Beer Nerd Alert: KegSmarts is the world’s first smart craft beer kegerator. This dual tap kegerator connects to the web allowing you to locate new craft beers for your kegerator, host your own “BrewHouse” portal on the web, track how many servings you have left, & way more & share it all. A funded Kickstarter project.
When YETI set out to make a better coozie, they chose 18/8 stainless steel and built it with double-wall vacuum insulation and a ThermoLock gasket, to keep your 12 ounce beverages colder while keeping your hands dry and un-frostbit. Or is it unfrostbitten?
The double-layer design of the all-glass Siloboutille acts as an insulating thermos to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. Your wine, water, or whatever also looks cool, like it’s just floating there in mid-air.
Designed by Sweden’s Skruf Glassworks, this hand-blown carafe holds 34 ounces. Beverages are poured from eight small holes on the side of the vessel, producing a showerhead-like effect and improving aeration for wines.
Somabar is a Wi-Fi connected craft cocktail appliance created specifically for the home. Yes, a robotic bartender that will mix ’em up while you enjoy the party. You simply fill the 6 pods with the desired mixers and use the Soma app in your phone to select the drink you want. Somabar measures, mixes, stirs, shakes, and shoots out your drink in a flash.
When you don’t want to polish off an entire bottle, the Coravin 1000 Wine Access System allows you to sample wine from a bottle without ever popping the cork. It uses a medical grade needle that makes its way through the cork to the wine for extraction. The remaining wine is saved from oxidation by argon, an inert gas that protects the wine without adding any unwanted flavor. The process takes just 20 seconds.
It’s fun to pop the tops off beers with random stuff like the edge of your iPhone or car seatbelt or your teeth but this beer opener has a really cool name. In one quick motion it savagely rips the top off your beer without the risk of messing up those nice teeth you just whitened.
The Beer Peen Hammer is a multi-tool that performs two crucial household tasks: hammering stuff and opening beers. It’s modeled after an antique ball peen hammer and features forged steel construction and a black oxidized finish.
Yeah, the seatbelt buckle in your car is a really good beer opener but not when you’re drinking in the house. For those beers, you could use something like this brass bottle opener from New York-based Fort Standard. Four styles available, all made of solid cast bronze.
The holidays are for drinking so tell them you have enough sweaters and you want this: The Whiskey Wedge. It’s a silicone mold that lets you make a mini glacier in your glass to create a perfect 50-50 mix of ice and whiskey that looks almost as good as it tastes.