From the guys who brought you Pretentious Beer Glasses comes the Dual Beer Glass ($135) — the perfect way to enjoy two of your favorite beers at the same time. This specialty glass has two chambers inside its cylindrical shape that combine into one near the lip, allowing both beers to stay separate until you take a sip. It's ideal for beer combination drinks like the Half and Half or Black and Tan (or any two beers you think might suit one another). While their size varies due to production technique, they run about five to six inches tall, and contain 10 to 12 ounces of beer each. They come in sets of four.
If you've ever given home brewing a try, you know how tough it can be to get everything right, from the proper measurements, to the right timing, to the precise temperatures — there's an awful lot you can screw up. And even if you get it all right, obtaining repeatable results can be really difficult. With Brewbot ($2,500) you don't have to worry about all the tedious parts of brewing. It takes care of water measurements, timing, and temperatures so you can focus on your recipe and ingredients. It pairs with your iOS device, letting you choose from and tweak a catalog of recipes, control, and monitor the entire brewing process. [Scouted by Edwin]
Show the whole world that you're not ashamed of your beer snobbery — in fact you embrace it — with these Pretentious Beer Glasses ($170). You're a man who knows his beers, you know exactly what you like, and you know how you like it. That's why you won't settle for anything but the proper glass for your brew. This set includes everything you need to enjoy your beers as intended: a glass for hoppy beers, one for aromatic beers, one for malty beers, one for a subtler beer, and one for more traditional ales. Each one holds about 12 ounces, and has plenty of room for head.
Ready to take your bartending to the next level? Fee Brothers Bitters ($60) can help. This six-bottle set includes six hard-to-find, hand selected cocktail bitters, including Cherry, Celery, Grapefruit, Peach, Aztec Chocolate, and Old Fashioned — allowing you to expand your mixology horizons beyond the ol' Jack and Coke.
When you're into mixing up fine-quality cocktails at home, sometimes the only thing that stands between making a beverage appear professional or amateurish, is the ice — but no longer, thanks to the Neat Ice Kit ($50). This clever little kit comes with an ice mold that allows you to form a large chunk of ice, the top half of which is perfectly clear. The included ice chisel lets you split that block into a large usable chunk, or many smaller pieces. A Lewis bag and wooden muddler let you crush your ice, making it perfect for a delicious summer cocktail.
Who said all glasses has to sit straight up? This Normann Copenhagen Swirling Cognac Glass ($65/Set of 2) is designed to enhance the experience of sipping on your favorite cognac by encouraging the swirling of the liquid, helping to release the aromas and highlight the spirit's deep color. They come packed in a gift box, so if you're thinking of buying a set of someone else, you're covered — but if it was us, we'd make sure to order an extra for yourself.
Complete your southern-themed bar experience with the Mason Shaker ($30). As the name suggests, this fully-functional cocktail shaker is based around the ubiquitous Mason Jar, adding a three-piece solution — strainer, outer rim, and cap — to the top, elevating the classic southern drinking vessel from something you use to hold your drink to something you use to make it.
Hide away the necessaries for your little drinking habit in the Vintage Light Bulb Voltage Tester Bar ($2,000). This clever, stylish piece holds everything you need to keep the party going, or just take the edge off a long day. Based off of a 1920s German light bulb voltage tester discovered in a factory, this bar is made from iron, and antiqued to a patina finish. The bar opens to reveal three shelves, three stemware racks, and five wine bottle slots. An iron tripod supports the bar, and a small door at the front opens so you can check on your supply.
A bottle stopper is great for keeping wine fresh and tasty longer — and a bottle stopper with a built in beer-bottle opener is even better (especially if you're double fisting). The Bottlejak ($42) combines both of these useful tools into one well-designed piece. The stopper is made from stainless steel, and has custom-molded silicone o-rings with a triangular flange to better fit a range of bottles. The body is made from aluminum, and has a "top down" design that lends a low profile. The sloped base doubles as a bottle opener and lets it rest on a counter when you don't need it.
Well-made products should last forever — that's what the guys bringing us the Stout Bottle Opener ($35) think. Weighing in at a quarter pound, cast from stainless steel, heat-treated, tumble-finished and bead-blasted, it should last a while. Uniquely-designed to open a bottle without bending the cap, it has a built in magnet that keeps caps from falling away. Stout ships with drywall anchors, wood and metal screws, machine screws, and an adhesive pad, so you can attach it to pretty much anything. All you need to bring is the beer; we recommend something malty.
If you looked at the title and thought "Chillsner? Sounds kinda like pilsner." then you're on the right track. The Chillsner ($30) is a new beer-chilling gadget that promises to keep your drink cold from the first beer to the last. To use it, you simply throw it in the freezer, and once it's good and cold, crack open your beer and put it down inside. Thanks to openings in the top, you can drink straight through it, or use it to chill your beer as you pour it into your favorite mug. Either way, it sure beats watering down your suds with ice.
There's an old adage that says you should never drink alone. With the Sasquatch Cocktail Shaker ($50), that shouldn't be a problem. This massive 110 oz. shaker is made from food-grade stainless steel, stands over 15" tall, and features a built-in strainer. Considering that 110 oz. is enough to make oversized drinks for over ten people, you'd better not be caught drinking alone with this thing — or people will think you're the one with the problem.