Entries by David
- 112.4.16The Mamba Bar Tool
A few years back, I was enamored by the Snake Bite, an ultra-sleek bottle opener that doubles as my keyring. But I never used the “portable” opener in my home bar. Enter the Mamba.
- 06.29.16Build a Steel Sixtel Keg Cooler from an Old Water Tank
Need to chill sixtel or corny kegs for an upcoming party this summer? Sometimes you don’t want your kegged beer to tie you down to just one location. Build custom beer dispensation that no one else has!
- 011.18.15The Drinking Jacket 2.0
Do you enjoy drinking a frosty one outdoors but hate that freezing fingertips feeling? The Drinking Jacket 2.0 is a feature-packed hoodie and the ultimate imbibing buddy! This high-quality hoodie will help you open, transport and consume the beverage of your choice.
- 011.13.15Archer Glengoolie Glasses, for Your Mid-Range Scotch
We all know that Glenlivet and Glenfiddich can’t hold up to the peaty tang of Glengoolie Scotch Whisky. Certainly Sterling Archer knows. Now you can enjoy your favorite mid-range scotch from these Glengoolie rocks glasses.
- 011.11.15Perfect Drink App-Controlled Smart Bartending System
The Perfect Drink scale and app is a modern bartender’s buddy. It will help you consistently create cocktails that are well-measured and well-received, whether at the kitchen counter or the home bar. In fact I can see an actual bartender using this to ooohs and aaahs in a fancy NYC bar. It’s a fusion of old timey, multiple ingredient drink recipes and modern sheen.
- 111.9.1510 Turkey Tips for your Thanksgiving Deep Fry
The popularity of our original recipe and guide for deep frying a turkey has prompted good comment discussion… there is a lot of great information. But that particular post became a knowledge-base of hard-to-find tips. So with that in mind, I re-read and culled the best information that may not be in our guide.
- 011.5.15Blade Runner Whiskey Glass: Drink it Like Deckard
With the year of Back to the Future Part II coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the next big date in sci-fi, flying-car, future history. 2019 marks the year of Blade Runner and it’s time to get ready for it.
- 010.14.15Anheuser-Busch InBev Will Buy SABMiller, Become Beer Behemoth
“Big Beer” is getting even bigger. Anheuser-Busch InBev is expanding–yet again. SABMiller accepted a takeover bid valued at over $100 billion from Anheuser-Busch InBev in a deal that would form a company that would control nearly a third of the global beer market. This is bad for you. Here’s why.
- 16.25.15Lobstah! A Guide to a Successful New England Lobster Bake (a.k.a. Clam Bake)
Every summer I head to a beautiful island off the coast of Maine named Chebeague. The water on the ferry trip to the island is dotted with lines of lobster trap buoys… a certain sign that once you land, the crustaceans will be waiting.
- 011.13.14Snake Bite: Forked Church Key & Bottle Opener
We’ll be blunt: there are hundreds of nice bottle openers on the market and dozens that we’d love to have in our pockets or using in our home bars. But the fork-toothed Original Snake Bite is anything but blunt.
- 011.13.14Fancy Ice for When Cubed Ain’t Cool Enough
Cubes are classic. Frozen squares, rounded corners… thirty two Fahrenheit degrees of icy pleasure. Some of us settle for frozen crescent moons from our automatic ice makers and others, well… others like their ice fancy.
- 09.23.14America’s Beer Brands Are Being Bought by Foreign Investors
Drew Harwell of the Washington Post contacted me yesterday for his story “America’s most iconic beer brands are being bought by foreign investors. So what?” (Now Drink American has two Post interviews under it’s belt). “American beer is in the midst of a global identity crisis,” writes Mr. Harwell. I tend to agree with him.
- 09.22.14Pabst Brewing Sells Out to Russia
Well, this came as a complete surprise. Pabst Brewing Company has defected to Russia. According to articles on the Huffington Post and the NY Times, the 170-year-old brewery from Milwaukee known for its iconic Pabst Blue Ribbon beer announced on Thursday night that it was sold to Moscow-based Oasis Beverages, a beer and soda firm that operates in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine.
- 04.11.14Mark Your Beer with a Can Stamp
Lost beer. We’ve all been there. You put your drink down and it can vanish in a sea of beverages that all look alike. The CAN STAMP™ is a nifty solution to properly identifying your beverage can, and it’s here to help.
- 08.15.13Just-Add-Water Beer is Now a Thing
Survivalists and hikers may find this exciting news; beer enthusiasts, perhaps not so much. A company in Alaska has created a beer concentrate and carbonation system that lets you make a beer in a pinch.