With the new season of Game of Thrones kicking off this weekend, it's time to purchase a few brews to enjoy with the bloodshed. Announced some months back, Fire and Blood Red Ale from Ommegang is now available in stores and ready for your Sunday night feast. The name is derived from the slogan of the House Targaryen ... continue reading
A little over a year ago, renowned glassmaker, Spiegelau, teamed up with the folks at Dogfish Head to create a glass perfectly suited for IPAs. Now the company has worked with Left Hand Brewing Co. and Rogue to craft this glass that does the same for stouts. The claim is that the base drives foam up into the large ... continue reading
It's been dubbed the "world’s most comfortable" underwear, and priced at nearly half of its competitors ($16). After years of research and development and a "24 hour" stress test, MeUndies has created the perfect, contour fitting boxer brief that keeps its shape all day and never rides up. The first 500 Cool Material readers get 30% off orders larger than $75 when using code CM75. Not impressed? MeUndies offers a full refund and lets you even keep your first pair. Offer excludes packs and French Terry.
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Simply mount the DropCatch Bourbon to your wall or place it on any magnetic surface and you’ll never have to worry about random bottle caps all over your floor after a party again. Anytime someone uses it to open a bottle, the embedded magnet will catch and hold the cap (can hold around 60 caps). This Bourbon version is made with white oak from reclaimed bourbon barrels and finished with linseed oil for an added bit of style. ... check it out
With so much great beer out there that isn't getting bottled or canned, you'd be foolish not to invest in a growler at some point. If you want to bring that fresh brew home in a stylish way, check out these 64oz growlers from Shine Craft Vessel Company. Each colorful and minimal growler is designed with the craft beer ... continue reading
BeerAdvocate's Extreme Beer Fest is a celebration of beers that push the limits of what a beer can be. Breweries from all over the US and some other parts of the world come and showcase brews that are off-beat, creative, or just a tad high in alcohol ("a tad" might be an understatement). I sampled my way through this ... continue reading
Do you like beer? Do you like bicycles? Do you like, or need, to use your bicycle to get your beer? Do you drink more than one beer at a time? If you answered yes to more than one of those questions, you should really check out the leather bike growler carrier from Meriwether Montana. Each carrier is handcrafted from ... continue reading
"What the hell is wrong with you?"
That's the reaction you'll get every time you tell someone you waited in line four hours for a beer. And, to be fair, it's warranted. The idea is ludicrous. Seriously, is any beer, no matter how glorious, worth that amount of your time? Is the "best" beer in the world worth standing ... continue reading
It's commonly advised that you try every beer fresh if you haven't before. After that, then you can start having some fun with aging. Vintage Beer: A Taster's Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time will walk you through that process and help you avoid the pitfalls that can come along with it. Use this guide as a starting ... continue reading
Last year, we met Ger Buckley, a 5th generation master cooper at Jameson, and were dazzled by his knowledge of all things whiskey barrels. So if there was a guy who would know the right casks to age some stout in, we'd peg him. Ger'onimo is a collaboration between Beavertown Brewery and Jameson and is named after the ... continue reading
Have you ever stood at your local suds emporium and wondered whether or not the bottles you were about to purchase were filled with microbrewed craft goodness or a macrobrewed imposter? That line of questioning is what led Barrett Garese and Rudy Jahchan to launch Craft Check, a dollar iTunes app with the sole purpose ... continue reading
Buffalovin' bread mix combines two of our favorite things to eat: Delicious buffalo wings and sweet, sweet carbs. The mix allows you to produce a truly unique loaf of bread that is both spicy like a good platter of wings and a little sweet to boot. The all-natural mix from SoberDough will let you get back in the wing ... continue reading
As you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of them are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting shelves. So next time you’re out scouting potential fridge dwellers, keep an eye out for these.
1. Six Point Hi-res
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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 ... continue reading
Rogue continues to concoct insanity in a bottle with their third release in their partnership Voodoo Doughnuts. The third collaboration in the series is Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale (it follows Bacon Maple Ale and Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Ale) and it sounds fan-freaking-tastic. Pick up a bottle ... continue reading
Your first thought upon seeing this four pack holster will be, "Pssh, I can build that." And then you won't, and then you'll buy it. At least that's what we assume, since we thought the same thing. Crafted from reclaimed wood, industrial steel wire, and an apple tree twig, this beer tote is about as rustic as you can ... continue reading