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Drinking with Will Gordon: New Beck's Sapphire Is Better Than the Original

Drinks Will Gordon 9 comments

Last week the city sent out census confirmation forms on which both my wife and I were listed as "students." This is incorrect. She has an actual job-job with health insurance and an employee cafeteria and unlimited Post-It access and the whole deal. I am less traditionally employed, but even though I conduct rigorous peer-reviewed pot pie studies, I am not affiliated with a formal academic institution. More

White House Does Not Serve Foreign Beer

Adam Kuban 10 comments

Toward the end of the Boston Globe's story today about the whole Henry Louis Gates Jr. affair: "I look forward to meeting Sgt. Crowley under more pleasant circumstances, and having that beer," Gates told the Globe yesterday in an email, saying a date has not been set. He said he’s partial to Red Stripe and Beck’s. He may not get his pick, as they are foreign beers, which are not stocked at the White House, under a tradition dating to the Johnson administration. Hue beer would have totally irked LBJ, had it existed at the time. [via The Awl]... More

Beck's Canvas: Putting Beer and Art Together

Emily Koh 2 comments

Contemporary art and beer aren't two things you'd naturally pair together, but for the last 20 years, Beck's has supported up-and-coming artists by showcasing their work on beer bottle labels. Some big-time names you might recognize today have had labels: Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and Jeff Koons. This year, Beck's collaborated with London's Royal College of Art for its Beck's Canvas initiative. The bottles above feature the work of four of the college's graduates. They'll be available nationwide August 1, for a limited time only. Who knew beer could get so artsy? [via The Dieline]... More

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