Author: Lisa Morrison

Lisa Morrison is the Beer Goddess, who spins her beery words from Portland, OR.

Small Space Fermentation with BrewJacket Innovation by

The compact device takes up no more space than the fermentor it is controlling, and can be stored on a closet shelf when not in use.

A Micro-Bottler for Microbreweries Innovation by

Designed by an upstart brewer, this more affordable, manual four-head counter-pressure filling system can fill bottles of many sizes. Plus, its portable size comes in handy in a variety of situations.

The Eagle Flies Again: Resurrecting a 1940s-era Bottle Opener Innovation by

After discovering a vintage bottle opener on eBay, its American origin and a great comeback story convinced two entrepreneurs to reintroduce it to the market after 70 years.

Put a Lid on It: A Compact, Stealth Koozie from Trinken Products Innovation by

Thanks to an inventive take on a koozie that looks a lot like a coffee cup lid, you can keep your beer cold—and hidden.

Speeding up Barrel Aging with Oak Bottle Innovation by

Thanks to the Kickstarter-funded Oak Bottle, anyone can age even a single bottle of beer (or wine or spirits) in hours to the exact level of infusion desired.

Beer Meets Big Data with Glassify Innovation by

Glassify turns the bottom of a pint glass into a mini-computer that’s able to interact with a mobile device via a chip inserted during the manufacturing process and offer tailor-made deals through the Glassify app.

Small But Mighty: The Synek Growler Adapter Innovation by

Opening up the tabletop draft system to any available draft beer, the growler adapter is a must-have accessory for Synek owners.

Taster Trays Get a Clear-Cut Treatment Innovation by

Looking for a better solution for their old wooden beer paddles, Buffalo, N.Y.-based Resurgence Brewing owner Jeff Ware and crew set out to build a better taster tray.

Six-Packs for the Sea Innovation by

Florida’s Saltwater Brewery has developed a new six-pack holder that promises to not only save marine life from entanglement, but feed them as well.

Beer Cap Maps Innovation by

If you’re a bottle cap collector, Beer Cap Maps not only help you wrangle those caps, but also serve as stylish and functional works of art.

Thinking & Drinking: Getting to Know Friends and Beer Innovation by

Thinking & Drinking is made up of six decks of cards with 54 cards in each deck. Each card includes a question designed to spark conversation, as well as the profile of a craft brewery and one of its beers.

Counter (Top) Intelligence Innovation by

It’s like a Keurig—for beer. And Seattle-based PicoBrew hopes Pico, its new countertop homebrew system, will catch on just as quickly as those pod-fed coffeemakers.

Beery Greetings Innovation by

A gift of six hand-selected beers deserves to be carried and presented in something a little more special than a used six-pack holder—especially for special occasions. That’s why Ashley Edmonds created Beer Greetings.

Getting Fresh Innovation by

You know those ubiquitous tree-shaped auto air fresheners? HopNose is similar, only it looks like a giant hop cone and smells like Chinook hops—still piney, but with a more resinous hop smell than Christmas trees.

Märzen Madness Innovation by

Indianapolis friends Ryan Coyle and Mike Sale created Brew Bracket to be a “beer tasting party in a box.” The idea started in 2011, when they founded a 400-person beer-tasting tournament in Indiana.=–km

It’s All Fizzics Innovation by

This personal beer dispenser creates a fresh-from-the-tap experience from any bottle, can or growler.

Tag Your Brew Innovation by

A thin strip of copper imprinted with the name of a brewery, TagaBrew hangs as a charm from a 4-inch chain (for growlers) or 26-inch chain (for collecting and wearing the tags).

Turn Up the Hops Innovation by

Think of the packets as mini beer Randalls. Bobby Gattuso, who studied biology in college, invented Hop Theory beer sachets as a way to enhance beers and start conversations about different flavors in beer.

Is the Growler Getting Canned? Innovation by

Known for pioneering canned beer packaging, Oskar Blues was looking for a new way to push the aluminum container’s limits while solving some of the glass growler’s inherent downsides. They ended up with the Crowler.

Open Sesame Innovation by

The Magic Opener’s whimsical bottle shape, while fun at rest on a fridge, bike frame or counter top, is ergonomically designed with a rubberized grip to make every opening task gentle on your hands and easy to accomplish.

Hank the Beer Tank Innovation by

The first portable, electric kegerator on the market, this patent-pending invention holds 1/6 of a barrel or a 5 gallon homebrew keg of your favorite beer or other beverage, keeps it cold without the inevitable melting ice and dispenses it with a carbon dioxide cartridge.

Beer Bottle Gardens Innovation by

Paige Mattson is the creator of Sprout Bottle, a handcrafted, reclaimed beer bottle garden kit that she says she invented because of a growing interest in repurposing items that become garbage far too often.

Elevating Beer Innovation by

Those of us without a dedicated beer fridge are often faced with the puzzle of fitting our beer in with the rest of our food and drinks. Charlotte, N.C.-based design engineer Brian Conti designed a solution to that annoyance: the bottleLoft.

Sell Your Homebrew Recipe (Or Buy One) Innovation by

On one side, Kit Lab works like most online recipe forums. But there’s the added option to have precise ingredient amounts for recipes shipped to your door. And there are plans for both all-grain and extract versions so homebrewers of all levels can participate.

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