Drink in Style: Portland's New Beer Gear

Beervana is calling. Come prepared with these local drinking tools.

By Marty Patail June 22, 2015 Published in the July 2015 issue of Portland Monthly


Bend-based Hydro Flask’s True Pint offers a more sophisticated solution to keeping your beer chilly till the last drop. Inspired by traditional German glassware, this vacuum-insulated, stainless steel 16 oz vessel can hold your beer’s temp for a couple of hours while maintaining its thick head. $22,


In his studio on SE Hawthorne Boulevard, HandForge’s Lyle Poulin hammers out these satisfyingly hefty bottle openers made from old rivets. $36,


Designed in Bend, the double-walled, vacuum-insulated Drink Tanks are by now a gold standard in portable growlers. But the new, aptly named Juggernaut—a 128 oz beast with optional C02 tapping system—gives you twice the beer of a normal growler. From $89, 


Over the past two years, local beer writer Jeff Alworth has sipped his way across the US and Europe. The result is The Beer Bible, a 656-page tome covering the world’s history, taxonomy, making, and culture of beer. “When going to another country, I felt like a fish out of water,” he says. “But as soon as I got to a brewery, that’s my lingua franca.” $15, Workman Publishing (August 2015)


Developed by a father-and-son team, the Oregon Beer Life app provides an encyclopedic list of the Beaver State’s breweries, taprooms, and bottle shops, including news, tap lists, and coupons. Free,

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