There’s A Ben & Jerry’s Beer Now

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Not content with pun-fueled and hippy-inspired ice creams, Ben & Jerry’s is now in the beer business.

Collaborating with New Belgium Brewing Company, Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale will do its best to bridge the gap between the sweet-tooth and beer snob market. Either way, both groups can stop pouring beer over their ice cream.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Cocoa)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: TBA
6.3% ABV

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This Ridiculous 1991 Sizzler Commercial Is The Most American Thing That Ever Existed

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Nothing says “Murica!” quite like freedom, over-the-top advertising, and your right to eat whatever the hell you want at a reasonable price.

This 1991 Sizzler commercial has all of these things, therefore, it is the most American thing to ever America. Overly-sentimental advertising with cringe-inducing voice-over… check. Hordes of hungry Americans huddled around an all-you-can-eat buffet… done and done.

But the greatest part, besides trying to imagine the original pitch meeting for this ad, is how this four-minute spot perfectly sums up an early 90s America. It was a country still recovering from the 80s — shown in the questionable fashion sense, a soundtrack for the tone-deaf, and heavy emphasis on value after the decade of excess. And, the steaks… Oh my, those steaks.

Please watch this…

[via Laughing Squid]

A Billboard That Dispenses Beer Is The Best Form of Advertising

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Recently, Coca-Cola unleashed a billboard that doubled as a soda fountain, dispensing its product to thirsty passersby.

Carlsberg, trying to one-up the soft-drink king, has created an outdoor ad that serves beer via a convenient ground-level tap. And, as we all know, if a beverage is gonna flow from a giant poster, we’ll take beer over sugar-water any day.

Appropriately-labeled, “Probably the best poster in the world,” the billboard was recently unveiled at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London.

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[via Adweek]

The Bacon Stanley Cup Is The Ultimate Prize

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With the Stanley Cup playoffs upon us, fans will be growing out their mullets and playoff beards, and stuff like the Bacon Stanley Cup will happen.

Brought to us by Bar Brutus in Montreal, the replica of Lord Stanley’s Cup replaces silver with yummy pork fat, and is ready for the Canadiens’ playoff run.

Don’t be surprised if the Habs tank in the first round of the playoffs, knowing that a bacon trophy is waiting for them.

[link, via Mental Floss]

How To Make Your Own Candy Sushi

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If you’d like a sophisticated new way to ingest candy, you might consider making it in sushi form.

Candy Sushi is brought to us by Lee Manne, owner of Stieber’s Sweet Shoppe in NYC. Sticky rice is replaced with Rice Krispies Treats, while Swedish Fish stand in for the raw stuff. Check out how to make your own here.

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[link, via TAXI]