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Badass Butterfly-Knife-Style Bottle Openers

Butterfly Knife Bottle Opener Urban Beer Nerd

I’m a bit of a balisong, a.k.a, butterfly knife, aficionado, or at least I used to be when I lived in a really shitty neighborhood in Boston. At the time, I thought I was a ninja, and I never left my apartment without some sort of weapon. Now my butterfly knives collect dust in a drawer, but I still hold a special place in my beer-nerd heart for the dangerous little bastards. (I also now know that I am not, in actuality, a ninja.)

So when I saw BBBarfly.com’s cool new butterfly-knife-style bottle openers, which you can customize with your own design, I was more than a little intrigued. I don’t know if I’ll actually, you know, buy one, because I already have a shitload of bottle openers. But they’re still really cool, especially if you’re a bartender looking for a new way to differentiate yourself from all the other bottle slangers.

Butterfly Knife Bottle Opener

You can get a single-color butterfly-knife bottle opener for $20, and you can pick a number of designs for another $10 or so. You can also customize your bottle opener with your own design, but I couldn’t find any pricing information for custom BBBarlys on the company’s website.

Now I can’t wait to go home and play with my butterfly knives. Banzai.


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An iPhone Case/Bottle Opener for the True Beer Nerd

Russian River Pliny the Elder iPhone case and bottle opener

One of my favorite IPAs on the planet: Russian River Brewing Co.’s Pliny the Elder. One of the best smartphones on the planet: Apple’s iPhone. (Full disclosure: I’m an Android/BlackBerry guy, but I realize Apple makes great smartphones.)

I came across the Pliny the Elder iPhone case/ bottle opener you see above while visiting Russian River’s website to order one of the company’s goblet glasses.  It costs $25 plus shipping, which is reasonable. Unfortunately the Pliny iPhone case/opener is only available for the iPhone 4/4S—no iPhone 5 model yet, though I’m sure iBottleOpener.com, which makes the case, will update its product line soon.

Man, I wish I had an ice-cold Pliny right now. Oh well, this Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA will have to do. No themed bottle opener to crack it open with though… 😦


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