One visit to a good cocktail bar is all you need to realize the difference the right kind of ice can make in a drink. With the Neat Ice Kit, you can make a variety of different ice types right in your own kitchen. The kit consists of an insulated ice mold that creates an ice brick with a clear top half, an ice chisel that you can use to split the ice in half — giving you one huge clear chunk and a cloudy, crushable remainder — a durable canvas Lewis Bag for crushing up ice, and a mallet that works break up ice chunks and doubles as a muddler. The only other things you need are booze and a glass.
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.