I can’t find the post, but years ago I wrote about what I consider to be one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind: the wide-mouth beer (or soda) can. By simply expanding the size of the hole, the can dispenses liquid in a faster and more delicious way.
Surely, I thought, this was the pinnacle of can design. It can’t get any wider, right?
Enter St. Louis brewer Urban Chestnut.
As I discovered tonight while attending the St. Louis FC/Chicago Fire soccer game, Urban Chestnut had discovered a way to remove the entire top from a can. I kind of wanted water, but when I saw someone with that can, I knew I had to try it.
So I did. And, of course, it was amazing.
With one elegant design tweak to the lid, Urban Chestnut cans transform into what is essentially an aluminum pint glass. It’s brilliant. I was elated by every sip.
Have you ever seen this? What did you think?