Drinking Gadgets

We seem to be finding more and more gadgets related to beer and drinking. As drinking is an activity everybody at CG seems to enjoy we thought it was only sensible to have a drinking gadgets section.

 

A PerfectDraft for a PerfectView, Right from Home A Review of the Stella Artois PerfectDraft

by Al - on April 13th, 2014

PerfectDraft enhancing a PerfectView of The Masters from the comfort of home

We have been fortunate to receive a sneak peak of the new Stella PerfectDraft machine, a slick countertop draft system that lets you pull a perfect pint in your own home. Being a beer fan I must say, I am impressed.

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Radioactive Elements Glowing Coasters add a dash of style to your home

by Edwin

glowing-coasterNot everyone loves to invite guests to their home, as some of us prefer to keep our home, well, private, and away from the curious eyes of the rest of the folks out there. Others, however, see the home as a place where they can have warm fellowship with their other friends, and if you happen to be sanguine in your approach to life, then you might be interested in the £19.99 Glowing Coasters. Each set of 4 will boast of Radium-226 (Red), Plutonium-244 (Blue), Uranium-238 (Green), Thorium-232 (Orange) isotopes to excite the geek in you.

These Glowing Coasters are no ordinary coasters, and thankfully, they do not carry any kind of radiation that will make you grow a tail or perhaps a third eyeball, but rather, will work on regular batteries. The Glowing Coasters also do not depend on sorcery of any kind, but rather, it will use pressure-sensitive coasters to light up your beverages, with each of them capable of emitting a soothing radioactive glow. Each set would run on eight 3V CR2032 batteries (which are thankfully included to help you get started right out of the box).

It goes without saying that these are not dishwasher safe at all, so a simple act of wiping it with a damp cloth to keep it clean will do.

Sonic Foamer, Beer Foamer adds some life to your party

by Edwin

sonic-foamerFor those of you out there who love nothing better than to head down to the nearest watering hole right after your work, you might be interested to know that crafting your own brew could be an exciting journey by itself. After all, the end result will taste drastically different from what you are used to, either from the bottle or from the tap. Well, with the $40.99 Sonic Foamer, Beer Foamer device, this is the ideal drinker’s gadget that will re-energize your glass of beer quietly without much fanfare.

Heck, it is more than capable of transforming a half full glass into one that is as foamy as a freshly poured glass right from tap. All you need to do is to place the glass of beer on the Sonic Foamer, Beer Foamer, and press the button. Doing so will see the Sonic energy stir up a foam sensation right from the depths of the glass as if it were magic. I suppose there is no need to leave the house for the local pub if such a device mesmerizes you, but it would be the company down at the pub that draws you back over and over again, right? Powered by half a dozen AA batteries, you might want to settle for a bunch of rechargeables instead.

Firestarter Vodka is an interesting addition to any party

by Edwin

firestarter-vodkaWhat good is a party when there are no drinks to go along with the fantastic music as well as the party crowd? I suppose having just any drink is not going to make the cut, which is why you would need to have the likes of the £29.99 Firestarter Vodka in order to light up your party. This is one premium booze cannister that will arrive in a multi-award winning fire extinguisher packaging that is guaranteed to be a talking point. Not only that, it is also bartender friendly, as it comes with an easy-pour spout.

In addition, you know for sure that this is no ordinary vodka, as it has been five times platinum filtered using winter wheat from Moldova, and best of all is, there is no need for any yearly inspection to get going. With the Firestarter Vodka in tow, you can be sure that just about any type of social gathering will more than welcome it with open arms. Just make sure that all the little ones out there have been evacuated to a safe place and if you have more than a single Firestarter for obvious reasons. All you need to do is to twist the cap so that you can discharge the cylinder, point the nozzle at the base of the glass or punch bowl, and you’re good to go.

Shot Glass Roulette – Pick your Poison, Spin the Wheel

by Julie

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Ah, the drinking game…practiced in ancient Greece, as far back as the 4th and 5th centuries. Games involving booze were enjoyed in ancient China, usually incorporating dice, or riddles and questions, that answered incorrectly, required a drink. The simplest drinking games are a sort of endurance contest in which players compete to out-drink each other. I have many memories (okay, maybe not memories, but strong photographic evidence) of good time had by all, over many games of Beer Pong, Quarters, or Buzz.

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Portable Water Bottle Carbonator is one cool drinking device

by Edwin

portable_water_bottle_carbonatorDo you love to drink sparkling water whenever you are out at a restaurant? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might be interested to check out and see what the $39.99 Portable Water Bottle Carbonator has to offer. This is one unique water bottle, where it not only holds life giving water whenever you travel, it also boasts of the capability of transforming regular water (not into wine, mind you) into a carbonated beverage. The Portable Water Bottle Carbonator will be able to hold 20 ounces of water, transforming it into a fizzy treat as you spend your time outdoors.

All you need to do is to fill up the Portable Water Bottle Carbonator with water, load the reaction cup with eco2Activator, attach the reaction cup, fill the bottle with your beverage of choice, before re-attaching the cap and you’re good to go. Kicking off the carbonation process is as easy as pumping the small handle and giving it a vigorous shake. On paper, it might sound rather complicated, but once you have gotten the hang of it, it will become second nature to you. Looks best if used during those sweltering summers.

Hot Cans – Warming You Up from the Inside

by Julie

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There are those of us that love the winter, and those of us that don’t. I happen to fall into the former category. However, it doesn’t really matter which side of the fence you’re on, freezing your butt off does not add to the fun, and sometimes dressing warmly isn’t enough… sometimes, you just need a steaming hot cup of cocoa, and sometimes, there’s zero chance of you getting your hands on one… until now. Continue reading » Hot Cans – Warming You Up from the Inside

Govino Glasses – Because Wine should be able to go Anywhere

by Julie

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Okay, the last minutes of holiday shopping are coming to a close and if you’re anything like me, even though you thought you were finally done, there are one or two people you know you still need to get a little something for. Whether it be a last minute party, a co-worker or neighbor, we got you covered.

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