We recently got all philosophical about our favorite tailgate beers (hey, that will happen after some PBR 24-ouncers). Well the fact is, the beer is only part of the tailgate equation for success. The obvious other variable is the food. The biggest issue with tailgate cooking is portability—good luck convincing your buddy to haul that nice Weber over to the stadium’s parking lot—so if you’re looking for a compact option that cuts down on how much you have to stuff in your truck, there’s The Element Portable Gas Grill by Fuego. Pop the folded legs into position, press the igniter, adjust the temperature of your cast iron cooking surface (yup, this little guy allows you to do that) and start flipping some burgers. It’s also the only grill that you can put over your shoulder like a meat-scented messenger bag.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.