With everyone gearing up for their summer travels, I wanted to share some of the coolest beer–related doohickeys and whatchamacallits that the good ol’ cyber-web has to offer. Bottoms up.
Fyxation Leather Bicycle Caddies $49.95 to $69.95, fyxation.comChances are that if you live in Durango and are traveling elsewhere, you’re going to be taking your bike with you. Make it easy to haul your brew on your bike from point A to B with one of Fyxation’s convenient bike attachments. They have one for a six-pack that fits both bottles and cans, as well as two different growler carrying attachments. If wine is more your taste, they have a wine bottle carrier as well. The hand-crafted, American-made leather design is gorgeous, classy AF, and not too pricey for the quality.
Trinken Lid $11.49, trinkenstore.comIf you’re like me, you spend a decent amount of your vacation mornings being hungover. There is no better cure for the side effects of booze than more booze (because science), but some people (jerks) look down on folks drinking a beer at 8 or 9 a.m. This wonderful, durable to-go coffee lid clicks right onto a beer, which you then place into a 20-ounce paper coffee cup. An added bonus is that the space between the can and the cup keeps the beer cold for a good long while. Regardless of time and situation, this is a wonderful way to be discreet about your beer indulgence.
Beeropoly $35, uncommongoods.comThis is a super fun and simple drinking board game that is guaranteed to be the catalyst for memorable shenanigans. My personal favorite space to land on is “dance moves,” where you have to execute a dance move, and the next player has to repeat that move and add to it. The first player to mess up after a cavalcade of poor choreography is added has to drink. Classic!
The game board is made of pine so you can toss it right in your luggage and not worry about any damage.
Ice Mule Cooler Backpack
$99.95, icemulecoolers.comIf you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors, this is the pinnacle of insulated beer-carrying technology. Its 23L capacity can fit 18 beer cans and plenty of ice to keep your beer cold all day. It’s super easy to fill, and a breeze to carry. There is no better option for hauling your suds on the trail, to the lake, or to tailgate your favorite sporting event.
Sean Moriarty has been drinking craft beer since before he was legally allowed to. He managed and bartended at Steamworks Brewing Co. from 2007-2017 and currently manages their digital marketing.