Recorded by our friends at RF Nashville – Erin Rae, who is a folk singer-songwriter out of TN,
performs “Minolta” in her Kitchen near Greenwood. Erin is the vocalist and guitarist for Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles.
A can that goes topless, also known as the “The 360 lid” or 360 End™, was developed by Crown Holdings, Inc for the World Cup 12 years ago (in Africa) to eliminate waste at stadiums and to cut down on beer lines where people were stuck waiting for beer to be poured. A couple of breweries in the states have used them, most notably, Slyfox, who supplies craft beer in cans are supplied to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Pictured below is a 360 lid on the 2014 Oktoberfest cans next to a traditional can. Photos are provided by David Youngman who is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Rochester Mills Production Brewery & Beer Co. Their brewery appears to be the first to debut the cans in Michigan and their hopes will be to have the cans available in certain locations, including Ford Field.
have you tried one of the topless cans? Let us know what you think!
It’s Friday today and some of you are going to find yourself with a delicious non twist bottle of beer that can’t be opened because you’re somewhere your opener isn’t.
No worries, because in this short film made by Adam Young (of Old Crow Custom Works) and Chris Sumers the two give you 65 ways to solve the beer opener problem.
The concept for this video installation was from Adam, and the video was put together by Chris. They originally had 4 different edits looping at the show in his installation, but this edit is a compilation of Chris’ favorite clips from the three day shoot.
“It’s just a blessing to still be here. I’ve had some pretty rough turns, like everybody has, or will have. If you live long enough, you will have them. And every one of them is wonderful, even the bad and rough turns. They’re some of the most wonderful experiences, if you don’t let them take you down”- Ural Thomas
Stephen Bradbourne was trained by pioneering NZ glass artist Garry Nash in the ’90s and worked in Nash’s studio for over a decade, learning all aspects of the glass-blower’s craft Stephen became fascinated with the colourful Italian “Murrine” technique and has been blowing his own designs since 2005.
(More on Stephen)
Born in Auckland in 1969, Stephen Bradbourne grew up in West Auckland and attended Carrington Polytech between 1988 and 1991, graduating with a Diploma in Craft Design(major in ceramics). He immediately received critical recognition for his ceramic work and was awarded a Judges Commendation at the internationally acclaimed Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Awards in 1993.
In 1992 Stephen was offered a job at Sunbeam Glassworks were he quickly found an
affinity for glassblowing, soon becoming an efficient and highly skilled production blower. Over the next decade he maintained dual careers in both ceramics and hot glass, successfully exhibiting works in both medium.
In 2005 Stephen left his position at Sunbeam Glassworks to focus fully on his own
designs, specializing in intricate traditional Italian glass techniques which include Murrine, Mosaic and Twisted Cane styles.
Stephen is now regarded as one of New Zealand’s most multi-talented and original glass artists. He has been the recipient of many awards winning both the Cavalier Bremworth Luminous Glass Award and the Molly Morpeth Canaday Glass Award in 2007.
Stephen continues to exhibit widely in both solo and group shows and his work is included in many public and private collections both in New Zealand and Internationally.
Dave Berry is a respected guitar builder and repairman who lives and works in New Zealand. In the 1990′s he ran Kiwi Music Co and later opened Valve Bar, a small rock venue. His ground breaking work in crafting instruments is best known for his use of sustainable materials. His signature Model 1 is made of a Bamboo body.
The following video was shot and produced by Augusto for Mac’s Craft Collective (Mac’s Beer), who, like us, enjoy craft.
This video pretty much captures the emotion of watching your friends faces when you finally convinced them to take the leap and drink a better beer. Of course you have to run them through all the beers before you find one that fits their palate.
In the beginning of the video the text translates to – “Wesummonpeople fromdifferentage and sexwho had notever triedcraft beer”