In these down economic times, we're all looking for a way to throw away money. Wait...that doesn't sound right. Let's try that again.
In these down economic times, we're all looking for a way to spend twenty or thirty bucks on a contraption designed mainly to waste beer. No, that still doesn't sound right. Third try is a charm.
Hey everyone, check out this crazy beer squirt gun! It costs twenty bucks ($30 if you throw in the holster) and according to their video it's designed to squirt beer in your friends' ears! Sticky, annoying, AND expensive!
Screw it. Here's a video of the thing in action. It's got a girl in it.
Update: Even if you're not into buying this to do the equivalent of shaking up a beer and pouring it out, on rewatching the video we noticed it's got a bottle opener on it. Value!
We found these glass coasters that follow the drunkard's journey, from Sober (boring) through Tipsy, Plastered, Drunk, and Shit-Faced, until the all-too-familiar state of Hung Over (also boring, unless you start drinking again). Your friends can self-select where they'd like to end up after a night in front of your bar, or you can just use them to gauge your own progress while you drink alone.
A while back we told you about Spirit Sippers tasting glasses for everything from rum to whisk(e)y. These things are pretty much our official tasting paraphernalia, and we use them every chance we get when we're reviewing liquors. They definitely get the Liquor Snob stamp of approval, for whatever that's worth.
Now, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, the fine folks at Spirit Sippers are offering a great deal so you can sip in style. They're reduced the prices on their Essential Taster's Set (four glasses - Wide Mouth for Bourbons, the Glencairn for Scotch, the Flare for Rum, and the Tulip for Tequila) by 25% so you can pick them all up for around thirty bucks. Now that's a St. Patrick's Day sale we can really get behind.
OK, we know it's tough times out there, but we've found something we think might convince us to loosen the purse strings. How can you go wrong with an absinthe fountain, four glasses, three spoons and a grill? If you drink enough absinthe you'll forget about the cake you dropped on it, and if push comes to shove you can worship it as some kind of heathen idol. It's what we call a win/win.
If you're anything like us you use your mix cocktails often enough that you need your tools to be more functional than clever. However, sometimes we run across an item that strikes a chord with us for both form and function, and today's addition to that list is the Jigger Cube. A 3" aluminum cube that lets you measure liquids six ways from Sunday (literally, with .5, .75, 1.0, 1.5, 1.75, 2.0, and 2.25 ounce measurements), and looks badass to boot.
As far as we can tell the only downside is can see ourselves making "Gleaming the Cube" references every single time we mixed a drink.
We're pretty sure by now you've seen those Heineken beer kegs in pretty much every store from here to Amsterdam. If you've had the hankering to give them a try but were waiting for the perfect opportunity, here's your chance. Pick up the Heineken Beertender, stick one of those little mini-keggy-things in there, and drink up. Hey, after a couple of 'em it'll end up cheaper than going out, so that's great as long as you really like Heineken.
We have seen the future, and it is Bar2D2. The dude who made it is obviously A) a genius, B) our kind of drunk, C) a man with some time on his hands.
Here's what he told us:
BaR2D2 is a radio-controlled, mobile bar that features a motorized beer elevator, motorized ice/mixer drawer, six-bottle shot dispenser, and sound activated neon lighting. The robot is driveable so you can take the party on the road! It was created in my garage using standard hand/power tools and readily available parts and materials.
Someone sent us this link a while back, and we didn't cover it then because we were more than a little creeped out. However, the idea of turning a dead rodent into a container for liquor has grown on us (apparently) because we're covering it now. So anyway, if you need a varmint-based vessel for your booze, you know where to go now.
Welcome to our first post of the year - go team 2009! Our first post focuses on the Can Grip, a snazzy little competitor for the koozie that will turn any beer (or soda, we suppose) can into a mobile stein. Not only does it eliminate the need for a can coaster because of the solid plastic base, it also helps keep your can cooler. How, you ask? Because at the rate of speed you drink beer it's not external temperature that's warming your beer, it's the warmth radiating from that monkey paw you call a hand. Less hand equals less heat.
If you ask us, the only way the Koozie beats these things is that you can hide the fact you're drinking something narsty like Bud Light. Just think of it as the Can Grip keeping you honest. Pick them up for around four bucks apiece (check for retailers through the Can Grip site) or buy 'em wholesale and get your own custom message added to the handle.