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ChillsnerTen ways to cook with beer. Apparently I now have ten new favorite dishes. [Huffington Post]

UK government plans to impose “another” tax increase on beer. Nebraska too. [RT] [The Lincoln Journal Star]

“The Chillsner is a beer-chilling contrivance from Corkcicle. The aluminum rod is filled with the same thermal gel as the wine chiller that is Corkcicle’s namesake. Store it in the freezer and when it’s frozen, pop the top off of a bottle of beer, and insert the Chillsner. The beer will stay cold, delicious, and, most importantly, the freezer will remain explosion free.” [cnet]

Scientist claims beer goggles are really rooted in our brains. I’m curious, there are scientists who didn’t go to college? [Business Insider]

Someone agrees with me. [pnj]

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Budweiser WaterIf someone said Budweiser literally waters down its beers, you would expect Budweiser’s defense to mention that it doesn’t literally water down its beers, no? Also, nerd props to Brewbound, who tapped the scandal “Watergate.” [CBS]

2.8% brew has Scottish worrywarts “worried it will cause alcoholism.” [the drinks business]

Florida health care company offers employees an on-the-job pint on Fridays. You see, Scotland, not everyone has to be so uptight. [USA Today]

Cleveland Indians plan to attract fans with “cheap” $4 beers. This news is too late for the dated but still-good Cleveland Tourism Video. And Part 2. [CNBC]

The Brewers Association ups the number of beer styles from 140 to 142. Added to the list are Adambier and Grätzer, “historic pre-Reinheitsgebot styles that are making a slow revival among U.S. and international brewers.” Proof that God did not give us beer? Adambier would have been first. [Brewbound]

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Sour Cherry Porter + Imperial Stout, brought to you by Adirondack Brewery + Olde Saratoga Brewing Company. [The Saratogian]

Welcome to the Czech Republic, where the drinking age is 18 and the beer is “literally cheaper than water.” [Fox News]

Beer-scented soap. Is there any doubt it smells more like Heineken than St. Bernardus Abt 12? [94 KXZ]

“10 Beautifully Designed Beer Products.” I’m partial to the comprehensive Varieties of Beer print. [Paste] [Pop Chart Lab]

 

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Brewers Association reports number of U.S. breweries at 125-year high. Dilution be thy name? [Sioux City Journal]

“After bidding $4.1 billion for an Asian brewery in a push to buy up emerging market beer brands, Heineken has a bidding war on its hands.” [The Street]

World of Beer gets a smartphone app. I keep hearing I have to go to the WOB in Columbus. Hey assholes, it’s not that close. But yeah, I do want to go. [Miami NewTimes]

“Heavy demand for Heavy Seas beer drives expansion.” McKayla is not impressed. [explorebaltimorecounty.com]

BrewRiver GastroPub brings “craft beer, gourmet pub food” to Cincinnati’s East End. I recommend the muffaletta and rather larger tastings. [soapbox cincinnati]

Pictures of brides drinking at their weddings. Yes, maybe, yes, no, no. The beers! [Huffington Post]

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New Glarus Brewing’s Wisconsin Belgian Red “is made with Montmorency cherries from Door County. Roughly a pound of cherries goes into every 25-ounce bottle.” That’s cool if you prefer cough syrup to beer. But that’s not the point. This picture here should 100 percent be incorporated in the next Dexter promo. [Isthmus Daily Page]

Brau Brothers Brewing will release a limited 500 cases of its Barrel Aged Belgian Quad later this month. The brew has been aged in rye whiskey barrels. If it’s half as good as Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel Aged Tripel) then I have to find a way to get me one. [Sioux City Journal]

No, no, no, no, no. “Who needs beer? Ciders a growing attraction at Savannah Craft Brew Fest.” [Savannah Morning News]

Green Flash debuts Friendship Brew. Looks like Buddy Bands have even more competition. [craftbeer.com]

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Heineken to boost Asian growth with $4.1bn Tiger beer deal. Tiger mom, tiger beer – both kinda racist, no? [Reuters]

American Brewing Company, a draped-in-the-flag newcomer, has launched a product line and marketing campaign targeting America’s largest brewers, which just happen to be not really American anymore. I have no idea if their beers are any good – though it is hard to imagine they are worse than their targets’ – but I do know I can’t improve upon Samuel Johnson’s quip that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” [AdvertisingAge]

Guess I missed International Beer Day. Which is either one day for the world to celebrate beer (which rather seems to miss the point of daily quaffing) or one day to celebrate international beers (which misses the point that a good Belgian Quad can and should be imbibed every day). [Forbes]

I guess it does kind of burn that I missed National IPA Day too. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Couple home brews beer for their own wedding. Seriously, fuck all those people with their choreographed Chris Brown wedding intros. This is how you do a wedding. [Omaha.com]

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This could be awesome. Or, like Pintley, I could use it a few times then nearly forget it exists. [GADGETBOX]

Founders Dirty Bastard okayed by Alabama bureaucrats. [waaytv]

Are these the ten best brewpubs in America? [The Street]

These guys drink shitty budget beers so you don’t have to. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Great Divide toying with sours. I feel like I’m young again, and Outkast just released some real poppy shit. [Denver Post]