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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Look and Drink like a Bum While Maintaining Your Beverage Cool With The Brown Paper Bag Cooler

Look and Drink like a Bum While Maintaining Your Beverage Cool With The Brown Paper Bag Cooler

If you’ve ever wanted to pull off the drink-in-a-paper-bag bum aesthetic while still trying to keep your drink cool, inventors of such niceties as the brass knuckle coffee mugs and grenade salt and pepper shakers bring you the equally fun Bum Bag Drinks Cooler (actually not on the internet “shelves” until sometime in August.)  We’d say it’s a great way to look like the 99% while still maintaining a cold temperature for your drink – just like any upper-crust lush expects.

Look and Drink like a Bum While Maintaining Your Beverage Cool With The Brown Paper Bag Cooler

The evil genius behind such a device is thabto (two heads are better than one) and while it may look the part of disposable bag – their drink cooler is water-resistant, tear-proof and made to look and feel like an actual paper bag.  There’s no info on the actual dimensions just yet, but judging from the photos provided it seems like it will cover your average long-neck.  Be advised that it leaves the neck exposed, so it won’t be keeping you safe from the police unless you live in Vegas.  Pricing is set at £5.95 which works out to $9.22 (at current exchange rates) for us Yanks.

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.

Silly Doritos Chip Pairing Infographic

I’m not much on Doritos really.  I’m more a chips and salsa guy.  And I like to make my own salsa.  That doesn’t make Doritos a bad thing.  They certainly have their place.  Like the Superbowl.  To that end, Doritos has contrived an infographic pairing guide to show you what Doritos might go well with a particular snack.  A bit silly if not bordering on gross, but it shows a bit of hustle on the Doritos end, if nothing else.  Salsa Verde and a Bud anyone?

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Silly Doritos Chip Pairing Infographic