going for a good cause. Rather than using this sudden fascination with the prospect of space exploration as a means to make even... Read more...
This is somewhat akin to those experiments where people try to run over iPhones or iPods with a car, just because they can do it. One would have to ask, are you that dissatisfied with your Palm Pre that you want to drop it in beer? According to the video, this was the third Pre this person owned, as the screen kept cracking. His boss said he would buy him an iPhone if he ditched the Pre, so there you go. The beer? Miller Lite. The sad thing is that neither the Palm Pre nor the iPhone can play Flash in their browsers, so neither can view this as yet. On the other hand, the Pre is going to get it... Read more...
Rolling Rock, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, has come up with an interesting ad campaign: offbeat, though definitely high-powered.  Or requiring a lot of power, anyway.It appears to be a teaser to a new advertising campaign for Rolling Rock beer. According to their “Moonvertising,” web site: “…we’re trying a new, more tasteful advertising campaign this year: Putting our logo on the moon.” It goes on to invite readers to “broadcast your own message on the moon as well.”Why, of course! There has to be a social media aspect to the campaign in this day and age. The web site is clever, but painfully... Read more...
Croucher Brewing Company in New Zealand is offering a lifetime supply of beer for the return of a stolen laptop --- no questions asked. The laptop contains designs, financial information, and business contact details, according to co-owner Paul Croucher."So we decided that if anyone does come into possession of it we'll be happy to offer them a reward — a dozen (bottles) of beer a month for the rest of their life," he said.Croucher estimated the total value would likely be about $19,500 for a lifetime of beer. Since making the offer, "plenty of people" had called to say they were looking for the... Read more...