Love your stout? Then pick yourself up a pack of Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout ($10/six pack). Created to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Arthur Guinness' signing of the lease for his St. James' Gate Brewery in Dublin, this fizzier, maltier version of Guiness is poured at an angle, and packs a stronger alcoholic punch than its sudsy sibling. But don't wait too long: it will only be available for six months.
Missing that signature drink from the Cedar Door now that SXSW is over? Now you can pour your own at home with Cedar Door's Original Mexican Martini Mix ($6). Invented nearly twenty years ago, this signature mix is combined with tequila, triple sec, and lime to make a refreshing, tasty drink that's sure to satisfy your summertime houseguests.
The National Shot of Hungary since 1790, Zwack ($20) is now available in the U.S. Made with a bold blend of over 40 herbs and spices, this super-premium liqueur is aged in oak casks for at least six months, giving it a dark amber color, a smooth bite, and a citrus finish. For added points, mix it with an energy drink and enjoy what's known as a "Mad Hungarian."
You haven't had real tea until you've tried it in its natural, loose-leaf form. A world apart from the tea-bags sold at your local grocery store, loose leaf green tea is refined and subtle when harvested and prepared properly, and delivers a slow, more mellow dose of caffeine, as well as a handful of health benefits. Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea sells only the best loose leaf tea ($9/2oz) in retro-collectable tins. They feature three limited-edition varieties including Ceylon, Nepal, and Dragonwell (this editor's long-time favorite). When your tea arrives, just heat the water to 160 degrees, steep for about 2 and a half minutes, and enjoy. You can thank us later.
A lot of companies are talking about "going green" these days, but here's one that's actually doing it. Boxed Water Is Better ($TBD) discovered that it was actually kinder to the environment to box rather than bottle the water. Turning to the century old milk-style beverage container for inspiration, 90% of the boxes are made from renewable resources, shipped flat, and filled on-demand with great tasting water. And you can feel even better knowing that 20% of Boxed's profits are spent on planting new trees and creating new forests. Plus, the black-text on white-background boxes will look cool in your fridge, like something out of the Dharma Initiative.