We all know the saying “diamonds are a girl's best friend,” but what about a man's best friend? While you may think dogs are the answer, I'd venture to guess it's actually the trusty and loyal bottle of beer.
Shiloh Branigan from Amarillo Brewing Supply brings you another how to brew instructional with her complete step-by-step All Grain brewday.
Man + Beer = Happy. Some say that's the formula to a pretty blissful life, but it's not just the beer you're drinking—it's about what you're drinking it in.
Great ESB recipe without the spices, but add some fresh spices for a great Christmas beer!
Watch the video below to learn about what can make beer non vegan. Also, head on over to Barnivore and search for your favorite beer, they'll tell you if it's vegan or not.
Everyone has one of those friends that just can't make good judgement calls. All of my friends happen to be like that, except for me, of course (I'm perfect). So that's why I'm never surprised when they bring back a 24-pack of warm beers, after explicitly being told to make sure to get cold ones.
There's nothing better than a good, cold brewski—unless that beer comes from your very own pirate chest cooler. Of course, it would be better if your pirate chest was full of gold, but this has got to be the next best thing (though, maybe you can have both).
Nothing's better than a cold six-pack of your favorite beer—except maybe a cold six-pack of your favorite beer in a wooden caddy that you made yourself. With one of these, you can skip the paper ones they give you at the mix-and-match stations in grocery stores. Plus, it looks a lot better than cardboard.
Not a sports fan, but still want to get your hands-free drink on? Instructables user DucttapeNinja has just the thing for you—a beer helmet inspired by Gimli from Lord of the Rings. So, now you can double the time between trips to the fridge during your next LOTR marathon. One helmet to intoxicate them all! You'll need a cheap drink helmet (with straws already attached), two matching tankards or steins, some craft foam, and acrylic paint.
Despite the name, Oktoberfest is in full effect worldwide with its huge festivals and specially brewed beers drawing in brewski lovers of all shapes and sizes. If the festivals are out of reach, maybe you should bring the festival to you before it's too late. By taking advantage of the same watermelon keg idea that everyone knows all to well, you can easily turn a pumpkin into a beer-dispensing fruit.
There are many, many ways to open a beer. You can use a piece of paper, a water bottle, or, if you're feeling tough, you can even use your forearm. But why do that when you can make your own bottle opener for nothing?
How To: Home Brew Like the Commander-in-Chief: How to Make President Obama's White House Honey Ale and Porter
There's a lot of firsts that President Barack Obama can claim, like being the first POTUS from Hawaii, the first to publicly support same-sex marriage, and of course, the first African American to hold office. One of his coolest firsts, though, is that he's the first American president to ever brew his own beer in the White House. And thanks to a Redditor who filed a Freedom of Information Act request, two recipes have been released so that home brewers everywhere can give them a try.
Did you know that you can brew delicious beer in your own home? Don't let bar tabs get you down. Watch these videos to learn how to brew beer in the comfort of your own kitchen. It's a simple process and you'll definitely enjoy the results!
The perfect glass of Guinness will have a foamy head a few inches thick on top, and will also have a shamrock traced into the foam. Here's how to perfectly pour your Guinness from a tap. You probably want to practice by pouring a couple! Pour the perfect Guinness on tap, complete with shamrock.
Another beer cocktail recipe! For this delicious Mexican cocktail, you will need: 1 ounce Milagro Blanco tequila, 1/2 ounce agave nectar, 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, Negra Modelo dark ale, a dash of Tabasco sauce and a lime wedge to garnish. Make the Maldonado beer cocktail.
It's not just the difference between a half pint and full pint glass. Just like wines and cocktails, the glasses you choose to serve your beer in will affect how it is received. Make sure you pick the best glassware to truly show off your favorite beer or home brew. Serve beer in the appropriate glassware.
Chances are you're not always going to have a beer bottle opener in your house. For times when you have a huge party waiting to get their social lubrication on, make use of what's lying around the house. Check out this tip video to learn how to open a bottle of beer using something you'll definitely have around - another beer.
Chances are you're not always going to have a beer bottle opener in your house. For times when you have a huge party waiting to get their social lubrication on, make use of what's lying around the house. Check out this tip video to learn how to open a bottle of beer using a pen.
Got a couple of buddies coming over for the big game and not a beer opener in sight? Not a problem. All you need, quite miraculously, is a sheet of plain 8 1/2 X 11 paper. With a few folds, you can turn that wobbly printer paper into a sturdy hard edge that easily opens any beer bottle.
Have you ever seen someone open a champagne bottle with a sword? It's pretty impressive. If you're more of a beer-and-CD person than a champagne-saber person, you can do something almost equally impressive and very similar in technique by opening a beer bottle with a CD or DVD, and this video will show you how to do it.
