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07.07.15 Liam Mathews

Would you drink beer made from human piss? If you attend the Roskilde Festival in Denmark in 2017, you may have no choice. Festival organizers started an initiative at the festival this year, which ended on July 4, where urinal pee was collected and stored and will be used to fertilize barley, which will then […]

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03.05.15 Bucky Turco

Legal weed continues to create new and unique job opportunities in states where it’s lawful. According to Cannabist, Colorado resident Ed Haas offers a class on how to pair craft beer with hash and weed concentrates. People pay money to hear him say things like this: One of my all-time favorite pairings was having a […]

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05.07.14 Sophie Weiner

In a new and we hope, delicious, twist on musician and brand pairings, the experimental looping artist Julianna Barwick has teamed up with Dogfish Brewery to release a new beer alongside a limited edition 10″ record that Barwick made by sampling sounds of the brewing process. The wasabi and red rice-inflected IPA shares its name […]

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03.27.14 Andy Cush

Milton Glaser, he of “I <3 NY,” the New York magazine logo, that famous Bob Dylan illustration, and countless other iconic designs, is also responsible for all of Brooklyn Brewery’s brand identity. So it’s only fitting that the New York Times asked Glaser to critique the labels of several other independent breweries, most of which, of course, are pretty […]

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03.17.14 Aymann Ismail

Earlier today, we swung by McSorley’s Old Ale House to survey the Saint Patrick’s Day debauchery, and now, we’ve moved on to McFadden’s Saloon. As afternoon becomes evening, the crowds are getting drunker — shiny green beads, fake mustaches, and waitresses dancing on tables abound. See it all in the gallery. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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Aymann Ismail

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re sitting at your office computer, despite the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is raging all around you. To mark the annual celebration of Irishness and alcohol, we headed to the city’s oldest continually-operating temple of booze, McSorley’s Old Ale House. Most patrons were very nice, but one woman […]

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01.23.14 Andy Cush

The NYPD’s latest big internal investigation was not sparked by some unwarranted stop-and-frisk, or the bloodying of an 84-year-old man, but a couple of empty beer cans found in a stationhouse. Alcohol is banned on police property under a rule instituted by former commissioner, so when a captain found four empty Budweisers in the dormitory […]

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10.16.13 Andy Cush

In one room, there’s a quadcopter doing backflips, piloted by a guy who’s doing nothing but wiggling his Google Glass-adorned head. In another, a woman sitting with her head inside a hanging circular paper lantern, swiveling around on a rotating office chair. In a third, a group of students have festooned a drone with multicolored […]

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08.19.13 Andy Cush

The holy grail of binge drinking may have just arrived. A group of Australian researchers have developed a beer they claim hydrates you as you drink it, not only keeping the drinker hangover-free, but actively staving off the dreaded headache and sour stomach. Their solution to a problem as old as time? Sweet, magic electrolytes! […]

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05.06.13 Andy Cush

Attend South Africa’s OppiKoppi music fest this summer will be greeted by perhaps history’s friendliest UAVs: a fleet of drones that will drop beers by parachute to anyone who orders them. In the video below, the flying booze bots are operated by remote control, but festival organizers eventually hope to make them fully automatic, with […]

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