Most people take their old, scratched up lens filters and rip fools off selling them on eBay as “New, in original packaging.” Dallas-based up-cycler Joel Malone found something else to do with them. He uses them for drink coasters. Good thinking, man.
Made of cold-rolled steel then crimped to stack together, these nesting shot glasses come in three different finishes. If you and shot glasses have a sketchy relationship, maybe don’t get the slippery Teflon-coated set, shots pour out of those way too easily.
Look, we know as well as you do that beers can be opened with almost anything. A toothpick, lighter, seatbelt buckle, or any of the real versions of the tools these beer openers are fashioned after. But it takes technique. If you have a friend or loved one who actually requires a special implement to open a beer bottle, get them one of these hand-forged mock tool beer openers, it’ll make him or her feel a bit better about their sad self.
Here’s a great idea that actually happened. Instead of pitching used bottles into the landfill or running them through the energy-intensive loop of recycling, they’re simply cut, refinished and used as tumblers, thereby significantly tightening the loop and reducing the footprint, two amazing reasons to tip one back.
They may look like real Canon camera lenses but if you start snapping shots with these, things are going to get blurry. That’s because they’re actually little ceramic shot glasses. Get the set of three from Photojojo and you’ll be sure to get the shot every time.
Vampire stuff, yes. Zombies? Oh, definitely. This gory little stopper ought to keep your red from gushing out all over the floor as you writhe in pain at the sight of your own vital fluid pouring out. Sorry, getting amped for Halloween a little early here. It’s handmade and hand painted. Don’t be scared to support zombie art.
Judgmental types might think that having a collapsible stainless steel shot glass on your keychain is a sign of a little drinking problem. But they’re wrong. The people who are hitting it off the bottle like pirates are the ones with the problem. You’re what is called a professional. (source)
It’s a sad fact that bartenders kinda-sorta need a weapon handy when they’re on the job. Booze plus humans always equals drama, right? For some barkeeps it’s a baseball bat by the sink, for others, a 12-gauge. These artsy bottle openers made from real railroad spikes would also be a great go-to when the shit hits the fan at last call. If you drink at the bars on the other side of the tracks, you understand what we’re saying here.
If you want to survive this summer wedding season, you better get your pre-game in order. The Tailgater is a dual-tap backpack drink dispenser. Read that again if you have to. Yeah, drinks from a backpack. Juicing up your crew with 210 ounces of Four Loko or a vodka/Red Bull mix might just turn your friend’s girlfriend’s sister’s wedding into the most memorable night of the summer.
Maybe now is the time to grant your inner frat boy just one last wish. Call it atonement to the Gods Of Beer. I mean, you’ve played it pretty safe. Good job, normal haircut. Look at this thing. All stainless like a Delorean, pressurized tap. It’s on wheels, man. The thing carries a keg. Grow a set and roll one of these into your life.