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8-Bit Pale Ale Channels Retro Video Games

8-Bit Pale Ale

8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company is a retro throwback to classic video games, and like those games, is “spectacularly simple at first glance yet remarkably fun and complex when you get into it”.

Our Hop Rocket infuses the character of Austrailian grown Galaxy Hops into an American Pale Ale, giving a unique tropical, almost melon aroma in a classic American style.

The packaging is deliciously retro, but it’s the commercial they recently debuted that really shows how tapped-in to the retro video game culture they really are:


[Tallgrass Brewing Company – 8-Bit Pale Ale]

Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans

Beer Can Book

Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans is a coffee table book that features beer cans ranging from the iconic to the obscure to the downright bizarre.

From long-forgotten brews to classic brands that have changed their look but never gone out of style, Beer offers a peek into the last century of beer culture, exploring what we drank, how we drank it, and why we picked it off the shelf.

The book actually started as a Flickr Set, when on a whim, Lance Wilson and Dan Becker started shooting Dan’s stepdad’s beer can collection, and uploading them to the photo sharing site. The response was greater than they had anticipated, with more than 180,000 pageviews in just a few months.

Beer Cans

Realizing they were on to something, the pair re-shot the entire collection, more than 1,400 in all, and then spent the following year curating, writing, editing and designing the book.

The result is an impressive look at the history of the beer can, both from a design perspective, and as a historical record of beer brands and styles that have come and gone over the years, and would make the perfect gift for the beer geek in your life.

[Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans]

Beer Bottle T-Shirts Rock

Beer Bottle TShirts Unbroken

Beer t-shirts are a dime a dozen, so to stand out, you really need to think different. As a concept for design school, Ann Leushina of Moscow created the Rock Arsenal t-shirt set, which come packaged in beer bottles that must be smashed to get to their t-shirt innards. The shirts themselves are also divided into three musically inspired styles: soft, classic and dark.

Beer Bottle TShirt

[Via: The Dieline]