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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

It’s Your Chance: Party in RateBeer’s Craft Beer Suite at Oakland A’s Game

It only happens once a year. Don’t miss your chance inside the RateBeer Luxury Suite »

Saturday, July 30th, 4:05 PM Atheltics vs Twins

With your ticket you have access to the following treats and luxuries:

  • Commemorative A’s Beerfest glass and 3 tokens.
  • Ticket for entry to the RateBeer.com Luxury Suite
  • Fully catered suite: hot dogs, nacho bar, popcorn, peanuts, artichoke dip and sodas
  • Select beer from some of the leading and most sought after breweries in the country.
  • Enjoy the game with beer and baseball lover like yourself.

Breweries that will be represented in the suite include:

  • Allagash Brewing
  • Almanac Beer Co.
  • Anchor Brewing
  • Block 15
  • Cigar City Brewing
  • Drake’s Brewing
  • Epic Brewing*
  • Firehouse Grill & Brewery
  • Grand Teton Brewing
  • Hill Farmstead*
  • Lagunitas
  • Marin Brewing Co.
  • Shipyard Brewing Co.
  • Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
  • Stillwater Artisan Ales*
  • Stone Brewing
  • Telegraph Brewing
  • And more
    *Named to RateBeer’s “Top New Brewers In The World 2011” list
More info and get tickets »

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SF Giants x Star Wars: Fear The Jedi Beard Shirt

SF Giants, Star Wars, and facial hair. Si, por favor.

I didn’t think the ¡Dia De Los Gigantes! Shirt could ever be topped. But this Fear The Jedi Beard (Kenobi) tee created by Jeff Fang may be the best yet.

UPDATE: Reprints have finally been made and you can place an order by sending an email to jeff@jefffang.com.

Gotta love the details:

Stay tuned for info on how—and if— you can get your mitts on one of ‘em, too. Thanks, Fang!

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Freeze Heem: Brian Wilson in Carbonite for SF Giants Star Wars Day
Silkscreen: Beer Güt Shirt Makes Beer Guts Good
Celebrity ‘Stache: Rollie Fingers!!!
Go Giants: ¡Dia De Los Gigantes! Shirts at Heebe Jeebe
Beerds: 14 Hairy Beer Labels
How To: Make a Guinness Black & Orange (Smashed Pumpkin)
Ongoing: A Collection of Facial Hair Collections
Video: Mets’ Santana Runs Elaborate Handshake Gauntlet


Opening Day: Drunk Girl at Chicago Cubs Game


Not as immediately satisfying as drunk Russian lady destroying grocery aisle or drunk guy putting on flip-flop, but worth a watch for sure. (Thanks, Wardinger)

Here’s a couple choice quotes. On why she comes to games:

“The wings. The beer deals. There’s like, usually like, hot guys that’re, like, up for anything”


On the girls who are with those hot guys:

“…Depending on what the girl looks like, I’ll just fight her”



“They should defunct that. What is this, Russia? … “

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UPDATE: REAL OR FAKE? We’ve all been wondering if this was a joke. Finally, there’s proof. It was Kate James of Chicago area sketch comedy ensemble Schadenfreude. Well done, Kate.

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Watch: Cubs Fan Catches Ball in Beer … Then Chugs it
Go Giants: ¡Dia De Los Gigantes! Shirts at Heebe Jeebe
Beer: Old Style “Kraeusen Your Site”
Watch: Crazy Russian Lady Destroys Grocery Aisle
W-w-watch: Drunk Guy Putting on Flip-Flop at Coachella
Beer: Goose Island Matilda On Tap, Bourbon County Stout Now In Bombers!
Look/Listen: Abandoned Cars on Lake Shore Drive, Snowmageddon
Spooky: Miniature Golf in Basement of Ahlgrim’s Funeral Home


Go Giants: ¡Dia De Los Gigantes! Shirts at Heebe Jeebe

You know why the Giants lost the season opener to (shudder) LA? You didn’t have this shirt.

Do the Bay a favor and head to one of my favorite Petaluma stores, Heebe Jeebe, to grab this killer shirt designed by John Hersey. If you can’t make the trek (stop cryin’, I do it every day) you can order by phone: 707 773 3222.

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Freeze Heem: Brian Wilson in Carbonite for SF Giants Star Wars Day
Art: Dia De Los Muertos by Sylvia Ji
Sneak Peek: The Petaluma River Monster, Opens Friday at Heebe Jeebe!
TCB: Zombie and Day of the Dead Elvis Busts on Etsy
Freebie: The Venture Bros. Skull Patch and Game are Go!
Preview: Sylvia Ji Las Adelitas at Joshua Liner Gallery July 10
Sneak Peek: “Secondhand Love” Gives Old Art New Heart, Sat. Feb 13th
Silkscreen: Muertos Couple 2 by Matt Goldman
Art Opening: Pics from Timothy McSweeney & Cass Hersey “Heart of the City” at Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma
TRON Beard: Beardo Optico Revisited


Celebrity ‘Stache: Rollie Fingers!!!

What a month. First I run into Ferris Bueller’s “Cameron” Alan Ruck with a big ‘ol Lemmy ‘Stache. Then I got to meet my all-time Moustache Hero this last weekend, former Oakland A‘s pitcher Rollie Fingers. You know in all his career he never used performance-enhancing moustache fiber. Much respect.

Here’s a little backstory on Rollie‘s handlebar See the rest »


Watch: Cubs Fan Catches Ball in Beer … Then Chugs it

That had to be Old Style he was drinking.

If it was Coors Light he would’ve got hit in the head:

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Nike Juice Golf Ball Testing Videos created two years prior to Google Chrome Testing Videos. Pretty cool.

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