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Video: There's nothing like cracking a cold beer, but what if your six-pack isn't chilled? You've got to find a way to get those brews frosty, lest you face the horror of a lukewarm libation. That's why we're trying a couple of methods to cool your beer quickly.

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Cheap beer gets a bad rap, but I've been choosing it over the fancy stuff more and more these days. Unlike heavy IPAs, generic lagers don't compete with food or give me a hangover, and they're an absolute joy to cook with.

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The only thing more divine than floating around in a pool on a hot summer's day is floating around in a pool with a refreshing beverage. But once you're settled in your doughnut shaped floatie, the last thing you want to do is get out to refresh your beverage. Luckily, The Kitchn has a cheap and easy solution for this summertime sadness: All you need is some pool noodles.

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If you're feeling a little dusty this morning, then you've gone and got yourself a hangover, haven't you? There's no real way around it, you have to go through it - but here are a few tips that may help stave off the real punishing effects of getting a little overzealous on the party's punchbowl.

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When some people go on holiday they bring back magnets or postcards. I bring back booze. For a long time I was just bringing back beer to give as gifts or share with friends, but that eventually evolved to spirits as well. When I went to Scotland earlier this year my home whisky collection ended up getting a huge upgrade.

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There's something uniquely summery about mixing up a beer cocktail. Pairing fizzy beer with something harder not only results in a larger-than-average drink that you can keep sip on for a spell, but a bit of extra booze will get you buzzed before you get bloated.

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There's a bar in my neighbourhood that has a huge sign up that says "No Frosty Glasses" on it, presumably because people would ask for beer in one. While the idea of banning frozen glasses might seem like a stunt by a hipster bar, there's actually a lot of good reasons to not drink your beer out of a frozen glass.

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Beer, just like most other food and drink products has a shelf life, as well as proper and improper way to store it. Where and how you choose to store your beer can make a huge difference in what it tastes like when you finally do crack that bottle or can open.

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I like a wide variety of beers, but if you open up my fridge you'll mostly find those cold activated cans of el cheapo lager. Why? Because it's just fine. That's right, I said it.

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In order to be classified as a "craft beer," The Brewer's Association requires the brewery making it to be small, independent, and traditional. That means that while some breweries owned by companies like Anheuser-Busch might call themselves "craft" they aren't. If you don't pay close attention, it can be hard to tell the "big" beer from the small guys when you're at the bottle shop. Now there's an app for that.

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A few years ago I decided to get certified as a Cicerone, the beer version of a sommelier. During my studies for the title, I learned what constitutes a "Beer Clean" glass. It's honestly something I'd never thought of before. A clean glass is a clean glass, right? Wrong.

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Today is International Beer Day - which means you are legally entitled to clock off at noon and spend the day at the pub. (Citation needed.) To help you celebrate this sudsy occasion, we've gathered 21 essential beer hacks, how tos and factoids from the Lifehacker archives. Drink up!

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Cheese and beer are a perfect marriage -- but only if they have chemistry to begin with. This handy infographic pairs up nine popular beer types with the cheeses that suit them the most; from sharp cheddar (pale ale) to blue cheese (stout).