Looking for a packable brew for your next backcountry camping or hiking trip? We can't vouch for whether it's any good or not, but a company called Pat's Backcountry Beverages claims to have your answer:
Pat's Backcountry Beverages have developed a powdered beer concentrate (not a new concept) that, when added to water and placed in their special carbonating bottle, makes "microbrew quality" beer anywhere.
We think they mean "craft beer quality" but that's just the snob in us picking nits. [via Geekologie]
Finally, in man's never-ending quest to make his beverage more voluptuous, we get the Boobzie - a Koozie with breasts. Seems like a must-have gift for Bros, Lax Bros, and your grandpa - so basically anyone you wouldn't want to have dating your sister.
How much is it worth to you and your friends to be able to build a shot luge? We hope you said "I dunno, like a hundred bucks..." because that's how much the Build-A-Luge Blackout Edition will run you. Containing everything you need for said blackout, from ice trough to stand to pourers, for less than the cost of a single college textbook. There is no downside.
Spring is coming, and for us that means a whole lot more standing outside drinking beers than we do in the winter. Columbia's Koozie jacket is water and stain resistant, includes custom-built beer pockets, and has an integrated bottle opener. For seventy five bones we don't think you can go wrong - we're cool with the beer drinking part but please never let us hear you were "bro-in' down with your BFFs" like they say in the product description. You will be dead to us.
There are certain things that go great together. Chocolate and peanut butter. Shoes and socks. Ratchet and Clank. If you ask the folks at Shoot A Brew, the latest combo to go on the list is beer and catapults.
The Shoot A Brew is a cooler that holds 24 beers. It has a handle and wheel for transporting it, and a pass-through lid. But that's not the cool stuff. What makes it stand out is the fact it comes with a remote control, which controls a tiny little catapult that can shoot a beer eight feet through the air to your awaiting hand. Because in our experience, combining beer with projectiles will never end badly.
If you want to see Shoot A Brew performing the way its creators intended, watch the video below. If you want to watch guys try to hit each other in the nuts with catapulted beers, watch any group of guys use this thing after a few drinks.
For all the times you wished you could have 36 shots of liquor on your person at any given time, we present to you - the Shot Bandolier. Similar to the Beer Bandolier will allow you to carry 36 one-ounce shots via crossing chest straps and an adjustable belt. What won't they think of next? Plus, it's only 10 bucks.
Hi all, Jake here, Editor in Chief of Liquor Snob. I'm breaking out of our usual editorial voice because the story I am about to share really happened, and better yet, it happened to me this weekend at my birthday celebration (go me for getting older).
I arrived at the bar after my friends, and they told me they had just ordered a round of Irish Car Bombs. I don't drink them often because they don't do much for me - I'd rather go slow and steady with the stout and shoot the whiskey. But, being the agreeable, thirsty guy I am I took one. Apparently my aim was off, because the shot glass entered the pint glass at such an angle that about 40% of the drink splashed onto the table and my lap, forcing my friends to get the bar rag of shame and clean up after me (just the table, not my lap).
What's the moral of this story? Basically I wish the bar had featured The Party Bomber. It's basically a speed loader for bomber drinks, and from what I've seen it eliminates a good portion of the muss and fuss I encountered on my birthday. You put the pint glasses into the contraption, put the shot glasses in the upper half, and when you drop the plunger the shot glass drops and a seal is formed to keep spillage to a minimum.
It's probably not going to make me any better at actually taking bomb shots (I always end up with Bailey's on the bridge of my nose from the shot glass sliding up) but at least I won't have to wear a diaper while I'm taking them. Check out The Party Bomber site for models and pricing. Thank you for listening to my confession - I'll do my 20 hail marys and 3 boilermakers as penance.
When we first discovered Screwpop we weren't sure whether to cover this ourselves or send it over to our compatriots over at Tool Snob. Then we realized they'd probably spend all their time gushing over the tool aspect of it - the flathead, Phillips and 1/4" hex nut driver.
Yeah, those are handy but here's the thing - you can open beers with the Screwpop too, and it all fits on your keychain. Plus, you can use the sharp(ish) end of the tool to fend off anyone who tries to get near your beers!
