If you are looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the beer aficionado in your life, for the love of all that is good do not waste your money on some gimmicky, novelty “beer-related” item you found on some display in some department store. Instead, spend your hard-earned cash on something that they will actually use. Something functional. Perhaps something like one of these awesome bottle openers:
For the Bottle Cap Collector – The GrOpener – starting at $16 each (pictured above)
Short for “Grabopener”, the GrOpener is an aluminum bottle opener designed to use the “motion and force from the act of grabbing the bottle to also remove the cap.” Beyond its universal design (that also “accommodates amputees, stroke victims and others who may only have full use of one hand”), the GrOpener “keeps caps flat, . . . leverages pull tabs on cans, and [has a] magnet [that allows] it to stow on your beer fridge.” One of the contributors here at Mashing In is an avid bottle cap collector, and the GrOpener gets daily use in our office because each cap remains in pristine condition after removal. For that reason, we can confirm that this item is an awesome opener that is built for function while still having great aesthetics.
For the Stylish Beer Drinker – The Go-Comb Bottle Opener – starting at $15.99 each
“Made from precision-crafted stainless steel and coated with a smooth finish”, the Go-Comb Bottle Opener fits easily in your wallet or bag, keeps you looking good, and conveniently opens your beer. What else could you ask for? In case you were wondering, the comb has a fine-tooth design that “works best in short hair and beards.”
For the Cycling Enthusiast – Road Popper – starting at $35 each
A lot of cyclists these days like to finish off a long ride with a refreshing beverage, and the Road Popper makes it so those folks can avoid having to stash an opener somewhere in their cycling shorts. 3-D printed in bronze-infused stainless steel and available in a variety of finishes, this opener is designed “to fasten discreetly to the rails on the underside of” a conventional bike saddle. It can easily open any bottle cap, but you really shouldn’t drink and bike. So, let’s be sure to only open beers with the Road Popper when the ride is officially done.
For the Gamer That Loves Beer – Fallout Nuka Cola Bottle Opener – $19.99 each
We all know things can get a little crazy out there in The Wastes. For instance, say you just got out of a harrowing battle with a frickin’ Deathclaw that came out of nowhere. Despite being wildly unprepared for that moment (both emotionally and in your inventory), you somehow triumphed. Moments like these call for a beer, and nothing will widen a victory smile more than prying that cap off with this gorgeous, wall-mounted Nuka Cola opener.
If you have no idea what we are talking about, please excuse our nerdery. Just trust that Fallout fans will love this opener.
For Lovers of the Short Pour – Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer – $9.97 each
The Dilemma: a beer drinker really wants to get into a big ol’ bottle of delicious barrel-aged goodness, but is trying to avoid crushing 22 ounces of high ABV beer in one sitting on his/her own. How can one possibly sip on this brew responsibly without being wasteful?
The Answer: The Hermetus. This item will not only allow you to open that bottle, but it also gives you the ability to “simply seal your bottle by sliding the product on the brim of the glass, keeping the carbon dioxide and freshness inside.” Drink what you want, save the rest for later. It’s perfect.