Synex, A Single-Serve Home System For Dispensing Craft Beer

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The enormous growth of the American craft beer industry is nothing short of extraordinary. But, as we all know, beer drinkers and Americans are all about convenience. Coffee drinkers have their lives made easier by Keurig, and even tortilla-maker’s get some love. Now, it’s the beer lover’s turn.

Synex is a system designed for the home, that will dispense the beer of your choice at the pull of a tap. No longer will we have to drive all the way to the liquor store and buy a whole six-pack or 750ml, only to see its quality diminish if it sits around too long.

The Synex, via vacuum-sealed cartridges, deliver the fresh beer of your choice, one beer at a time. The package-o-beer will keep a gallon of beer fresh for up to 30 days — significantly longer than any bottling, including that enormous growler taking up space in the fridge. The Synex is currently in Kickstarter phase.

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Resum-Ale, A Four-Pack of Beer That’s Also a Designer’s Resume

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If you’re looking for a creative way to find a job… Or you’d just like to get a few hiring managers loaded, you might consider a beer resume.

Resum-Ale is the work of designer/homebrewer/job-seeker Brennan Gleason. The 4-pack consists of a blonde ale that Gleason brewed himself, with career accomplishments and his experience printed across each bottle.

So, if you’re looking for a designer, or just want some free booze, get in touch with Gleason.

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Planet Beers Are Not Of This Earth

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Inspired by Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Bell’s Brewery brings us The Planet Series of Beers.

Using a planet to inspire each style of beer, the series ranges from a blonde ale to a black double IPA. But, couldn’t they have at least created a light beer for Pluto? And, do we really need to know what Uranus tastes like?

“Mars, The Bringer of War” – Double IPA

“Venus, The Bringer of Peace” – A Blonde Ale brewed with honey, apricot, vanilla and cardamom

“Mercury, The Winged Messenger” – A Belgian Single

“Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity” – A malt forward Brown Ale

“Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age” – A Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine

“Uranus, The Magician” – Black Double IPA

“Neptune, The Mystic” – A beer inspired by Dr. Bell’s Medicinal Stout, one of Larry Bell’s homebrews that also helped inspire Eccentric Ale

[via Incredible Things]

Beer Type, A Font Inspired By And Created With Beer Glasses

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If beer is your type of drink, then Beer Type should be in your font collection.

Brought to us by Brazilian artist Rogerio Oliveira, the typeface takes the shapes of several kinds of beer vessels, and uses them to create the negative space in the series of letters.

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That’s No Moon Ale

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That’s No Moon Ale is a fun t-shirt and a play on the Star Wars protagonists’ first encounter with the Death Star.

It’s also a parody of Blue Moon. Which it doesn’t take a jedi master to tell you, that’s no craft beer. T-shirt available here.

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[link, via GeekAlerts]