If you enjoy a cold one after a motorcycle ride or while you watch a MotoGP or supercross race, there are several options for keeping your beer chilled. From a classy mini fridge to a portable stay-fresh growler or even a full-on kegerator, our picks make for garage beer-vana. If your family already thinks you spend too much time in the garage, maybe forgo luxury for the sake of harmony. Motorcycles and beer under one roof? Your family may never see you again. Still, one could argue keeping beer in the garage for your next "new motorcycle shower" could cut down on foot traffic in the house.
Keep 120 12-ounce cans of beer or soda cold in this classy mini fridge. Unlike the cheapo icebox you had in your college dorm that was covered in Rusted Root and Snap-on stickers, the hOmeLabs fridge is cold storage for adults. You don't listen to Rusted Root anymore and you don't put stickers on everything you own, so a mini fridge that looks like something Tony Stark would put it in his garage is probably the way to go for grown-ups.
With microbreweries popping up like dandelions, bringing home a growler of beer from your local brewery is always tempting, but the need to drink it right away can be inconvenient. The uKeg, from Portland, Oregon-based GrowlerWerks, is a game changer. It uses a carbon-dioxide cartridge to keep beer fresh, it's made of vacuum-insulated stainless steel to keep the contents cool, and it has a convenient tap for pouring. Plus, it's not a stretch to envision some hipster riding a home-built rat rod with one strapped to the sissy bar.
If you've ever dreamed of drinking draft beer while watching MotoGP but your local bars only play NFL on race day, take matters into your own hands and move to Europe. Or just get a kegerator. That way, if the entire Slimey Crud motorcycle gang comes over, your 1/4 or 1/2 keg will be able to quench their thirst—or drown their sorrows if Valentino Rossi crashes out of the lead.