You might be familiar with The Alchemist Brewery thanks to their world class IPA, Heady Topper. It's known as one of the best in a crowded bunch, so imagine the excitement this year when The Alchemist announced they would be canning their second beer, Focal Banger. It's another IPA, and another fantastic brew, loaded with two of the most aromatic and flavorful hop varieties on the market today — Citra and Mosaic. Even if the hop choices don't matter to you, the fact that The Alchemist has another IPA in cans should be enough to sway you to drive to Vermont and search until you find a can.
Created on Ipanema Beach, Frescobol is an ideal way to pass some time in the sand. It has no scoring system, with the only point being to hit the ball back and forth — getting you some exercise without the potential for hyper-competitive blunders. These Frescobol Carioca Beach Bats are an ideal way to get into the game. Handcrafted in Brazil from carefully selected off-cuts of wood, each bat has its own look and feel, and is finished with a colorful neoprene grip and a special surfboard resin coating. Even better, they're sold in sets of two, so you don't have to worry if your playing partner didn't bring theirs.