Did you know that collecting bottle caps is truly an amazing hobby? If you love beer and are not collecting beer caps – that is a hobby that you need! There’s a certain satisfaction in sourcing and sampling those rare brews from around the world, and collecting bottle caps is a great way to commemorate the moment. Truth be told, any hobby that involves tasting new beers has to be a good one! Recently we’ve stumbled upon one truly amazing collector – David. David wanted to add DR BLUES caps to his collection for a long time. He shared his story with us.
I started collecting as a little boy, trading crowncaps with my friends at school. We also played with it like marbles. Unfortunately that collection was thrown away. As an adult I often went to Belgium on a holiday. Of course a holiday in Belgium is not complete without the beer. Every time I drank one my collectors heart started to itch. That’s how I started collecting again. Now my Belgian collection consists of over 1800 caps, ranging from old one with cork to the new small breweries. Of course Dr. Blues couldn’t be missing! What a pleasure it was not only to have the cap, but also the beer underneath it. True medicine!The painkiller is great way to spend your Friday evening.
There are plenty of ways to get creative with your cap collection, with crafts ranging from small-scale to big weekend projects.
One of our favourite easy ways to use bottle caps is to convert them into magnets. Simply purchase a small roll of circular magnets, apply a bit of hot glue or super glue, and stick one to the back of a bottle cap. These are great decorations for a beer fridge. Another easy way to show off your favorite caps is to create coasters with them. Simply glue a grid of four by four caps to a square of corkboard for a quick coaster. For something a little more durable and professional-looking, use a clear epoxy to seal caps into a circular or square mold.
If you’re not the crafty type, don’t worry. One of our all-time favourite ways to display bottle caps is available for purchase and doesn’t take much effort or creativity at all. Beercapmaps.com sells large “maps” cut from plywood that are comprised of many small circular openings to display your favorite bottle caps. The decorative maps, which can be easily mounted on most walls, are available in many different geographical shapes, including several countries (United States, Canada, Australia, and more) as well as any US state of your choosing.