As far as we’re concerned, a great IPA can be served in a lucky ski boot if need be, but for those who prefer to enjoy a fine pale from the proper vessel, here it is. Riedel enlisted the knowledge of master IPA brewers Sam Caligione of Dogfish Head & Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman to help them create this IPA-specific glass. Source
The Vagos are an outlaw biker gang. Not the fun kind like you see on TV and in old 60s movies, more of the crystal meth crime ring/cop killer type. Amazingly, author George Rowe volunteered to go undercover for the Feds for 3 years, infiltrating & eventually exposing the clubs’ activities. Sure, he lived to tell the tale but the Vagos continue their manhunt for Rowe & they will ’til the day he dies.
Created by award-winning design agency Stranger & Stranger, this one-of-a-kind deck of playing cards features unique artwork on every card.
Obviously multi-tools are better than mono-tools, considering they save you trips back & forth to the toolbox. The key-ring size Rhino multi-tool for example features 4 different types of screwdrivers, 3 wrenches, & a beer opener.
From the werd.com archive…
Admit it. You have a special kind of love. One that doesn’t quite fit into the traditional mold. But, you’re a perfect match; mutually tweaked and head over heels. For you, special occasions usually mean writing in blank greeting cards. Not anymore. We found the goods, sincerely.
Try to picture a survival scenario on par with the bleakness of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Only multiply it by 100 because this story is true. In 1913, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition got lost on the Arctic ice. Nearly a month later, he re-appeared at basecamp as a barely living skeleton. He survived! Illustrated with photos from the expedition.
The standard bicycle water bottle & bottle cage set-up seems to work pretty well for most people but Anthony Goldman created the Koala Bottle system anyway. Magnets in the polycarbonate cage attract the metal ring on the bottleneck as you reach down to return your bottle to the cage. This makes drinking while riding less distracting & safer.
Everyone likes Johnny Cash, even the U.S. Postal Service. This year they’re honoring “the man in black” with his own stamp featuring a classic black & white portrait by Frank Bez taken for Cash’s 1963 Ring of Fire record. Cash joins the ranks of Elvis & Marilyn Monroe, other famous pill-poppers honored with their own stamps. Coming soon. Source
Proper knot tying is just one on a long list of dying arts, being pushed yet further into the past with this American–made knotless gear tie called the Fish Bone. It’s designed for use with paracord, which is awesome for a million uses but often impossible to untie when a knot gets cranked tight. The Fish Bone keeps every locked-down and solid but eliminates the nasty knots.
Chilis and chocolate are uncommon bedfellows but Sriracha has a way of somehow going with everything, right? In this case, it’s blended in with 57% dark chocolate to create a spicy, American-made chocolate bar that’s got some serious snap to it.