In November, the Kentucky for Kentucky team set out to make the world’s very first Kentucky-shaped and 100% Kentucky-made bottle opener that fits on your key ring. The world was never same since. Our trusty bottle openers sold out, and Defenders of the Commonwealth were left empty handed in front of their Ale-8s. Well open up and say “Hell Yeah!” Kentucky, because this unique tool is back, with a new twist.
This Friday, we’ll have our original “Open Up and Say Hell Yea!” style, and a new one with our classic logo “Kentucky Kicks Ass” emblazoned on it (both designed by Cricket Press). Honestly though, we can trace our lust for popping tops in the name of the Commonwealth all the way back to our Kentucky forefathers. These great trail blazers, emancipators, movers & shakers did more than just fight for our right to party as a unified land. They saw the beauty in every swerve n’ curve of our state’s majestic outline, and saw fit (through divine providence) that this heavenly shape would make the most ergonomically sound bottle opener known to mankind. This insight was discovered by modern day historian, and the near ancient manuscripts containing detailed depictions of bottle busting mayhem were placed in our “trusty” hands. Thus, the magical opener was born…
Made from durable stainless steel, our bottle opener is the result of many Kentucky collaborations. To make this godly creation, we trekked through the fine blue grasses of design, engraving, and manufacturing. First off, we teamed up with our go-to guru of Kentucky Inventions Brian Turner (of Cricket Press fame) to churn out the dapper design. Next, we sent it off to the good folks out at Kleencut Technologies in Western Kentucky to punch out the shape of Kentucky, with the perfect nook to make your top pop. Finally, they were off to the dashing Chris Early at EHO Laser Engraving in Bowling Green, KY to get their badass insignia etched in by some hi-tech laser love. Now that the journey is complete, we are so proud to present to you fine folks the most Kentucky-centric bottle opener out there.
Open up your next Ale-8 or Kentucky craft beer with our trusty bottle opener and say Hell Yeah or Kentucky really does kick ass- after all, you deserve it… Available on Friday 20th at 10:00AM on our website. $12 each. 100% Made in Kentucky.
Photos by Savanna Barnett and Cassie Lopez