October 18, 2007
Oktoberfest may be over for the year, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to drink copious amounts of beer out of a giant glass boot. Because who doesn't want to check that off their list of things to do before they die ASAP, right?
As far as we know, the only rule to drinking out of Das Boot is that the toe needs to be pointing up, and there's a special trick to keeping the beer from sloshing all over you as you drink. We don't want to give away the ending of Beerfest so we won't tell you here, but you should definitely find out and amaze your friends.
Multiple sizes and varieties of custom Beer Boots and other paraphernalia are available from Bier Boot Haus.
October 10, 2007
Last week we told you about The Bottle Popper, a handy-looking gizmo designed to pop the tops off beer bottles, regular and screw top. We just got our paws on one, so expect a review sooner than later - if we can make it to the computer through the foot-deep pile of beer bottle caps, that is.
at Bottle Popper
October 5, 2007
Kevin from The Scotch Blog sent us this video a week ago, and we're just now putting it up. We're not exactly sure what took us so long, considering the video contains a pretty girl consuming large amounts of beer for the sake of staying thin. And she is pretty...as long as we can ignore that Barb Wire arm tattoo.
Miracle Beer Diet
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October 4, 2007
Did you ever notice it's kind of a pain in the ass to open beers? We're not just talking about the kind you need an opener for - the "easy open" screwtops can be tough too. It's not usually too bad at first, but after 10 or 15 beers we start to tear our soft little hands. We've been known to put the bottle under our shirt and use the fabric to help ease the pain, but the fabric doesn't do too well after said 10 or 15 beers either.
That's why we like the new product we just discovered, the Bottle Popper - it works with both standard and twist-off caps. Plus it looks so cool to use you don't have to face the mockery of asking your girlfriend to help you twist open your beer because your palms are bleeding. We'll be getting one soon to see if it lives up to our hopes and dreams.
at Bottle Popper
September 17, 2007
What better place is there to advertise your love of beer-related games than on the back of your automobile? This is the best idea we've seen since our drunk friend asked those cops for a ride to the liquor store. The tire cover fits on your SUV, Jeep, etc...and it'll go right along with your beer pong table, empty beer cans, and stacks of keg cups.
Beer Pong Champion vinyl spare tire cover
September 12, 2007
Are you a beer pong addict? Do you see any long, flat surface and picture yourself playing Beirut on it until your fingertips bleed? With Portopong, you can turn those dreams into a reality.
Portopong is an inflatable beer pong table that takes the guesswork out of the game. Do we have enough tables? Are we regulation length? If I take that last shot of beer, will I put my eye out on the corner of the table when I black out? (The answers are yes, yes, no, if you're curious).
Plus, if you play in the pool, you don't need a rinse cup, and since it's inflatable you can bring it anywhere you go - though we can picture you passing out from blowing it up way before you take your first drink. Pick one up at Portopong.com for $10 off the regular price (sale ends September 15).
September 6, 2007
We're not going to lie - we have an inherent nervousness about corporate blogs. We're not tooting our own horns here, but blogging is hard work. You have to become the postal service of the Internet...y'know, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these bloggers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." To make a long story short, while blogging sounds great on paper, we don't always trust the corporations to keep up their intensity without coming off as self-serving, especially if there's no direct contribution to the bottom line.
That's why we've been pleasantly surprised by the Stella Artois Blog...they've only been around for a week or so, but we like their tone, they're posting on the regular, and they're giving us some interesting information to boot. We've learned about Stella Draught Masters, met some Stella beer tasters, and picked up some additional Stella nuggets. Plus, keep an eye out to learn more about the new Stella website that's on the horizon - they're promising it'll be a cinematic experience.
September 4, 2007
Alas, the mighty "Beer Hunter" has fallen. Michael Jackson, the man who brought legitimacy and true passion to the field of beer tasting and writing, died this weekend at the age of 65. A globe trotting, beer tasting inspiration to us all here at the Liquor Snob offices, Mr. Jackson continued to write prolificly even as he battled with Parkinson's. He will be missed.
More details at the Washington Post; see a video interview with him at Youtube.
August 20, 2007
We've got some close friends who've been riding us to make the switch to Mac for years. We've always resisted, mostly because we're not interested in computers that are "cute" or "pastel colored." Turns out we've finally discovered something that could turn our fortunes around on the Mac front in the form of the G3 Beer Server.
Yeah, we know it's just a case mod...we've covered a few booze-related mods so we're not new to them, but there's something about a computer that serves you beer while you
surf porn work on your blog that's really appealing. Just don't try to get us to use f@cking iTunes and we might be ready to convert.
Geekstir [via Gizmodo]
August 10, 2007
[Update: Looks like the Beersudz folks were upgrading their shopping cart and there was a little SNAFU that caused the site to say there was no shipping available in most areas. It's all fixed now, so you can head on over and snap one up.]
This just in - the Giant Jellyfish is big. Like, real big. When we first pulled it out of the packaging, we had no idea what we were in for, because we'd seen and used the regular sized Jellyfish beer bong (review). Before being inflated, the Giant didn't look too much different - it had a little more girth, yeah, and there were three tubes coming out of the bottom instead of one, but it didn't seem that far off. One Intern even commented that its inventors should have come up with a way for people to easily clip off one or two tubes to make it easier for less people to use it. After all, you weren't always going to have three people around who wanted to funnel, right?
Then we blew it up.
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