Oregon’s Coolest Beer Gear

A curated collection of the best suds-centric gifts for your favorite brewmaster.

By Rachel Ritchie July 1, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue of Portland Monthly

Leather Six-Pack ($89)

Walnut Studio 

An elegant combo of bridle leather, bamboo, and steel makes for the most fashionable bottle-shop accessory you’re likely to find—and it certainly beats cardboard.  

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The Sprocket ($65)

Portland Growler Co

Cast by hand with local clay in a Portland studio, these hefty, customizable 64-ounce growlers keep a tight seal on whatever precious brew you fill them with. 


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33 Bottles of Beer ($4)

33 Beers

The trouble with beer tasting? By the time you’re done wading through all that malt, hops, yeast, and bitterness, your brain is made of suds. Note the nuances before they disappear in this perfectly organized, palm-sized journal.

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Summer Reading

Hop in the SaddleThe Great American Ale TrailBeer Lover’s Oregon

Three tomes from local authors (including some Portland Monthly contributors) lead you to an enhanced state of beer drinking. Hop in the Saddle (Lucy Burningham, Ellee Thalheimer) offers a guide to exploring the city’s breweries by bike; Christian DeBenedetti’s The Great American Ale Trail chronicles the country’s 400 best places to drink craft beer; and Logan Thompson’s Beer Lover’s Oregon outlines the state’s top brewpubs, beer bars, and breweries.

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