Yet another horde of beer lovers expounding their desire
Finding the perfect gift for your beer loving friend, family member or spouse can be as easy as stopping down at your local taproom (like say…Burning Brothers?!?). There you can find a selection of beer glasses, gift cards, shirts, hats and growler gift packs (like what we carry!) But, what if you need a little more than that, say, a unique beer gadget to round things out?
Ask the Brewer
What are some of the cool new beer gadgets for 2016?
First off, as an establishment that sells growlers, we are always interested in anything that helps the beer in the growler stay carbonated longer. Since a growler of beer acts much like 2 liter bottle of soda, once you’ve cracked that seal, you only have a couple of days to drink it before it is flat. The GrowlTap fixes that problem. Attaching to the top of the growler, it keeps the beer carbonated until you’ve finished it, at your own pace.
For the tech-gadget beer lover, we suggest a cell phone bottle opener case. The two things people almost always have with them are their keys and their cell phones. While key ring bottle openers are tough and convenient, the cell phone bottle opener case is awesome(r)! You’ll always have it on you, it doesn’t add extra items in your pockets, and it keeps you from attempting to open a brew with your regular cell phone case, which can come with some sad consequences.
This next gift idea appeals to us both on the humorous as well as subversive nature of the item. Enter the Trinken lid. While this may look like your standard to-go coffee cup lid, it actually snaps onto the top rim of a can, and then the can nestles down into the paper or insulating portion of the “coffee cup” sleeve. We, of course, would never advise drinking booze anywhere you’re not supposed to be drinking it, nor would the people who make it!
Last, but certainly not least, is the beer slushie maker. (Why should kids get all the fun?) This machine makes adult slushies that don’t leave you with an oddly colored tongue. Fitting on a kitchen counter, you pour in your beer, and it creates frozen deliciousness for you.
Reminder of our new taproom hours:
- Wed 4-10pm (Woot! More Taproom Time!)
- Thu 4-10pm (Thirsty Thursday Deals!)
- Fri 4-10pm (For dinner and a beer!)
- Sat 2-10pm (Second round of dinner and a beer!)
- Sun 2-6pm (Beer to go on a Sunday!)
Tap selection for this weekend includes Pyro American Pale Ale, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey Ale, Cranberry Shandy, Raj-Agni India Pale Ale, Grapefruit IPA and Dark Lager.
Signature Cafe will be here on this Friday (12/2) with their eclectic take on American Classics. On Saturday (12/3) we will be joined for the first time by Smashed, featuring boiled baby red potatoes Smashed! on a flat top grill, browned in butter sauce with your choice of added toppings.
Reminder that we are now a drop-off location for Toys For Tots! Running through December 21st, bring in and donate a new, unwrapped toy and we’ll give you a $1 off your next pint.