Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Key to Freeing Your Beer: Bottle Openers

How many bottle openers do you own? I bet you don't know; I don't. These ones are just from the kitchen drawer. I know there are others: in my car, near the beer fridge, in my luggage, attached to key rings, with the camping gear and who knows where else.

Now, regardless of the number of openers, which is your favorite? My top two are the green army man (which actually belongs to my better half) in the center of the picture and the paint can opener one that's almost touching his right hand. Army man wins for coolness factor and the fact that he could double as a hand held weapon should anyone try to snag my beer. The other one, which I did in fact purchase at Home Depot in the paint department, wins on bottle cap gentleness. Seriously, if you want to open your beers and cause zero damage to the cap, go buy yourself a few of these $.97 openers.

Before acquiring fancy bottle openers or being concerned about dinging the cap, flat ones, like the two in the upper right hand corner of the picture were my go-to favorite. In fact the one with "Summit" nearly worn away was THE bottle opener for years. These flat, heavy duty openers don't take crap from any bottle cap and slide nicely into a back pocket. I just received a couple of new ones in the mail from Custom On It, in orange, which is sure to make it stand out in the drawer.

I'm interested to hear why your favorite opener has earned that honor. Is it because of where you got it or who gave it to you? Is it because of its unique design? Or, like me, are you more practically minded? If you have a picture of it, great; link to it (since the comment box doesn't seem to have an attachment feature). I'll select one commenter to send one of my new, orange Beer Musings bottle openers to.

7 comments:

  1. Someone once got me a somewhat fancy 5-piece cocktail set as a gift, mistakenly assuming that because I drink beer I must drink all forms of alcohol. I've never used any of the tools for cocktails, though the bottle opener gets a lot of use. It's reasonably gentle on caps though, like you, I use a paint can / bottle opener when I'm trying to keep them in good condition.

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    1. Ahhh, the joy of misguided gifting. It's things like that that keep Goodwill stocked and white elephant parties grooving.

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  2. This blog is further than my expectations. Nice work guys!!!
    Josef Baumann

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  3. Really nice blog for information to Bottle Opener like Bear,drinks bottle and any soda bottle so is very important tools of Bottle Opener and open any cap of bottle so its like.

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  4. We really love the cast iron hand held opener from www.yesterhome.com because it can be used as a key ring and is always handy no matter where you are. They have a great wall mounted one too.They're old originals and so look really authentic and work well.

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  5. We really love the cast iron hand held opener from www.yesterhome.com because it can be used as a key ring and is always handy no matter where you are. They have a great wall mounted one too.They're old originals and so look really authentic and work well.

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