With all your spare time, are you really going to squeeze in becoming a craft brewer? Doubtful. Like every guy who’s ever brewed homemade beer, you just want to crack a few with your buddies. Do it then. Buy this remote control beer making system and when the green light turns on, it’s time to drink. Okay, there’s a bit more to it than that, but not much.
Isn’t it cute? Use this darling little corkscrew to open your reds, your whites, even your pinks (admit it). Just remember, if you mix and match, you’ll wake up the next morning feeling like you got sucker-punched with the business end of these Bourgeois Brass Knuckles.
You’ve been talking about brewing your own beer since college. Maybe the simple home systems from Synergy will finally turn you into the brewmaster you need to be. The Oregon-based metalworkers at Synergy make complete, handcrafted, stainless steel home brewing systems. Their simple, durable and hygienic systems make learning the craft of brewing almost as fun as tipping back a cold one. We said almost.
Hard as it is, proper whisky etiquette demands restraint. But who wants to watch their portion size when it comes to quaffing a nicely aged Scotch? Seriously. Maybe the hole in the glass will help keep you within your legal limit. Designed to give the Scotch more air in the glass, this unique serving set turns a simple drink into a worthy ritual. The kit includes a carafe, 3 glasses, a metal serving base, and of course a bottle of Ballantine’s Aged 12 Years.
You don’t have to be a heavy drinker to appreciate these wooden palette coasters from Barcelona-based, Labyrinth. Made from real wood, these stackable coasters carry your “fragile” cargo safely from the bar to the coffee table without incident. As long as you keep “this side up”, your drink will reach its destination—your liver—in perfect working order. Shipping & Handling not included.
If this cocktail shaker instantly calls to mind a can of Krylon spray paint, read no further. If you draw a blank, here’s the quick & dirty: Graffiti artists have been using Krylon paints since Day One. In Hip-Hop culture, the Krylon logo is an established icon. Now you know. Shake up a few martinis and see if you can create your own urban masterpiece.
A fusion of minimalist refinement and structural precision gives British designer, Miranda Watkins’, creations a look of distinction. Her “Martini” travel cocktail set, commissioned for a Wallpaper Magazine exhibition, combines pewter & cork in an elegant outcome.
You can’t safely open a 1961 Chateau Cheval Blanc or a bottle of Ponsot’s Clos de la Roche 1980 with the corkscrew you keep on your keychain. When it comes to fine vintage wines, uncorking them with care is the only way. Fragile corks are easily removed with this simple, 2-part cork tool designed for and used by wine collectors the world over. When you’re drinking your best bottles, hints of “cork” are not what you want for a finish.
Iron Design Company makes hand-formed iron products like this smooth and simple, hot-punched steel bottle opener. Brand founder and metal-smith Marc Maiorana also supports an apprenticeship program for local high school kids, teaching them to work with their hands. It’s a safe bet those kids all want to make a bottle opener instead of the coat hook.
We all know what kind of ammo you really need for the big hunting trip and it isn’t buckshot. When you head off into the wild with the boys, you want to pack heat. Bring the ammo crate packed with six stainless steel Shot Shells and you’ll be sure to catch what you came for. The sturdy, foam-lined Pelican case carries your arsenal safe & stealth, until you’re ready to brandish arms and shoot.