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Top 10 Ways to Open Beer Without an Opener

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

October 11, 2011
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One of the top ten ways to open beer without an openerContributed by Korina Rossi, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

A weekend camping in the woods, tailgating at a football game, or swimming at the beach can easily be ruined by forgetting to bring a beer opener.

But resourceful and desperate beer aficionados devised dozens of alternate ways to open a bottle.

Here are my top ten ways to open a beer without an opener:


10. Wedding Ring

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

A wedding band is not only a symbol of commitment and fidelity, it can also be a tool to open a beer in a pinch. Of course, a traditional opener is best, but who says jewelry can’t be functional?

9. Belt Buckle

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

For those unmarried types, a sturdy belt buckle that you can slip over the bottle cap is your next best option. Remember to pry the cap off instead of jerking it, which can break the bottle.

8. Picture Frame

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

Are there picture frames or a wall clock in easy reach? Thicker frames that afford more leverage usually work best. Again, put the lip of the frame below cap and carefully pry it off.

7. Another Beer

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

Flip a second beer upside down and use the cap to peel the cap of the first beer off.

6. Lighter

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

Before anti-smoking campaigns, when bars were smoky and cheerful places, you could depend on one of your buddies carrying a disposable lighter that would double as a bottle opener. These days, it’s still a good option, but resist using a good lighter.

5. Paper

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

Fold a stack of papers, or even dollar bills, into a “U” shape. If you position the crook of the “U” just under the bottle cap, you should be able to pry it off.

4. Door Jamb

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

The doorframes of your house or apartment offer a myriad of nooks and crannies to fit your bottle cap into for leverage. Because few people examine their doorframes, no one will notice any damage that you may do.

3. Frying Pan

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

The frying pan, your kitchen’s most useful utensil, can open a beer in a few ways. Either use the side of the frying pan, like a picture frame, or use the hole in the handle.

2. Toothbrush

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

Don’t ever use your teeth to open a bottle, but using your toothbrush can be fruitful endeavor. Make sure you’re opening the bottle with the corner of the handle, positioned right under the cap.

1. Cell Phone

One of the top ten ways to open beer without an opener

If you have any scruples about damaging your pricey cell phone to remove the cap of a not-so-pricey beer, keep in mind that your friends also have cell phones. They will probably let you borrow one if you don’t spill the beans or your beer in the process.



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