August 29, 2006

Go See Beerfest NOW

Beefest PosterYou haven't seen Beefest yet? How dare you! If you read this site, you're the target market and you haven't dragged your moldy ass to the theater yet? For shame!

OK, so we have a confession to make...we haven't seen Beerfest yet either and we feel horrible about it. Super Troopers is high on our list of favorite movies and we've been pumped up to see it, but we haven't made it. The thing is, every review (or every review we pay attention to) has said it's fantastic, and all the other ones have been shocked and appalled. Sounds like a recipe for awesomeness.

The Broken Lizard dudes, understanding the flick hasn't made as much money as it should, have released a list of things you can do (other than seeing the flick yourself seven or eight times) to help them out. Our favorite is "When a telemarketer calls you, instead of them selling you something, you sell them on BEERFEST." Read on for their entire open letter, and if you need more encouragement head on over to BeerFestMovie.com.

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August 11, 2006

1,000 Ways to Open a Beer Video

We don't think they quite get up to 1,000 ways to open a beer bottle in this minute-plus video, but you start to see the general themes. They open beers on everything from baseball caps to skis to phone books (pictured) and they give the general impression they're someone you'd like to have over at a party. Go team. The last method is interesting, but looks potentially painful and damaging.

Check out the video at YouTube for future reference and let us know if you give it a try.

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August 4, 2006

Octopus Tap Arrives for Review

Octopus TapDon't be surprised if we seem four times as happy this weekend (or at least four times as drunk). Our Octopus Tap has arrived in the mail, and we'll be putting all four beer lines to use as often as possible for as long as possible. We're trying to figure out how we can pull off four keg stands at a time, and we may try to separate off into teams of four to play a version of that game where you squirt water in the clown's mouth.

Anyway, get the full scoop on this multi-tap monster at OctopusTap.com.

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August 3, 2006

Drinking Beer is Good for the Planet

Beer in a GlassWe knew it! We knew there was an environmental benefit to the massive quantities of beer we drink, beyond the ability to recycle aluminum and glass!


Enjoy a drink with an environmentally clean conscience - beer bran, a by-product of brewing beer from barley, can be used to clean polluted waters

NOW there is another reason to enjoy that glass of cool beer on a hot summer evening. Beer bran, a by-product of brewing beer from barley, can be used to clean polluted waters.

via New Scientist

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July 25, 2006

Octopus Tap Edges Closer to Namesake

Octopus 4 TapperWe remember a million times in college when we'd be at a house party waiting in line for a beer and we'd think "Man, there's got to be a quicker way to get the beer out of this damn keg!" Actually, that's a bit of a lie. We'd usually wait in line and try to make eye contact with pretty girls, get Shaq'd and drink away our sorrows. But if we hadn't been so distracted we probably would have been coming up with clever ways to up the line speed.

The gents over at Octopus Tap have beat us to the punch by adding more lines to your tap, so you can have up to four people serving beer at once and minimizing the wait by - quick math here - four fold. Our original Octopus Tap coverage last September was in the dark ages when they only had three lines on there...we look back on those days and just laugh. Just think...four more arms and it'll be a true Octopus...or you could just buy two we suppose. Maybe soon we'll have beer kegs with hundreds or thousands of taps and we'll be beer gods! Or, maybe not - either way you can read on for more info about the Octopus Tap from their press release.

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July 23, 2006

Ultimate Beer Cozy Experiment

All the Food GroupsThere are a lot of things that can make your beer drinking experience better. One thing that's fairly popular, at least according to what we've seen in truck stops and convenience stores across the nation, is beer cozies. Apparently, they keep your beer cool for longer. All we can say is, what the hell are you doing with your time if you need a little piece of foam rubber around your beer to keep it from getting all room temperature-y?

Anyway, if you really need a beer cozy we recommend trying out some of the ones manufactured by those bored geniuses over at MyScienceProject. They experimented with all sorts of cozies to find out what worked best, from Legos to styrofoam to...Rice Krispy treats? That's what we call paying attention to all the food groups.

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July 20, 2006

Physical Challenge: Beer Dice

Beer DiceEvery time we mention the weekly physical challenges we post to the site, someone says "Have you posted about Beer Dice yet?" Every time they explain the game to us we've been hesitant to post it because it sounded like some low-rent beirut knockoff, but the more we read about it the more we think it sounds like a great game. We've laid out the rules below, which we modified from the semi-official rules we found over at Pinky McDrinky (whick sounds like a fun game in its own right - read up on it here).

We've come up with what we think is a great physical challenge - we love any drinking game that involves hand-eye coordination. Actually, who are we kidding? We love any drinking game - read on to learn the rules of this one.

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July 19, 2006

Outwit, Outlast, Outdrink with Beer Survivor

Beer SurvivorWe were just saying the other day there weren't enough drinking games based on reality TV shows. We were kind of hoping the one we found would be based on America's Top Model, or maybe Hogan Knows Best, but we'll settle for Survivor. Maybe we should leave it up to the experts over at Critical Gamers but we're thinking of picking up a pack, because how can you go wrong for twelve bucks?
>Overview:
Beer Survivor is a drinking game for those who love drinking games. It is not for the faint of heart. You will compete in Challenges that will test your skill in quarters, card games, and flat-out, your ability to drink. Elimination from the game is always a threat. You will have the opportunity to acquire Immunity from any given challenge through the completion of Immunity Challenges. Along the way you will be tested, dared by your fellow competitors to do the outrageous, or to reveal your most private secrets. There's more you will be subjected to, but if we told you now, it wouldn't be a surprise. Becoming the Beer Survivor will not be easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever is. Good luck.via DrinkingStuff

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July 14, 2006

Physical Challenge: Teen Wolf Beer Bite

Teen Wolf!Remember the movie Teen Wolf? Of course you do. It's the single greatest werewolf-related basketball comedy ever made in the 80s. While the movie has its own special panache there are two characters that put it over the top - nope, not Boofer and Styles...it's Coach Finstock and the Wolf himself.

Coach Finstock's finest moment is when Teen Wolf comes to him for advice, and he lays down the following gem:

There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.

Couldn't have said it better ourselves. Keep reading for the actual challenge.

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July 7, 2006

Physical Challenge: Edward Forty Hands

40 Hands Winner!We know from clever, and clever is whoever came up with the Edward Forty Hands game. This is the best kind of game - not a lot of props, not a lot of preparation, and you can watch TV while you do it. The rules are deceptively simple, the play is exceedingly sloppy, and it's inspired by a Johnny Depp movie. You can't really get any better than that.

The rules you ask? Get two forty ouncers (we say it has to be malt liquor...none of the 40 oz of beer or whatever) and a roll of duct tape. Tape the 40s to your hands. The tape doesn't come off until you finish both bottles, and the first to finish wins. All we can say is we hope you A) have a big bladder or B) have a very close and trusted friend to help you unzip...and even more delicately, zip back up.

Stay tuned next week when we stick with the Depp theme and play "40 Oz Jump Street" and "Malt Liquors of the Caribbean," but until then check out the 40 Hands wikipedia entry.

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