To celebrate 40 years of booming business in the outdoor recreation sector, Patagonia has teamed up with New Belgium brewing to create a birthday beer. More specifically, California Route Organic Ale, which will come in a can. Aside from “maybe” being at a Patagonia retailer near you for a limited-time starting sometime soon, there’s scant few details on where or if you’ll be able to buy it. Cool can though.
Any former reality show idiot can get a book deal. Especially to “write” a cookbook. But Southern chef John Currence won the James Beard award. And this won’t make his colorful personal stories or music pairings any better but at least you know his 130 recipes will be legit.
What good is a filling a whole growler if it gets lukewarm before you’re half done? It’s not. But this threadless insulated growler from Miir is good. Because not only will it keep your beer cold, but for every purchase Miir gives back, providing clean drinking water for one person. They even give you a bracelet to track the donation.
Diddy is somehow keeping his goofy, candy-flavored Ciroc vodka brand afloat, so why wouldn’t a Hollywood superstar like George Clooney step into the booze biz? Especially with a high-quality, 100% Blue Weber agave tequila made by master distillers in Jalisco, Mexico. His new Casamigos Tequila comes in 2 flavors, Blanco and Reposado and both are smooth enough for sipping straight-up.
Winespeak. It’s for waiters and the ex-wives they wait on. All you need to appreciate wine is a mouth but this book can get you a few steps further along in understanding what you’re drinking. Written without winespeak, master sommelier Richard Betts adds insight and humor (gasp) to help you identify and appreciate your wine. Yes, it really is a scratch-n-sniff book.
Heineken drinkers are like PC users. They’re loyal to what they like & won’t switch no matter what everyone else is into. You guys will love this new home tap system from Heineken, Krups, & important designer dude Marc Newson. Load up the pressurized, refrigerated tap unit with a metal “Torp” canister of Heinie and enjoy a fresh, cold one anytime.
If you’ve been sporting perma-wood since the release of the 2nd generation Nest learning thermostat, this new smart device will probably send you into convulsions. Monsieur is a robotic bartender that will learn to make thousands of drinks and pour them with the press of a button. The touchscreen even lets you turn it up to “boss” level for a heavier pour.
This season you can play the starring role in your own rendition of Bad Santa with this advent calendar that features 24 sweet 3cl sample drams of fine whisky instead of stupid chocolates. And when the whisky is spelled without an E, you know it’s top shelf. Happy holidays indeed.
A can of warm beer can be turned into an ice-cold thirst quencher by spinning the can in ice for a few. Humans have known this trick since the Roman Empire but it took two beer-swilling buds to invent this little rig that mounts to your cordless drill, does the spinning for you & pops out a cold one in 30 seconds. Sorta gives new meaning to the phrase “spin one up.”