Ok, so the BottomsUp beer dispenser isn't magic. Special cups (to seal the hole) + rising magnets, and voilà: Previously, Bottoms Up! Gravity-Defying Beer Machine.
There's something about the month of October that elicits the drinking of beer, and no— it's not because of Oktoberfest, which is a misnomer, because Oktoberfest traditionally ends on the first weekend in October.
A little over a week ago, we featured the Hopsicle, a drunken summer "beer push pop" being served at Diablo Royale Este (a Mexican saloon in NYC's east village). We speculated the HowTo behind it seemed simple enough, but lucky for us Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn have gone ahead and posted full instructions.
Rob Cockerham had a problem. How do you keep your summer beers ice cold in the sweltering heat - in something more exciting than your typical igloo cooler? After much trial and error, many consumed beers, and (most importantly) an exploration into the art of making molds, Rob did it:
Beer can be pretty expensive, especially the good stuff. But, with a small investment and time, you could actually brew your own and make it just to your taste! In this great video series you will learn exactly what the process is to making your very own home brew right in your garage! Everything from the actual brewing all the way down to the fermentation.
Nothing ruins beer like hot sunshine, but nothing makes a summer beach trip better than drinking an ice cold beer. You don't need to bring a fridge for keeping your alcohol cold - just use science! Pack a cooler with ice and rock salt to keep your favorite beverage perfectly chilled for your next picnic.
Easy step by step guide into making your home brew, the best brew! By introducing oxygen into your wort before you begin fermenting it, you can greatly improve the quality and taste of your beer! Don't forget to leave your keys somewhere you can't reach! Skoal!!!
In this tutorial, we learn how to tap a keg with various pumpers. There are around 5 different types of pumps you can use. Make sure your pump matches the keg that you have, to make your beer come out easiest. Also, make sure your keg is completely full when you purchase it, so the beer comes out easier. There are many different types of kegs, but no matter what type you have, place it inside of a large plastic bin with ice to keep the bottom as cold as possible. To use the pump, set it insid...
In this how-to video, KipKay shows you how to create an awesome convertible jockey box. It's perfect for keeping your beer cool and cold, perfect for a hot and sunny summer day. Get the directions here and just follow along with Kipkay. Once you get your equipment in place, you'll be having your own little beer cooler in no time at all!
Although it's a loosely defining term, the Michelada (or cerveza prepared) is a wonderful mix of beer, lime juice, hot sauce, and soy sauce. You would never think that these things can actually taste good together, but if that's the train of thought you have, you don't know what you're missing!
The owners of Black Diamond Equipment have some unusual and fun ways of celebrating. In this video, you'll learn how to shotgun a beer. It's simpler than it sounds, if you can believe that. All you need is a knife and a can of beer. Dig in, and start chugging away!
Guinness is a fantastic beer straight out of Ireland and not one that is to be enjoyed quickly. You are meant to slowly pour and slowly savor this tasty stout. In this tutorial, learn how to pour a perfect Guinness from the tap and top it with a shamrock - just like in Ireland! Any Guinness fan knows, that pint is worth the wait, so give it a try!
There is nothing tastier on a hot summer's day than an ice cold beer. Heck, there is nothing tastier on ANY day. If you would like to learn how to make a delicious batch of the good stuff right at home, check out this clip. Carl and Kevin will show you how to make fresh, delicious brewskis using only a few ingredients and other household items. This is a great, cheap way to liven up any party. This tutorial has five parts, so make sure to check them all out and start brewing!
Brewing beer in your basement using only one method is no fun. Watch this video to get informed on four different ways to brew beer, so if you don't like one way you have other methods to choose from.
Become a beer farmer and start saving cash on kegs by making everything yourself! This video teaches you how to bottle and cap your beer after you've brewed it.
The best wines will set you back almost as much as a pair of Blahniks on sale, so why not cut expenses and just make your own wine? Watch this beer brewing tutorial to see how to brew hard apple cider which has a wine-like taste.
Due to the dour economy we've all been cutting back on unnecessary expenditures. And unless you're a heavy (or heavily addicted) beer drinker, beer is one of those expenditures that cost a lot for minimal product.
For some people, the beers that are out on the market can be a bit drab and lack on flavor. It can be expensive when it comes to trying new things, so what's the next best option? Make your own of course! In this tutorial, you'll find out how to brew your own stout beer from your home. Good luck and rememeber be smart, not stupid! Enjoy!
In order to make starter years, for home brewing beer, you will need the following ingredients and supplies: water, sanitizer, DME, scissors, refractometer, a magnetic stir bar, aluminum foil, yeast, and a funnel.