A strong Bockbier made even more powerful by freezing water off the beer, Eisbock is a style that dates back to the late 1800s. For Founders Brewing’s 20th Anniversary, they’re dipping their toes into the Eisbock waters for the very first time. Tank Bender is made using Munich malts before spending some time in bourbon barrels to help balance out all the intense flavors. The 750ml bottles go on sale at Founders in October as a part of the anniversary celebration.
Warm beer is a well-documented tragedy, but what about cold cocoa? That gets less press, but is also pretty disappointing this time of the year. If you’re in need of something simple and effective at keeping cold stuff cold and hot stuff hot, check out Built’s Neoprene 6-Pack Beer Bottle Bag.
This stretchy creation holds six 12- to 20-ounce bottles or cans cool and keeps them chilled (or warm) for up to 4 hours. When not in use it stores as “flat as a thin mint,” which is a delicious analogy that deserves mentioning here. The soft-grip handles make it easy to carry, it’s machine-washable in cold water, and the camouflage colorway will probably buy you a few extra minutes of stealth-time in the woods.