New Stuff and Inspiration
Beer labels in motion
Apparently we’re really into animated .gifs today. This tumblr site called Beer Labels in Motion has a bunch more of these gifs which essentially bring the label art to life, which is cool.
Musical Red Stripe
Neato video showing how Red Stripe turned an east London corner store into a musical orchestra of sorts, using quite unusual instruments to serenade shoppers. The instruments include the Bottle Trumpet, Food Can Xylophone, Tetra Pak Maracas, and the Nut Packet Shakers. The song that was played was a new version of Dandy Livingstone’s A Message To You Rudy each time they reached for a can or bottle of Red Stripe. Even boxes and dustpans were used as accompanying percussion.
Here’s the making of video, which shows that no fakery was involved:
Thanks to Caryn for sending this to us. May you stumble upon this in London.
This should be a Friday post
You’re hands are busy, you’re doing things, but you have a beer and you don’t know where to set it. Well, thank God, now you can use your belt buckle. Check out The Beer Buckle. It’s the next Snuggie.
Miller Boom Box
Really cool packaging for Miller Genuine Draft beer, in Istanbul, Turkey. Apparently in Turkey, Miller is closely linked with music and has been discovering musical talent as well as producing a large music festival for years, so this Boom Box design makes good sense. And it’s cool looking, too!
Deschutes Green Lakes Organic Ale
Well, it’s Friday. And you know that that means? Time for us to enjoy a cold beverage to end the week and to give it a review. Being the homebrew nerds that we are, we love trying new beers. This one’s not completely new to us, but our pub next door has recently put it on tap, so we found it fitting to give ‘er the review spotlight this week.
Firstly, being organic is always a plus for us. The less chemicals in our beer, the better. When you pour the beer you’ll get a decent sized creamy white head, although the retention is not the greatest ever. It pours nice and clear, with a nice faint piney aroma. It has a sweet taste on the front end, then a decent bitter hit on the back end. And, for an amber ale, it’s got a surprising hoppyness. Typically not an amber ale fan, I actually liked this beer, as it’s flavors were much more complex than that of an average amber.
Ok, folks, it’s Friday. Go out and have a beer. And when you do, try one of these Green Lakes.