It is not uncommon to reseal wine. In fact, there are several fancy gadgets on the market for doing just that. And truth be told, I have attempted to use them on beer bottles — some proving to be successful, and others disappointing. Now, I guarantee some of you are rolling your eyes at me thinking, “Why would somebody recap and save beer?” — a question I will answer in a moment.
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Ten Facts About BeerSavers:
- 1. beersavers™ are durable, stretchy molded beer bottle cap charms.
- 2. beersavers™ are designed to help keep beer fresh and safe.
- 3. beersavers™ are dishwasher safe and reusable.
- 4. beersavers™ are made of food-safe silicone.
- 5. beersavers™ come in multi-colored sets of 6 – the perfect party pack.
- 6. beersavers™ make a great housewarming or hostess gift for any beer lover.
- 7. beersavers™ fit most standard beer bottles and some larger style beer bottles.
- 8. beersavers™ make for a great talking point at any dinner party or beer tasting party.
- 9. beersavers™ help homebrewers keep their beer bottles clean and sterile before bottling.
- 10. beersavers™ help keep your beer safely identified when in clubs, bars and restaurants.
Now, back to the question from before — Why would someone want or need to reseal beer? Here is a list of reasons that I have come across in the past:
- Bombers & Large Bottles: Opening up a large bottle, especially when you are the only one drinking it, can be a pretty big commitment. Not all beers are available in smaller sizes. And sometimes, people don’t want to drink a whole 22oz. (or more) of one beer (like a big Barleywine or Bourbon-aged beers).
- Beer Samples: Just like wine reps, beer reps travel from location to location, sampling their current and prospective clients. Sampling people on products can be very costly if you have to open a new bottle at each location.
- Beer Tasting: I know a few professional beer writers that get bombarded with samples. When sitting down to professionally taste, review and judge beer, it is not really “standard” to swill down each bottle in the process. However, it would be a shame to waste the beer. Having a way to recap the beer during the tasting process would allow the taster an opportunity to revisit the beer at a later time.
- Big Alcohol Beers: In a way, this goes with the large bottle bullet point. Some beers are just so big and alcoholic that they require sipping, slow sipping. There are some beers so powerful that even I cannot finish them in one sitting. But, I refuse to waste these beers.
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