8 Breweries to Watch in 2017

8 Breweries to Watch in 2017

These days, it seems anyone with some cash and an interest in brewing wants to open a brewery. Often this leads to average homebrew being poured into growlers and pint glasses around the country. Not always, though. Sometimes these little upstarts come out of the gates with ...

Save on Select Items During Our Winter Sale

Save on Select Items During Our Winter Sale

As you slowly sip your whiskey next to a crackling fireplace, waiting patiently for the winter to pass so you can get back outside, why not use your downtime wisely and upgrade some gear. From now until Monday at Noon EST, you’ll save an extra 17% on select items in the Cool Material Shop. Snag a new pocket knife. Grab a new trail bag. Get yourself a better bottle opener to pop those heavy stouts that keep you warm this time of year. Simply use code WINTER17 at checkout. Quantities are limited, so make sure you hit up the sale soon.

Shower Beer

Shower Beer

Yeah, yeah, we know any beer can “technically” be a shower beer, but that beer you’re about to enjoy wasn’t designed specifically for the bathroom like Shower Beer. The collaboration between renowned design firm Snask and Sweden’s #1 micro brewery PangPang is a sweet bu...

Our Top Ten Features of 2016

Our Top Ten Features of 2016

This past year was a pretty good year for some of our longer content. We put out features that we were especially proud of, and you guys were super receptive to it. We have you to thank for some of the more surprising feature moments of the year, since features that we never expe...

Our 10 Favorite New Beers of 2016

Our 10 Favorite New Beers of 2016

In case you weren't paying attention, 2016 required some heavy drinking. Luckily, we were happy to oblige. We consumed our fair share of good beers around the Cool Material office this year. We knocked back IPAs, stouts, dry-hopped pale ales conditioned on fresh fruit purees, a...

The Highest Rated Beers You Can Find Anywhere

The Highest Rated Beers You Can Find Anywhere

One of the highest rated beers in the world, Toppling Goliath's Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout, has just been announced for a rare release. Acquiring a bottle, however, isn't easy. First, you have to enter an online lottery. Second, you have to be one of 1,000 people to win said ...

10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world's next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you're probably going to want to try your hand at some recipes. Here are 10 award-winners that go down easy. .beerstyle { margin-left: 0px; padd...

T-Rex Bottle Opener

T-Rex Bottle Opener

Anyone who’s seen a Jurassic Park movie knows the mighty T-Rex can make quick work of fences, vehicles, and lawyers on the john. Since that’s the case, you best believe one can also handle the bottle cap keeping your beer fresh. This Dinosaur Bottle Opener is solid cast iron ...

8 New Beers You Should Try

8 New Beers You Should Try

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are seasonals making their return, and some were just announced for future release. So next time you’re...

Beers That Taste Like Your Favorite Halloween Candies

Beers That Taste Like Your Favorite Halloween Candies

What was your prized candy during your trick-or-treating days? Reese's? Almond Joy? Stale-ass pretzels from the weird neighbor no one talked to? Or worse, Good 'N Plenty? Your candy hunting days may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't take your preferences over to somethin...