No More Warm Beer

Innovation by | May 2017 | Issue #124

Sunshine and warmer temperatures are finally heralding in the long-awaited changing of the seasons. No, not winter to spring; indoor beer-drinking season to outdoor beer-drinking season! And while the sun might feel great on your shoulders, it does a number on that bottle of beer you’re sipping while hanging out with friends, transforming a tasty cold brew into a warm, flat one faster than it takes to get your first sunburn.

“That first sip of beer is always the best, so cold and refreshing,” says Kimberly Devitt, marketing manager of Corkcicle, which released Chillsner—a product designed to keep a bottle of beer colder longer—in 2013 after the success of the company’s wine chiller led to requests for a similar tool for beer. “Now, with Chillsner, your last sip can be just as satisfying as the first.”

Made with a completely encapsulated thermal coolant, Chillsner is ready to go after 45 minutes in the freezer. Once frozen, the proprietary cooling gel transforms Chillsner into an in-bottle cooling device that fits right into any standard 9-inch, 12-ounce bottle. An airtight seal holds the product securely in place, while the drink-through lid’s four flow vents deliver a smooth, consistent stream of cold beer with every sip. In other words, you don’t have to remove the Chillsner to take a drink. The device will stay cold outside of the freezer for at least 45 minutes. And the whole thing is protected by a stainless steel frame that’s quick to chill and easy to clean.

“Designed for beer lovers, Chillsner is perfect for parties, tailgating, and pretty much any occasion where beers are enjoyed,” Devitt says.

Available at, a set of two Chillsners costs $29.95, plus shipping.