Tailgating is always excellent in the abstract, but it can be messy and uncomfortable in practice. Not unlike executing a West Coast offense or a cover two defense, pulling off a movable feast requires planning and strategy. With a few pre-game adjustments and some new free-agent acquisitions, you won't even want to leave the parking lot.
The Bräuler Modular Growling System
Fill up the 64-ounce, stainless-steel Bräuler at home and take it to the game. Like any other growler, it will help the beer retain its carbonation and flavor. Unlike every other growler, the Bräuler will keep harmful light out to protect your craft brew. And that's just the basic version. Bräulers, which are part of the larger Bräuler Modular Growling System, can now be outfitted with FreshCaps, toppers that also serve as CO2 injection systems, reinvigorating flattened ales. For a tailgater, that means a refreshing pre-game beer can also be a refreshing post-game beer. [$45 for a Bräuler, FreshCaps sold separately at select retailers; thezythosproject.com]