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How to Open a Beer with Flair

Learn how to open a beer with flair from mixologist / flair bartender Chris Cardone in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Chris Cardone. I work at the Beatrice Inn, and I'm going to teach you how to open a beer with some flare. There's a million ways to open a beer, and a million cool ways to do it, but I'm going to show you one that is dear to my heart. You're going to get in touch with a little bit of your inner ninja.

So, you're going to take your beer, whichever one you're opening, and you're going to take a bottle opener. These are called flat irons, and the concept behind a flat iron bottle opener is it sits in your back pocket, and you have a little bit of a finger hold for one hand, and then, obviously, the beer opener on the other side. So. what we're going to do is we're going to take it out, and you're going to kind of just swing it around into your palm. It's really just a matter of just rotating it like this. You just kind of snap your wrist, and the bottle opener goes like that. Then, you're going to invert it, and bring it over to your beer.

So, quickly it kind of looks like this, bring it around, and over like that. And then you're going to pop it open, and you're going to kind of swing it back into your pocket. So, to do it quickly when you're really, really in a rush, and kind of moving through your stuff, instead of just taking the beer, and going like this and opening it, we're going to do it with some flare. So we're going to bring it around, pop it open, swing it back down, and bring it back. And that's how to open a beer with some flare.

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