The Koolernaut Digital Beer Chiller
Mar10

The Koolernaut Digital Beer Chiller

Koolernaut Beer Chiller

There’s nothing better than a cold beer. Tasty brews served up at just the right temperature makes the entire experience even better and assures that you taste the beer as it was intended. Most of the time, your favorite craft beer will be ready to drink right from the fridge, but many brews are better enjoyed at a slightly different optimal temperature. Making sure your beer is at the right temp for imbibing has often been a bit of a guessing game. Guess no more with the Koolernaut digital beer chiller.

The Koolernaut is a insulated doozie with a digital display up-front that shows just how cold your beer is. Pop a can in and the display comes on and begins showing just how cool your beverage is. The back list some general temp guidelines for various beer styles so you can make sure you’re at the right temperature to enjoy your drink.

The Koolernaut also offers ice pucks to keep your drink cool in the hot summer sun. While some will insist they drink fast enough to take down a brew while it’s still cold from the cooler, most of us know that isn’t always the case. Toss a frozen puck in the bottom of your Koolernaut koozie and it’ll keep your brew nice and cold while you drink. The ice pucks are shaped to contour the bottom of your can and are a great way to keep things cool when the temps get hot out.

Knowing when your craft cans are at the right temperature for optimal enjoyment use to take a decent bit of guesswork. With the Koolernaut, you know just how cold your beverage is and when it’s at the right temp for you to enjoy. The addition of ice pucks means your beer stays cold even when it’s plenty warm outside. With a bottle-adapted version on the way, the Koolernaut is a great way to enjoy a perfectly temped brew any time. Check out the Koolernaut website for more info and to grab a your own for your next beer-fueled outdoor outing.

Koolernaut Ice Puck

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Beer Cap Maps
Feb26

Beer Cap Maps

Beer Cap Map

Craft beer drinkers are collectors. We collect massive cellars filled with bottles, collect memories and beer coasters from the bars and breweries we visit, and collect experiences of the many great beers and times we’ve enjoyed. One of the most common items many of us collect are the caps that top the bottles we have the pleasure of drinking. While many of us collect these little memories of brews passed, most of us struggle to find a way to display them. Beer Cap Maps are the coolest way to show off those prized bottle caps and your favorite state(s).

Beer Cap Maps are great looking laser-cut maps of the best brewing states in the US. Each map is filled with plenty of holes for your favorite caps along with a spot marking the state capitol location. Fill them with all of your best caps or just ones from breweries that reside in that state. Caps pop in the back and are held snugly in place so they can be easily displayed in your living room or home bar. In addition to offering many US states, Beer Cap Maps also offers a full US map and other limited-edition maps like New Zealand.

Like collectors of many things, craft beer lovers who collect bottle caps often find they’re simply collecting without displaying and enjoying their collection. Beer Cap Maps give you a great way to show off your hard-earned collection for all to see. They’re a unique way to show the great beers you’ve enjoyed and show pride in the state you love. Head over to their website and order your own cap map today. Also follow them on Instagram to see the cool maps people are making.

Beer Cap Map Capitol

Also check out the mini magnet maps. Great for displaying what you’ve got stocked in your beer fridge.

Beer Cap Map Wisconsin

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Wander and Rumble Growler
Feb11

Wander and Rumble Growler

Shine Craft Beer Vessels

Growlers are great.  Those half-gallons of goodness let us take beer from our favorite local breweries almost anywhere with us.  While the glass jugs we’re most familiar with are a cost-effective way to package most brews, they certainly have potential for problems too.  I’m sure I’m not the only one that has almost shed a tear when those bottles break and our brew ends up everywhere but in our bellies.  They also don’t seal the best sometimes and can leave things a bit flat.  All of our worries are gone with better growler technology.  The Wander and Rumble Growler from Shine Craft Vessel Co. is the growler you desire.

Built from 23 gauge, 304 food-grade, single-walled stainless steel, the Wander and Rumble Growler is the perfect way to carry your favorite craft beer.  It’s deep-treaded cap keeps your growler tightly sealed so it won’t leak beer all over your backseat or let the precious bubbles out.  Each growler has a great finish on it that’ll last for years and stand up to plenty of abuse.  There’s no worry of breaking this growler like it’s wimpy glass cousin.  Each growler comes painted with the standard government warnings required by all breweries in order to fill a growler and many states allow any vessel with such warnings to be filled (Minnesota recently made this change too).

