(Inga Hendrickson)
2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide

The Best Summer Happy Hour Gear of 2021

Essentials for creating the home patio bar of your dreams


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BioLite AlpenGlow 500 Lantern ($70)

(Courtesy Biolite)

Don’t let your hangout set with the sun. BioLite’s new lantern is waterproof, USB rechargeable, and rigged with a variety of lighting modes.

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Trek Light Gear Positive Vibrations Blanket ($108)

(Courtesy Trek Light Gear)

We love the versatility of this handwoven blanket. Take it on a picnic, then use it as a throw for your couch.

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Wave Pitcher ($215)

(Courtesy Sophie Lou Jacobsen)

This pitcher is handblown by artist Sophie Lou Jacobsen with durable, light borosilicate glass and features a whimsical rippled handle.

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Strainge Beast Passion Fruit Hard Kombucha ($5 a can)

(Courtesy Strainge Brew)

Subtly tart with a fruity kick, this gluten-free carbonated brew is easy drinking, despite a 7 percent ABV that rivals a strong IPA.

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Aprch CBD Sparkling Water ($13 for 4)

(Courtesy Aprch)

For those who don’t drink alcohol, CBD beverages are where it’s at. Aprch’s cans have 30 milligrams of broad-spectrum hemp extract.

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Republic Restoratives Purpose Rye ($70)

(Courtesy Republic Restoratives)

This five-year-old, 100-proof whiskey is smoother than others twice its age, with both charred and sweet notes.

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New Belgium Dominga Mimosa Sour Ale ($13 for 6)

(Courtesy New Belgium)

Summer in a can is how we’d describe New Belgium’s latest, thanks to a tart flavor and milky mouthfeel.

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Iruai Arcana Trinity Lakes Savagnin ($32)

(Courtesy Iruai)

This subtle, dry white has a mineral finish and spicy herbal notes that pair well with both fancy cheeses and potato chips.

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Madre Mezcal ($50)

(Courtesy Madre)

Madre’s mezcal, made from Oaxaca’s espadin and cuishe agave varieties, has floral notes and a smoky profile.

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From Summer 2021 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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