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Pop Chart Lab – Concrete Beer Coaster

Pop Chart Lab Concrete Beer Coaster Set

I’ve featured Pop Chart Lab on here before, and they’re back yet again with another must-have product for the beer aficionado: Concrete Beer Coasters

Featuring the beer taxonomy they developed for their Very Many Varieties of Beer poster, each of the four coasters breaks downs a style of beer (Stout, German Lager, Pale Ale, and Belgian Ale) into its subcategories.

The coasters themselves are cast by hand out of concrete, with cork padding on the bottom and a great looking holder made from mahogany ply to keep them all in order.

Pop Chart Labs – Concrete Beer Coaster Set

Hand Forged Steel Bottle Opener

Hand Forged Steel Bottle Opener

This hand forged steel bottle opener with copper rivet is one of the best looking bottle openers I’ve seen in a while.

Each bottle opener is individually made by hand on an anvil by metal artist Lyle Poulin, and then finished by hand to ensure proper fit. The steel develops a very unique surface texture that comes from being heated to 2000 degrees and then hammering it to shape, and the opener is designed to last for generations.

Forged Bottle Opener with Copper Rivet

Bottle Openers by J. L. Lawson & Co.

The Rack by J. L. Lawson & Co.

J. L. Lawson & Co. is a third-generation machine shop out of Joshua Tree, CA, that specializes in high quality stainless steel, steel, and brass goods including rings, spinning tops, belt buckles, and bottle openers.

I recently purchased a belt from J. L. Lawson & Co., so I can attest to the quality, and you can get a feel for the craftsmanship by checking out this video, which shows the process they go through to make a single copy of The Rack, a cold rolled steel bottle opener & key rack:

If you’re looking for a bottle opener that will last a lifetime, then check out J. L. Lawson & Co., because it doesn’t get much better than a tool that was hand made by a single craftsman, right here in the US of A.

[J. L. Lawson & Co.]