The Noerden Liz Bottle sterilizes your water with UV

The Noerden Liz Bottle looks like a basic metal water bottle. But look closer, and you’ll notice a rechargable, electronic cap that uses a powerful UV-C lamp to sterilize water inside. I carried the LIZ bottle with me for a few weeks, and am happy to report that I’m certianly more hydrated!

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The Afternoon Beer Break: New Belgium 1554

If you’ve not caught on yet, I’ve got a few breweries that I tend to favor more, and explore a wider variety of their offerings. You know, some, you’ve got one you know you like, and you stick with just that (perhaps got burned by trying a different style). Then there are others that, whatever the style and flavor combo, they just seem to be right in your wheelhouse. New Belgium is one of those brands for me. While most are familiar with Fat Tire (which is “just ok” in my book), I’ve liked more of the Voodoo Ranger offerings. Well, after chatting with Patrick Morgan for an interview (seen here), I’ve tried others, and today we’re talking about the New Belgium 1554.

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Pelican is now ready to protect your coffee

You are likely aware that Pelican has all manner of hard-cases to protect your gear. You might also be familiar with their bags for your regular commute (we reviewed one here). Well, you know what else most of us need on the regular? Cofffe. And now you can protect it with the Pelican Dayventure Tumbler.

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Afternoon Beer Break: Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout

While most people tend to have a favorite style of beer, there are some of us who like to change it up. For me, that tends to be seasonal, with the lighter lagers, IPAs and fruited stuff hitting in the warm temps, and the stuff that’s as dark as winter evening in, well, the winter. Which means I like to switch it over to stouts. Lately, I’ve been trying some sweeter options (sometimes called “dessert” stouts), one of the latest of those being the Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout.

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Afternoon Beer Break – some newer offerings from Rogue

As often as we can – whatever it is we’re covering – we like to go hands-on with the product in question. And, in all of our Afternoon Beer Breaks, we’ve done precisely that. Today, however, we’re going to cover things from a distance, so to speak, and talk to you about a few newer offerings coming out from Rogue.

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The Afternoon Beer Break: Topa Topa Brewing Co Howler

Well, well, well – would you look at that? We’ve made it through another week and, oh yes, it’s time for another beer review. Today’s is one that I would never have run across were it not for a fortuitous trade, and it introduced me to something I’d not experienced before – an IPA brewed with coffee. The beer in question? The Topa Topa Brewing Co Howler.

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The Afternoon Beer Break goes hard with Rogue whiskeys

As you know, we usually feature, well, beers in the Afternoon Beer Break. Some of the brands that we’re in contact with produce other interesting beverages (such as those CBD-infused seltzers we talked about a bit back). Well, you may not be aware of it, but Rogue doesn’t just make beer – they also have a number of liquors in their portfolio. Today, we’re running through a sampler of four different styles.

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Afternoon Beer Break: Toppling Goliath Fire, Skulls & Money

Sometimes, when you head to the store, you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for. Other times, you’ve got something specific in mind, but other trips, you’re just seeing what will grab your eyes. That’s how I ended up picking up some Toppling Goliath Fire, Skulls & Money a little bit ago.

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The Afternoon Break: tasting some Rogue Canned Cocktails

I know, I know – this is normally the Afternoon Beer Break – but hey, not everyone likes beer, and who knows, maybe you’re looking for a change of pace. There is no doubt that canned cocktails have come on strong (I had an amazingly good M+S scotch and soda while stuck in Manchester earlier this year), and the beer brands are riding that wave. To that end, I was able to try out three different varieties of canned cocktails from the crew over at Rogue Ales and Spirits.

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Time to chill out with Present

There is no doubt – at least based on what I’m seeing here in Chicagoland – that CBD is definitely a popular compound to be added into a variety of things (even cold brew coffee, which seems like an odd combination). Proponents of CBD believe it’s able to help with all manner of ailments, without any of the negative (social) connotations that surround it’s psychoactive cousin, cannabis. Recently, I got to try out a new addition to the CBD product cornucopia with Present.

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