This story originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of our print edition.
This Bend, Oregon company has taken the excellence of their burly insulating water bottles and applied it to a pint glass. This cup has the same vacuum-sealed, double-wall insulation as their water bottles that keep liquids cold for up to 20 hours, but, of course, no lid means it won’t last quite that long. However, testers did notice that beers were significantly colder, even if it took an hour to sip heavier brews: “I was pleasantly surprised to find that my slow-drinking ways didn’t leave me with a warm porter.” One excellent detail: Testers agreed it felt like drinking from a real pint glass instead of a metal cup.
Review: Basecamp Bartending Gear