My girl got me a bottle tote bag for Christmas this year. When I first unwrapped the gift, I wasn’t exactly thrilled, because it’s a kind of pussyish tan-green color, and I never really wanted one. But after using it for a few weeks, I’ve become a big fan, and now I never go to the liquor store without it.
Not only does the tote make it easy to carry a half dozen bomber bottles while shopping around my local beer store, it reduces the number of brown bags I take home every time I buy beer. Most of the beer stores I frequent individually wrap each bomber with a paper bag so they don’t clank around or they place each bottle inside one of those plastic bottle net thingees. They then put all of the bottles in another, larger brown-paper bag. That’s a lot of paper bags, and I buy a lot of beer. I recycle any paper bags I get, but the bottle tote largely eliminates the need for them, and it’s convenient to use.
My bottle tote bag has compartments for four bottles and a center space that can hold another couple of bottles or even a four pack of 12-ounce beer bottles. It is made of thick, durable canvas, and it costs $19.99 on HomeWetBar.com, plus shipping. I highly recommend it. You can also find other cheaper options online, including a cool, branded bottle tote from Russian River Brewing Co., one of my favorite breweries.
So go on and get yourself a badass bottle tote, whydontcha?