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Hank The Beer Tank Is A Portable Keg

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Kegs are great: cold beer, fresh suds, crisp taste. But they’re also a bit of a mess to set up and maintain, and they’re certainly not portable. Unless it’s Hank the Beer Tank, that is. It’s about half the size of a traditional kegerator, and can run off 110-240AC or 12-24DC so you can either plug it in at your friends party, or use your car’s cigarette lighter port for kickass tailgate parties. It accommodates a 1/6bbl (a bbl is a regular beer barrel), or a 5 gallon home-brew keg for portability and variety. Just dump it on a cart and you can take it anywhere. It’s $699 as a Super Early Bird, so act fast because retail will definitely be higher than that. Considering what you’ll be able to do with it, seven Franklins isn’t that much.

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uKeg Is A Pressurized Growler

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With the relatively recent growth of craft breweries and home brewing, growlers are also increasing in popularity. And while most regular glass growlers will get the job done, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement; they go flat once they’re opened, they let in air, which spoils your beer, and they don’t travel well. The uKeg pictured above solves all these issues. Think of it as a fusion between a keg and a growler, with a special pressure-regulating cap that fits 8-16g CO2 cartridges, so that your beer maintains carbonation at all times. Double-walled insulation also maintains your beer’s coldness when you take it out of the fridge, and a convenient carry handle makes transportation a breeze. The tap can be locked so it isn’t activated in transport, while a pressure gauge and visual sight dial inform you of how much beer is left and whether it’s pressurized to your liking. The uKeg comes in 64oz and 128oz sizes, and costs $99 and $129 respectively.

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Beer Bottle Stein Lid Is Cool, Somewhat Useful

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You guys remember the Das Can in Stein attachment that turned any beer can into a cool beer Stein. Well, the Oktoberfest Party Favor Beer Bottle Stein Lid isn’t quite that elaborate, but it’s still awesome. It’s a metal lid that clips onto the side of a standard beer bottle and prevents insects from taking a swim in your drink; in the process it makes it look a little bit like a Stein. It’s just a quirky way to decorate your drink with a smidge of functionality on the side. At $9, there are worse novelty items to spend your money on.

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Deal Of The Day: DIY Craft Beer Kit

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This DIY Craft Beer Kit isn’t on special, so it’s not quite a deal like you’re used to. But at $45, we think it’s a decently priced way of making your own beer at home. And why wouldn’t you want to? It’s a fun project, and you can get drunk on something you made!

Nothing’s sweeter than a refreshing craft brew on a hot summer day, especially when it’s brewed with your own two hands. With simple instructions, the freshest ingredients, and all the tools you need, you’re sure to go from beer drinker to beer brewer in no time, and have fun doing it.

– Use the highest quality, freshest ingredients hand-packed in the USA
– Learn the same processes that award-winning home brewers and professional craft brewers use
– Make outstanding craft beer right out of the box
– Brew the best possible beer on the first attempt in your kitchen

So get it while you can, because even though it’s not a deal, it’s only available for one more day.

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The Artican Is The Koozie Reinvented

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Summer is upon us, and that means time in the sun with drink in hand, amirite? Nothing can ruin a lazy sunday quite as much as warm beer, so we expect koozies to be popular this year. But these drink insulators are limited in their effectiveness. The Artican is a brand new take on the koozie, featuring “2-layers of vacuum insulated steel & an ice-filled “cooling core” that screws into the bottom keeping your 12 oz. bevvies 3X colder for 3X longer—up to 3 hours in the sun actually.” The core is filled with a “proprietary freezing gel” with a high specific heat coefficient, meaning it can absorb a lot of heat before it starts to warm up, making for an effective temperature buffer. And while $20 may seem like a lot for a beer cooler, just remember the last time you sipped lukewarm lager and you might change your mind.

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Beer Tea Bags Enhance Cheap Brew Flavour

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Sometimes being on a budget means you gotta get the cheap beer, instead of the premium beer. If your palate is refined enough to tell the difference, know that there may soon be a product on the market whose goal it is to enhance fully brewed beer. Hop Theory: Beer Enhancing Sachets are little tea bags that contain a mixture of hops, fruit peels, and natural flavors that, when steeped into a recently poured pint of beer, improve on its flavour enough to make you forget you only bought it because you might not be able to make rent this month. Or, maybe you like to customize your beer and the idea of steeping little packets of flavour is appealing to you. Either way, the first mix is called Relativity, and contains “cascade hops, orange peel, coriander seeds, and natural flavors.” Each bag is made from a soilon woven mesh filter that is derived from corn starch and is 100% biodegradable. One bag will infuse up to 4 beers, and at $25 for 24 packets, it’s a fairly inexpensive way to liven up your malted beverages.

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Yeti Colster Keeps Your Beers Colder Than Any Koozie Ever Could

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Cold beer tastes great as long as it’s cold. There are foam Koozies designed to help keep the heat away from your bottle and extend your low-temp taste window, but let’s face it, they sort of suck. Enter the Yeti Colster, an insulating container that accepts a standard beer bottle. Featuring double-walled vacuum insulation, and a rubber ThermoLock™ Gasket that locks in the cold, the Colster is able to keep that beer frosty for hours on end. The “no-sweat” design keeps your fingers dry and un-frostbit so you can keep on high-fiving your bros with impunity all night (or whatever it is you do when you drink beer).

And ok, yeah, at $30, it’s pretty damn expensive. But if you’re the beer-by-the-beach kind of person, it might be an investment worth considering.

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‘Handle This Cup’ Lets You Carry More Beer Than You Can Handle

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There was a time when my lifelong goal was to carry ten cups of beer across the room and to the table–to share with friends, to drink myself, to offer to a random stranger. After all, beer makes life a bit more fun and parties infinitely better. Unfortunately, few are blessed with the gift of balance, and it would take a major balancing act to get everything to the table without sloshing beer all over… or does it, really?

Handle This Cup wants to change that. It’s a cup holder with a slot by the handle so you can stack another one on top of it. Keep stacking more cups–well, as many as you can handle–and you can carry all of them with ease.

It’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where you can get one of your very own for $10.

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The Hottest Cold One: Sriracha Hot Sauce Flavored Beer

Sriracha Hot Sauce Flavored Beer A beer that’s hot and cold at the same time? Well, that’s got to be Rogue Brewery’s Sriracha Stout. Hot on the heels of bacon, it seems like people are adding Sriracha to all sorts of stuff where it normally shouldn’t be– Sriracha cookies, Sriracha salt, and Sriracha chocolate, for instance. And now, there’s Sriracha beer.

ROGUE Sriracha Hot Stout Beer, made from Huy Fong original hot chili sauce and sun ripened Rogue Farms ingredients, is ready to drink with soups, sauces, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chow mein, or anything you’d like to wash down with a spicy kick.

You should probably go for something else if you want to sit back and relax while sipping your booze instead of running around the house, looking for some milk to neutralize the spiciness.

A bottle of Rogue Sriracha beer costs $13.

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