Miller Lite introduced a new "punch top can" that claims it will increase airflow to your drink and reduce burp-inducing "glug." That may or may not be true, but it will make shotgunning much easier for all the chug-a-luggers out there.
On Friday, MillerCoors sent a few of these newfangled cans over, so I decided to give one a stab, quite literally, while sitting at my desk today.
The top of the can has a second, smaller indenture that you have to puncture with a key or another pointy item (a fingernail will not work, mind you). The additional hole creates the extra airflow and, in theory, generates a "smoother pour." However, something tells me this bevvy was not brewed for pouring into a glass. Rather, it was made for pouring into your frat brother's mouth on the eve of his 21st birthday.
All snark aside, the extra puncture really does work. It truly makes the beer flow out more quickly and smoothly.
However, why exactly is this something I should want to do? These days, and actually for about a decade or two now, knocking back a beer as fast as I can is the opposite of what I'm trying to achieve when imbibing. My inner conversations usually go something like, "Whoa, slow down, sister. You have to work tomorrow."
Also, I found the punch tab more difficult to puncture than I expected. My coworker Jim Owczarski said that's because I was missing the increased adrenaline that only comes from the party hardy mentality when you're sitting in a basement full of buddies. Perhaps he's right and my midday-Monday demeanor while listening to the sensitive stylings of Death Cab For Cutie didn't get me amped up enough to swiftly spear a beer into shotgun readiness.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Molly Snyder
Published May 27, 2016
According to a source, Yield, 1932 E. Kenilworth Ave., closed last night and once word spread through social media, so many customers showed up it turned into a "borderline block party."
Published May 27, 2016
My family and I decided to head to Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend to visit Medieval Times, one of nine locations in the chain, to find out - among other things - what would happen if we asked for a fork. Turns out, 'twas a beauteous adventure and better food experience than expected.
Published May 25, 2016
Today on FOX's "Studio A," OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder reads host Bryan Kramp's tarot cards. Tune in to find out if he got the Devil card or not. In the meantime, read about the local tarot scene from Jen CintrÃ³n and Theresa Reed, aka The Tarot Lady.
Published May 23, 2016
Reinventing ourselves takes a lot of guts, something all five of these women - who switched careers at the age of 40 or older - have plenty of. Some left the corporate world, some joined it, but all of them share one thing in common: they are now closer to their True Norths.
Published May 20, 2016
Paul Hepp will launch his new brewery-and history-tours-by-bus business that's simply called Fun Beer Tours on Friday, May 20. Hepp says Fun Beer Tours is a mix of his two passions: craft beer and local brewery history.
Published May 19, 2016
It was a rollicking soft opening tonight at Urban Bay View, 2301 S. Logan St., the second business venture of Paul Jonas, who also owns Tonic Tavern, and is managed by longtime Tonic bartender and bellweather of the service industry, Paul "PK" Kennedy.
Published May 18, 2016
Harley-Davidson launched a new concept in Milwaukee, Portland and Los Angeles today: a pop-up bike share that gives riders the chance to test out the new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster. In Milwaukee, the pop-up popped up in the Third Ward on Broadway.
Published May 18, 2016
Josh Silberman, who grew up on Milwaukee's North Shore, knew at a young age that he wanted to have a career in film and television in Los Angeles. He was partially inspired by his cousin, the great Gene Wilder, and partly by his own love of adventure and travel.
Published May 17, 2016
In late May, Sprecher Brewing Company will introduce three new "hard sodas": Hard Cherry Cola, Hard Orange Cream and Hard Cola. The local brewery already offers Hard Root Beer, Hard Ginger Ale and Hard Apple Pie.
Published May 16, 2016
New Orleans jazz musician Trombone Shorty created an inspiring children's picture book based on his own life that documents his musical journey and his determination to make his dreams come true as a musician.