Red Tool Chest Mini Fridge: Beers Are Tools, Right?

Inspired by the red tool chests seen in garages everywhere, this is the Portable Tool Box Refrigerator with 2 Drawers and Lock from Whynter. Available on Amazon (affiliate link), the fridge is going to look perfect next to my actual red tool chest, which is directly below a classic 1989 swimsuit calendar. You know it was most recently accurate again in 2017, and will be again in 2023.

The mini fridge has 1.8-cubic foot capacity and measures 17″ wide, 21″ deep, and 32″ high. It features caster wheels with locks, two functional heavy-duty drawers on top for actual tool storage, an LED light inside the fridge, and a keyed lock to keep others away from your most valuable tools. I’m talking about beers here, just so we’re clear.

So, the question is: is it better to purchase a tool chest mini fridge for the garage to hide my stash of cold beers from my wife, or is it better to get another real tool chest to hide all the expensive tools I just bought? Either way, I’ve got the feeling this fairy tale isn’t going to have a happy ending.

[via The Green Head]

Sacramento Kings guests can use ‘smart’ bottles to pour their own drinks

The Sacramento Kings are fond of using technology as a hook to fill seats, but their latest may be particularly alluring if you're in the position to score premium tickets. The basketball team is using connected bottle tops from NINA that let you po...

Meet BM Leather: The leather made from the residue left behind while brewing beer

Here’s one more reason to love beer! Developed as a 100% environmentally-friendly, animal-friendly and chemically free alternative to leather, BM Leather takes one of the wasted by-products of beer-brewing and turns it into a fabric that mimics faux-leather, but will biodegrade (and even fertilize) when disposed. Designer Mi Zhou developed the material for Stella McCartney in a bid to make fashion much more sustainable, in a way that doesn’t create waste, but rather reduces it.

For every tonne of beer brewed, you’ve got a quarter of a tonne of beer mash, the residual grain/pulp, left behind from the brewing process. Converting this into a fabric, BM Leather uses a by-product in a way that upscales it into a fashion product. Produced in cooperation with Beavertown Brewery, Mi Zhou developed a leather-esque fabric out of the residual wet mash, which comprises mainly mashed grain, husk, sugars, and water. The vegan-friendly leather, developed keeping Stella McCartney’s brand ethos and commitment to animal and eco-friendly fashion, uses zero chemicals, is 100% natural, and can even be dyed in different colors, making it a great new material for fashion designers to toy with, and a lovely push for the fashion industry towards sustainability!

Designer: Mi Zhou for Stella McCartney

PicoBrew shifts it focus from beer to coffee with the MultiBrew

In May of 2018 PicoBrew announced the Pico U -- a universal brewing machine that was supposed to make basically any beverage you could called "brewed", from coffee, to beer to horchata. Well, the story didn't end well for the Pico U. Its Kickstarter...

The best gear for your backyard party

Ah yes, sweet summertime. The few months of the year when your time is best spent outside, and that means time in the backyard, if you're blessed with one. After the landscaping is done and you're ready to relax, there are a few items that will go a...

Keg-A-Droid Is a Remote Controlled Beer Keg

Finally, a robot that can bring me a fresh beer on tap. What you are looking at is the Keg-A-Droid from SuperDroid Robots. Yes, it is a remote-controlled beer keg and tap on wheels. Who needs R2-D2? Sure you can help fly an X-Wing, but where’s my beer?

The R/C beer-delivery robot can be steered to wherever beer is needed. Which just happens to be wherever I’m standing. The Keg-A-Droid can carry a slim 1/4th barrel or 1/6th barrel keg inside a 1/2 barrel sized keg shell which can be filled with ice to keep the inner keg cold. When the ice melts, just unplug the drain to let the water out, and refill it. The prebuilt Keg-a-Droid also comes with a tap mounting post, keg tap system, and drip tray. Sure, $2,400 is a bit steep, but we are talking beer delivered to you whenever you need it. You can’t put a price on some things.

Just wait for the bot to arrive and fill up that empty pint glass and enjoy. 2019 is finally becoming the amazing modern world that was promised to us. Seriously, this is the droid I’m looking for.

[via Dude I Want That via Geekologie]

PicoBrew’s new kits let you homebrew beer with your ingredients

PicoBrew's all-in-one homebrew appliances put a brewery on your countertop. They're relatively easy to use, and give novice beer makers detailed steps to make their own suds -- no previous experience required. There was one huge hindrance for the Pic...

Chug N’ Plug Beer Shotgunning Tool Lets You Plug It and Chug It

Hey, kids, what time is it?!? It’s spring break, baby. And this time of year means lots of irresponsible drinking. But how do you make chugging easier for the masses? The answer is the Chug N’ Plug beer shotgunning tool from Greenlife Technologies. Yes, this is a TECHNOLOGY.

This little keychain gadget is simple to use and gets the beer flowing instantly. All you have to do is punch the sharp plastic point through a can of beer all the way to the hilt. That’s when the party starts. It’s a beer impaler. So if your beer turns into a vampire you will be ready.

The $5 plugs come in black, red, yellow, and green, and come with a keychain and rubber cover.  One thing I don’t quite understand is why are they showing this thing in a can of water? Whoa! Calm down you party animal. That’s way too much hydration too fast. Are you crazy? That’s just irresponsible. Your poor liver!

[via Dude I Want That via Geekologie]

Drink Some Beer, Develop Some Film with It

Meet Dogfish Head SuperEIGHT, a Gose beer created in collaboration with Kodak. Why would Kodak be involved with beer you ask? Well, this beer has the perfect pH to develop film when you add some ingredients.

If you happen to be in need of developing some Super 8 film, you can now drink and develop to your heart’s content. The beer is brewed with eight ingredients that include prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices, toasted quinoa and an ample addition of red Hawaiian sea salt. And that’s how it gets its vibrant red color.

By combining the beer with vitamin C, baking soda, and a couple of Kodak development chemicals, it’s able to develop Super 8 film just fine. Just be careful not to drink the beer after developing the film. You can check out a video right here of a trip to Philadelphia that was processed with the beer.

Is there anything that beer can’t do? And my second question is why this needed to be invented. Who thought of this? Are Super 8 film photographers drunk? I have no idea. I think I’ll just stick to Photoshop, and pretend that the beer in my hand is actually helping my project.

[via Laughing Squid via Geekologie]