Alright, before I get started here let me say one thing: I know that not all beer is supposed to be ice cold. I understand that many (if not most) craft beers have an optimal serving temperature that’s north of frozen. I get it. Don’t need to hear about it. If that’s your comment, you can just mosey on along.
OK, with that being said, let’s talk about beers that are NOT craft beers. Let’s talk about Budweiser, Coors, Miller, Molson, Labatt’s, Rolling Rock…you know, the gas station beers. I know that craft beer is a calling and that, by and large, it’s more flavorful, more potent, and more “more” than these traditional domestic brews. But you know what, sometimes I just want to drink a can of Bud Light and I want that can to be colder than a January skinny dip in one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.
Enter the Beer Blizzard.
This ingenious new can-cooling koozie device is the brainchild of a couple of Yinzers, Mike Robb and Tom “Ozzy” Osborne. Basically, the Beer Blizzard is a small disc made from a strong thermoplasic polyurethane material that’s filled with a fast-freezing, non-toxic fluid. Pop this disc onto the indented bottom of your can, cover it with a koozie, and enjoy the marvels of modern science. Robb and Osborne claim that your drink will actually get colder with each sip. If you’re drinking a beer that you want to keep cold, that sure sounds like a slam dunk to me.
Currently, the Beer Blizzard is still in the early stages of development with just under 40 days left in their KickStarter campaign. Of course, they reached their (modest) funding goal of $5,000 in about 72 hours, so it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll be seeing this dream become a reality before too long. If you feel like kicking in a few shekels yourself, watch the video below and head on over to their KickStarter page.