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December 29, 2015 • Reviews

Get the Perfect Pour at Home with the Fizzics Beer System!

When you think about pouring a perfect beer you think about holding the glass at a 45 degree angle, pouring the beer down the side to allow glugging and when the glass is halfway full to slowly tip the glass upright before pouring the rest of the beer into the center away from the edge …

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October 5, 2015 • Crowdfunding

The Oak Bottle Will Age Your Beverage of Choice in Hours

It’s always a selling point when whisky, wine, or other spirits are aged in oak casks, and there’s a good reason for it: aging alcohol in oak makes it taste better (richer, deeper) than it would otherwise. Oak-aged spirits usually command a premium compared to other varieties, but now you can upgrade your own alcohol by …

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March 28, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Keep Your Beverages Cold on the Go with the Keep-It-Cold KickStarter

Warm beer, It’s one of the worst things you can possibly show up with to a friend’s party. Now a few of you might have read an article I wrote about the Clean Cup for Beer Pong that cleans your balls, right? But you want to know what’s worse than filthy pong balls? Warm beer. …

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March 27, 2015 • Crowdfunding

The Beer Pong Clean Up Cup Will Stop You from Having Dirty Balls

If you’re over the age of 21, chances are you’ve played beer pong, and lets be honest, you’ve probably played in some less than clean conditions. And one thing you probably never through about after facing 16-20 cups of beer is how disgusting the balls can get after hitting the floor.

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January 17, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Handle This Cup Aims to Solve the Problem of Warm Beer

Regular readers of Gear Diary may remember that I’ve mentioned before that I played a lot of rugby in my college/post college years. Besides blood and dirt, the defining substance of rugby is probably beer. Ruggers love their beer. So the Handle This Cup Kickstarter project has my attention as a way to hold beer …

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April 1, 2014 • Gear Bits

Timbuk2 and Anchor Brewing Release the Timbuk2 Dehydration Pack for Kegs

Yes, this backpack designed to carry a keg is an April Fools joke; yes, it is absolutely ridiculous; yes,  it would be kinda fun to ride down the street distributing beer; and no, you can’t buy one. But this April Fools video from Timbuk2 and Anchor Brewing is rather well made and quite funny. Check …

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March 26, 2014 • Gear Bits

The Uneven Glass Could Make Drinking Social Again!

Smartphones can be evil when you’re drinking; you might look at your phone instead of talking with friends. or you could be tempted to call or text people who aren’t drinking to tell them the brilliant ideas that came to you after a few rounds. If you’re in the right bar in Brazil, the solution …

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February 20, 2014 • Gear Bits

Lay Claim to Your Soda or Beer With CanStamp

Want to make your can of Bud stand out during a party? Want to lay claim to your Diet Coke when vacationing with others? If you answered yes, the $8 CanStamp is for you. Featuring statements like “mine”, “in use” and “fuel” it is a fun and kinda practical way to personalize your can. Check …

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December 24, 2013 • Gear Bits

Dual Beer Glass Makes Black & Tans Foolproof

I’ve never tried two beers mixed together, but for some people, it’s a thing. Take the Black and Tan, for instance: one part pale ale, and one part stout, there are some who think it’s the greatest, but making one is an art. Here’s a foolproof method: use the Dual Beer Glass, and don’t sweat …

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December 23, 2013 • Gear Bits, Yum Log

Israeli Beer That Tastes … Heavenly

There was a time when the only Israeli beer you could get in Israel might best be described as a poor excuse for beer. (I’m looking at you Macabee and GoldStar!) Seven years ago all that began to change as Israelis developed a taste for quality microbrews. Among them is an IPA from the very …

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May 26, 2013 • Reviews

BROpener Lets You Turn Any Surface Into a Bottle Opener

Summer is here, and that means sun, fun and beer. It also means that GearFest 2013 is coming soon. THAT means we’ll be enjoying lots and lots of IPAs. After all they are Kevin’s favorite, and he has made an IPA-lover out of me too. Last GearFest our bottle opener saw a good bit of …

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April 22, 2013 • Reviews, Yum Log

Hermetus Bottle Opener and Resealer Review – Doesn’t Your Beer Deserve This Bottle Opener?

