Beer Gadgets

B.O.B “Bottle Opener Board” Cutting Board & Bottle Opener

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Just when I thought I’d seen someone create a bottle opener on everything imaginable, the guys at B.O.B created what might just be the most unique opener I’ve seen to date. B.O.B stands for Bottle Opener Board. If you’re like me, your first thoughts might be that it just sounds crazy to combine a bottle opener and a cutting board. …

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Switch Taps Interchangeable Tap Handles and Growler Stoppers

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As a homebrewer I’ve often been bored with the boring old tap handles that are available. Don’t get me wrong, there are some pretty cool options out there, just none that excite my creative side. If you have more than one tap, you have a couple of options. You can put a piece of tape on the handle or possibly …

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NewAir AK-200SS Stainless Steel Kegerator Review

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It doesn’t get much better than drinking fresh beer on draft in the comfort of your own home. Something about draft beer makes it just taste better in my opinion. For a true beer fan, having your own kegerator is a must, especially if you’re a homebrewer. Over the past few years, I’ve had my beer fridge in my garage …

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Turn Anything Into a Bottle Opener With The BROpener

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One thing that I’ve learned from running this beer blog for awhile is people are incredibly innovative when it comes to opening their alcohol. It seems like there is always a new style of bottle opener coming out, showing just how creative people are. The most recent bottle opener I’ve added to my collection is The BROpener. No, it’s not …

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iPhone Bottle Opener – Never Leave Home Without It

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It’s no secret that our cell phones have taken over the world. Go to just about any public place and you’ll see people texting away, checking their Facebook, and who knows what else. No place is sacred anymore. From beer bars to churches, people are always checking their cell phones. I’ll admit that I have become one of those people, …

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Kebo One Handed Bottle Opener

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It seems like just about every other day I hear about some new bottle opener out there on the market. While I love the ingenuity, how many bottle openers does one person need? However, sometimes one comes along that gets me excited. One of those is Kebo, the one-handed bottle opener made by RUSH3 Product Design Studio, which I included …

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Spiegelau IPA Glass: One Hot Piece of Glass

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Getting the most out of your beer drinking experience seems like something that all craft beer aficionados would gladly embrace. I mean, what is the point of opening a bottle of Trappist Westvleteren XII and just drinking it straight from the bottle? You just wouldn’t do it. The point is, proper glassware is essential when imbibing on the myriad styles …

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Swag Brewery Delivers Craft Beer Gifts

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From time to time I get sent products in the mail from companies starting out with beer related products. Some make little sense while others I’d actually buy. Recently I was sent a gift pack from Swag Brewery, a company that makes no beer, but instead makes some pretty cool beer related gifts, apparel and swag. I’ll admit that a …

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One Serious Bottle Opener – TORQ

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If you’re like most self proclaimed beer nuts out there, I’m sure you own a whole plethora of bottle openers. Over the years I’ve collected (and broken) many bottle openers in all shapes and sizes. Still, the Corona opener I got on my honeymoon in 2004 still reigned supreme in my cap popping activities. Not that I’m a fan of …

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Spiegelau Beer Classics Glasses – I’m In Love!

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Part of getting the most out of craft beer it to make sure you have the basics covered such as serving it at the correct temperature, cellering it or drinking it fresh depending on the style, and serving it in the proper glass. I’ve been to many restaurants that have no clue how to serve beer correctly. From Russian Imperial …

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Bottoms Up Draft Beer Dispensing System

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I always stumble upon new beer related inventions, and this morning a friend of mine sent me a link to one that is pretty genius and I’m sure will make the inventor, Josh Springer of GrinOn Industries, a lot of money. His system, called the Bottoms Up beer dispenser, fills specially designed cups that have a hole and a magnet on the …

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Beer Bottle Opener Wrist Watch Review

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I was recently sent a watch from Happy Hour™ which is a pretty cool watch that includes a bottle opener in the buckle. Sometimes I get stuff sent in the mail for reviews that are complete crap, and this is definitely not one of them.  I love this watch.  The only downfall is it’s a little hard to read the …

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The Greatest iPhone Case For Beer Drinkers

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I admit that I’m somewhat of a gadget geek. When products come out that make sense, such as my Reef sandals that have beer bottle openers on the bottom of each foot, I get excited. I’ve been wearing my sandals when I’ve needed to open a beer, and they have been a life saver (ok, that might be extreme, but …

