A few rah-rah-America moments to ponder this Independence Day weekend:
Our women’s soccer team.
And our country’s unique ability to build awesome s***.
That last one is realized best by Red, Wood & Blue, a Boulder-based maker of beautiful American rec-room standbys, available now.
Based in Boulder and working only with U.S. makers and materials, RW&B essentially craft high-end, limited-edition bar games.
You know, crowd-pleasers. Fun for adults and kids.
Their initial stock:
Cricket Darts: A design so unique, RW&B got its own patent. Built from walnut and basswood, with laser-etched numbers and the handmade darts adorned with turkey feathers.
Pickup Hoops: Your Semi Pro dreams come to life with this walnut backboard, orange metal rim, hand-knotted nets and an ABA-inspired red ’n’ blue foam ball.
Indoor Cornhole: Artisanal bean-bag toss. The board’s walnut, the double-sided bags are full-grain leather and canvas, and each one’s filled with Jolly Time popcorn.
Alas, the last one’s sold out, but a second version ("more refined, more modern look, lower price point") will be available very soon.
RW&B are just one of several made-in-the-USA brands we’ll enjoy this weekend. For your edification, we’ve collected some of our favorite made-in-the-USA brands.
Now, go forth and cornhole. Our forefathers demand it so.