When the weekend rolls around, sometimes we just like to kick back, relax, throw on a movie and sip a glass of the red. We already know that glass is recyclable, but an eco-friendlier version comes in the form of PaperBoy Wine. The newest wine from Sonoma County-based winery Truett-Hurst rolls-out in collaboration with Oakland, California-based packaging company Ecologic Brands.
Adding another addition to the ever growing family, Ole Smokey Charred Moonshine is the little brother to all of the other flavors before it. They say the best whiskey is stored in barrels for years just to see how good it can get, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with Ole Smokey’s newest addition to the lineup. It’s hand crafted, smooth and slowly aged flavor comes straight from the mountains of Tennessee, where they also say the world’s best whiskey comes from. But, we’ll let you be the judge on that one.
Obviously there’s a Starbucks on every corner of New York City, but what about those independently owned shops that have yet to be discovered? Well, the CUPS app was developed to connect its users with those independent cafe’s within the NYC area. Purchase a membership with prepaid plans and you’ll receive discounted drinks at some of the city’s best coffee shops that you didn’t even know existed. So, get out there, support your local small business’ and let the big guy feel a hit for once. Oh, and visit the CUPS website it’s pretty damn cool.
Your home bar might be lacking a freezer big enough to hold your many varieties of beer glasses and with summer right around the corner that’s completely unacceptable. Good thing Hammer Schlemmer is stepping up to the plate and offering an alternative to that lack of a freezer calling it the Beer Glass Froster. In about 10 seconds you can transform your room-temperature glass into a frosty, cold, delicious-looking glass. It works by using a carbon dioxide canister that releases CO2 onto the glass and turns it ice-cold instantly. Add this touch to your home bar now and we promise you’ll be thanking us when summer hits.
We never really think about the toxins that come with drinking a beverage out of plastic cups, plastic bottles, etc. When we came across Sustainable Drinkware from Dryad Coffee we knew it was time for a change. Their new line of drink-friendly products are carefully crafted using olive wood and white oak. By utilizing these highly dense and low porosity woods, it maximizes the cup’s durability and maintains the flavor integrity of your beverage, while also making it free from the harmful chemical additives found in most plastic and metal cups. Dryad’s main goal for this campaign is to not only produce sustainable drinkware, but to meet the standards for certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – a non-governmental, international organization “established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.” The full line of drinkware consists of mugs, travel mugs, and coffee collars, but who knows what the future holds for Dryad, I know we can’t wait to find out.
Putting the Airplane Trolley Whiskey Bar in your house, garage or wherever you see fit is something your guests will be raving about all night. A company called Skypak are the one’s behind the refurbishing of these authentic aircraft food and beverage carts. There are various carts to choose from and you can even customize your own, but our favorite of the bunch is the Barrique collection. These are the carts that replace the sides and top with old Jack Daniel’s barrels or old wine barrels. Each one comes with four matching barrique wood shelves, a high-quality stainless steel door and enough storage to store the massive amounts of whiskey you are buying at Costco. Since they are made from real-life barrels each one will vary in color and texture, but we never said that was a bad thing. But, we can definitely say they look better in your home than on an airplane.
Summer is approaching, which means hotter weather (of course) and more drunkin’ nights with more and more booze. East Coasters, If you’re looking for that perfect beer to get you through the summer, without getting your stomach pumped too many times, The Just Beer Project’s Just Summer beer is what you should be picking up off the shelves. A follow-up to their Anytime IPA, this seasonal beer is a lightly hopped, sessionable wheat ale, lower in alcohol content (4.2% ABV), which makes it perfect for the hotter days ahead. Just Summer is currently available in 12 oz. bottles in select areas throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Hartford, CT. West Coasters, we are sorry but you’ll have to head east to taste this well-crafted brew.
We like beer. We also like filling up cool growlers with good beer. And by cool growlers we mean the one’s made by Shine Craft Vessels. These 64 oz. growlers are the perfect solution for your craft beer habits. Each one is carefully constructed of 23 gauge, 304 food-grade, single-walled stainless steel, feature a high-grade passiveness process that assures no metallic aftertaste and a deep-threaded cap to keep your beer fully carbonated and fresh after it’s filled. You’ll also feel extra-special knowing that these beer vessels are made in batches of 100 and are only re-produced in another round once 75% of the previous batch has been distributed – this ensures your beer growler is developed at the highest of standards. There are various colors to choose from, so choose your favorite and never look back.
We’ve witnessed our share of recycled skateboard products, but there’s just something about these bottle openers made from recycled skateboards that do it justice. While we’ve seen many creative way’s of recreating the bottle opener, the one’s from Virginia-based skate shop Scene3 are probably our favorite. Their are a slew of bottle openers to choose from and because the person who shredded the board differently than his homie, no two will ever be the same. You’ll find that an industrial-grade screw completes the bottle opening job for you and if you go to their Etsy store it will unleash a whole new world of recycled skateboard product.
You want an IPA flavor, but with less bitterness, Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL is probably going to be your best bet from here on out. The latest brew from Magic Hat brewery combines and Indian Pale Ale with an American Lager to produce a fine taste that meets in the middle of not-too-bitter and not-too-flavorless. You’ll find that a smooth hop bitterness reveals itself once you take that first sip, with a fresh, bold and slight spice that hits your tongue before the hints of mild maltiness set in. If you’ve been looking for a good tasting beer to drink all night long, you’ve found it in Dream Machine.