Along side the container reviews, the brewery visits, and the tales of woe involved with trying to display over 1900 containers, I manage to stumble upon some interesting beer related products. There was the Das Can-in-Stein from Think Geek, the pint glass cover from Bolt Brewing, the bottle opener that I modified to tackle beer cans, and the Lil Sucker from Shipyard Brewpub.
That’s a lot of beer toys. But I’m not remotely done yet. I recently found 2 more toys that I’d like to share with you all. The first was actually given to me by the same person that does all of the wonderful graphical work for the blog (including the coasters). I was bitching at him about having to find a place to clean a bottle and put a paper towel in it so that i don’t get stale beer all over my travel bags. He said that he had found some silicone beer caps, called Beer Savers, meant to keep beer from going flat if you have to put it back in the fridge. He’s such a nice guy, that he then gave me a few of them the next time he saw me. I now keep a few of these in my travel bag at all times.
More recently, I was at the Orlando Beer Festival and saw a table with what looked like a really tall can koozie.
Turns out the guy at the table had invented a new kind of can koozie called the BTO Cooler. This thing lets you hold two beers at a time (one stashed under the other) so that you can spend more time talking to other people, or doing whatever it is you are doing, and spend less time going back and forth to the cooler.
As much as I like this thing, I won’t actually be able to use it much. Turns out that getting cans back out of this toy is super difficult and I had to dent and even downright crumple my cans to get them back out. If I was crushing crappy beer at the beach I wouldn’t see a problem with this. But the whole serious collecting thing makes this something that I wouldn’t use on a can that I want to keep.
As I find more toys, I’ll let you all know. Do you have and cool beer toys you think I should know about?