Summer 2021: Americans are getting vaccinated as rapidly as the weather’s heating up. Finally, some pool days with the besties! In recent memory, I’m not aware of a more jubilant time to hit the water and crack some cold ones.
But just when we thought drinking beer this summer couldn’t get any better, the Draft Top showed up. The innovative opener removes the entire lid of any can (with no sharp edges), so you can enjoy the full effect, scent and all, of your favorite cold drink. Planet-friendly drinkers (can I get a hell yeah?) will be interested in the Draft Top’s sustainability implications.
Draft Top Innovates for Throwback Style
Remember when pop-tops used to work by taking the whole lid off the can? Well, I don’t, because I’m a millennial, but I’ve seen enough ‘70s movies to know what it was like. You’d pop the tab and then peel the lid completely off, exposing the entire surface of your frosty beer.
The Draft Top doesn’t do exactly that, but it produces the same effect. The gadget clamps around the top of a can and cuts it off from below the rim, leaving the rim of the can intact. Plus, it eliminates any sharp edges, so you don’t walk away with a Joker smile after enjoying a few cold ones.
No more sucking beer out of an aluminum orifice? Count us in!
Draft Top UX
User experience for the Draft Top promises advantages but seems to come along with some drawbacks. The first obvious advantage is that the drinker gets the full aromatic effect of their beer. This may not seem like much, but your nose can detect over one trillion smells. Why should aluminum be the only scent you get when you’re drinking canned beer?
Unfortunately, it looks like the ease-of-use issues can sometimes intervene your good time. Some users report a lot of repetitive twisting to make the Draft Top work, which can crinkle the can. Verified buyer Michael R. was having all kinds of trouble: “I find that the cans get manhandled and I get beer all over myself,” he says.
From videos, the risk seems pretty minor; just don’t expect it to work like a lightsaber and you’ll probably have a fine time.
It may look like a simple drinking gadget, but Draft Top could actually help users save waste. It eliminates a glass, so it saves the water it would take to wash that glass later. And you can theoretically re-use your can cup. Remember, re-use is the new recycle.
To be fair, if I used the Draft Top to stock my house with cups, I would have far more than I needed very quickly. Still, one more re-used item is one less in the trash.
Father’s Day Edition and Purchasing
Get the American-made Draft Top at Huckberry for MSRP $25. Better yet, booze cruise on over to drafttop.com and pick up the limited-edition Dad Shoe model. It’s white, with a grass-green stained top and a navy blue “DT.” Ahh, the joys of summer.
Learn more at Huckberry.com.