Beer for Dogs
For beer lovers and thirsty dogs, there is now an option for hanging out together and sharing a brew. Let the party begin.
According to newsbbc, "A small brewery in the Netherlands has launched a new beer designed to bring cool relief to thirsty dogs.
Kwispelbier, marketed as "a beer for your best friend", is made from a special brew of beef extract and malt. The beverage is a creation of pet shop owner Gerrie Berendsen, who wanted her dogs to share light refreshments with her after a day's hunting.
The beer is non-alcoholic and fit for human consumption, but costs four times as much as a Heineken. "Kwispel" is the Dutch word for wagging a tail. You can see Benito here, a 5-year-old Chihuahua who lives with the inventor of the beer.
Duff Beer: Homer Simpson's Beer comes true!
Remember Duff Beer? The official sponsor of Homer Simpson drinking sessions is now available thanks to a mexican guy, Rodrigo Contreras Díaz.
Produced in Jalisco and distributed only via internet, this limited edition lager beer has been a success, selling over 200 boxes (12 bottles) in 2 weeks.
Each box costs around US$ 20 plus shipping.
Beer + Milk = Bilk
A brewery in Hokkaido, Japan recently released a low-malt beer using milk. The idea came from the son of a liquor store who is in the dairy farm industry. After having a problem of discarding milk, he proposed the local brewery to produce the milk beer. As one-third of beer is milk, it is the good way to help local farmers.
The beer called “Bilk” came from beer+milk. The taste of beer is like a taste of fruits and it goes well with sweets. Because of its fruity flavor, Bilk hopes to be popular among women.
Beer for the Blind
Leave it to the Germans to find the only unexploited niche in the beer market: the blind! Dusseldorf's Uerige beer, one of the world's finest, is now releasing new bottles with a braille label. Thus, Uerige has created the first beer for the blind. Blind activist (and beer drinker) Joana Zimmer rejoiced, "You often have no idea what's about to go in your mouth. But with this bottle you are clearly told what it is - and that's fabulous."
Champagne Lager (Or Champagne Beer as it is known in the US) sets out to tempt and tease your taste buds with its combination of beer and Champagne. Flying in the face of drinking convention, which states that 'grapes and hops' should not be drunk in the same session, this new drink was enthusiastically sampled and approved by hundreds of the festival attendees.
Available in 750ml bottles, the retail price it's around $12.
A Chicago-area man who operates a brewery in his garage has experienced a breakthrough in culinary brewing -- the creation of pizza beer. Tom Seefurth said his pizza brew, which one Aurora, Ill., restaurant now serves as Mamma Mia Pizza Beer, contains tomatoes, garlic, basil and oregano, giving it a taste and smell reminiscent of its solid-food namesake, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.
Seefurth said his experiments in culinary brewing also led to the development of salsa beer, curry beer and even oatmeal raisin cookie beer. He said his largest obstacle in getting people to drink his creations is convincing them not to prejudge. The pizza beer is not for the Saturday night bowling alley, Seefurth said. But it will appeal to a wide range of people if they keep an open mind.Seefurth said he is seeking a deal with a regional brewery to get the beverage on tap in local Italian restaurants.
Beer for Kids
The Japanese company behind Kidsbeer, a nonalcoholic beverage that looks like the real thing, is apparently shipping 75,000 bottles of the stuff a month.
Satoshi Tomoda, president of the beverage maker, said: "Children copy and mimic adults.
"If you get this drink ready on such occasions as events and celebrations attended by kids, it would make the occasions even more entertaining."
The Kidsbeer label captures a nostalgic mood as it was modeled after classic beer labels.
"Even kids cannot stand life unless they have a drink," reads the product's advertising slogan.
Vitamin Enhanced Beer
Stampede beer is enhanced with B vitamin, folic acid and other essential vitamins, according to creator Lawrence Schwartz.
"Stampede is the first Vitamin-enhanced beer," Schwartz said.
Schwartz said the federal government told him that he cannot claim the beer is good for drinkers and can't list vitamins on the labels because it would be an implied health claim.
Free Beer, as in "Open Source"
A Danish beer company has released its recipe hoping drinkers will hack and customize the beer. This idea is inspired by open sourced software. The first patch of 2850 large bottles sold out immediately.
"FREE BEER" is a beer which is free in the sense of freedom, not in the sense of free beer.
The project, originally conceived by Copenhagen-based artist collective Superflex and students at the Copenhagen IT University, applies modern free software / open source methods to a traditional real-world product - namely the alcoholic beverage loved and enjoyed globally, and commonly known as beer.
FREE BEER is based on classic ale brewing traditions, but with addded Guaraná for a natural energy boost. The recipe and branding elements of FREE BEER is published under a Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5) license, which means that anyone can use the recipe to brew their own FREE BEER or create a derivative of the recipe. Anyone is free to earn money from FREE BEER, but they must publish the recipe under the same license and credit our work. All design and branding elements are available to beer brewers, and can be modified to suit, provided changes are published under the same license ("Attribution & Share Alike")
World's Strongest Beer: 25% Alchohol and $110 Per Bottle
A brewery in the States has launched the world's strongest beer.
The drink - at 25% alcohol - is six times more powerful than a normal beer and twice the strength of a bottle of wine.
And at £56 a bottle, Samuel Adams Utopias is also among the world's most expensive.
Just 8,000 of the limited edition 24 oz tipple, sold in a copper kettle, have been brewed by the Boston Beer Company. Brewery founder Jim Koch said the beer was designed to be enjoyed slowly as an after dinner tipple.