New Mike’s Hard Lemonade Commercials – Welcoming Some Unexpected Visitors

New Mike’s Hard Lemonade Commercials - Welcoming Some Unexpected Visitors

I generally don’t see much in the way of commercials anymore.  I DVR almost everything I watch, or I get it on Netflix.  There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the show fade out, noting where a commercial should be, then it fading right back in again.  That being said, I’m still a fan of well produced, quirky, or offbeat commercials.  When some actual effort and thought has been put into production, it generally makes me smile.  So here’s a free plug for Mike’s Hard Lemonade – because they make me smile.  Thanks for the effort, gents (or ladies.)

There are three new commercials, all centering around the same group of guys drinking in the middle of the day.  And there are beards.  Beards make everything better.  It’s the 30 foot tall woman, the headless deer, and the scarecrow that bring a smile to my face.  It’s all done in the usual Mike’s deadpan delivery.  Check out the videos below.  You’re welcome.

IKEA Now Sells Beer (Well In The UK At Least)

IKEA Now Sells Beer (Well In The UK At Least)

If you’re a fan of getting lost in an endless loop of flat pack furniture wandering through IKEA, you’ll no doubt be delighted to know that IKEA is now making a dark lager beer.  Officially it’s titled Öl Mörk Lager, sadly it can currently only be found at IKEA stores in the UK.

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Beer Box Cowboy Hats

Beer Box Cowboy Hats

I have a very good friend whose brother wore a Budweiser themed hat during his high school homecoming.  He ended up driving his father’s car into a chain link fence along the football field and rolled the trunk of the car up like a sardine can.  Nice!  You can imagine that went over very well with all involved.

Beer Box Cowboy Hats

Let’s say you’re not a drunk high school senior but an actual cowboy.  Chances are you have some allegiance to an American beer of some sort or another.  Now, you can show your allegiance to both cowboy culture and your favorite suds, with a Beer Box Cowboy Hat.

Beer Box Cowboy Hats

Constructed from an actual 18-pack, you can choose from Miller LiteMGD, or Coors Light.  You may drink with your hat on.  You may drive with your hat on.  Please do not combine the two.

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“Pop Bottles”, Kid-Themed Booze With A Message

"Pop Bottles", Kid-Themed Booze With A MessageOK, so we certainly don’t condone giving children booze.  Neither does the artist but I’m sure there’s some people who will be confused when they first see these.  Italian model and designer Anna Utopia Giordano has created Pop Bottles to raise awareness of alcohol issues.  The tongue-in-cheek art/social project centers around branded booze bottles topped with rubber baby bottle nipples.  The real brands are replaced with kid-appropriate branding.  Examples always make things clearer; Grey Goose Vodka becomes “Hello Kitty Vodka”, Jack Daniels Whiskey is now “Fisher-Price Whiskey”.  You get the point.  Check out the images below and at her site.  As for the author – here’s what she has to say about it all:

The bottles are NOT for sale, they are part of an art exhibition. This is an art project to raise social awareness on topics such as alcohol abuse by teens, alcohol abuse by pregnant women, the disinterest of some parents towards their children (abandoned for days between toys and video games), how far marketers can go to gain the attention of their younger customers. There are no commercial purposes.


"Pop Bottles", Kid-Themed Booze With A Message

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Connecticut To Become 49th State To Sell Alcohol On Sunday

I can remember Blue Laws when they really were in effect.  Anyone living in New England 25 years ago will remember nothing being open on Sunday.  Nothing.  You couldn’t get a lot of things.  Today you can get just about anything.  Connecticut joins the ranks of the modern age as it took a major step toward becoming the 49th state to allow Sunday alcohol sales.  The Senate voted on Tuesday to allow liquor stores to sell beer, wine and spirits any day of the week.

On Tuesday, the Connecticut Senate passed a bill that would allow liquor stores and supermarkets to sell alcohol from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.  The state expects to see about $5.2 million in new annual revenue.

Connecticut To Become 49th State To Sell Alcohol On Sunday“It’s a measure that’s long past due and a good first step to making our state’s package stores more consumer friendly,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement.

“Our current laws have cost Connecticut businesses millions of dollars as consumers have flocked over our borders in search of more convenient hours and lower prices. Like many other initiatives I’ve put forward since taking office, this bill has a simple focus: making Connecticut competitive once again,” he said.

Malloy’s signature will leave Indiana as the only state in the country to ban all alcohol sales on Sunday (some states only allow beer and/or wine sales), said Frank Coleman, spokesman for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.