Being a craft beer lover and questing to try as many different brews as possible I often buy bombers. The problem with bombers is that I try to limit myself to 1 beer a night, for sobriety, budgetary, and dietary reasons. You can’t do that with a bomber, once you open it it starts going flat… unless you can reseal it!
That is where the Hermetus bottle opener and resealer comes into play.
First off it’s a great, strong, and sturdy bottle opener. The bottle opening features would be slightly improved with a magnet to stick to the side of the fridge. But there are billions of bottle openers and few resealers, which is where this product shines.
As you can see in the above pic the opener narrows down on one end with tracks on the side that fit the standard bottle opening. This track has a piece of rubber on the bottom of it. After pouring your first pint you slide the bottle into the track and the rubber creates a seal around the top of the bottle.
You may be wondering just how tight is the seal formed? How about tight enough to flip a half full bomber upside down and not lose any beer tight!
Well that’s great and all but how does the beer taste after using this thing? My plan was to open the bottle on Monday, reseal it, and finish it off on Wednesday. Well life, as it so often does, got in the way and I didn’t get a chance to reopen this bottle until Saturday. If left open for 5 days you can guarantee this beer would’ve been flat and poured down the drain without ever touching a glass. However as you can see below there was enough carbonation left in the beer to produce some head! The taste was almost spot on but there was just a touch of oxidation.
This is giving my previous favorite bottle opener, the Milenium Falcon (a gift from my kind and loving wife), a run for it’s money!
If all this has inspired you to buy one then head over to Kaufmann-Mercantile which seems to be the only place online selling them, ran be a total of $15 including shipping. I’ve heard that local homebrew supply store Osborn Brewing should be getting some in stock soon.