Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How to Properly Open a Case of Beer

Admittedly, few craft beers come in cans – but the number of such beers is increasing.  With that thought in mind, I share with you the proper way to open a case of beer, especially if you intend to be carrying it around with you.

Most cases of canned beer ship in a cardboard box with a handle built into one side.  It’s not uncommon for people to open these at the end of the box, or near the bottom, especially if they plan to empty the box and put the beer in a cooler or refrigerator.

But what if, for instance, you’re taking the case to a party and expect to take the leftovers home?  Opening at the end of the box or on the bottom means that cans will fall out if you pick the case up by the convenient built-in handle.  How do you avoid that?

Simple.  Tear a rectangle of cardboard away near the handle, large enough to enable you to reach in and grab a beer (or put one back when the night’s over), but not so large that the cans fall out.

See this post on “Guyism” for photos and more-detailed instructions.

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