That question was, of course, rhetorical. Of COURSE your beer (or other bottled beverage) deserves a bottle opener as simple and useful as the Hermetus Bottle Opener and Resealer that Kaufman Mercantile sent me to check out. Made in Germany, the Hermetus Bottle Opener and Resealer is a metal bottle opener that easily opens any …

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January 24, 2013 • Outdoors, Yum Log

Beer Hunter and Drinkmaster Will Keep You Warm and Your Beer Cold

It’s time for slightly embarrassing admissions here at Gear Diary: I can personally vouch that when I was in college (hmmpty-hmmph) years ago, I learned that it is possible to smuggle an entire eight-pack of 8 oz. Little Kings Cream Ales into a movie theater stashed within the various pockets of a denim jacket. I …

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December 5, 2012 • Reviews, Yum Log

Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale Taste Test

Hello again! Kevin here with another Beer Diary taste. Last night I was drinking Balashi, Aruba’s national beer but before we left on vacation I picked out and drank a popular and widely available (including our regular grocery in San Angelo, TX)  brew from Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado to share. Did I mention The Great …

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October 15, 2012 • Events, Yum Log

Craft Brews, Pairings & Inspiration at the Great American Beer Festival

125 members of the media along with a score of craft-brewers and homebrewing elite met at noon Friday, inside Denver’s Grand Hyatt Pinnacle Club Peak Ballroom on the 38th floor for a Great American Beer Festival working media luncheon consisting of a five-course pairing luncheon and briefing. The theme was “homebrewing and its connection to the …

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October 9, 2012 • Reviews, Yum Log

KeyShark Takes a Bite Out of That Bottle

The other day I received a KeyShark from the folks at Cranky Monkee for a review here at Gear Diary. The timing was perfect, as it arrived just before for my annual U of I football tailgate. So, what is a KeyShark you ask? And what does it have to do with football tailgating? Well, …

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October 6, 2012 • Reviews, Yum Log

Widmer Brothers Nelson Imperial IPA Review

Hi. My name is Kevin, and I like beer…a lot! Other things I like: Judie (well, actually, I love her), my kids (I love them too), Otis (my dawg), fresh air, wide open spaces, rain and… did I mention? Beer! I developed a taste for the stuff (beer that is) during college. At the time, …

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September 28, 2012 • Gear Bits, Yum Log

Beer Goes Political

I love beer. Personally, my go-to choices are anything Sam Adams and Guinness. But really, if it’s not Budweiser or Coors, I will happily drink it. And while I have had many political conversations OVER beer, I have never politicized beer…but leave it to analysts to put together a graphic overlaying democrats/republicans/voting involvement and beer …

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August 6, 2012 • Reviews

Rokform Rokbed v3 mountable protective iPhone 4/4s Case Review

When is an iPhone case not an iPhone case? When it is the Rokform Rokbed v3 mountable protective iPhone 4/4s case. You see, the Rokform Rokbed v3 isn’t a case… it is a system. Oh, and it is an awesome one at that. In addition to the Rokstand we reviewed last week (read the review) Apex …

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August 1, 2012 • Events

Get Your Tickets for the Great American Beer Festival!

If you have a love for hops and tasty craft-brewed adult beverages, then no doubt you’ve heard of The Great American Beer Festival, an event put on by the Brewer’s Association which has become the largest and best known of its kind. The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. …

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July 11, 2012 • Rants and Raves, Travel

Adventures in Customer Service – Coco Key Water Resort Edition

Nostalgia and fun memories can be a dangerous thing – they can lead you to look past some obvious signs of poor customer service until it is too late. Three years ago my wife and boys went back to Massachusetts to visit the town we lived for 15 years before moving to New York. They …

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