Has this ever happened to you?
You just get back to your hotel room with a great selection of local beers only to realize that there are no bottle openers in your room and you don't have one with you! Or, you bring a tasty beverage with you on a nice kayak trip or hike in the woods and when it's time to crack open that beer and enjoy your seclusion it's now you realize this brewery does not have a twist cap. No worries, here are 5 ways to get you enjoying your beery goodness in just a few moments...
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An available edge or countertop
Just place one edge of the bottle cap on top of the table, hold the neck of the bottle tight, and use your other hand to slam down on the bottle. It may take a few taps, but if you’re a pro, the cap will pop off on your first try. Be careful, this could chip or damage the countertop, so not always the best plan for opening a beverage.
If you have a basic one handy, grab the bottle neck with just enough space to fit the lighter between the top of your index finger or thumb and the bottom of the cap. With your other hand create a lever and push the free side of the lighter down, which should make the top fly right off.
Believe it or not... A dollar bill
Fold a dollar bill in half vertically and roll it up as tightly as possible. Fold it in half again and the bended edge should be strong and sturdy enough to pop open a bottle. And just like the lighter, place the bent bill under the cap and push upward, which will release the top. I have had this to work really smoothly once, my next two attempts were not exactly "smooth" but it did get the beer open.
Yet another reason you are happily married, your ring can double as a beer opener! Getting caught using this method could however lead to you not having a ring soon... With your hand over the bottle, place the underside of your ring right under the bottle cap, tilt the bottle 45 degrees, grip the top and pull back. Maybe don't use this one in front of your significant other...
A very unimpressive but functional route is to use a key rather than a lighter or dollar bill. Hold the beer with your non-dominant hand and use the other to place the long side of the key under the cap. Twist the key upward to loosen part of the cap, turn the bottle, and repeat until the cap is loose enough for you to slip the point of the key under and release the top.
A belt buckle
Lots of belt buckles these days have built-in bottle openers, but in case you’ve graduated from your chugging frat days, any sturdy belt buckle should do the trick. Removing the belt from your pants, just place one edge of the buckle under the cap and use your thumb to push down on the other side of the buckle with enough force to release the cap.
At Cheers All we also have a few tiny and affordable solutions that could be very helpful so you don't ever need any of these tips...