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Qwest Field Small and Large Beers Are The Same Size

Mon, Jan 10, 2011

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If you happen to visit Qwest field in the future take note of this video. For $1.25 more you can get yourself a “large” beer which at first glance may appear to hold more liquid, but in actuality the glass is just taller and thinner than the smaller glass creating the illusion that it is holding more liquid, but they both hold the same amount. I wouldn’t be surprised if this were true for most sports stadiums so next time you’re at a sporting event or a concert check to see if the large and small cups hold the same amount of liquid and, if you remember, leave us a comment with your findings.

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Open A Beer Bottle With A Piece of Paper

Sat, Jan 8, 2011

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Ever find yourself with a nice cold beer in your hand, but no way to open it? There are plenty of ways to open a beer bottle without having a bottle opener… and this is one of those ways. I’ve seen lots of people use a lighter or the edge of a counter, but not too many people can bust out a piece of paper and open a beer with it. So check out the video above and learn how to open a beer bottle with just a piece of paper.

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2011 Chicago Street Festival and Event Calendar

Wed, Jan 5, 2011

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I know it’s still a little early to be thinking about the Chicago Street Fest & Event scene, but if we’ve got the dates of some of them we might as well post them. This post will be updated frequently with new Street Festivals, Fairs and Events around the Chicago area as they are announced. If you’ve never ventured into Chicago to check out some of these Street Fests I highly recommend you do. There’s always plenty of good food, music and drinks!

If you know of any dates that we don’t have listed please leave a comment so we can be sure to add them!

May 2011

  • Chicago Mayfest : May 20-22

June 2011

  • Metronome Festival : Early June
  • Chicago Summerfest : Early June
  • Andersonville Midsommarfest : June 11-12
  • Taste of Randolph Street : June 17-19
  • Taste of Chicago : June 24 – July 4

July 2011

  • The Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party : Second Weekend in July
  • Rock Around the Block : July 9-10

August 2011

  • Lollapalooza : August 5-7
  • Northalsted Market Days : August 12-14
  • Retro on Roscoe : August 6-7
  • Wrigleyville Summerfest : August 13-14
  • Chicago Air & Water Show : August 20-21

September 2011

  • Oktoberfest Chicago : September 23-25

(Dates are subject to Change)

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“Instantly” Freeze A Beer

Tue, Jan 4, 2011

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I used quotes in the title around “instantly” because there is some setup time involved in this trick that involves a freezer, but the trick is still impressive as it is.

If you haven’t watched the video above yet, what you will see is a liquid beer that instantly turns to ice once it is slammed onto a counter top. In order to perform this trick you need to take the beer (in a glass bottle) and leave it completely undisturbed in a freezer for 3 hours. Do not place the beer in the door of the freezer if you intend to open the freezer door. Any slight disturbance to the beer may cause the trick to fail.

Once the beer has been in the freezer for 3 hours, remove it and tap it against a hard surface. Almost instantly you’ll see the beer change from liquid to solid right before your eyes.

Based on recent experience, short neck bottles don’t work as well. A buddy talked up the trick all night and then when he attempted it with a Heineken bottle it completely failed leaving him looking like an idiot so find a bottle with a longer neck, like a Corona. If you have any other tips on how to make it work every time, without fail, please let us know in the comments and don’t forget to follow us on Twittter @drink101

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Steve Gets Caught Drinking While Scissor-Lifting

Sun, Jan 2, 2011

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Hope everyone had a good and safe New Years.

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