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Bike to the brewery in style

New Glarus Brewing bicycle jerseyIf you want to go for a bicycle ride with “Mirror Pond Ale” emblazoned across your front there’s a shirt for that.

Or “Lone Star” or “Arrogant Bastard” or … well, you get the idea. Plenty of breweries now sell colorfully decorate cycling shirts, some featuring the name of the brewery most prominently, others a particular beer. If you can’t find one in a brewery’s gift shop you might visit its oneline store. In addition, there are stores that carry a variety of shirts.

The New Glarus Spotted Cow shirt pictured here is available in the brewery’s online gift shop.

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Magnetic bottle opener

Looking for a simple, easy-to-use, maybe historic bottle opener? We can waste hours trying to pick from all those available at eBay.

But if you have a friend who is constantly stumbling over bottle caps that somehow end up on the floor, or one who might accuse you of doing your holiday shopping at garage sales then here’s a fancier choice.

DropCatch is a wall-mounted bottle opener with a magnet inside, so those caps never hit the floor. It comes in different sizes (the larger one is said to hold 52 caps) and with a choice of hardwoods.

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The United States of Beer

United States of BeerYou might recall that a few years ago we recommended the 33 Bottles of Beer tasting book as a stocking stuffer. Since then, publisher Dave Selden added “33 books” for a variety of other products you taste and smell — such as chocolate, wine and cheese.

His newest creation is a large (39 inches by 25 inches – here it is full size) map that makes a fine gift for a beer lover with plenty of wall space. Selden explains, “Both posters (one for $30, a limited edition version for $50) are based on my 33 Beers format, with a flavor wheel and 5-star rating area, plus room for beer name, brewery, and the date you tried it. There wasn’t room for much in the way of notes, but I think the point of this poster is more about the journey than a particular destination.”

Details.

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