Happy New Year geeks! Hopefully you’re nursing your New Years Eve hangover with a cup of coffee and thinking about what you want to accomplish this year.
Like many of us, I like to use the new year to set new fitness and health goals and this year I’m planning to keep an eye on how many calories I’m drinking – both alcoholic and otherwise.
The team at Beverage Labels create a helpful graphic that includes the amount of calories in some of the most commonly consumed alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
NOTE: in order to make it easier to visually compare, the serving size for this graphic is 12 ounces, but that is not the recommended serving size for many of these drinks (particularly the alcoholic ones hehe).
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our fellow geeks!
Hope you’re enjoying a tasty, tasty Guinness with friends and stay safe out there!
Molson Canadian appears to be the instigator in some pretty cool Olympic technology – beer fridges that only grant access via verified Canadian Passports.
Also seen last year in London, the fridge only unlocks to dispense its tasty Canadian beverage after taking a picture of your passport.
They created this silly video to go along with the promotion:
Oh Canada indeed!
(photo via Molson Canadian twitter feed)
Continuing on our last post’s theme: more news from the geeky new beer dispensing gadget department.
If you’re a fan of growlers like I am, then I highly recommend you check out this Kickstarter project called the TapIt Cap. It’s an ingenious little tap which lets you conveniently hook up a small CO2 cartridge to any standard sized growler, keeping your beer from your favorite microbreweries that much fresher.
Seems like the TapIt Cap will be great for homebrewing too, so even though I’ve backed them already, I’m looking for an excuse to get a few more. They’ve already reached their funding goal, but they’ve still got a week to go on the campaign, and they’ve been adding more pledge packages as they’ve been getting bought up, so it doesn’t hurt to keep backing them.
In addition to having a fantastic idea, they’ve been really awesome about engaging with the reddit homebrewing community throughout the whole process of developing it. I’ll drink to that!
Talk about geeky. Sly Fox Brewing Company, a Pennsylvania brewery with a history of doing amazing things with beer in cans, recently released the first ever beer with a removable can lid.
Using technology developed by Crown Holdings, Sly Fox is using the new lid on their Helles Golden Lager. This is a German style lager brewed with imported German Pils malt and Saaz and Hallertauer hops. The can technology allows the removal of the entire lid of the can, turning the can into its own glass.
Sly Fox Brewing was one of the first craft brewers to use cans back in 2006. Will have to try it out the next time we’re in Pittsburgh!
I’m not a big St. Patrick’s Day participant that much anymore, but I do appreciate a good pint of Guinness. Enjoy the day responsibly fellow geeks!
Being a geeky, beer-drinking American gal, I got very excited to see today’s article in the NYTimes about 50 Back Beer’s recent QR-fueled marketing campiagn that allows anyone with a smart phone to “buy a beer for an active soldier”.
50 Back beer, self proclaimed “Beer of the Brave”, donates 50% of their proceeds to charities supporting US Veterans and their families. Not only do I get to drink beer, but I get to feel good about myself too? SIGN ME UP!
In honor of the recently passed Veteran’s Day, I just bought a few beers to help thank those who give so very much of themselves so I can have a pretty sweet life. Join me by scanning the above QR code with your smart phone and following the directions about entering your cell phone number and the then verifying the 4 digit code they text you. Bottoms up to active soldiers everywhere, may they all come home soon (to at least one cold beer waiting for them).
Nothing better than summertime in San Francisco, sure it takes a little longer for summer to reach SF, but once it does I make sure to get out there and enjoy it. Brad and I high-tailed it to Park Chalet, which is the Golden Gate Park facing side of brewery and restaurant Beach Chalet, directly across the street from Ocean Beach.
We shared the beer sampler with dinner, which included eight different samples (!) of their tasty ales, here’s what we got:
We both preferred the Harvest Pale Ale and the Kaiserliche Berliner Weiss, although I think the Oatmeal Stout was my favorite. Blame it on the fact that the only beer I used to drink was Guinness.
What’s your favorite kind of beer?
Gotta love a president who brews his own.
Just in time to get a batch down for election night home brew prep, the White House released two of President Obama’s home brew recipes. The official recipes call for White House honey, but we should be able to more or less recreate a batch of the Honey Ale or Honey Porter here at home.
Recipe below is care of the White House blog and I’m trying to talk my honey into brewing the Porter to help chase away the constant-negative-attack-ad-campaign blues that usually hits me about this time in an election year. We’ll let you know how it turns out.