Like a booze-oriented Swiss Army knife, the Bar10der ($50) packs all your drink-making essentials into a single tool. Swing out the arms of the Bar10der and you'll find a bottle opener, corkscrew, channel knife, jigger, muddler, reamer, standard knife, stirrer, and strainer, most of which are made from stainless steel and are therefore tough enough to handle years of mixology abuse. [via]
Whether you own your own bar or are simply the frequent host of over-the-top beer bashes, the IntoxBox ($TBA) will ensure that no one leaves without at least knowing that they're well over the limit. This commercial breathalyzer lets your patrons — or guests — pay a small fee with cash or a credit card, then use a disposable, sanitary straw to blow into the screen to receive an accurate BAC result that's thankfully not printed or recorded. More than just a handy gadget, it's a potential life saver. [Scouted by Dan]
Beyond trying to keep them stocked, nearly all wine racks share the same problem — they require a certain room layout or decor to fit in. The Stact Modular Wine Wall ($95 and up) is designed to overcome this limitation by fitting in basically anywhere. It comes in a variety of colors, and each 12-bottle panel features a high-quality wood veneer exterior, a set of 16 precision-machined aluminum bottle supports, and two wall brackets that make mounting each section as easy as hanging a picture. As with any modular system, you can start off with extra capacity or buy more as your collection grows — but if you're anything like us, that might take a while.
Forget artificial flavorings and give your next bottle of water a natural blast of fruit essence with the Sombrero Citrus Juicer ($13) Available in yellow or green, this ingenious invention fits down in the top of standard bottles — including water, as well as soda, juice, and yes, even beer — and delivers the juice straight where you want it: in your beverage. [via]
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. [Scouted by Alex]
Carry your locally-brewed suds home safely in the Growler Crate ($40). Made from acacia wood, it offers enough room to carry two standard-size growlers side-by-side, internal wood dividers to prevent clanging, and wide side handles that make it easy to carry. Glass growlers and a good place to buy your beer not included.
Give your favorite brew a manly mane of (facial?) hair with the Beard Coozie ($7). Made from crafting fur that's mounted to a stretchy band for maximum beer container compatibility, they feature a "mouth" opening to let a portion of the label shine through, and will instantly make you the coolest drunk at the party.
Whether you're an actual barkeep or just an overly-prepared party-goer, the Butterfly Knife Styled Bottle Opener ($7) can help add some flair to your booze-accessing routine. Built from food-grade stainless steel, this sturdy opener functions just like a butterfly knife — and it looks just like one as well, so be careful when you're whipping it out lest you look a little too tough and end up in a roadside ditch.
No proper toolbox is complete without a bottle opener for keeping your mind limber while on the job, and few are suited to the task like the Craftsman Bottle Opener ($8). Sporting the signature clear, red, and blue Craftsman handle — just like the ones they use on their guaranteed-for-life screwdrivers — it features a stainless steel opener and a leather strap for hanging, so you won't have to start digging through drawers when refreshment calls.
Whether you're looking to improve the taste of some not-so-tasty beer or simply looking to infuse your favorite brew with a blast of added flavor, the Dogfish Head Randall Jr. ($20) can help. Based on the brewery's Randall the Enamel Animal, Randall Jr. is a single-serving gadget that lets you place whatever ingredients you like — coffee beans, jalapeños, and yes, even cooked bacon — in the canister, then pour your beer over them and let the whole thing rest in the fridge for roughly 10 minutes to create your own custom concoction, which passes through a built-in strainer as you pour. Cheers! [Scouted by Ian]
If your parties are less for close friends and more for everyone in your address book, perhaps you can make use of the Brew Cave Walk-In Beer Cooler & Kegerator ($6,350-$6,750). Available with or without a floor, the Beer Cave provides enough room to store over 30 cases of beer and four or more kegs, all in a precisely temperature-controlled room that doubles as a super-sized, single-tap kegerator. A perfect option for your 10,000 sq. ft. party pad.
High-quality draught beer in your home is the holy grail for many beer lovers, which is why Draftmark ($TBA) is so intriguing. Currently being tested by Anheuser-Busch in the St. Louis area, this ingenious gadget is powered by a rechargeable battery, and relies on gallon-sized refills that rotate into place between the rear of the system and the front tap, which you then use to dispense Budweiser, Shock Top, or Bass into your glass of choice. Here's to hoping it makes its way out of testing and onto the national stage, along with an expanded lineup of beers.