Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer If you’re one of the bajillions of Star Wars fans waiting and essentially foaming at the mouth for Rogue One, you’re not alone. But how is the release of such an important movie best celebrated? If you’re a beer drinker, popping the top on some amazing Star Wars fantastic is the only way to celebrate.Paste Magazine has put together a gallery of several different top-notch Star Wars beers that you can actually partake in. They’re not all official or anything, but there’s certainly a beer out there for every taste — nine of them, to be exact. Going through the list, Toppling Goliath’s Light Speed is an interesting-looking bit of sudsy goodness. It’s rocking the Star Wars font and what look like blaster sparks for its label, featuring Millennium Hops and Falconer’s Flight blend, leading the brewery to originally coin it Millennium Falcon.Empire Brewing Company’s “Strikes Bock” beer is impeccably branded and you of course know what it’s going for. The company even called the beer “Empire Strikes Bock” previously, but Lucasfilm didn’t really appreciate that. Thus, the new name was born for this lager.New England Imperial Stout TrooperThe rest of the beers include names like New England Imperial Stout Trooper, Brew Kettle Dark Helmet Lager, Lack of Faith, Gilgamesh Brewing Vader, and Dolores River Brewery Death Star.Many of these beers’ names or imagery had to be changed after Lucasfilm stepped in (and Disney too) but there’s a good smattering of Star Wars-inspired booze out there to try. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your viewing party or pre-gaming before the movie, these are some fine options. Now all you need is a heaping helping of Star Wars-inspired snacks. Luckily for you, the internet is full of those for an awesome, all-out Rogue One experience. Stay on target
Free Wi-Fi…dear lord, sweet manna of life! There are few things more integral to a geek on the go than access to the internet. How else would we be able to keep tabs on Joss Whedon’s newest project or check out photo galleries of the best cosplay outfits from PAX? Sometimes being able to access the web from your phone just isn’t good enough, and if you’re traveling overseas, you may not even have international data. So that’s why we decided to break down the best ways to get free Wi-Fi anywhere you go. Go to a Café/Hotel Lobby/Mall: This one is obvious. We’ve all done it a million times. You’re running around town and need to get some work done, so you just pop into one of these spots and viola! You have internet. If it’s a big chain like Starbucks, don’t feel bad about just using their Wi-Fi without buying anything. It’s a small independently owned business though you should buy at least something, even if its just a cup of tea.Foursquare: If you just simply can’t afford to buy something at a business to use their Wi-Fi check them out on Foursquare. In nearly every situation someone has left the Wi-Fi password in the comments. Wi-Fi Databases : Not sure where the nearest spot to get Wi-Fi is? Don’t worry; some other geek has your back. There are lots of different databases that details thousands of places worldwide where you can get your digital fix. These include WiFiFreeSpot.com, HotSpotHaven.com, and Boingo.com (with Boingo you must scroll to the bottom and click “Locations” under “Consumer Wi-Fi.”Libraries: Ha! I bet you forgot these existed. Libraries are all over town, in every town, and always have free Wi-Fi.Public Spaces: In popular tourist cities around the world many public spaces like parks and plazas have free Wi-Fi. This is especially helpful when you’re traveling, and you don’t have an international data plan. Here are some of the cities that are hooking your geek butt up San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Boston, Bangalore, Osaka, Perth, and Barcelona.Tether: There’s just some shizz you don’t want to do on your phone or that you simply need a laptop for. When all else fails you, can always tether your computer to your phone so that it uses your phone’s data to connect to the internet. While this can be much slower than regular Wi-Fi and expensive depending on your data plan, it works in a pinch…unless you have a flip phone.And there you have it. Are there any great tips that we’re missing? Any gems that your fellow geeks need to know about? If so leave them in the comments. Until next time, stay geeky.Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, TV host and poet. Follow him at BrokeAssStuart.com.