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The bar tool designed to safely remove the top of aluminum beverage cans. Drink Topless - you'll enjoy what cans have to offer!
The bar tool designed to safely remove the top of aluminum beverage cans. Drink Topless - you'll enjoy what cans have to offer!
3,199 backers pledged $214,083 to help bring this project to life.

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Draft Top

Introducing Draft Top, the world's first bar tool designed to safely remove the top of aluminum beverage cans. 

The only way to drink... topless.
The only way to drink... topless.

Why? 

We are Sean and Armand, the creators of Draft Top. We designed this tool simply because we love beer. As Hopheads we understand the passion and the artistry that goes into each barrel. We love beer so much that we want everyone to enjoy it the way the brewer intended. From the brewery to the beer-geek, cans are the ideal vessels for maintaining the integrity of the beer because they prevent oxygen and light from reaching the brew. However, when opened, their small mouth doesn't allow the beer’s aroma to be enjoyed, essentially cutting out a major part of your flavor senses. Hence the perception that beer in cans tastes like aluminum. By removing the top, this device releases the flavor and improves the overall experience of each can.

High Five for Beer!
High Five for Beer!

As we all know, glass is not allowed at beaches or pools, but those are two of our favorite places to enjoy a cold one. Draft Top allows you to turn every can in your cooler into the perfect drinking experience, releasing the aroma and making the day at the beach that much better.

Beach Brew
Beach Brew

For those of use who prefer mixed drinks, Draft Top has you covered. Just remove the top of the can with Draft Top, take a few sips, and add your libations. We could all use a Bloody Mary every now and then.

Design and Mechanics 

After 3 years and countless iterations we are finally confident in both the functionality and style of Draft Top.

Prototypes
Prototypes

This durable and American made tool was designed to withstand the rigors of constant use. Playing off the contrasting nature of wood and steel, Draft Top maintains a modern yet rugged appearance that goes well in any environment, from the campground to the tailgate.

Draft Top works by displacing four splitters on the bottom of the device, outwards to the inside rim of the can. The splitters then separate the top from the rim by folding the aluminum into itself. Draft Top is able to remove the top of 8oz-16oz cans.

When used properly Draft Top maintains the pressed outer rim of the can while leaving   no sharp edges at the point of the cut.

We made sure to keep the device small and thin enough to easily slip into your back pocket. The measurements of Draft Top are 5/8th in thick x 3.75 in x 4.75 in

Rewards

For your thoughtful donation of $3, in lieu of just listing your name on our website, you can tweet (@DraftTop) or Email (KS@DraftTop.com) us a selfie with your favorite canned beverage and we will included your picture in our backer's collage page on our website.

For just $7 you will get 2 of these rad koozies and 2 classy stickers.

Rad koozie, classy sticker
Rad koozie, classy sticker

By backing us at the $35 amount you will receive the below t-shirt. We made sure to get the extra soft tri-blend material. You know that one t-shirt you own that you love to wear and always seems to get softer with age? Yeah, this sweet Draft Top t-shirt is made from the same material.

Draft Top Tri-Blend T Shirt
Draft Top Tri-Blend T Shirt

At $45, you will receive the Draft Top as well as a koozie and a sticker. You can finally remove the top of your aluminum beverage cans and experience the beer the way the brewer intended.

Backing us with $85 gets you the whole kitten caboodle, everything we have. You will receive the Draft Top, the T-Shirt, 4 koozies and 4 stickers. You will be decked out in DT gear. 

The whole kitten caboodle
The whole kitten caboodle

Manufacturing Timeline 

We are anticipating a shipping date of January 2016

What we will use the funds for

By backing this project you will be helping us to purchase the tooling to professionally produce this product. We have lined up a manufacturer here in the U.S. and readied the process for production so that we can deliver Draft Top to our backers, on time.

Thanks for viewing our project. Until next time, cheers!

Risks and challenges

We have been working hard to mitigate as many risks as possible, but we all know that hurdles will inevitably happen. We believe in transparency and will be diligent in sharing challenges with our community.

Our ship date accounts for extra time should manufacturing issues arise. We are confident that we will hit our intended shipping date, but there is always the possibility that things take longer than intended.

The images above are prototypes, so slight changes may occur in the final version. However, we will only make changes that improve the functionality and experience of Draft Top.

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    For your thoughtful donation, in lieu of just listing your name on our website, you can tweet us (@DraftTop) or email us (KS@DraftTop.com) a selfie with your favorite canned beverage we will post your picture in a collage on our website's wall of backers.

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    2 Draft Top Koozies, and 2 Draft Top Stickers (clear or black background)

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