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No Kids Allowed: This Tiny Treehouse is a Microbrewery

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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Some of your more rebellious childhood dreams would have been satisfied by this treehouse – but seriously, this one’s strictly for the adults. Contained inside this tiny 200 square-foot building perched high in the Ohio woods is a fully functional craft brewing system and a stool lined bar. The place sits 22 feet off the ground and is accessed by a 30 foot bridge lined with a safe and sturdy railing for the wobbly walk home. Welcome to Treehouse Brewery. [Read more…]

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Beer Labels Jump into Motion

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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Unless you’ve hit the end of your last 6-pack, the labels on your beer bottles probably don’t do too much moving… but you don’t have to drink at all to appreciate the labels reworked by Trevor Carmick. This Boston-based video editor/graphic artist has been working on a personal side project called Beer Labels in Motion, creating animated GIF logos based on some of his favorite american craft-brews. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #392 > Cool Cars and Crazy Things

Monday 03.04.2013 , Posted by

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1000 European Breweries on One Map

Tuesday 10.02.2012 , Posted by

The beer obsessed folks over at Pop Chart Labs have outdone themselves again, creating a thirst inducing poster of breweries and abbeys on the European continent. Featuring nearly 1,000 breweries, from craft to micro, the beautiful print seems to be designed specifically as an inspiration for future travels, tasty ones at that. [Read more…]

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The Enlightened Happy Hour: An Interactive Drink Guide

Thursday 09.13.2012 , Posted by

As more restaurants make their nutrition information available, patrons are becoming all too aware of the shocking calorie counts behind some of their favorite menu items. Gut-busting appetizers like Chili’s Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Chips (1,520 calories), Cheesecake Factory’s Factory Nachos with Spicy Chicken (1,930 calories), or Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Onion (1,959 calories) are dangerously delicious. [Read more…]

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We Love Friday!- Mmmmm…Beer

Friday 07.13.2012 , Posted by

It wasn’t until I got out of college and stopped drinking Natural Light out of funnels that I realized how delicious beer can be. It cools you down in the summer, heats you up in the winter, and is the perfect complement to a slice of pizza. Drinking games like Flip Cup, Beer Pong, and Beerbee just wouldn’t be quite as fun with juice or water and they’d be far too dangerous with liquor or wine. To celebrate the good ol’ barley pop, we wanted to make you thirsty as we take you all over the world via this collection of amazing beer pics from Instagram. [Read more…]

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A Tribute to the Solo Cup Made from Beer Cases

Tuesday 06.26.2012 , Posted by

Now here’s a tasty collage: Alex Krutchkoff took 20 plus cases of beer and carefully arranged them into a colorful tribute to the iconic red Solo Cup. He says the project took over 50 hours to complete and considering the loads of beer each case contained, we’re sure it was a fun project to piece together. For more about this designer and artist, see krutchh.com or follow him on Instagram @krutchh. [Read more…]

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Beer Craft: A Graphical Explanation of Home Brewing

Tuesday 03.06.2012 , Posted by

There’s not much in life better than drinking a cold, sudsy bottle of beer crafted by yourself. Brewing beer isn’t rocket science, but that’s not what you’d think when looking at most beer brewing books. They’re filled with calculations, charts and chapter upon chapter about the subtleties of crafting the perfect brew. While this may be handy for the seasoned home brewer, it is far more complex than the beginning, or even average, home brewer needs to create a good beer of their own. This gorgeous and useful new book, Beer Craft, explores the basics to the intermediate steps involved in the craft, all visualized using a heavy graphical style that makes the whole process go down smoothly. [Read more…]

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How Indie Brewers are Outpacing Beer Industry Growth

Tuesday 02.28.2012 , Posted by

Over the last few decades, craft breweries with their high quality micro-brewed creations, have been creating specialty batches of their “nectar of the gods.” Although large breweries dwarf independent breweries in volume of production each year — think Budweiser — the growth of small breweries has eclipsed overall beer industry growth. A lot of that can be attributed to their sense of style and taste… attributes the big brewers only dream about. One of the greatest things about these indie brewers is that they’re not trying to make enough beer to fill a football stadium, so they can focus on producing quality beers with the right ingredients. [Read more…]

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Visualizing The American Beer Revival

Thursday 02.09.2012 , Posted by

The history of the American brewing industry has been one of dramatic ups and downs, from a vibrant past of locally stocked saloons, to prohibition and the complete shutdown of the industry, to todays far reaching microbrewery scene. This fast-paced motion graphic from our friends over at Visual.ly, explores that wild ride through the past 110 years. [Read more…]

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