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The phrase “bar essentials” gets thrown around a lot in the office. Most of the time, it’s talking about the classic combination of gin, triple sec, bourbon, rum, scotch, tequila, vermouth (dry and sweet if you want to get deep) and vodka that should be present in every home bar, but every once in a while we get down to brass tacks and talk tools too. You obviously need a shaker, a corkscrew and a bottle opener, but what else? What good does anything we’ve brought up so far do if you or your guests are beer geeks? Hell, we enjoy cocktails as much as the next guy, but there are some occasions that just call for a brew. When they strike, you better be drinking something classy and not just a can of some domestic swill. This handcrafted growler from Crate & Barrel is the perfect place to start when it comes to trucking something delicious home from the local micro brewery.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.