beer

  • Beer: The Best Use Of Crowdfunding Or The Most Best Use Of Crowdfunding?

    Beer: The Best Use Of Crowdfunding Or The Most Best Use Of Crowdfunding?

    As a man who loves his water, malt, and hops, it’s inspiring to see the high-tech process of crowdfunding be applied to the re-creation of early microbrews. To wit: the daughter of legendary microbrewer Jack McAuliffe is attempting to bring back one of the first microbrews in America, New Albion Ale. McAuliffe, the elusive grandfather of the craft beer movement, first founded his brewery… Read More

  • Cargo’s Brewbot Makes You A Smartphone-Powered Craft Beer Microbrewery Starting At £1,500

    Cargo’s Brewbot Makes You A Smartphone-Powered Craft Beer Microbrewery Starting At £1,500

    All you really need to brew your own beer is a spare bathtub and some ingenuity, or so I believe based on long-held unsupported and unconfirmed opinion, but if you want to get fancy, a new Kickstarter project called Brewbot has you covered. The Brewbot is the product of Belfast-based Cargo, a team of devs and designers that wants to build amazing things, starting with a way to brew beer at… Read More

  • The Offline Glass Ensures You Talk, Not Text, At The Bar

    The Offline Glass Ensures You Talk, Not Text, At The Bar

    Tired of your friends texting on their phones while they should be getting schnockered? This clever hack is called the Offline Glass and it’s designed to ensure that you and your friends don’t sit at the bar checking Wikipedia for who starred in The Greatest American Hero and whether Tabitha will totally come out tonight oh my god she won’t she and Christian just broke up oh… Read More

  • Google Drive Has A Handy Spreadsheet Autofill Option For Beer Drinkers

    Google Drive Has A Handy Spreadsheet Autofill Option For Beer Drinkers

    Creating Google spreadsheets doesn’t have to be a boring undertaking, especially if you’re a fan of beer. Here’s a fun little autofill option that the Drive team has put into place to help you list out popular beers. Simply type the word “lager” in the A1 cell of the spreadsheet and then “ipa” in the A2 cell. Highlight both, hold the option key (or… Read More

  • Retro Beer Company Churchkey, A New Tech Investor Darling, Will Expand To San Francisco Next Month

    Retro Beer Company Churchkey, A New Tech Investor Darling, Will Expand To San Francisco Next Month

    Beer may or may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about TechCrunch Disrupt, but today, CrunchFund’s MG Siegler took the stage at our New York conference to talk to Churchkey‘s founders: Adrian Grenier, who is well-known for his role in the TV series Entourage, Justin Hawkins and Ryan Sowards. Churchkey, which was founded in 2010 and is based in the… Read More

  • Review: The Cask Widge

    Review: The Cask Widge

    Happy International Beer Day! I just finished celebrating by brewing ten gallons of smoked stout, and I’m looking forward to a draught of blonde ale from my kegerator later today. I’ve been homebrewing for about two years, and it’s a fun, practical hobby. Variety is the name of the game, both in terms of beer styles to produce but also in terms of the methods used to… Read More

  • Beer Gardens NYC App Goes 2.0 For Beer Garden Season

    Beer, the sweet elixir that draws me to the doom of oblivion, is apparently available in places called “Beer Gardens” here in NYC (and in various other locations, but this is NY-centric.) These “Gardens” are not actually gardens at all but are, in fact, large patios where people can sit and drink beer until they reach a heightened level of joviality and fun and… Read More

  • Untappd: I Will Curate My Nascent Alcoholism With This Social Drinking App

    Untappd is a beer-sharing system. You note which beer you drank where and then watch as said beer rises or falls in the ranks of beerdom. You can also find out where odd brews have popped up in your vicinity, thereby allowing you, like some inebriated, marauding Ash in Floaroma Town, to attempt to catch ‘em all. The app itself runs on multiple devices but they’ve just announced… Read More

  • A First: Surly Brewing Selling DIY, "Open Source" Beer


    Surly Brewing Company in the Twin Cities is a small, popular brewhaus with some pretty exciting beers. Rather than distribute nationally, however, they’ve teamed up with NorthernBrewer to offer something fairly unique: a DIY kit featuring some of their more popular brews. Read More

  • CrunchGear's Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Gifts For Guys

    Your guy is great, am I right? He’s fun, he makes you laugh, and he can, in a pinch, be counted on to do laundry. He even, occasionally, shaves! Why not reward this positive behavior the way Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer, rewards an unruly dog: through forceful direction and, when the time is right, kind words and a treat. Here are a few great items for your geeky SO this… Read More

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