Modern (hop) Art

Hop cones have been the subject of many pieces of art not just on labels but as art, art as well.  Need proof? Well then look right HERE.

I am not going to add an image to force you to click the link.

Proper (seltzer) Glassware

Been a bit since I have talked glassware but with bubbly seltzers and the ranch waters are part of the landscape now and maybe they need the right vessel

Will it improve a sickly sweet seltzter?  Maybe but it might be useful for a G&T or other sparkly cocktail.

Pride is for Everyone

Unless you are very specific, you like more than one style of beer even the weird ones.  And, again, unless you are really specific, you like more than one type of person.

You could say that you (and me) like a rainbow of colors.

For you there is the Love is Love & Beer is for Everyone Pride Collection, 2022. Start your journey here, Beer is for Everyone.

Too Early to Put Coal in the Stocking?

Who in the actual f..k would seriously use this…

… I nearly did a spit take with this PR copy, “To bring real beer taste to the grill, actual Miller Lite is reduced down into a concentrated form which then coats Miller Lite Beercoal with the iconic taste of the original light beer. When burned, this special charcoal releases the taste of Miller Lite wrapping whatever you’re grilling in a smokey beer blanket suitable for summer.”

So, the taste of water? Why not douse your pit BBQ with a pitcher of H2O then.

I wish there was video of the pitch meeting for this.

DIY Mini Cornhole

Count me as one of the killjoys who does not understand cornhole popularity at breweries. Granted, waaay better than any beer place with ax throwing but still not for me.

That said, mini-cornhole sounds like a fun little enterprise. I have bottlecaps back from the era of bottles, so I would be ready to toss. Plus it is a easy little funcycling activity. Just find a sixer of Drakes beer which isn’t hard to find in LA and get your scissors out.

Needed or Not? – Mini Infuser

It seems unpopular now, but infusing beer with hops or other spices was a mini-trend and now it is a mini-infuser.

Growler Bro (not the name I would pick) has this tool to add a little va-voom to a beer in a growler.

Now, bear in mind that the description also includes a warning of explosion. But for the constant George Lucas tech tinkerer, this might be a useful tool. So, mark as slightly needed.

Timberland Sam

Need some boots for the brewery or the trails or wherever you wear boots? I wouldn’t know because I don’t think I ever owned boots. But these new ones from Timberland look kinda cool…

I like that the color scheme matches and the logo is prominent but not dominant.

Needed or Not? – Cana

OK, first we need to admit that a Star Trek level food and beverage device would be super cool. I mean who doesn’t want to say, fresh El Segundo Power Plant TIPA, and have Siri (or whomever) pour out a perfect pint.

Cana is trying to merge all of the beverage appliances into one eco friendly package…

Perhaps not unsurprisingly, beer does not make the menu. And I would further guess that the hard seltzer and cocktails that are on the list would be shades of approximation at best.

And as the c|net host helpfully explains, this is like a streaming audio or video file. Parts are missing. Maybe you won’t miss that compacting on a song but audiophiles do and my guess is that if you love a Gin & Tonic, that you will notice that something is off.

Needed or Not? – Not. First, I never trust when their is one tap for ALL the drinks. Just a bad sign. Second, you have to get replacement parts shipped for this including the carbonation, I assume, and how many of these will actually be used vs. how many will end up in a landfill? So the eco claims are less efficacious to me. Which leaves sorta OK drinks that don’t taste fresh.