Here are a couple of links on beer.
Ironman has a short post on a new beer glass that is apparently safer in those inevitable beer fights.
IPA's are not just uber-hoppy pale ales any more. Apparently, calling a beer an IPA is synonymous with being hoppy, meaning that the beer doesn't have to actually be "pale" (i.e. golden). Yes, Virginia, apparently there is such a thing as a Black IPA.
Of course some brewers just use the term "India" rather than use IPA to tell consumers the beer in the bottle is hoppy. I think I prefer the use of the term "India" even though the 19th century English, to my knowledge, didn't ship anything other than hopped-up pale ales to India to quench the thirst of their soldiers stationed there.
I recently brewed a hopped-up cream stout. I used Kent Goldings hops which are a silky-smooth hop with candy-like flavors, a hop that IMHO compliments the creaminess of the stout. I suppose that I could call it an India Cream Stout.