It's a common occurence for homeowners without a garage (or just with limited space): where to put all the stuff that doesn't belong in the house, but can't just sit outdoors unprotected? The YardStash is a great solution. Measuring 74" wide, 30" deep, and 65" high, this tent-like outdoor storage solution features a ripstop vinyl tarapaulin roof, a polyester body, a reinforced, integrated floor, full top and bottom zippers on the door to keep out water, dust, and pests, and room inside for two adult bikes, kids toys, lawn equipment, pool floats, or anything else you need a place to stash.
We're not sure exactly what it has to do with grandfathers, but we can tell you that Grandpa's FireGrill could come in handy on your next outdoor adventure. Made from stainless steel, this durable basket features a wire mechanism that securely attaches to any stick, holding your food safely inside and ensuring it won't end up in the fire. In addition, it can be locked in place when folded out, serving as a gridiron for any campsite delicacies you can dream up.
One thing craft brewers are getting better and better at here in the US is brewing the traditional Belgian ales that pioneered the beer world so long ago. A great example of this maturation is found in Belgian Farmhouse Saison from Aspen Brewing in Aspen, Colorado. This straw colored beer brings some hops to the table, but the farmhouse yeast and effervescent mouthfeel are the real stars of the show. Judges at the World Beer Cup agreed this year, as it topped almost 100 other entries to win the Gold in the French and Belgian-Style Saison Category. In celebration of the award, a special run of the beer was recently released.
Looking for a good late summer read? Pour yourself a cold one and settle down with We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Brewers. Penned by frequent BeerAdvocate contributor Sean Lewis, this fascinating book takes you inside the breweries and minds at the heart of the craft beer movement, with insight from industry pioneers like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, as well as upstarts like the Kavulaks of Nebraska Brewing Company. A true celebration of the passion, innovation, and collaborative spirit that binds this industry together, it's sure to make you thirsty.