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Beer Enhancing Sachets

Just because you don't homebrew doesn't mean you can't customize your own beer. Hop Theory hand-crafts tea bags filled ingredients meant to enhance and change the flavor and aroma of your beer. Simply drop a sachet into your brew, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then enjoy something unique. While the idea of ... continue reading
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The Top Craft Breweries of 2014

Thanks to a change in the definition of "craft" beer—craft breweries can now use adjuncts in the brewing process—there's a new craft beer king: Yuengling. The nation's oldest brewery has claimed the top spot in this year's Brewers Association rankings which are based on 2014 sales volume. (D.G. Yuengling & ... continue reading
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Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply – A Smarter Pair of Shorts SPONSORED

At some point, guys adopted basketball shorts as appropriate summer attire because of comfort. It's time for a pair of shorts more presentable with the same relaxed feel; it's time for the Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply. Thanks to 4-way stretch material and a clever design, the Aviator Shorts will move with you effortlessly. Each pair wicks away moisture to keep you dry, features a urethane waistband that keep shirts tucked in, and is coated with a water-resistant polymer that causes water to bead upon contact. Finally a pair of good-looking shorts that don't feel and act like cardboard. ... check it out
$98 buy
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8 New Beers You Should Know

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 out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, ... continue reading
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DIY: Wooden Beer Tote

We've featured a lot of different ways to get beer from point a to point b on Cool Material before, but never a DIY project about how to create your own wooden beer tote. You'll get a lot of points for having a sustainable, reusable way to get your beer to the party in style, but you'll get even more if you're the ... continue reading
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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. a.linkhiglight { background: #9cc4cc !important; font-style: italic; ... continue reading
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Craft Beer Brewed With Space Yeast

For a beer that's truly out of this world (we are so sorry), check out Ninkasi Brewing's latest beer: Ground Control. Last year, the brewery sent six vials of brewer's yeast into space (77.3 miles up)—this was their second attempt to do so—and brought them back to brew up this Imperial Stout. Brewed with Oregon ... continue reading
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The World’s Largest Growler

Growlers, for the most part, come in two sizes: 64 ounce and 32 ounce. But what do you do if you have a gathering with more than a handful of people ready to drink? The Juggernaut is a 128 oz. growler that blurs the line between classic growler and mini-keg. Like DrinkTanks' previous growler, The Juggernaut is cast ... continue reading
$69 buy MORE: Food & Drink, Beer, Growler.
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8 New Beers You Should Know

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 out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, ... continue reading
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Spin This Bottle Opener to Decide Who Picks Up the Tab SHOP

You know who waiters and waitresses hate? Groups of people who give them 8 different credit cards and a set of rules to split a tab. Stop being a person in that group. Simply give the You Pay Bottle Opener a spin, and one unlucky soul will get stuck with the bill. No more messing around with who had what and how the tip will work. And when it’s not helping you make quick and brutal decisions, it can pop a few bottles for you to celebrate the free meal you just had. Hopefully. ... check it out
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The Tall Boy Pint Cup SHOP

You could take a hacksaw to an empty tall boy and try and make something like this, but you’ll be left with something far flimsier and jagged enough to make your lips look like the Joker. A better and safer option is The Tall Boy Pint Cup. The 16 oz cup is made from 18/8 medical grade stainless steel and is dishwasher safe. The BPA-free cup looks like it was repurposed from a fun night. For the office, the campsite, or just around your house, it’s a slick-looking drinking vessel whether you fill it with a light lager or just some water. ... check it out
$12 buy
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7 New Beers You Should Know

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 out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, ... continue reading