There was a time well before PS3 and Xbox 360 that the best games were not on your console or computer but at the arcade, bowling alley, or bar. Technology made the standup arcade game mostly obsolete; we can get better graphics and more engaging play from the comfort of our homes. Bar favorites like… Continue reading The Last Barfighter, the beer-pouring arcade game
It seems that BBDO New York has come up with another way for bars to become a different kind of “social”. As I opened Mashable today and saw one of my favorite things, a pint of Guinness, intertwined with a symbol of the digital age, the QR code. We all know that people flock to… Continue reading Ramblings of an adman: Guinness pint glass QR code makes the bar scene a little more social
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwVoir5HSo4[/youtube] Even dorks need downtime, and what better way to relax than with a nice cold beer? But wait. What if you didn’t know the exact temperature of the beer you were drinking? What if there wasn’t a computer involved in any part of the beer drinking and/or partying that may or may not happen… Continue reading Want An Invite To The Dorkiest Kegger Ever?
Concerned less with bettering mankind so much as revelry, the team at Willow Garage has spent what I can only assume must’ve been an enormous amount of effort creating a ‘beer-bot’: a robot that – surprise! – goes to the fridge and grabs you a beer. ‘Now, Ty,’ you say, ‘Ty, this beer-bot business is… Continue reading Beer with Robots: The Best Thing Since Beer without Robots
Awhile ago, I wanted to purchase some custom Converse shoes. Y’know, how on their website, they let you design your own? I’m all sorts of Canadian, so I was turned away upon checking out. I’ve been ensaddened ever since. In fact, it isn’t the first time my online shopping experience has been stifled by my… Continue reading Heineken Gets Personal with Online Campaign
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuSU3dSFbIo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Ever found a beer that you really like but not too sure on where to get it? BreweryFans.com is a new website that was created to help beer fans ask different breweries “where can I get your beer?” The website uses Web 2.0 and maps which restaurants, bars and beer stores carry a specific… Continue reading BreweryFans.com Helps Fans Connect With Craft Beer They Love