Lucky Charms-Inspired Beer Is Magically Delicious

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If you longed for a marshmallows-only version of Lucky Charms when you were a kid, then you will definitely enjoy the liquid-inspired version of the cereal as an adult. Spotted by Esquire, Saturday Morning IPA—a new beer by Norfolk, Virginia's Smartmouth Brewing Company—is the marshmallow-infused brew of our dreams.

You won’t find any leprechauns on the can, but a tagline at the bottom promises that it’s “magically ridiculous.” Toasted marshmallows and dehydrated marshmallow bits were among the key ingredients added to the mix, but the end result is a little more sophisticated than that. “It has been hopped and dry-hopped with Galaxy and Calypso hops,” the brewery wrote on Facebook. “The nose is sweet and citrus, with orange and pear aromas. It has a soft pillowy body with a slight cereal taste.”

Smartmouth Brewing Company's Lucky Charms-inspired Saturday Morning beer
Smartmouth Brewing Co.

It also boasts an ABV of 6.6 percent, making it the true breakfast of champions. The beer doesn’t mention Lucky Charms by name, but the charm shapes shown on the can match the ones found in the cereal (minus the unicorn). A spokesperson for Lucky Charms-maker General Mills told MarketWatch they didn’t know anything about the beer: “For more than 50 years, Americans of all ages have loved Lucky Charms and its magical marshmallows. Like you, we learned about this through the media.”

Unfortunately for Lucky Charms lovers who don’t live in or near Virginia, the beer will be hard to come by. Beginning March 2, just ahead of St. Patrick's Day, it will be served on draft and in cans at the brewery’s Norfolk tasting room—but only for a limited time. It will also be distributed to select restaurants, bars, and bottle shops throughout Virginia.

While cereal-inspired beers certainly aren’t for everyone, various breweries have attempted to concoct their own breakfasts in a can over the years. At different points in time, there have been French Toast Crunch and Toaster Pastry beers, as well as several doughnut-flavored ales. For those who prefer a more savory start to the day, Dogfish Head even made a scrapple-infused Breakfast Stout.

[h/t Esquire]

Love Red Wine But Hate the Stains It Leaves on Your Teeth? Wine Wipes Can Help

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How your mouth looks after a glass of red wine depends on your genes and hygiene habits. People with strong enamel and not a lot of plaque can emerge from a wine bar with a relatively clean smile, but for those of us without those markers of exceptional dental health, red wine usually leaves dark, unsightly stains. If you fall into the latter group, there's a way to enjoy wine and preserve your smile without sticking to whites and rosés.

Using Wine Wipes is a convenient way to remove red wine stains from your teeth. The wipes come in individually wrapped packets like wet wipes. If you suspect your mouth is looking more purple than you'd like it to, tear open a packet, remove the wipe, and rub it over your pearly whites to make them pearly white again. The wipes comes in an orange blossom flavor, which won't spoil your palate in case you want to have another glass of wine or two.

Woman with wine wiping teeth.
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The Wine Wipes are billed as toothbrush alternative for when you're drinking outside your home, but wiping your teeth may be even better that brushing them if you want to remove wine stains. The bristles of a toothbrush can scratch enamel, creating entry points for dark pigments. While brushing your teeth can help reduce stains if you do it 30 minutes before you start drinking, or after you’ve had your last glass, Wine Wipes can be applied between glasses.

A package of 12 2-inch wipes is now available on Amazon for $5.74. If you want to stay extra prepared, the wipes also come in packs of 36, 48, and 60.

Wine Wipes packet and box.
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Host an Epic Summer Party at This 40-Seat Pop-Up Bar—Without Leaving Your Backyard

The Yard Bar
The Yard Bar

Wishing you could go down in history as the host of the best backyard summer bash that your neighborhood has ever seen?

With the Yard Bar, you can. The portable bar, created by husband-and-wife team Andy and Kerri Marin, is 30 feet long, seats up to 40 people, and comes with virtually everything you need for an unforgettable party: wooden bar stools and high-top tables, a flat-screen TV and commercial sound system, recessed lighting, running water, a generator, and plenty of room for a fully stocked bar. And the retractable awning will prevent any actual rain from raining on your parade, wedding, birthday party, or whatever offbeat summer holiday you might be celebrating.

You’ll have to provide the alcohol yourself, but don’t worry if you don’t have much bar-stocking experience—the Marins can work with you to create specialty cocktail recipes for your event, and they’ll even help you figure out how much alcohol you’ll need depending on the size of your party.


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If your own yard isn’t quite ideal for such a legendary affair in the making, feel free to book the Yard Bar for somewhere less conventional. “If you can imagine it somewhere, it can probably go there,” Kerri Marin told Philadelphia Magazine, “It’s even been on top of a boat!”

The simple, rustic elegance of the Yard Bar achieves the perfect blend of indoor warmth and outdoor freshness, and it’s a great solution for people who love the idea of going to a bar, but aren’t so keen on the crowded, rowdy, noisy nature of hordes of strangers drinking in a contained space.

The Marins have seen such success with their Philadelphia-based bar that they’ve now expanded to upstate New York and several areas of Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, and Miami.

If you’d like a portable pub with more of an Irish vibe, be sure to check out The Shebeen or the inflatable PaddyWagon.

[h/t Philadelphia Magazine]

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