Check out an external video review after the jump, and grab yours for five bucks (seems like a great stocking stuffer to us) at ScrewpopTool.com.
You know all those times you've just sat around daydreaming about building a shot luge taller than Godzilla? Wait, you haven't? Why are we the only ones who have that dream?
If you want to have normal-sized drink luges with out all the muss and fuss of tracking down an ice company and carving out a track, Luge Cubes are the product for you. What are Luge Cubes, you say? They're a modular shot luge system that let you mix and match between three custom mold designs to build a rooty tooty icy shooty...errr, shot luge.
Luge Cubes have an MSRP of around thirty bucks, but you can get in on the ground floor (so to speak) and pick yours up for closer to $20. We honestly can't see how you could go wrong. Here's a little something from the product description:
- Durable ice luge molding system lets you customize your own ice luge design.
- Carefully-crafted tubular luge design allows the drinker to watch the liquor as it travels through the ice (read: easier to imbibe when intoxicated).
- Compact cube trays are split into two halves to save storage room in your freezer.
- Removable, reusable drinking spout allows you to give it a quick clean between drinks. Mom may not be proud your drinking habits, but she'll be happy to know you aren't spreading H1N1 around your frat house.
Your set comes equipped with an all-photo assembly instruction booklet -- no reading required!
You had us at "get drunk with no reading," Luge Cube.
If you're still not convinced, check out the drinking instructions below, which somehow ties in chainsaws and bears.
Our friends over at the fine publication Music Festival Junkies recently featured us in a piece they did on the best methods for smuggling drinks into festivals, and we have to say we wish we'd known about My Bootlegger in time for their article. What is it you ask? Basically, it's an ankle holster that holds six mini bottles of booze, which has more applications than you can shake a stick at.
Let's face it, when the guy at the gates pats you down, he's probably not going to check your cankles, are we right? The only downside we see is that this wouldn't work well with shorts, our usual music festival attire - also, the jury's out on whether it makes you walk as bowlegged as a hooker during fleet week.
Pick up your My Bootlegger for $9.99, or save a buck by buying two. How can you go wrong?
Aah, the bandolier. An amazing accessory, and the only one (that we know of) associated with both Banditos and Wookiees, but up until now it hasn't been very functional unless you have bullets or bowcaster bolts to lug around. Thanks to the Beer Bandolier, however, we're pretty sure it's going to replace the flip flop as the most crucial tailgating accessory of choice.
The Beer Bandolier, as you might expect, is a bandolier for holding cans of beer:
The Beer Bandolier is constructed of high test industrial strength 2'' wide nylon webbing to support a full clip of canned beverages. Six collapsible koozies provide maximum storage and chilling capabilities, collapsing out of your way when empty. The beer bandolier is available in nearly all colors in order to properly match your tailgating uniform.
All we can say is - finally! We couldn't find pricing on the website but we added one to our cart and found out it's just under twenty bucks, and they're not kidding about all the colors you can get. Pick one up at BeerBandolier.com.
We have to admit, when we first heard about Gummy Shot Glasses, we weren't completely sold. They sounded weird and awkward, and had way too much potential for getting us sticky. Then we realized we originally felt that way about some of our favorite things in the world...one in particular.
What changed our minds? Behold the power of AutoTune, Old Crow, sugar and gelatin:
Gummy shot glasses come in sets of six (either 2 each of blue raspberry, red cherry, and orange, or lemon, lime, and cola); you can get them at Vat 19.
Looking for a replacement for the ubiquitous red plastic keg cup at your next party? Or maybe you're sick of pulling warm beer off a keg that's been sitting in the sun for a bit too long? Possibly you're one of those folks who chills beer glasses in the freezer, and you're sick of that icy shmeg floating up to the top of your brew? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, or if you're looking for some brightly colored cups to perk up your next gathering, with the added perk of chilling drinks without adding ice...get there.
The Chilly Twist™ base coolant was designed to be compact, easily stackable and never contact the drink itself, no impurity contamination or watering down of the drink is possible with this unique design. Drinks have been chilled from the refrigerator at 36 degrees, all the way down to 24 degrees, colder than ice.
Sounds pretty cool to us. (See what we did there?) Learn more at ChillyTwist.com, and check out their prices for yourself.