How to Drink at Base Camp

How to Drink at Base Camp

STANLEY Classic Vacuum PintFrom California Route, the limited-edition lager recently released by Patagonia and New Belgium Brewing to celebrate the apparel-maker’s birthday to stainless steel vacuum growlers that keep the good stuff cold for up to 24 hours, it’s never been easier to enjoy a few base camp craft beers. And this fall you can upgrade your drinking vessel by snagging one of Stanley’s new Classic Vacuum Pints ($23). The vacuum-sealed stainless-steel cup holds 16 ounces and will keep your beer or cocktail cold for up to 4.5 hours—which is far longer than you should need (unless you opt to do some bouldering between sips). The press-fit lid also comes with a built-in, removable bottle opener, which makes the perfect accessory for those choice big bottles produced by the country’s leading craft beers. Some of our favorites? Try the hoppy explosion of Ninkasi’s Tricerahops double IPA or get funky and go with The Bruery’s Sour in the Rye, an ale brewed with 40 percent rye and sour yeast infused with bacteria (the good kind) that’s just as adventurous as your wanderlust. Stanley will also release a neoprene-wrapped stainless steel pint glass ($15) and a shot glass set with four two-ounce stainless steel glasses and a carrying case ($20) at the same time (both pictured below). Now, if only someone could offer a non-glass tulip-shaped vessel.
—Nathan Borchelt

STANLEY Adventure Stainless Steel Shot Glass Set

STANLEY Adventure Stainless Steel Pint