1,261 Bottle Caps


I’ve been wanting a poker table for years. Just a place to sit and throw some cards with a few good friends. Of course, with poker comes beer. I love beer. Beer is fantastic.

I found these guys online the other night while looking at poker tables. Awesome. Now I’m inspired. Although I don’t plan to do anything as fancy as these guys did, I’m thinking a simple hexagonal table (since bottle caps make hexagons nicely) at about two feet per seating area would be perfect. Some quick math leads me to believe I’ll need 1,261 caps to fill that size table. I have 21 caps right now.

As I gather the remaining 1,240 caps, I thought it would be a waste not to take this opportunity to talk about the beers under them. Over ambitious? More than likely, but it’ll be a lot of fun. Whether or not I ever gather the caps I need to make my poker table, I’ll begin writing about the beers I drink along the way. This will be a blog about one man’s opinions as he drinks beer.

So, here are the rules for my bottle caps. I’ll only have one cap of each design. I can repeat beers if the bottler redesigns their cap, but otherwise this rule will limit me to one cap one beer (at least as far as the collection is concerned). I need to drink the beer personally. No caps from friends will be added to the table. I understand that even if I drink one unique beer every night, it will take well over three years to get the number of caps I need. More realistically, I’m looking at five to ten years of drinking, collecting and blogging. Drinking beer I’m not worried about. Collecting, I’m pretty confident in. Blogging, well, we’ll see how that goes.

**The opinions expressed with regard to each beer are purely my own. No company or  brewery has asked me to review their product and as such, are not compensating me for my opinions. Should they request a review with compensation, I will say so in my post.**