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Manhattan's "Phallus Palace," Oslo's move become car-free, snow season apps and more in our journey through the internet

Oslo Moves to Become a Car-Free City In an effort to make its downtown more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, Oslo will remove the couple hundred remaining parking spots left in its city center. The development aims to turn the most heavily trafficked areas into to car free zones to limit congestion, reduce pollution and make the city more walkable. Other cities have launched similar initiatives with slight …

A Visual History of Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Beer

Dating back to 1975, Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale arrives in mid-November and disappears by early January every year. Though consistent in style, the recipes and labels change annually. Regarding the latter, artist Jim Stitt chooses a new seasonal tree to hand-draw. As for the former, the recipe shifts its spice profile. The beer is an exemplary display of craftsmanship and holiday spirit. Some even cellar the previous years’ …

Plan Bee Farm Brewery Makes Beer That Emphasizes Regionality

Dedicated to NY, this family-owned Poughkeepsie-based brand understands their local terroir

As breweries continue to pop up in astonishing numbers across the country (there are 55 in Vermont, or according to the Brewers Association 11.5 breweries per capita) beer, despite the endless variety, is becoming more similar across categories than ever before. For instance, breweries on the west coast are trying their best to replicate the hazy, New England IPA style. Meanwhile, a brewery in Pennsylvania brews one of …