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How to Keep Beer Cold

If your beer seems too warm, you could always drink it faster! Or, you could keep it cold longer with these tricks.


  • Step 1: Keep your hands off the beer can or bottle as much as possible to prevent your body heat from warming it up.
  • Step 2: Use a foam beer cozy that's at least a half-inch thick. Choose a light color; dark colors absorb more heat.
  • TIP: Like to knit? Make a wool cozy; it works almost as well as a foam one.
  • Step 3: If you've got a block of Styrofoam, stick your can or bottle into it. Testers found that this keeps beer cool even better than a cozy.
  • Step 4: No Styrofoam or cozy available? Wrap your beer in some aluminum foil.
  • Step 5: Keep beer cool at a campsite by sticking each can in a wet sock and using rope to tie it to a tree branch. The combination of wind and wetness will keep them cold until you're ready to pop one.
  • Step 6: You can also dig a shallow hole in the ground in a corner of your tent, and shove some cans into it. The shaded ground will keep your beer cool.
  • FACT: Draft beer is usually around 38 degrees Fahrenheit, refrigerated beer is around 35 degrees, and beer from an ice chest can dip down to 32 degrees.

You Will Need

  • A foam beer cozy
  • Styrofoam
  • Aluminum foil
  • Wet socks
  • Rope
  • A tree branch
  • A tent

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