Posts tagged "beer"

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Beer, ‘Nuff Said

This may be a big week for ga -rights activists, America, and, like, history. But it’s also a big week for all us chocolate peanut butter lovers out there. That’s right, Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter has descended from the heavens (or Abington, Maryland) and graced us with its sweet, sudsy presence. For a…

Alyson Penn / June 30, 2013

You’ll Never Guess What Hanson Named Its Beer (Yes You Will)

My life is basically a never-ending episode of “I Love the ’90s.” Even so, I have never been a fan of Hanson. Still, I am mighty impressed that they have taken the Song That Must Not Be Named, and parlayed it into a beverage company. The company’s been around since 2011, but this week, they…

Julie Gerstein / May 24, 2013

I’m Not Ashamed To Love Fruity Cocktails: A Non-Beer-Drinker’s Lament

It always starts the same way: “Come out for drinks!”

Maybe, I think to myself. I need to do more research.

“What’s the name of the place?” I ask.  “O’Dooley’s Irish McIrishman Pub,” someone says.

I get a pit in my stomach. I fire up Google. I find the…

Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2013

How To Give The Gift Of Booze!

Listen up, girlfriends: While your gift of cuddly pajamas or a vintage flask is appreciated, we know what dudes — dudes who haven’t been through AA and are not mildly functioning alcoholics — want. And that’s alcohol. Tasty, delicious, drunk-making alcohol.

So we asked a couple of Certified Dudes what kind of strong…

Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2012

Ready For A Shot Of The World’s Strongest Beer?

Do you love beer but find it annoying that you have to drink so much of it to build up a nice solid buzz? Meet Armageddon beer, a Scottish concoction that’s 65% alcohol by volume and, according to the company co-founder, “delivers a supersonic-charged explosion and delivers the drinker to Drunksville.” In order to create…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Will Ferrell’s Very Will Ferrellian Swedish Old Milwaulkee Commercial

Pretty much everything Will Ferrell does is funny — even in Swedish. Ferrell did a series of commercials in Sweden for Old Milwaukee, and in one of them, he even speaks the language. In this clip, taped directly off Swedish television, Ferrell says, “This is my boat. This is my woman. And this is my…

Julie Gerstein / October 21, 2012

Your Definitive Presidential Debate Butt-Chugging Drinking Game!

Will you be watching the presidential debate tonight? If so, play along with this butt-chugging drinking game we’ve helpfully created.***
***Please don’t play along with this game. Butt-chugging is stupid.

Julie Gerstein / October 3, 2012

The Soapbox: An Open Letter To All Breweries About Women, Beer & Branding

This post is cross-posted with permission from the blog A Girl’s Guide To Beer.

Dear Brewers, Brewsters, Marketing People and Art Departments,

I love our industry, I really do. I feel blessed every day to work in, what is undoubtedly, the warmest, most welcoming and fun business in the known cosmos.

Melissa Cole / August 22, 2012

Would You Eat A Beer-Filled Donut?

Yep, you read that right: this crazy creation from a place called (fittingly) Psycho Donuts is filled with real beer pastry cream and topped with beer nuts. I’m a huge fan of donuts but I hate beer, so this confection leaves me conflicted. Would you be brave enough to take a bite? [Neatorama]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 10, 2012

This Just In: A Couple Beers Might Improve Your Test Scores

A new study from the University of Illinois should make college students very happy: apparently drinking a couple beers before a test may improve your performance. Researchers administered a brain teaser quiz to a group of 40 men. Study participants who had two drinks before the test –either two pints of beer or two medium…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 13, 2012

5 Alternative Uses For Beer

Growing up with many German relatives, I knew from an early age that beer was very important to people. But as an adult, I learned that beer is useful for more than just drinking. From an (oddly true) sleep aid to a natural pesticide, here are my favorite “other uses” for beer.
Wash Your Hair

StyleList Home / February 7, 2012

Pink Beer: New Favorite Of Girly-Girl Drunks Everywhere?

Pink beer is the latest product to be feminized for the fairer sex. Molson Coors, a brewery, is pink-ifying a lager called Animée to be less “masculine” with “clear filtered, crisp rosé and zesty lemon flavors,” according to the UK’s Independent.

Pink beer … sounds like wine. It sounds like champagne, actually. And…

Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

Bud Light Lime’s Softcore UFC Ring Girl Ad: Innuendo With A Slice Of Lime

 

Oh, beer advertisements. What would I blog about without you? Bud Light Lime’s UFC sponsorship seamlessly blends panty-clad “ring girl” Arianny Celeste with “Bud Light” stamped on her ass (klassy!), lime slices gingerly covering her lady bits, and ultimate fighting/sexual innuendo like “I like a guy that can go more than one…

Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2011

Give Your Brew A Citrus Injection

There are few greater summertime pleasures than an ice cold beer with a freshly squeezed lime floating inside it. Except getting the juice — and then the slice of lime — down inside is often more complicated than it should be. That’s why some genius saw fit to create the Citrus Blaster, which first squeeze…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 2, 2011

Is This Military-Themed Budweiser Ad Gay? Or Just, You Know, Friendly?

Is this military-themed Budweiser commercial, um, gay? I’m guessing you don’t ask and you don’t tell, either. With so many beer commercials opting for the “real men aren’t gay! GRR! Eat some raw meat!” tactic, I can help but wonder whether it means something when two men are portrayed lovingly. As the gay…

Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2011

Toast William And Kate With A Viagra Beer

There are royal wedding themed products out there for all types – mugs, doughnuts, press-on nails, and even a William and Kate refrigerator (mine is on backorder). There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of ridiculous memorabilia to commemorate the momentous occasion, but Royal Virility Performance? Come now. BrewDog is releasing a limited edition India…

Ami Angelowicz / April 20, 2011

Guinness Beer Commercials Teaches Men How To Hug Without Looking Gay

Guinness beer fans the flames of homophobia with its new St. Patrick’s Day commercial with a lesson on how men can hug other men without looking … gay. (Because arching your butt backwards in an A-frame hug doesn’t draw more attention to it at all!) I know this commercial is a “joke” as far…

Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2011

Brewery Makes “Kiss Me Kate (Middleton)” Beer

Kate Middleton and I have something big in common. We are both marrying princes named Kate. And now that a brewery in Nottingham has dreamed up this royal wedding themed beer, I am feeling closer to Kate then ever before. Apparently she has been tortured by the existence of Cole Porter’s musical “Kiss Me Kate,”…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 18, 2011

We Like This Wes Anderson And Roman Coppola Directed Stella Artois Commercial

Young auteurs everywhere violently dislike (read: envy) directors Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, and surely this new commercial for Stella Artois beer directed by both will make their filmmaker heads explode. The premise is pretty sly. A dashing dude brings home a cute girl to whom he shows off his super cool bachelor…

Susannah Breslin / October 13, 2010

10 Girly Foods We Want Created

Behold! Man has truly outdone himself this time. Or at least one man. Mark Zable has perfected his fried beer munchies after five years of tinkering and is ready to sell them to the public. Zable’s recipe for the concoction involves pouring beer into ravioli pockets and tossing them in the deep fryer. Bonus! The…

Kelli Bender / September 1, 2010