Football is fast becoming a year-round sport. So even when it’s not technically football season, it still feels like football season. The draft is this week’s big event, and we’ll be watching. Which of our favorite college players will be playing for which of our favorite pro teams? Everybody wants to know, and everybody has an opinion.
As fans, we have no say of course. While we can’t pick which players to draft, we can pick which beer to draught, something else we have strong opinions on. Tailgate Fan cuts through the foam to give you some can’t-miss draught beer-drinking gear.
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EZ Drinker Hopside Down Inverted Beer Glass ($27.99)
Beat the heat so that the beer stays cool — that’s what happens when someone holds this inverted beer glass by its outer glass shell. It’s like having the best of a beer bottle and a draught combined.
Buy the Hopside Down Inverted Beer Glass.
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Libbey Craft Brews Beer Flight 6-Ounce Clear Pilsner Glass Set ($29.99)
Why drink draught one draught beer when you can taste many draught beers? You just never know what the next taste holds in store. Beer “shots” make perfect sense, at least until you’re ready to commit to a larger glass. Each glass holds six ounces and can be served in a set of four on a wooden serving paddle, as if beer needed a little classing up.
Buy the Beer Flight Pilsner Glass Set.
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Beer Nerd: A Beer-Tasting Trivia Game ($28.95)
So you think you know beer. Open up the board and prepare to test your knowledge on man’s favorite drink. Trivia questions will challenge, but the real reason to play is to drink up. Land on the blind taste test and you’ll have to guess the brew. It’s drink up or shut up time. Will you roll the dice?
Buy the Beer Nerd game.
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KRUPS B100 BeerTender ($149.99)
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own bar, or at least the taps? We have, every night, for years. The KRUPS BeerTender makes that dream a little more real. The silent cooling system keeps the beer at the ideal 37.4 degrees F and ready for drinking every time the tap is pulled. Replacing a spent keg takes less than 30 seconds, and the detachable draw spout and tray are removable for a quick cleanup.
Buy the Krups B100 BeerTender.
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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology, gadget and lifestyle writer based on the West Coast.