A great reusable growler that can be filled at all of your favorite breweries and will last for years is something all craft beer fans should own.  In addition to looking great and lasting forever, a portion of the sale from every Wander and Rumble Growler is donated to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition so you can feel good not just about your beer, but your growler too.  Check out all of the great colors Shine Craft Vessel Co. has to offer and order your Wander and Rumble Growler today.

Waner And Rumble Growler

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Hammerhead Bottle Opener & Knife Sharpener
Feb06

Hammerhead Bottle Opener & Knife Sharpener

Lansky Bottle Opener Sharpener

We love tools that serve more than one purpose.  Anything that can do the work of two things rather than just one is almost always more convenient in our book.  When it comes to our beer gadgets, the same holds true.  Every beer lover needs plenty of bottle openers and a gadget that isn’t just a bottle opener is always better.  So how can we cut down on kitchen clutter and still pop bottles?  The Lanky Hammerhead knife sharpener keeps your cutlery and bottles popped.

The Hammerhead Knife Sharpener & Opener fro Lansky brings together a great beer bottle opener, a flathead screwdriver, and a high quality knife sharpener from one of the best known sharpening companies in the world.  This tool is perfect for popping bottles and keeping things sharp not just in the kitchen but also in the outdoors.  It’s great for tackle boxes where you need to keep that fish filet knife razor sharp and also need to open plenty of beers while you’re on the water (it floats too so no worries about losing it overboard).  The sharpener offers a carbide blade to do the initial sharpening and then a ceramic sharpener to finely finish the job for a surgical slice.

Camping, BBQing, tailgating, boating, or at home, craft beer lovers always need a bottle opener handy and the added benefits of having the tools to keep your knifes sharp is a great addition.  How else do you plan on cutting up all that tasty cheese and meats for your beer tasting snacks?  Grab a Lansky Hammerhead Knife Sharpener & Bottle Opener and keep your knives sharp and bottles open and flowing.

Lansky Bottle Opener

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DoohicKey Beer Bottle Opener
Jan30

DoohicKey Beer Bottle Opener

DoohicKey Beer Bottle Opener

Aaaah beer bottle openers.  Those great little tools that get us into our favorite beverage.  You never want to be caught without one when you need one and when carrying one with you, size is key.  Small bottle openers that can be hooked, clipped and carried anywhere are a must.  In addition to popping open your favorite beer bottle, any opener that can do more than simply open is of additional value to the beer holder.  The DoohicKey tool is perfect to carry anywhere and crack your craft brew any time.

For those looking for a small bottle opener that can go most anywhere, the DoohicKey is the key.  It’s tiny in size but strong enough to open bottle after bottle and last for years.  The built-in clip makes it easy to hook almost anywhere.  On you belt loop, on your keychain, on your zipper, on your backpack.  In addition to opening beer bottles, this little guy can be used as a box cutter, a standard screwdriver, and has a small ruler and three common wrench sizes (1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″).  Big utility in a small package.

Like a Boy Scout, beer drinkers need to be prepared for anything, anywhere.  Always having a bottle opener on hand when the opportunity to imbibe comes along is a must. A small bottle opener that can be carried anywhere without issue is just what you need to add to your bottle opener collection.  Grab yourself a DoohicKey from Amazon and be prepared for any bottle that comes your way.

DoohicKey Bottle Opener

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Bullets2Bandages .50 Caliber Bottle Opener
Jan22

Bullets2Bandages .50 Caliber Bottle Opener

Bullets2Bandages .50 Caliber Bottle Opener

Craft beer drinkers are always looking for unique things.  New breweries and new styles to enjoy, cool places to enjoy them. When it comes to how we open our bottles, it’s much the same. Cool and unique bottle openers are something we all like to have. What if you could have an opener that’s not only unique and cool, but also helps raise money for a great cause? The Bullets2Bandages .50 Calibre Bottle Opener is a super cool way to pop bottles and support our veterans at the same time.

