Frankly, you’ve worked too hard on that magnificent mustache to let it dip into and be spoiled by unsightly beer suds. Whisker Dam is your fix. Handmade using nothing but copper and coated in a non-toxic barrier, Whisker Dam attaches to the top of most pint glasses and forms a barrier to protect your stache while still letting beer get through. Simple, effective, and perfect for all the mustachioed gentlemen in your life.
Find it at Whisker Dam – $20
Drinking on the go can be as simple as packing a flask in your pocket and worrying about the details later. But if you’re the type to never hit the streets unprepared, Zane Lamprey’s Drinking Jacket is for you. First and foremost a warm, comfortable hoodie, this jacket boasts a multitude of features including a bottle opener zipper pull, beer koozie pocket, sunglass holder, slip resistant mitts with thumb holes built into the sleeves, a hidden flask pocket, plus deep pockets to carry miscellaneous goods (or just more beers). And when you’re not knocking back a few, it double as a solid travel hoodie thanks to its numerous compartments and snappable I.D. & money pocket.
Hit up Kickstarter for details – $85
Bringing together style, flair, and a touch of inebriation comes the Johnnie Walker Oliver Sweeney Brogue, a collaboration between its namesakes, the Scotch Whisky brand and the shoemaker. This iconic Oxford brogue features a calf leather upper, a Blake stitched construction, and aesthetic details that include a striding man tattoo on its heel and contrast red leather brogueing. It really stands out, however, thanks to not-so-subtle heel compartments sized perfectly for stashing a Johnnie Walker Red Label miniature in each shoe.
Read more at Oliver Sweeney – $490
Never be caught unprepared when facing an import or a stogie with Screwpop’s Cigar Punch 2.0. This keychain-sized device performs two crucial functions: opening brews and cutting circular holes in cigars. It’s an improvement over the original thanks to its now-removable punch, which is purged of any leftover tobacco leaf when screwed back onto the carabiner.
Learn more at Screwpop – $15
We put sriracha on nearly everything, but beer? We’d try it. Rogue’s Sriracha Hot Stout Beer is made from Huy Fong’s actual hot chili sauce, complemented with sun ripened ingredients and of course alcohol. Naturally, it goes well with with a variety of comfort food including pizza, chow mein, burgers, hot dogs, and everything else you’d normally want to pour loads of sriracha onto. It’s also a good way to taper towards hydration and end the night after taking numerous shots of sriracha vodka.
Find it at Rogue – $13
Show up with your 6-pack still ice cold with Built’s Beer Bottle Tote. Made of stretchy neoprene, this specialized bag keeps six cans or bottles (12 to 20 ounces) cold for up to 4 hours, more than enough to get your beverages to even the furthest beach, picnic, or party. It’s also machine washable, equipped with a soft-grip handle that’s easy on your hands, folds flat when empty, and doubles as a condiment, utensil, & bar tool organizer.
Pick one up on Amazon – $20 [via]
Take your drinking seriously? While we’d rather not over-dilute and ruin another drink with small, cubic ice, most run-of-the-mill ice sphere makers produce imperfect, air bubble-filled ice. In stark contrast, the Spherical Ice Ball Maker is comparable to the machines used in discerning cocktail bars, transforming blocks of ice into stunning, 2.6″-diameter spheres that accommodate most glassware. Just use the included molds to freeze some ice, place the slab into the Spherical Ice Ball Maker, slide on the cap, and watch as the machine sculpts it using gravity alone before enjoying your perfectly chilled libation.
Check it out at Sharper Image – $400
Drinking is flying’s only redeeming factor, other than that whole bit about being able to traverse continents in mere hours. The Carry On Cocktail Kit heightens this experience with one simple, checkpoint security-friendly tin; just order a mini-bottle of bourbon at 30,000 feet and use the kit’s cane sugar, small batch bitters, and custom combination bar spoon & muddler to mix a proper old fashioned or two. It even includes a linen coaster to class up your on-flight drinking experience and a recipe card to walk you through the steps.
Check it out at Carry On Cocktail Kit – $24
With a name derived from the year Arthur Guinness first started brewing the stout we know and love today, Guinness’ limited edition The 1759 is nothing but steeped in tradition. The amber ale in each 25.4 fl. oz. bottle is brewed with peated whiskey malt according to a 200-year-old recipe, bursting with hints of caramel, butterscotch, a touch of fruit and a subtle taste of hops. It’s the first instalment of the new Guinness Signature Series, so you can be sure this 9% beer won’t be without company shortly.
Find it at ReserveBar – $35
Twelve bucks will net you a fancy cocktail from your local mixologist, accompanied by ambience that may or may not justify its price tag. Alternately, try your hand at making some yourself with Mantry’s Cocktail Crate. This kit packs four cocktail mixers sourced from artisan makers across the country that can be used to make a total of 32 drinks — 8 per mixer — including bacon bloody mary’s, gin & tonics, barrel aged old fashioned’s, and Siberian fir vodka rickey… just add booze.
Find it at Kickstarter – $60