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Brooklyn Brewery Beer Soap

Brooklyn Brewery Beer Soap

The Brooklyn Brewery makes a line of beer soap that comes in a three-bar “flight”, and is made using three different styles of Brooklyn Brewery beer: Lager, Brown Ale and Black Chocolate Stout. (If I had to pick one of the three, I’d say that the Black Chocolate Stout sounds the most interesting.)

If you’ve got to get clean, you might as well smell good doing it!

[Brooklyn Brewery – Beer Soap]

Omission Redefines Gluten-Free

Omission Logo

Omission is a new brand from Widmer Brothers Brewing, and it’s the first US craft beer to be classified as gluten-free while still being made using traditional ingredients.



Ok, well maybe not magic, but it is pretty magical that they’ve managed to remain gluten-free while still using malted barley in their brewing process.


Omission is available as either a lager or a pale ale, and while their initial distribution plans only include Oregon, it’s easy to imagine that they have much larger plans for this beer.

For a look at how they make and test gluten free beer, check out this video:


Alchemy & Science Acquires Angel City Brewing

Alchemy And Science

Alchemy & Science is a craft beer collaboration led by Alan Newman and Stacey Steinmetz of Magic Hat Brewing Company and funded by Jim Koch of The Boston Beer Company.

The mission of Alchemy & Science is

to increase awareness of craft brewed beers by exploring and managing a broad range of opportunities, from creating and/or incubating new breweries to providing legacy solutions to craft beer/brewery founders.

And after much speculation, they have finally announced their first project: The acquisition of Angel City Brewing Company out of Los Angeles.

Angel City Brewing

Angel City Brewing was founded by Michael Bowe, who was well known in the Los Angeles brewing scene after being named Los Angeles Homebrewer of the Year in 1995 and 1996. He founded Angel City Brewing in 1997, and then in 2004, he expanded his brewing operation by purchasing an 8,000 barrel German-made brewery off eBay.

Angel City Brewing is known for a few varieties, including the Che Pale Ale, Angel City Pilz & Angel City Lager, and with the addition of Alchemy & Science, hopes to introduce a few new surprises into the mix.

According to Alan Newman,

In addition to brewing the beers that have made Angel City so well respected, the brewery will be a great testing place for new beer styles that we develop. There will always be something new and delicious on tap at Angel City.

Despite being the second most populous city in the United States, Los Angeles has traditionally been underserved by the craft beer community, which makes this a smart acquisition by Alchemy & Science. I expect we’ll see a huge expansion in the LA craft beer scene in the coming years as breweries tap into this unmet demand, which should position Angel City nicely atop that trend.

[Alchemy & Science – Angel City Brewing]

Red Stripe Lager Makes Something From Nothing

Red Stripe Sound Sculpture

Red Stripe Lager is currently doing a series of cultural projects called Make with a Red Stripe, the first of which is Make Something from Nothing.

For the project, Red Stripe had artist Yuri Suzuki, in collaboration with DJ Al Fingers, singer/songwriter Gappy Ranks and designer Matthew Kneebone, create a 2.5 meter high, fully functioning sound sculpture that was made with thousands of recycled Red Stripe beer cans collected at the Notting Hill carnival.

The project “celebrates the DIY culture of the brand’s Jamaican roots, with Reggae, Dub and Jamaican music influences as well”.

To launch the project, they held a party with Vice Magazine at Village Underground, where the combination of art and beer meant that a good time was had by all.

[Vice Magazine – Red Stripe Presents: Make Something From Nothing]