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If you have ever homebrewed your own beer, or know someone that has, you understand the very specific nightmare that is marking them. Writing on the bare bottles isn’t effective. Paper gets destroyed. Labels don’t stick right. You could try heavy-duty tape like we did, but even that gets gnarly after a while. When it does, you also have all the tape residue on your bottles. Enter GarageMonk. Using premium, waterproof, pressure sensitive vinyl sticker material, designer/maker Drew Dougherty makes labels for bottle body and neck in a number of colors, shapes and sizes. They’re sweat proof, ice proof, hand washable and considering the alternatives, pretty darn inexpensive. All you have to do, outside of actually brewing and bottling, is just write on them with a Sharpie or dry erase marker.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.