Craft beer is no stranger to collaboration. Frequently we see brewers help each other out and work together to bring us amazing brews that benefit from their collective knowledge. Collaborations aren’t just for brewer teams anymore. We’ve seen a number of great brewer and musician brews. If one was to pick pairing of Minnesota brewer and Minnesota-made musicians, the pairing of Surly Brewing and Doomtree would be the perfect mix. With Surly Doomtree beer, that’s just what happened.
Surly and Doomtree may produce different products but their crafts were both born from similar places. Garage or basement, both have created their own unique offering and not let others define what they are. They’ve charted their own paths and created wild followings along the way. The same unique perspective shown in everything these two do is reflected in this beer. Like Doomtree music, this beer begins with an established base and then puts it’s own spin on things. Start with an English-style bitter, make it a bit darker with a touch of roast and a great toasty aroma. A subtle spice of hops in the aroma and the aftertaste thanks to dry-hopping, this beer is as unique as the music and brews both create. At 5.7% ABV, this brew can be taken enjoyed in session much like any Doomtree disc. While it was first tapped to celebrate The Last Doomtree Blowout Ever, look for cans to hit shelves soon. Just because the Blowouts are over doesn’t mean Doomtree or this beer are coming to an end by any means.
Collaborations bring the best of both to the final product. With Doomtree beer, both Surly and the band have imparted their own uniqueness on a brew, which like the music, will be enjoyed by many. Seek out this Minnesota original and take part in the great things both parties have created. Remember, it’s all hands, no kings.
We may not be Boy Scouts but craft beer drinkers always come prepared. Always prepared to pop a bottle that is. Most of us would’t go anywhere without a bottle opener. You never know when you’ll need those little guys. The problem with so many bottle openers is that they add a bit too much bulk to your keychain or they’re made of material that breaks down too often (like those crappy 99¢ checkout counter ones we’ve all had). For those that want really small but still down for any job, the PiCO Micro Bottle Opener is just what you’re searching for.
As a craft beer fan, you spend a lot of time twisting and prying bottle caps. While most will experience them from time to time, you could punch a time clock for all the time you spend doing it. It’s like your job (a tasty beer drinking job). To cut down on the mark this task often leaves on our hands, we seek out tools to help. Bottle openers to pry bottles open and often our shirts to help twist tops off. For those looking for one tool to do both jobs (and save your shirts in the process), the Enigma Key Hook Bottle Opener is just the tool you’ve been looking for.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.