2016 Beer Geek Holiday Gift Guide (part 1)

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The New School has been carefully curating a list of Christmas/Holiday gift ideas for the beer geek in your life, and today we present our first ten selections just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. Our selections range from the expensive to the stocking stuffer and are arranged in order of most expensive to least, with a special discount code available to our readers on locally-made Brewery Outfitters lapel pins and oak barrel bottle openers.

Marshall Amp compact beer fridge

Marshall Amp Compact Beer Fridge $349.99

A compact beer fridge that fits into home entertainment systems and features authentic Marshall Amp parts including logos, fret cloth, and a brass-finished faceplate, the ultimate combination of rock and refrigeration is finally here. Standing 32 inches tall, 20.5 inches wide, and 22.5 inches deep, this fridge will complete any room. The fridge uses authentic Marshall parts and the controls go up to 11.

Can Cannon Can Launcher

Can Cannon Can Launcher for AR-15 & M16 $354.00 $283.20

I don’t imagine too many of our readers have an AR-15/M16 rifle, but with the Can Cannon Launcher, you might wish you did. This surprisingly legal proprietary gas ported barrel and pressure tube reduce the exposure to high pressure gasses, which could destroy relatively delicate projectiles. The Can Cannon is currently configured for launching full, un-opened 12oz cans. When used with standard mil spec blanks and fired at an optimum angle, it can reach an average distance of 105 yards! Why launch good beer through a gun? You don’t; launch cheap crappy macro beer and obliterate it into pieces, as it’s meant to be. The system is compatible with any AR-15 mil standard bolt and most piston bolts and has a lifetime warranty. 


Shwood x Widmer Frames $199

A Collaboration between local makers Shwood Eyewear and Widmer Brothers Brewing, these glasses are made from textured oak barrels and only 200 of them were made. Shwood still has a few limited edition pairs left and they come with a leather travel case and a co-branded bottle opener. Even better,, these slick glasses were a whopping $325 when released, but are now on sale for only $199.


Steel Grooved Beer Cap Map $85

The Groove Edition map is made of hefty 20 gauge steel and has over 150 front-loading spots to fill with your favorite caps. You can put caps in without ever having to take it off the wall. It is also at home indoors or outdoors, so you can put it wherever you want to show off your best beer. Also if you want a specific state, you can order wood beer cap maps for all 50 states like Oregon.


5 Piece Cool Beer Accessories Kit $23.98 

This five piece beer accessories kit might be the best bang for your buck at a fairly cheap price, plus it comes nicely packaged and easy to wrap. The box comes with Stainless Steel Beer Chiller that drops right down the neck of a bottle to keep it chilled, a Silicone Chiller Cover for bottles, Nylon Lanyard with Opener, and a Silicone Bottle Cap to keep a little carbonation in an opened beer and keeping particles out.

Rabbit Growler

Rabbit Growler $23.95

There are plenty of stainless steel growlers on the market, many of them with special bells and whistles that the Rabbit Growler does not have. What the Rabbit has, though, is it’s only $23.95 on amazon with free shipping. Most stainless and durable 18/8 stainless growlers are going to cost about twice that much, and the Rabbit is slick, dishwasher safe, and has a nice easy pour handle.


Cool Capsule $19.99

The Cool Capsule looks like a typical stainless steel water bottle for hiking, climbing, biking etc., but it’s actually a really sweet container that both hides and keeps a 12oz bottle of beer cold. Both the lid and base screw off and leave enough room for the lip of the bottle to reach above the stainless hooked cap, or you can screw off the bottom half. The Cool Capsule deluxe gift set includes stainless steel bottle keeper + neoprene sleeve for an extra layer of insulation and convenient carrying +a BONUS stainless steel bottle opener. It’s a guaranteed home run Christmas gift for beer lovers, husbands, dads, campers, hikers, tailgaters, festival goers and more!

quercus alba oak bottle opener

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Quercus Alba Oak Bottle Opener $20

These locally made oak bottle openers are cut from real beer oak barrels and have a rustic sense of class. They easily remove and keep bottle caps unbent, and a magnet inside the oak keeps the cap from dropping on the floor when removed. Once more, you can get these personally laser engraved, and they are made right here in Portland, Oregon. Brewery Outfitters is also offering 20% off for New School readers with discount code: NEWSCHOOL20

Complete IPA book

Complete IPA Book by Joshua Bernstein $14.81

For the hophead in your life, Josh Bernstein’s book profiles the India Pale Ale from conception to modern day interpretations like the Sour IPA and New England-style IPA while showcasing some of the world’s best examples. This hardcover guide to the world’s most popular beer style is even on sale now for only $14.81 on Amazon.com


Beer Mug Flash Memory Stick $9.98 – $34.98

Perfect for a stocking stuffer, this USB flash drive memory stick comes out of a clear little beer mug. Available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB sizes and lots of different options besides a beer mug, from bullets, to grenades, crackers, robots, and Chinese throwing stars.

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Beer Badge Lapel Pins (20% Off with our discount code: NEWSCHOOL20)

A great beer stocking stuffer, pins for your jacket, hat, shirt, and wherever else are cool again, and these Belgian-style beer glass beer badge pins are the coolest. With our exclusive promo code you get 20% off all orders from Brewery Outfitters of single pins or packs of three or four. Best of all, this is a local business you will be supporting along with The New School! Take 20% off pricing between $8 – $24 with our promo code: NEWSCHOOL20.

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Samurai Artist

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com