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Beer Hoodie

Whether you’re camping, fishing or tailgating a beer hoodie will come in handy. Be the center of attention when you show up to a party with one of these on. Keep your beer cold and your hands free! Beer hoodies for when you need a third hand!

Beer Hoodie

They’re $45 each ($48 for XXL) but that price also includes your custom text on the hoodie, available in seven colors and eight different fonts, as shown below.

Beer Hoodie Fonts & Colors

For example, here’s what an “Oreon” beer hoodie would look like using the SF Collegiate font and green color.

Beer Hoodie Oregon Example

Piaget Beer Gauge

Is your bartender sloppy, cavalier, or imprecise when pouring your favorite beer, or is he just trying to increase his profit margin? When your local pubs say they are selling you a pint of beer, you should get a pint (i.e., 16 oz). Not 12 oz or even 14 oz, but 16 oz of beer. A “pint” is a standard U.S. liquid measure, or precisely 16 oz of liquid.

As it turns out, the majority of the volume in a standard US pint glass is in the relatively small height in the top part of the glass. In fact, if a beer is poured to within about 1/2 inch from the top, 13% of the beer is GONE. If the beer is poured to about one inch from the top of the glass, an astonishing 25% of the beer is missing from your pint. At times it is difficult for us to perceive that the small height at the top of a pint glass can contain so large a portion of the beer’s volume.

A team of international scientists (and beer connoisseurs) have designed and developed a gauge to determine how much of the wonderful micro-brew is missing from your pint glass (see theory). They call this incredible patent-pending gauge, “The Piaget Beer Gauge” (or “the Beer Gauge” for short). Piaget was a scientist in the 1800’s to 1900’s who studied the human inability to distinguish identical volumes in different sized containers (for more details see Piaget).

Piaget Beer Gauge

They are offering you this revolutionary gauge directly from the manufacturer (Ordering Information). The gauge is made of rigid, scientifically-designed waterproof material (i.e., plastic). The gauge is the size of a standard credit card and fits conveniently into a wallet. The gauge is easy to use (see instructions) and comes equipped with easy to read beer levels and volumes, scientifically calculated curves, and useful conversion factors.

Piaget Beer Gauge

Best of all, they’re only $2.00 (plus $0.50 shipping), making them the perfect stocking stuffer for everybody you know — they’re only $15 for 10 of them. And they even take PayPal. Now when your bartender tells you that the beer is “almost” full, you do not need to ask him what “almost” means. All you and your friends need to do is whip out your very own “Beer Gauge” and tell him to keep pouring.

Get Lit

If you hate those cheesy nightlights they sell at tourist traps throughout the universe but still appreciate being able to find your way to the loo in the middle of the night without injury or blinding yourself, then Get Lit is for you.

Get Lit

You can get a nightlight made out of your favorite beer bottle, and the website has over 180 of them to choose from, though many are macro brands. Even if you don’t see your personal favorite, they also do special orders.


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At $19.95, they’ll make a great stocking stuffer. Even if beer’s not your thing, they have ones made from wine, soda, condiments and liquor minis, too.


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Christmas Beer

This may be the best Christmas present for a beer lover … ever, at least in terms of its connection to the season. Christmas Beer, or the full title, which is “Wishing You a Merry Christmas Beer, The Cheeriest, Tastiest and Most Unusual Holiday Brews, is all about beer for the holidays. Lavishly illustrated with more holiday beers than you knew even existed, author Don Russell — better known to the world as Philadelphia beer columnist “Joe Sixpack” — recounts tale after tale of the traditions and history that made holiday beers so special. There are also recipes, trivia and Russell’s list of the “World’s 50 Best Christmas Beers.”

Christmas Beer

Published by Rizzoli Books with a list price of $19.95 in the U.S. ($22.95 in Canada), you can order one at Amazon right now for $13.57, a savings of 32%. Pick one up for yourself and beer lover on your shopping list. The book is even small enough to fit in the average Christmas stocking.

Microscopic Beer Tie

Normally, beer ties tend to be novelties, the goofy sort that you couldn’t wear to any serious or even semi-serious function where a suit and tie was called for. These, on the other, are pretty cool. They’ve taken what beer looks like under a microscope, similar to Beer Shots, where you can see photographs of many different beers taken using a special optical microscope camera. Then they’ve taken those and converted them to fabric in many different color schemes. Each one comes with information about how it was done and which beer it is, not to mention proceeds go to the university who made these, a worthy cause. Art and beer. It almost makes me want to wear a tie.

Beer and Cocktails. Tie one on. The startling clarity of your favorite cocktails and beer, as visualized through the microscope, is revealed in the breathtaking patterns and unique designs found in the Molecular Expressions Cocktail Collection limited edition neckties.

Beer Ties

Combining the elements of art, science, and fashion, the original creator of the Molecular Expressions designer neckties, Stonehenge, Ltd., has produced collections that have presented consumers with beautiful designs from nature, while educating them about compelling subjects such as vitamins and Moon Rocks. The Cocktail Collection provides an education on drinking and driving while simultaneously enabling the conscientious consumer to “tie one on” safely before driving. Cocktail Collection neckties are made in the USA with 100 percent silk. In addition, all of the proceeds from necktie sales benefit scientific research and education at The Florida State University.

Beer Ties

From Beer Tie Collection #1, this design comes in twelve different color combinations.

Beer Ties

From Beer Tie Collection #2, this design comes in six different color combinations.

Beer Ties

From Beer Tie Collection #3, this design comes in seven different color combinations.

Each necktie in the beer collections is available separately and is accompanied by an educational brochure describing the history of these award winning neckties and details about how the images are made in the microscope. The beer Cocktail Collection neckties are priced at only $18.00 plus shipping (and 7.5 percent sales tax for Florida residents).