I’ve had many a friend dive into this beer-making trend. The smell and amount of equipment required has only furthered my thought that buying beer is best. Admittedly, I am spoiled by all the amazing local brews in San Francisco. There are also a fair amount of shops that sell rare bottles and small batch here.
Though, I must say, I am charmed by this video. The couple is cute and I’m really routing for them. Will I ever brew my own beer? Probably not. Like cooking, it sounds like a fulfilling yet really expensive hobby. But I like to hold on to the idea that if I wanted to I could. I have never lived in a house nor do I think I will any time soon. So seeing two people pursuing their passion from their apartment is inspiring (to me at least).
Unlike many dedicated beer drinkers, I don’t have a bottle opener on my keychain (or my sandals) which on a hot day like today, often ends with a sever case of the ‘Bottle Cap Blues’. If only I knew some cool tricks that I could use to open bottles? This video features some of the best (and worst) ideas for popping a cold one when you find yourself stranded without a key (or just want to look cool). Personally, I’m just going to ask that hipster two palm trees to the left with a six pack of local brew on his blanket.
As a beer connoisseur (pronounced: “snob”) I’ve got a pretty good handle on beers from around the world, and as an American, I’m well-familiar with the idea of beer commercials that make no bones about appealing to men. So while I’ve never heard of Australia’s Hahn Beer, I had a pretty good idea what I was in store for.
Oh was I wrong. In America, “appealing to men” usually means having boobs co-star, or sticking with stupid male-driven humor. And while I have no doubt that Hahn has other commercials that do the same, this is not that commercial.
As soon as the theme from Knight Rider started, I knew I was in for something special, but the DeLorean monster truck is what sealed the deal. Hahn didn’t make a beer commercial, they made a commercial for testosterone that just happened to take place on a beer production line.