Bullets2Bandages was started by two former Navy Explosive Ordnance divers and makes unique bottle openers and other items from bullets and other military items. The .50 Caliber Bottle Opener takes a once fired round and turns it into great looking and functioning way to pop your favorite craft beers. The guys at Bullets2Bandages were nice enough to send me one to check out and it was even customized with the Craft Beer Time logo and name (a service they offer on many of their items).  It feels great in your hand and like all military items, it’s made to last a long time, even under harsh conditions. On top of creating really cool items, Bullets2Bandages donates 15% of all profits to veteran charities too. Not only do you get a great way to pop bottles but you can feel good knowing the only think your .50 Caliber Bottle Opener is killing is bottles of brew, while your purchase helped support those that have served our country.

We love to showcase cool and unique beer gadgets and they don’t get much cooler or unique than a bullet bottle opener like this one from Bullets2Bandages. This former piece of firepower is made by men who served our country and helps to benefit those that did also. Not only do the guys at Bullets2Bandages support our veterans, they’re looking to show you some love too. Use the code craftbeertime10 to receive 10% off when you order your very own .50 Caliber Bottle Opener! Head over to their website and check out all of the great items they have to offer.

Bullet Bottle Opener

.50 Caliber Bottle Opener

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Swagger Drop Multi-Tool
Dec16

Swagger Drop Multi-Tool

Swagger Drop Bottle Opener

For craft beer fans, a bottle opener is a must.  Those indispensable little tools help us get to our favorite beverage without getting a mouth full of glass or ending up with our favorite brew all over the kitchen floor.  While a good bottle opener is a must, one that can do more than just pop bottles offers extra usefulness.  For those looking for something small and full of uses, the Swagger Drop may be just the ticket.

The Swagger Drop is much more than just a bottle opener.  It packs 8 common tools into a tiny package.  While it’s up to the task of opening bottles of brew all day, it also does many other tricks.  The tip is a flat-head screwdriver that can also be used for prying The side features a scraper for removing paint and other funk.  The belt cutter hook can be used for cutting cord and small line, and it also packs 6 common hex wrench sizes.  All of these functions on top of opening bottles means the Swagger Drop is a great tool to put on your keychain and have along for anything that may come up.  Made from titanium, it’ll last through many a tough job… like popping all those bottles of beer you plan to drink this summer.

Always having access to a good bottle opener is a must.  Having one that does more than just open bottles makes it even more useful to carry.  The Swagger Drop packs plenty of utility into a small, good looking package along with the bottle opener craft beer lovers need.  The compact design means it can be carried anywhere and it’s always ready when bottles come out.  Head over to the Swagger Drop Kickstarter page and help fund this great little tool.

Swagger Drop Multitool

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Classic Car Beer Bottle Openers
Dec12

Classic Car Beer Bottle Openers

Racetrack Style Bottle Openers

Beer guys and car guys are very often one and the same.  When you get done working on your pride and joy (or that source of disdain), a cold beer is just the ticket to relaxing.  We both love our hobbies spend way too much time and money on them.  Chances are you or a good friend is into both hobbies.  So what do you get a car guy that also loves beer?  How about a bottle opener?  One that looks just like the source of their pride.  The Racetrack Style beer bottle opener is just the ticket.

A bottle opener that looks just like your classic ride?  That’s right.  Racetrack Style makes beer bottle openers that look like many of the classic (and some modern) vehicles we’ve all fallen in love with.  The Fox Body Mustang and Chevelle SS pictured here or maybe you want a classic Porsche 911.  They’re all cut from 12-gauge brushed stainless steel and look great.  Like the cars they depict, they’re functional tools too and make quick work of popping open your favorite brew.  In addition to offering bottle openers in the shape of your favorite ride, Racetrack Style also offers keychains and more in the shape of your favorite race tracks from around the world.  A very cool way to represent your favorite track-day toy and the spot you best like to race it.

Bottle openers come in all types of shapes and sizes.  They offer a personal expression that shows a unique part of many of us craft beer drinkers.  For those that love their motor vehicles, Racetrack Style offers a great gadget that ties together two of the things we love.  With plenty of gear heads on your list, grab them a bottle opener that will remind them of that vehicle sitting in their garage right now (or the one they’ve always loved but no longer have around).  Head over to the Racetrack Style website and check out all of their awesome beer bottle openers now.

Racetrack Style Beer Bottle Opener

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