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Connoisseurs' beer

Same beer but in easier-to-open bottles.
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You know how some beer comes in bottles covered with fancy gold- or silver-colored foil? This foil gives the bottle a felicitous look making it more compelling to buy.

Alas, quite often it is hard to completely remove the foil from the mouth-contact area to prevent little pieces of foil from entering the beerstream.

So, once the initial "foiled" offering worked and you bought the beer and saw it was good, I think the duller looking, foilless packaging should be available for those who already know beer is good and don't want to struggle with the stupid foil. Typography on the boxes, labels could also be less bright (and cheaper!), offsetting the manufacturers increased logistics costs.

xipetotec, Mar 26 2007

Foil-avoidance technology http://www.sxc.hu/photo/110037
Instructions for use available on request. [MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 26 2007]

(?) or try this http://www.walmart....?product_id=4631183
walking-friendly apparatus [pigtails_and_ponies, Mar 26 2007]


       Drink it out of a keg.
Texticle, Mar 26 2007

       We have this new device over here that gets around this problem. I'll see if I can Google it and link.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 26 2007

       Kegs, glasses are marvelous inventions, no doubt, but I like to _walk_ to get some beer, and I'm no Hercules. Besides, drinking beer outside the house makes glasses impractical (I hate flies/sand/leaves in my beer!)
xipetotec, Mar 26 2007

       I suppose you could decant it into a clean and empty foil-less bottle.
Worldgineer, Mar 26 2007

       Decanting beer into another bottle isn't quite an option either, because I normally need more than one (bottle).   

       If they do sell cold and noncold wine and sodas, why not defoiled beer?
xipetotec, Mar 26 2007

       //because I normally need more than one (bottle)// But by that time, your bottle will be empty.   

       (not that I mean to detract from the idea, just giving constructive advice to be used until such marvels as high-quality foil-less beers are widely available)   

       Another solution: easily removed foil. Why must it be glued to the bottle? It's not as if it's performing any function that requires strength.   

       But wait, there's more: Flashpaper coverings. Perhaps not quite as decorative as metal foils, but my guess is the act of explosive removal of packaging will become attractive itself. (see my Flash Paper Dress idea if you don't know what flash paper is)
Worldgineer, Mar 27 2007

       >But by that time, your bottle will be empty   

       Yes, and I'd like to start another one right away :)   

       Easily/entertainingly removable covers are nice, but may increase costs, which greedy beer makers wouldn't like.
xipetotec, Mar 27 2007


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