VIDEO: Creative Ways to Open a Beer Bottle

I recently shared a video of a craggy old man in jaunty house slippers opening a beer bottle with a chainsaw.  Well, filmmakers Chris Sumers and Adam Young take it to the next level (at least variety-wise) with their short “Bottle Cap Blues,” a quick and fun film showing improvised ways of opening beer bottles.

There are many good ones (iPod, switchblade, motorcycle, etc.) but my favorite is when the fella tries to open a Miller (I think) by bashing it on a cow’s skull, only to wreck it in the process and throw it down in disgust.  I think that’s how many of these attempts would end for me, as I’m not handy enough to open a beer using the blade of a machete or a pickaxe.  Instead I’d have a sealed beer and eight fingers.

Enjoy the video, and much thanks to Bert Caldwell for pointing us to it!




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6 Comments on “VIDEO: Creative Ways to Open a Beer Bottle”

  1. May 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Most horrifying: belly button.

    • May 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      And erotic. 😉


  2. Diss Content
    May 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Clever ways to open beer to be sure but I’m still inexplicably drawn to:

    You have a spare for those times which require a higher production rate and you sure as hell won’t leave it behind or lose it between some seat cushions. Or will you?

    • June 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

      What kind of twister is that now?

  3. Mad Queen Linda
    June 11, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Clearly, what’s driving the success of these methods is the belief that the method will work. (And numerouse beers consumed before trying the particular method.) I am definitely going to try that garden rake. God knows I’m not using it in the garden.

    • June 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      I think you’re right – it’s all about the gusto with which you pursue the opening method. Except for that skull – lots of gusto and mostly broken glass. 😦

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