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Pop Chart Lab – Concrete Beer Coaster

Pop Chart Lab Concrete Beer Coaster Set

I’ve featured Pop Chart Lab on here before, and they’re back yet again with another must-have product for the beer aficionado: Concrete Beer Coasters

Featuring the beer taxonomy they developed for their Very Many Varieties of Beer poster, each of the four coasters breaks downs a style of beer (Stout, German Lager, Pale Ale, and Belgian Ale) into its subcategories.

The coasters themselves are cast by hand out of concrete, with cork padding on the bottom and a great looking holder made from mahogany ply to keep them all in order.

Pop Chart Labs – Concrete Beer Coaster Set

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:


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]

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]