Missing Your Bottle Opener?

We’ve all had those moments when you’re at the beach, around a campfire or in the hockey locker room and you realize you don’t have a twist cap, and you don’t have a bottle opener. Bottle Cap Blues, a video by Chris Sumers, which is basically a 50 way to open a beer bottle instructional video. Pay attention! You never know when you may need to leverage something to get that drink into your belly.

This is a short film that I was a part of for Adam Young’s solo Art Show at Common House Gallery entitled: Songs of the Early Riser. Adam had a concept for a video installation. I took his concept and put it into a video. We originally had 4 different edits looping at the show in his installation, but this edit is a compilation of my favorite clips from the three day shoot. This has been the most fun project I have been a part of to date. Sitting around with your friends killing a couple of six packs of beer trying to think of different means to open your next drink is pretty fun. I encourage you to try it.

Dogfish Head Noble Rot: Bottled and Out The Door.

Dogfish Head’s Noble Rot is bottled and headed out the door today. Noble Rot is a saison-esque hybrid beer made with half of the fermentable sugars coming from pils and wheat malt with the other half made from two unique white wine grapes. Each 750ml bottle is about 9% ABV and will cost $12.00

The first addition is unfermented juice, known as must, from viognier grapes that have been infected with a benevolent fungus called botrytis. This “noble rot” reduces the water content in the grapes while magnifying their sweetness and complexity. The second is pinot gris must intensified by a process called “dropping fruit,” where large clusters of grapes are clipped to intensify the quality of those left behind.