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Upside Down Beer Bottle Glass

I was looking for beer glasses this morning and came across one that is not your typical pint glass.  Now I’m sure this will confuse your friends who’ve drank a little more than they should.  I know I might be easily amused, but the glass makes it appear like you’re drinking from the bottom of your beer bottle. The picture …

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Fresh Beer Every Time With Beer Savers

Have you ever had a time you cracked open a beer and for some reason needed to put it back in the fridge?  If you’re like me that doesn’t happen often, but on occasion I’ve had to throw a half filled beer away after it goes flat sitting in the fridge (such as when my wife uses beer in a dinner recipe). …

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Bottle Cap Wall Art (AKA A Year in Beer)

The following is a guest post from Jesse King (AKA “Finks”). If you would like to contribute a guest post to BlogAboutBeer.com, please contact me. Enjoy! I love beer! I have known this since I was 18, errrm I mean 21 officer. I was raised in a home where my Dad drank Geary’s and my Mom Milwaukee’s Best Light. So …

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The Top 10 Gifts for Any Beer Lover

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Since today is the first day back to work for many after the long holiday weekend and is also what many have now come to call “Cyber Monday“, I thought it would be fitting to write up a fun post to get you in the holiday spirit. And one which would hopefully prove helpful to some. Without further adieu, here …

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How To Make Bottle Cap Magnets

Some breweries have some pretty damn cool bottle caps and it’s always a shame to just toss them in the garbage after every beer. So I’ve decided to turn a few of my favorite caps (or favorite breweries) into a little art project so I can continue to show them off, well after the beer is gone: Bottle Cap Magnets. …

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Homebrewer Invents Hugely Helpful Brew Hauler

Tom Raich, a 53-year-old pharmacist from Michigan, who is a longtime homebrewer has created a gadget called the Brew Hauler, which — thanks in no small part to the increasing popularity of homebrewing in general — seems to really be taking off. According to the Kalamazoo Gazette, Raich had struggled hauling his five-gallon carboy, a large glass container used to …

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Index Your Beer Experiences with Idunware Beer

I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of Idunware Beer recently and have been having a good deal of fun trying it out. Idunware Beer is a download-able computer program which allows users to index all of their past beer experiences (good and bad) – specific beer they’ve bought, breweries they’ve visited, stores they’ve bought from, and so …

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iPhone Application for the Beer Aficionado

Popular online Social Networking blog Mashable.com today had a post describing 18 different iPhone applications all centered around drinking. Most of them were lame “guess your BAC level” and “R U Drunk” tests and shouldn’t get a second mention. But one of the applications, however, does seem really neat (neat enough that I may download it onto my girlfriend’s iPhone …

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Cool Beer Robots

The blog oddee.com the other day listed 7 of the coolest beer gadgets in the known (robot) universe (thanks Wren, for pointing them out!). Some of my favorites included the R/C Cooler, which really touches on my pension for laziness: And the beer launching fridge… because there’s just something about drinking a beer that really makes me want to play …

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New Machine Makes Fuel from Beer

Tom Quinn and ethanol scientist Floyd Butterfield founded the E-Fuel Corporation in March 2007 to create efficient ethanol micro-refinery products for people who want to break their dependency on oil. And it looks like they’ve done it. And done it using beer. The company recently rolled out a portable machine called the MicroFueleris, which is about the size of a …

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Beer & Sun Powered Hot Water Heater

Ma Yanjun, a Chinese peasant and carpenter, of Qiqiao village, Shaanxi Province has made a solar water heater – using only beers bottles and hoses. How does it work? Well, The beer bottles lie on a board in rows and are all connected by hoses, which allow cold water to flow through them. As the bottles and board lie outside, …

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BrewPoll WordPress Plugin from Hop Talk

Al from Hop Talk has created a WordPress plugin which integrates a BrewPoll “vote” button into every blog post. BrewPoll  — the latest social networking site to hit the Interwebs — is a digg-like site where users share content from around the web with one another and “vote” on the articles they like the best. The posts and sites with …

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Are Self-Serve Bars a Good Thing?

