The Best Cool Outdoor Summer Beer Gear

While your out shopping for summer beers, backyard bbq tools and river floating your not going to want to miss the best in cool outdoor summer beer gear. Can Koozie’s and ‘you were here’ t-shirts only go so far, while the world is full of innovation for the outdoor drinking enthusiast such as ourselves. Behold, the best cool outdoor summer beer gear!

Beer pack outdoor cooler carrier

Personalized Craft Beer 12 Pack Bottle Cooler

A high quality outdoor and camping friendly backpack beer cooler looks amazing. It’s insulated inside and designed for two six packs or twelve 12oz bottles and is made of heavy duty heat-sealed plyester lining. The Personalized Craft Beer 12 Pack Bottle Cooler comes equipped with metal opener, removable, collapsible 12-bottle divider, front pocket storage, adjustable shoulder strap and two padded carrier handles. You can also have your initials embroidered into it.

Miir insulated Growler

Miir Insulated Growler

High tech, innovative and premium new growlers promising to reshape the way you drink beer on the go are a dime a dozen these days. Seattle based Miir is skipping the gimmicks and actually changing the world by donating $1 for every growler sold to clean drinking water. It also helps that their high quality insulated growlers are extremely sturdy, terrific for the outdoors and have the slick and simple style of an apple iwatch.

Insulated can tube coolerInsulated Can Tube Cooler Bag

Easily strap this to your back for hikes to the beach, up a mountain or even to a BBQ with this Nylon Insulated Tube Can cooler. Snugly fits six 12oz cans of beer and keeps them cool with adjustable strap and pads for easy carrying. Available in multiple styles and colors.


Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated True Pint

We already reviewed Hydro Flask’s new insulated True Pint but now is the time to really take advantage of this nearly unbreakable, stainless steel but powder coated and insulated pint. Enjoyed anytime like your favorite mug, the True Pint is even better for outdoor summer drinking because it blocks out sun and keeping your beer from becoming lightstruck, is durable for hiking, camping or pool-side drinking and keeps your beer cold like no other pint. Who needs plastic cups or koozies when you have a Hydro Flask True Pint?


Octopus bottle opener Multifunctional Edc Tools Bike Spokes Adjustor Usage NEW

Small, durable and incredibly useful, the octopus ring tool works as a bottle opener as well as a 12 function screwdriver. Always handy to keep on your keychain, you can adjust a loose beer tower or bicycle seat. Practical usage of this multifunction tool includes:  screw head from 3mm-10mm outer hexagonal screw head , 1/4 general casing , bottle opener , bicycle spokes adjustor device , cross , t10 wobbler , independent screwdriver .

Miir insulated Tumbler

Miir Water Bottles Insulated Tumbler

The previously mentioned Miir also makes an insulated tumbler for outdoor drinking. I havent tried one of these out but it is also BPA free, double wall insulated, dishwasher safe and looks cool. It’s also about $2 less than the True Pint.

mpc picnic beer cooler

Picnic Plus Cooladio Radio/MP3 Speaker Trolley Cooler

This insulated nylon picnic cooler bag folds up to laptop bag sized or opens up to a picnic cooler that can be filled with ice and beer. The best part is the speaker headset jack and AC/DC adater to hook up and MP3 player, phone or cd player to pump up the beats. Made from a sturdy 600-dernier nylon exterior and capable of holding 6o cans of beer.

Dinner in the Beer Garden book

Dinner In The Beer Garden

Required reading if your the home gardening or cooking type who also loves beer. Even for non cookbook type people, accomplished foodie and beer expert Lucy Saunders expertly weaves easy to make but delicious recipes using beer or paired with it. The recipes here don’t require a summer garden or even a harvest season but getting fresh veggies and homegrown ingredients from your local farmers market certainly steps up the excellent dishes outlined in the book.

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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: