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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

New Music Vid: LA Takedown’s “Heatwave”

This new music video for the SoCal band LA Takedown is Michael Mann-ish in the most awesome of ways. Beyond the connection with the band name itself, the vid practically throws a pastel blazer on you and gives you a high five. Thankfully it takes its time pushing up the sleeves. Sit back and let it unfold.

Cheers to Director Matt Hewitt and crew.

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Listen: Phoenix, Wise Blood, Junip, Bass Drum of Death and Dinosaur Jr :: Friday 06.14.13

Some new-ish tunes that’ve been swirlin’ around the ÜÜ. The Wise Blood track just dropped a couple days ago and it’s been on repeat ever since. Enjoy thoroughly.

Phoenix “Entertainment”  [follow]

Wise Blood “Alarm” [follow]

Junip “Suddenly” [follow]

Bass Drum of Death”Crawling After You” [follow]

Dinosaur Jr. “Entertainment”(Phoenix) [follow]

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Video: Real-life Moe’s Tavern with real-life Duff Beer

Well here’s a reason to go to Florida … Duff Beer on Tap (made by Florida Beer Company) and Flaming Moes at Universal Orlando Simpson’s Springfield!

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Venture Bros: Season 5 is Close …

…Watch the Season 1–4 Recap:

Pretty impressive simplification of a very un-simple story. Further clarity can be found on their interactive Venture Family Tree Map:

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May The Fourth Be With You

In 2012, a like-minded fan sent in a drawing of an IPA-D2 keg projecting a holographic Princess Leia,  and this year fans are sending in more:

Check out the May The 4th Gallery at Lagunitas »

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Gorgeousity: Amazing HD Aerial Footage of Bay Area

This was all shot with a RED Epic-equipped gyrostabilized camera platform, The GSS C520. “A portable 5-axis system that houses a range of leading digital cinema cameras, like the Epic and Sony F55, while also capable of integrating future advancements in camera technology”. Whoa. Check out what else Teton Gravity Research is up to (no pun intended).

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Craft Beer Art: The Top 3 St. Patrick’s Day Craft Beerd Labels

Out of the 250+ pages of craft beer labels from the 100+ craft breweries in the CRAFT BEERDS book, there’s more Irish-ish / red-bearded labels than you can shake a shilialey at. These are a few favorites…

WESTON “LEAPIN’ LEPRECHAUN ALE”
See more killer art by David Terrill. Visit Weston Brewing Company.

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GRAY’S BREWING “BUSTED KNUCKLE”
Visit Gray’s Brewing.

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SHORT’S BREW “UNCLE STEVE’S IRISH STOUT”
This has so much awesome I don’t even know where to begin. Visit Short’s Brewing here.

Buy your copy of CRAFT BEERDS here »

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A ST. PATRICK’S DAY SOUNDTRACK See the rest »

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More Cowbell: Iron Maiden Beer is Coming

We’ll all be drinkin’ out of gold koozies when this stuff comes out…

This May, according to BeerPulse, thee Iron Maiden is releasing a branded beer called Trooper Ale.

Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.

While I love the Eddie artwork, I’m partial to the Maiden-inspired beer in the CRAFT BEERDS book; 668 by New England Brewing Company

Video of the real Iron Maiden beer w/ Bruce Dickinson below…
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Amazing: Bill Murray’s Friendly Mutton Chops at Pebble Beach

Whoa … on the eve of SF BEERd WEEK we see these pics of Bill Murray‘s amazing facial hair on SF Gate. Coincidence? [Pics by AP / Ben Margot]

It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!

While friendly Mutton Chops don’t get any friendlier than this, there’s a chapter full of options in the CRAFT BEERDS book.

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SF BEERd WEEK: Release Party for CRAFT BEERDS book at TAPS Petaluma Feb 7

Help us celebrate the release (finally) of the CRAFT BEERDS book and help us kick off SF BEERd WEEK:

TAPS Petaluma
(mmm…home of bacon-wrapped hot dogs)
7pm–? Feb 7th

Look for other events with 21st Amendment, Lagunitas and more here »

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SuperBaugh: Watch Samsung’s Funny “El Plato Supreme” Spot

Stoked the Yay Area’s team made it to the Super—l. Even more excited for the commercials. Last year’s VW The Bark Side was a standout. This year Samsung comes out of the gate with El Plato Supreme as a sign of a promising new crop of spots. Watch above as Bob Odenkirk gets all Saul Goodman with Paul Rudd and Seth RogenSee the rest »

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Craft Beard-day: Grigori Rasputin

Today, January 22, is the day most agreed-upon as Grigori Rasputin‘s birthday. While he comes with all sorts of history—from being a mysterious Russian mystic to having a seriously dramatic death—he’s also featured in the CRAFT BEERDS book on one of my favorite Russion Imperial Stout labels, North Coast Old Rasputin. Plus, he’s the inspiration by one of my favorite beer-geek avatar on Twitter, @HomebrewChef.

A big cheers and Happy Birthday to you, Rasputin.

 Order the CRAFT BEERDS book here »

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