As a fan of enjoying a good craft beer with an even (hopefully) better film, I'm always excited to stumble across innovative ways beer and movies converge. Imagine my delight when I discovered the genius of Beer Mat Movies. The twitter page is a witty collection of micro-film reviews written on a single beer mat (AKA beer coaster) for those "on the go". If it don't fit, it don't fly. From recent reviews of mainstream fare like "X-Men: Apocalypse" to kid friendly films like "Zootropolis" and indie horrors such as "The Witch", the extremely concise beer-drinking, film-loving person behind the tweets offers a hilarious new way of analyzing and criticizing film all the while making use of what's under your beer. Keepin' it simple has earned them over 600 followers + counting! As they say, "If you can't sum up your opinion of a film on a beer mat, you're being pretentious." Grab a cold one and check out Beer Mat Movies' twitter to read up on some of their pretty on point, witty reviews.
Consider this slogan: “Brewgooder: #DrinkBeerGiveWater” Sound like a good deal? Well, you can help make that a reality! Brewgooder is the world’s first craft beer company that seeks to turn beer into clean drinking water in developing countries around the world. Their aim is to make a great beer, sell it and invest every single penny, all 100% of the profits, into clean water projects. Alan and Josh, the two buddies behind this UK based project, have launched an indiegogo campaign to help them on their quest to build a business that will provide you with awesome beer as well as help provide over 1,000,000 people access to clean water for drinking, sanitation and hygiene. Working with the already successful and innovative Scottish brewery, Brewdog, there is no question that the new beer they will develop will be absolutely worth the investment. Read here to learn more about the initiative and head on over to the Brewgooder campaign site to help spread the love. Donate and you could be one of the first to give this new beer a try!
Making a radical switch from conventional production to an experimental farm, a quality-minded family living in the land of volume seeks to at once define and solve coffee’s sustainability problem. The Mata Atlântica, the rainforest spanning much of Brazil’s coastline, has diminished by 85 percent in five hundred years of human settlement. Deforestation that occurs in mono-culture has caused the decreased rainfall of the recent years to leave São Paulo’s water reservoirs dangerously low. In February they were at just 5 percent.
These are just a few of the reasons Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza decided to address the sustainability problems facing not just Brazil, but the specialty coffee industry as a whole. Even though Brazil produces a third of the world’s coffee, a figure that amounts to over six billion pounds of green coffee every year requiring large scale production.Read Full Story
Giulia Bernardelli takes spilt coffee and turns it into art. The 27-year-old Italian artist received a bachelor’s degree from the Academic of Fine Arts of Bologna, and presently works with children at a museum. Bernardelli’s work is always spontaneous. Take a look at her masterpieces here.
With new years just a day away, use this beer style-finder from Craftbeer.com to help you determine what kind of brew may be right for you. Forget about match.com, first find the right beer, then you find happiness with yourself, and only then will you be ready to meet a partner for a new years eve smooch. Indie Street loves beer, beer brings people together.
Drinkify.org is an easy to use search tool to send you a recommended drink depending on the musical artist you are listening to. Our favorite to date is the Snoop Dogg, Gin & Juice with a twist (lemon and wheatgrass) You know Snoop is on the health tip, just quit smoking weed yesterday!
Thanks Fast Company for preaching what Indie Street sometimes practices. A few pints can relax the brain and open up new ways of thinking. Just stay off the Jameson and most all booze once on set, it may lead to a producer/director fist fight (I seen it).
Shawn Kingsley and Holly Migliaccio, the founders and co-owners of Rook Coffee,childhood friends and business partners, both left corporate jobs to open and operate the first Rook Coffee bar inside of a 300-square-foot bungalow that sits just off Monmouth Road in Ocean Township, New Jersey. Five years later, that gamble has spawned six coffee bars, a roastery and distribution center, a bottled cold brew business and an online retail business. Read More
On IndieStreet we love innovative environmental concepts, and we love cold beer! A Danish firm has combined these two loves with their underground beer fridge that can be sunk into the garden or terrace. It takes advantage of the cooler underground conditions to keep your beers chilled. How do you say street creds in Danish? You can learn more about the company and buy the eCool here. It's currently priced at $349.00. As they say at eCool: Lets "Save the world - one earth-cooled beer at a time"