Beer bottle caps: WTF are we doing?
Why aren't all bottle caps twist-off?

What is going on with bottle caps?

We have the technlogy for simple twist-off caps. They don't require an easy-to-misplace tool, and are surprisingly manageable, even when a little bit drunk.

Why aren't we using these all the time? Why are the pry-off ones that require you to always have a bottle opener (I suggest on your keys) handy still so popular?

Side bar: what are these ones called? I doubt it's "pry-off".

Are twist-off caps more unreliable? Or do pry-offs only exist so bartenders can perfect snazzy tricks, and the rest of us can remove a layer of skin after mistaking it for something more drunkman-friendly?

I've dented many a hotel room cabinet because of this debacle, using it to smash open a beer bottle I assumed would be twist-off at the local Sip 'n' Save, normally failing on the first seven attempts before it finally flies across the room. Hotels, if you're listening, include bottle openers in your rooms and stop forcing me to become a minor vandal.

If we absolutely must have both, I demand some sort of colouring system that warns you that a beer bottle is not twist-off. I'm informed that you can tell by looking at it, but if you can, you're spending far too much time looking at the bottle when you should already be half-way through the six pack.

Posted 06/02/2013
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Beer bottle caps: WTF are we doing? Comments

  • Gryllis 338682 XP 06/02/2013 +5
    Now I'm getting to the serious issues in life.
  • Silence 81809 XP 06/02/2013 +3
    Two o'clock in the afternoon and complaining about beer caps? You're not Kero [MOG]
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  • K4ZMA 384724 XP 06/02/2013 +4
    21 year old man inside a 50 year old man.
  • Gryllis 338682 XP 06/02/2013 +1

    Silence said: Two o'clock in the afternoon and complaining about beer caps? You're not Kero



    I had the discussion at MMGN last week, but everyone says it's too stupid to discuss, so I'm brining it to the internet.
  • maxiboy 32819 XP 06/02/2013
    I hate it when I pick up a new beer, look at the top briefly and deem it not a twisty, only to use a bottle opener challengingly to find out it in fact was a twist top.


    I ought to go buy more now [Shifty]
  • Jayden27 2028 XP 06/02/2013 +2
    All I take away from this is, "mmm beer"
  • Doles 37210 XP 06/02/2013 +1
    they're called pop-tops and you can use almost anything to open them. real men use their eye-sockets

    In all seriousness, pop-tops provide a better seal which make the beer more awesome
  • maxiboy 32819 XP 06/02/2013

    Doles said: they're called pop-tops and you can use almost anything to open them. real men use their eye-sockets
    In all seriousness, pop-tops provide a better seal which make the beer more awesome



    Plus opening them with a wall mounted bottle opener is so satisfying.
  • stygiaN_ 18593 XP 06/02/2013

    Kenni said: 21 year old man inside a 50 year old man.



    gayseal.gif
  • M@ndyz 242233 XP 06/02/2013 +1
    Did someone say beer???

  • Leasha 92027 XP 06/02/2013
    I just assume everything is a pop top and take to it with an opener.

    If it's a twist then SCORE- if not- DIIIIE you damn bottle.
  • K4ZMA 384724 XP 06/02/2013

    stygiaN_ said:gayseal.gif

    You're nasty, Styg.
  • Pilkingbod 99433 XP 06/02/2013 +3
    Written by Jerry Seinfeld
  • XxmadmanxX 83302 XP 06/02/2013
    Hate getting a roady from a pub or bottlo only to realize it is a pop-top and you then have to use your inititave to open it
  • Daseti 11382 XP 07/02/2013

    Doles said:pop-tops provide a better seal which make the beer more awesome

    This.

    Also, all alcoholics know which beers are and aren't twist tops.

    Generally All your premium beers around $50~ a carton will be pop tops.

    You can also open pop tops with another beer.
  • MX_Xizz0R 3468 XP 08/02/2013
    whiskey people don't have to put up with this crap.
  • EndBoss 10020 XP 08/02/2013
    why does pop - tops provide a better seal?

    I know twist tops on a wine bottle is better than a cork, but all the expensive wines all have cork instead of a twist top.

  • Doyl 84754 XP 09/02/2013
    Pop tops are much easier and cheaper for automation.
    Everyone I know that makes home-brew uses pop tops because of the cost.
    Plus, cmon, it's so much more satisfying opening a beer with a bottle opener.
    Dat "pshffft" sound *_*
  • Pact 21905 XP 10/02/2013
    Its the companys choice to use twist off or pop tops; Mainly to promote responsible drinking and in turn make them look good to the Liquor board, State governments and consumers.
  • DarkEnemy 29533 XP 11/02/2013
    Plus that feel of a smooth pop-top glass against your lips [Derp]
  • OutsetBrodie 38691 XP 11/02/2013
    If you recommend a bottle opener on your keys, then why not do just that?

    Without pop-tops, my desk's Thor Mjolnir hammer would have absolutely no use.
  • MicDaMan 36620 XP 15/02/2013
    I'm surprised there isn't a wii game for opening beer bottles yet :S
  • EpicDusy 3797 XP 22/02/2013
    I just open pop-tops with my teeth :P

    Yeah I'm weird :S
  • Bilbo11 22 XP 04/03/2013
    Hi all, im a bartender and i too hate having to use a bottle opener/barblade to open drinks, but ive found that only the IMPORTS are using the pop tops, Corona, Becks, Asahi, Hieneken
    ect. so if you have a major problem with them, drink aussie beer :P
  • Pilkingbod 99433 XP 04/03/2013

    Bilbo11 said:
    ect. so if you have a major problem with them, drink aussie beer


    Kay.
    I'll just open this Fat Yak...

    Oh, wait...

    I'll just open this Little Creatures...

    Oh, wait...
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