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7 Unique Gifts For Cocktail Enthusiasts, Beer Drinkers, and Home Bar Owners

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While you can never go wrong with a nice bottle of whiskey or case of beer for that alcohol enthusiast on your list, we’ve got some more creative gift ideas for that lush in your life that are sure to please. So check out our list of unique drink gifts, and knock one more thing off of your holiday to-do list!

1. Whiskey Stones ($19.95)

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If you’re the kind of guy who likes his whiskey on the rocks, literally, these are for you. Perfect for slightly chilling a few fingers of your favorite beverage, these Whisky Stones will draw some attention during your next poker night. Nine stones are included in the set so you can consume with at least two friends, and since these are milled by the oldest soapstone workshop in the US you’ll be consuming for years to come.

2. 50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener ($15.95)

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Short of opening a bottle with your teeth, we can’t think of a more manly way to crack a cold one than with a demilitarized .50 caliber bullet casing…which is exactly what this is. Made in the good ole US of A from “once fired” .50 cal BMG brass, this bottle opener is probably the only way most of us are ever going to handle a fist-sized .50 cal round, but we’re ok with that.

3. Adventure Stainless Steel Flask ($16.36)

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For a no-frills flask that’s perfect to toss in your bag when you’re out camping or exploring, turn to Stanley, a classic brand that has been crafting solid, well-made food and drink gear since 1913. Their latest flask is aimed at being both essential and rugged. With more grip than its predecessors, the Adventure Series Flask is made of 18/8 stainless steel which won’t rust and is naturally BPA-free. The integrated lanyard assures you will never lose your cap and the flask itself is leak-proof and fully packable. This 8 oz flask is ideal for those looking for a discreet yet rugged way to grab a quick nip. 

4. Copper Moscow Mule Mug ($23.95)

Copper Moscow Mule Mug

Ever since the Moscow Mule was concocted back in 1941, it has been consumed from a copper mug just like this. This 12 oz version is crafted from 100% pure copper and is perfect for your summer drinks, whether you are enjoying Moscow Mules or not. Since copper is a highly conductive metal, the mug will keep your cold beverage cold even on a hot day. Instead of having your drink turn to warm liquid while lounging poolside, you can rely on the Copper Moscow Mule Mug to keep it chilled.

5. DropCatch Wall Mounted Bottle Opener ($39.95)

DropCatch Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

The Drop Catch is a smart way to keep from finding bottle caps all over your place after a party. Just mount it on your wall and when you use it to pop open a bottle the embedded magnet catches it. Not only will it catch the one you just popped off, but it will catch and hold over 50 more. Available in either “Wheat” or “Porter,” the Drop Catch is the perfect addition to any kitchen or home bar area

6. USA Beer Cap Map ($85.95)

USA Beer Cap Map

Remember the map you filled out with state quarters when they were released? Well, that’s the idea behind these maps, only you’re not using money, you’re using the caps from beers you’ve consumed. Beer Cap Maps allow you to display bottle caps from each state’s finest breweries. Each is made in Wisconsin with wood that’s been sealed for protection. Each US map will come with several small holes so you can hang it up and put your drunken hard work on display.

7. Single Malt Scotch Toothpicks ($27.95)

Single Malt Scotch Toothpicks

Relaxing with a fine single malt after a meal is a luxury we stand behind. To help you segue from steak to scotch, keep a pack of these toothpicks in your pocket. These Single Malt Scotch Toothpicks are made with an Islay single malt from a 200-year-old distillery and are kiln dried. As you let one sit in your mouth, the subtle peaty and boozy flavors will start to come through and remind you of a relaxing night with a splash of the good stuff. Whether you need to clean your chops after a rack of ribs, or you just want to enjoy the fine flavors packed in each toothpick, carrying a pack is highly recommended for any scotch lover.

For even more great gift ideas, head over to Cool Material and check out their list of awesome gifts for men!

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Bud Light Kicks Off The Football Season With Two New ‘Dilly Dilly’ Spots

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I don’t know about you, but I just cannot get enough of those hilarious Bud Light Dilly Dilly commercials. And lucky for us, Bud Light is back with two new “Dilly Dilly” ads to celebrate the long-awaited return of the NFL football season.

Bud Lights For Everyone:

During the college football kickoff weekend, Bud Light previewed this spot, which depicts our regal King gifting his kingdom’s loyal habitants with his favorite light lager, Bud Light, when one of the pub patrons asks for a mead. The ad highlights the one friend in every group who tries to show off their sophisticated palette, even when it contradicts the group’s preference.

Royal Affair:

This commercial introduces two new characters from the neighboring kingdom, Count and Countess Pamplemousse. The Pamplemousse’s represent the snobby friends you always seem to invite to a party. Royal Affair celebrates Bud Light as the light lager of choice for a large group of friends (and foes).

Here’s hoping that these two are just the first in a long line of Dilly Dilly commercials that run throughout the season!

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Busch Light Gets In On The Pumpkin Spice Latte Craze With ‘Busch Latte’

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Busch Latte can

Last week, Starbucks announced that they were bringing back their Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Busch Light wasted no time in getting in on the action by temporarily rebranding Busch Light as Busch Latte, and sharing a photo of the new can on Twitter.

As expected, Twitter lost their collective minds, with people rushing out to score some Busch Latte of their very own. The only problem? It’s not real. No, it’s just a clever marketing stunt that pokes fun at the PSL craze. Well played Busch Light!

But they didn’t stop there. In addition to the photoshopped Busch Latte cans on Twitter, they also rolled out a series of mobile #BuschLatte billboards in St Louis, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, parking outside of various Starbucks for the ultimate in trolling.

Busch Latte Billboard

While you can’t get your hands on any physical Busch Latte cans, you can snag some sweet Busch Latte merch here, with a selection of shirts and coozies to choose from.

Here’s hoping that AB actually released some Busch Latte cans, as I’d definitely buy them! 🙂

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Bud Light Victory Fridges To Reward Fans Upon Cleveland Browns’ First Win

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Bud Light Victory Fridge

To say that the Cleveland Browns have been on a losing streak would be putting it mildly. The team has only won a single game in the past two seasons. In fact, Johnny Manziel was the last quarterback to win a game for the Browns. Pretty crazy, right?

Bud Light believes in the Browns though, and to show their support they’ve rolled out a bunch of Victory Fridges across various Cleveland watering holes, filled with ice-cold Bud Light. The only catch? These fridges are currently locked.

Featuring a smart-technology, all of the Victory Fridges will simultaneously unlock after the Browns capture their first regular-season victory and snap their winless streak, giving fans 21 and over the chance to enjoy the sweet taste of victory together. Dilly Dilly!

“The Bud Light Browns ‘Victory Fridge’ is a fun way to celebrate and reward a fanbase that has never wavered in enthusiasm or dedication for their team no matter what happens. We’re proud to show our support for Cleveland, and we’re always looking to bring NFL fans and friends together for memorable experiences. It’s going to be fun to be part of the celebration when the team earns their first victory of the season,” said Andy Goeler, Vice-President of Marketing, Bud Light.

Here’s hoping that Bud Light has a good shelf life, because I just don’t see the Browns’ losing streak ending anytime soon. 🙂

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