Tools in a beer can

Tools in a canThis might look like your average beer can, but instead of beer inside you’ll find a complete tool kit.

Included are a bit holder, a bit driver, a socket adapter and a full range of bits and sockets.

“Perfect for car racing events as well – Formula 1, NASCAR.”

Or . . . the same can is available with golf items inside.

2,700 beers and it fits in a stocking

The Beer GuideThe Beer Guide delivers reviews of 2,700 beers and still (at 4 by 8 inches) manages to remain the size of a stocking stuffer.

The reviews are based on tens of thousands of ratings by the 30,000 members of the RateBeer.com community, and come with descriptions taken from the ratings by the website’s long-time editor, Josh Oakes.

From the Dayton Daily News:

“Brutally honest, brilliant food-to-beer guide and a good deal of hilarious commentary. Studying it can only improve your beer IQ.”

Extreme Brewing: ‘How to’ from a master

Extreme BrewingBeer Hunter Michael Jackson suggests: “Let one of the beer industry’s most irrepressible brewers lead you to extremes in your kitchen. Do try this at home – you’ll be glad you did.”

Sam Calagione wrote Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home with novice brewers in mind, but has packed the book with information useful to non-brewers and advanced brewers as well.

Here’s a review.

Goin’ fishin’

Alaskan fishing lureThe Alaskan Brewing site claims: “Letters from around the country with photos show that when the fish are biting – they are biting our lures. Go figure.”

At $3 this seems like a perfect stocking stuffer.

To take it a step further, you might use the lure to hook a salmon, smoke the salmon, cook it and serve it with – bet you knew this was coming – Alaskan Smoked Porter.