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Twist Offs Begone

Friendly, twist off bottle caps may quickly become a thing of the past. Large brewery Sierra Nevada, recently switched to a new "pry-off" bottle top, and it's likely that other beer producers will follow suit.

The new pry-off caps offer increased oxygen barrier over other materials commonly used in bottle cap lines.

Apparently these caps, that require a bottle opener, are more environmentally friendly and will keep beer fresher longer. Looks like it's the beginning of the end for twist off caps.

I keep a beer bottle opener on my key chain, but how about you guys? Got any great tips for prying off a bottle cap without an opener??

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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laundrykarma laundrykarma 10 years
Ahh - My hometown brewery makes me so proud.
ilikebadthings ilikebadthings 10 years
All I drink are beers that require bottle openers, but I don't have any tips. I just have an awesome bottle opener on my keychain: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=23033&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=23033 Definitely a better looking alternative to those aluminum things.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
I opened a beer for my bf once when we first started dating, using the door method and he was so shocked at my un-lady like behavior! You do have to be super careful though, because you can, like KWM mentioned, pour half your bottle on the floor. Ewwww ...
designergirl designergirl 10 years
I too have the bottle opener on a keychain. I had no idea there was actually a reasoning behind twist off v. no twist off bottle caps. Interesting.
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
I always get nervous when people do the slam-really-hard-against-a-table thing. I just picture broken glass everywhere.
NETTEALLEN NETTEALLEN 10 years
I have this really cool ZooYork belt that the buckle is actually a bottle opener... Trendy and convenient
KWM KWM 10 years
I have used the door jam as well, but I usually end up with half the beer on the floor - such a waste!
jhuck jhuck 10 years
When I was in residence everyone just used the metal piece on the door frame where the locking mechanism met the frame. It stuck out about half an inch, so if you rested the cap on top of it and hit it with your hand it would pop off. It took a while to perfect that!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 10 years
My ex boyfriend used to use the edge of a counter or bar to sort of slam it off...even if it was a twist cap, I think he thought he looked cool doing it!
syako syako 10 years
my dad uses his wedding ring... well he tries... it's funny watching his face when he's attempting it.
kungfubunni kungfubunni 10 years
when i was in Jamaica, all the locals just used water bottles to do it. i was very impressed when my husband was able to do it as well once we got home! same theory as the lighter i guess!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I keep a bottle opener on my keys but otherwise I use the corner of a kitchen worktop - preferrably not mine ;)
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
My boyfriend has a drawer in the kitchen that I turned into a 'bottle opener' by utilizing the drawer handle. Works great and the boys were uber impressed with my drunken creativity.:)
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
I love my twist-off Rolling Rocks! But I did see this You Tube video of a guy using folded paper as a bottle opener. It really worked.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
No great tips! We just have bottle openers in important places in the house - kitchen and family room!
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I've never tried a lighter. My husband has plumber hands, so he can just use his shirt and yank the cap off. Although I don't drink anymore, so it's been quite a while since he's had to do that for me.
esk4 esk4 10 years
yeah a lighter works pretty well... but you can use almost anything with an edge...
chiaramw chiaramw 10 years
I agree, a lighter is the second best thing to open a bottle with.
BabyFaith BabyFaith 10 years
Sierra Nevada just keeps getting better and better !
SillyBecky SillyBecky 10 years
Generally, with beer in glass bottles, I can put the cap in the palm of my hand and twist them off without a problem, (except for the occasional slip when the bottle's kinda damp). I'm not so sure I'll like these new caps. But if it means fresher beer and it's environmentally-friendly, I guess I'll keep an open mind about it.
ilabooshka ilabooshka 10 years
I'm with you, bottle opener always on keychain!
maniakal13 maniakal13 10 years
a [cigarette] lighter!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 10 years
Just need strong teeth!
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