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Happy Bratsgiving

Posted by Brandon On August - 16 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

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Happy Bratsgiving Everyone!  If you’re unsure of what that is, I’ll take some of the blame as I probably should have posted something before today.  Bratsgiving is the new name that our friends at Johnsonville have given to August 16th, a.k.a National Bratwurst Day.  For those of you who Like and Follow Johnsonville on their social media sites (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) you’ve probably noticed the various contests being put on in honor of this special holiday.  Luckily there is one more day to win a prize, so head on over to the Facebook site and get involved.  You can also watch a little video produced especially for today.

As you can see by my shirt in the pic below I’m ready.  Bring on the Brats!

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GoBar Featured on KTLA Morning News

Posted by Dave On August - 15 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

If you live in Southern California and watch the KTLA Morning News, chances are you saw Stacy Cox from Pampered People and her segment about tailgating. Cox, a regular contributor on Dr. Oz, the Marie Osmond Show and KTLA, featured the GoBar Portable Tailgating Bar on KTLA this morning. The GoBar comes in it’s own carrying bag and gives you your choice of three different skirt wraps including classic black, tiki themed and football field gridiron for those hardcore tailgaters.

GoBar Black Skirt

When Stacy Cox contacted us about the GoBar Portable Tailgating Bar, she also noticed tons of great products that are perfect for tailgating. From the Hitch-N-View hitch mounted TV bracket to the Frost Boss that spins a warm can in ice for two minutes and makes it ice cold without foaming over when you open it. Stacy Cox would have loved to feature more of our tailgating products but with such a short segment she couldn’t possibly do justice to all the cool things like the Beer Belt or the RoboCup.

So if you saw Stacy Cox’s segment on KTLA this morning and thought the GoBar Portable Tailgating Bar was cool, check out all the other cool stuff we have to offer as well. You never know what you will find and what is out there that you have always been missing to complete your epic tailgate party.

Take a peek at shop.tailgatingideas.com

Case Coolie

Posted by Dave On August - 12 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Case Coolie Featured

Bringing an ice chest to a tailgate party can be a hassle. The size, weight and bulk of a cooler along with the cost of ice can make tailgating a real pain. If only there was a way to keep a case of beer cold without the hassle and expense of lugging a cooler full of ice to the tailgate…

Case Coolie in 3 colors

The Case Coolie comes in three colors

We recently discovered the Case Coolie.

Simply stated, the Case Coolie is an insulating device that slips over your case of beer and keeps it insulated and cold right out of the liquor store fridge. Most beers already come chilled so there is no reason to add ice and try to maintain that temperature artificially. The Case Coolie combines a double layer of top quality insulation to create a barrier to heat and thus keeps your case cold.

As you might expect, we were a little skeptical of their claims that the Case Coolie can keep a case of beer cold for up to 10 hours. This claim may be the case if you place the Case Coolie over a case of beer and do not open and close it repeatedly like is the normal practice at a tailgate. With that in mind we put the Case Coolie to the Tailgating Ideas test.

The test would consist of starting with a cold 30-pack of beer. We placed the cold case of beer in the Case Coolie while at the store and left it in the Case Coolie without opening it up for 45 minutes. This replicated a real tailgating environment when you buy the beer on the way to the game and drive for about 45 minutes before arriving at your destination.

After 45 minutes passed, we opened up the Case Coolie and took out two beers every 15 minutes. The ambient temperature was around 80 degrees so this replicated an early season game of the NFL or NCAA football season. We repeated this pattern of opening up the Case Coolie, removing a few beers and then closing it back up via the velcro. We did not have a system of trying to remove all the beers on the top area before working on the bottom. We just simply took out the beers that were closest to the opening much like anyone would do if they were out tailgating.

Cards Tailgater with Case CoolieThe reason we kept on opening and closing the Case Coolie was to let the cold air escape and the warm air in just like it would occur naturally out in the tailgating wild. Putting a case of beer in an insulating sleeve and not opening it and not taking a few out is not realistic. In order to replicate real usage in a real tailgating environment, you need to open and close the Case Coolie and remove a few cans each time.

As you can see in the photo above, the last beer removed after four hours of being in an opened and closed Case Coolie was around 55 degrees. Although the temperature was about 10 degrees warmer than the temperature of the beer when we bought it, 55 degrees is drinkable. If you split a 30-pack of beer with a friend (2 beers removed every 15 minutes over the course of four hours), by the time you hit the 55 degree beer, the temperature will be the last thing on your mind.

After thoroughly testing the Case Coolie in a real tailgating environment, we are going to deem the Case Coolie “Tailgate Approved”.

The Case Coolie comes in three different colors, black, red and blue. The Case Coolie comes with a carrying handle and also a shoulder strap for those distances when you need to get from your house to the parking lot. No matter which color you choose, the Case Coolie will run you $29.99.

For more information or to buy one of your own, visit: CaseCoolie.com

Jerry King Tailgating Cartoon #190

Posted by Jerry On August - 11 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

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ASU Buzz Kill: Kegs Banned – No Beer Pong

Posted by Dave On August - 6 - 2014Comments Off

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