How to Do the Hanging Beer Opening Trick in Flair Bartending

Learn how to do the hanging beer opening trick from mixologist / flair bartender Chris Cardone in this Howcast video.

Hi. I’m Chris Cardone from the Flair Bartenders’ Association and I’m going to show you how to open a beer with a sort of beer hanging trick.

So what we are going to do is we’re going take the beer we are using and you’re going to take your bottle opener and this is called a flat iron bottle opener. The concept behind a flat iron is, one, you have a hole for your finger and then you have a hole for your bottle opener itself.

What we are going to do is you’re going to take your beer and you’re going to take your bottle opener and you’re going to kind of wedge the opener underneath the cap of the beer. Then you’re going to use the cap to kind of hold the beer and let it hang in the air. And then you’re going to kind of, you can kind of spin it around a little bit and things of that nature. But basically you want to get to a point where you manipulate it however you want to put it. And then you’re just going to simply kind of get it into your spot and then pop it open.

So it kind of, you know, you can of kind of take it out of an ice bucket and then kind of like bring it all the way up in front of your guests, and as it’s hanging you’re just gonna pop it open. Put it back on the bar.

And that’s kind of how to open a beer with a beer hanging trick.