Self-serve tables with their own draft taps (and metered displays) have begun popping up in European bars — Pilsen, Czechoslovakia’s new Pilsner Unique Bar and Dublin, Ireland’s 300-year old Baggot Inn, for instance — and they seem like a pretty cool idea. With them you’ll be able to sample a number of different brews, and be able to top off …

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The Beer-Lovers’ Airport Guide: For the Beer-Savvy Business Traveler

I received an e-mail tip this evening alerting me to a new service from cheapflights.com called the Beer-Lovers’ Airport Guide. The guide, which is available in either PDF text or download-able podcast form, shows where to find the best brews in 15 of the country’s busiest airports. Some of the highlights from the guide include, Gordon Biersch in Terminal D …

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Beer Barrel R2D2

I just thought this would be a fun way to wind down the work week: I found in my aimless Internet travels this morning an image of an R2D2 model the artist amoebabloke made from an old wooden beer barrel. image via deviantart.com The artist would like to see the piece go to someone “with a genuine love for this …

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Popular BeerTender Kegerator Crossing the Pond

The BeerTender, a beer storing-and-pouring product made by Heineken in conjunction with appliance manufacturer Krups, has long been a favorite across Europe but hasn’t ever succesfully made the trip stateside. That is, until now. Krups announced today in a press release that, “San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma Inc. will begin offering the BeerTender March 1, and other stores nationwide will have it April 1.” …

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Are you Smarter Than a Beer Coaster?

The newest installment of what seems like a weekly occurance now — rediculous fun new beer-related gadgets and inventions — is the Smart Beer Coaster from Redwood City, CA company Sentilla. The company, which develops “new and innovative ‘smart’ designs”, has created a beer coaster which, according to Sentilla’s website, can,  The coasters know when a drink is placed on top …

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The Koozie Kaller

There seems to be a brash outpouring of beer-themed inventions lately, but this latest one certainly doesn’t disappoint: It’s a beer koozie with a built-in beeper. Can’t remember where your beer is? Use the included remote to page it and the koozie responds with a burping noise (yeah, like that makes it stand out from the crowd). The beer koozie is a …

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Move Aside Plain Ol’ Kegerator…

One of the dorkiest most amazing gaming systems to appear in years has just been unvailed (for now via eBay only): The Gamerator. A full-scale arcade-style gaming system, The Gamerator is loaded with 187 classic games… AND a refrigerated interior that can hold a pony-keg of beer. The system includes realistic joysticks, buttons, and trackball – all reminiscent of the arcade systems …

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Taste Your Beer’s Beer Tasting & Hop Appreciation Kit

The good folks at tasteyourbeer.com were kind enough to send me a sample Beer Tasting kit to review, so let me start off by thanking them for their generosity. The kit–similar to popular kits designed to improve your wine tasting skills–comes with everything you need to get started identifying the many different hop varieties used in your favorite beers. The Beer Tasting …

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Get Draught-like Guinness From the Can

Guinness from a can will soon pour like Guinness from a tap. Thanks to a plate-shaped device called the “Surger.”Guinness wholesalers are on the verge of placing the $25 unit into bars that serve the Irish import from the bottle or can rather than from the tap. After Guinness is poured into a glass, the pint is placed on the …

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Today’s Terrible Idea: The Cold Cavern Beer Froster

The new Cold Cavern Beer Froster may be one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard of! This beer freezer is designed to keep your beer “chilled to the optimal temperature”, which is apparently 24 degrees Fahrenheit. That is, of course, below freezing, so you’ll have a frosted bottle (and probably slushy beer) waiting for you at all times. If you’re the …

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Cashing in on the Beer Pong Craze

A story from the Wall Street Journal this week reported a growing number of young entrepreneurs taking advantage of the popularity of beer pong, a drinking game prevalent on college campuses. As we all know, the game typically doesn’t require much in terms of equipment (a few ping-pong balls, red Solo cups, a little bit of clean water and a whole lot …

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The Ultimate All-in-One Homebrew System

  Homebrewer-turned-inventor John Carnett has spent weeks building what he simply refers to as The Device. What is said devide? A stainless-steel, two-cart extract brewing system that starts by boiling the wort and ends with a chilled pint. As many of our readers know, in most home-brewing extract setups, each step in the process requires moving the beer to a new container …

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