Guinness-Stout-1817

In 1817, Guinness sent eight “hogsheads” of beer to South Carolina for consumption in America. Since that time, Guinness has enjoyed a profitable relationship with the U.S., sending far more beer these days to our shores. To celebrate the 200th year of doing so, Guinness dipped into their archives to brew a new Export Stout based on the one sent many moons ago. Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout is brewed just like Benjamin Guinness brewed it in 1817, with black patent malt, which is a sort of precursor to roasted barley. The result is a 6% ABV stout that pours a dark ruby red and packs notes of caramel and roasted coffee. Look for it on shelves stateside soon.

Retro-Video-Game-Puzzle-IF2

We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?