Even though it may not exactly be barbecue weather anymore, that doesn’t mean you can’t sit with a beer and enjoy the company of your friends and family indoors over Christmas. In fact, we actively encourage it. No matter whether you’re inside on the sofa or outside at the beach, the same problem persists: your drink gets warm in your hand, and this makes a once refreshing beverage not-so-enjoyable. However, the best beer koozies solve that.
Beer koozies have come a long, long way since the little foam pockets of your college days, and the technology appears to be doing everything it can to ensure your last sip is as refreshing as your last. Whether you prefer bottles of craft beer or cans of the domestic draught, the one thing that connects us all is the satisfaction of that first ice cold sip after a tiring day.
The Best Beer Koozies
Oozing coolness and winning big points in practicality and performance, the RTIC Stainless Steel Can Cooler is the indisputable choice for the best beer koozies around. It’s available in 4 sizes to appeal to everybody no matter how large they like their drink, as well as 18 colors to find the design to suit you or your buddies if you want to get one each for the lads.
The vacuum insulation is reliable and keeps your drink ice cold for as long as 24 hours, so those days of forgetting just where you put your brew are long gone. The no-sweat exterior also prevents condensation rings ruining your wife’s cedarwood table, and the non-toxic and BPA-free construction means you won’t get ill from using it. The cooler is easy to clean and splash proof, so it doesn’t matter if you have one (or two, or three) too many, at least you won’t spill your drink. An ideal gift for beer lovers.
No sweat exterior
Non-toxic and BPA-free
Easy to clean
- Weight10.1 ounces
A real titan of the insulation industry, the Thermos Stainless Steel Beverage Can Insulator offers plenty to love. This 12-ounce product is perfect for most regular can and bottle sizes, while the 7 colors can help you distinguish between whose is whose.
Again, there’s that precious vacuum insulation that provides long-lasting ice cold perfect, keeping things deliciously drinkable for ten times longer than a regular can, and the design means it’s stable enough to prevent any sudden and drastically unfortunate knocks off the table. It also still slides comfortably into car drinks holders so you can stay refreshed while on the road without fiddling with tricky caps. Both exterior and interior are highly durable to ensure longevity, and the sweat-proof design keeps it from slipping out of your hands as you go to take that sweet first chug after a day that felt like it would never end.
Durable exterior and interior
Keeps drinks cold 10x longer
- Weight0.8 ounces
Perfect for the ramblin’ man, the YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Colster is a 12-ounce dream that offers 15 colors and spectacular no-sweat features to make it an excellent choice of Christmas gift whether it’s for yourself or for someone else.
The double wall vacuum keeps everything cold no matter what you slide in there, while the Lock-and-Load gasket is one of the more useful and frankly entertaining features we’ve come across during our research. It’s also versatile, and can fit both cans and bottles inside, because it’s always nice to appeal to the best of both worlds. The stainless steel is painfully durable to keep everything in top condition when things get out of hand, d and because it’s unlikely you want to deal with the mountain of dishes the next day, this baby is dishwasher safe to save you and the wife a cleaning job that could easily take until the next time people come over.
No sweat design
Suitable for cans and bottles
- Weight6.4 ounces
There’s something about the Brümate Hopsulator that convinced us that we just couldn’t leave it off our list of the best koozies, even though we’re not sure if we can put our finger on it. This option demands you sit up and take notice with a commanding presence that’s sure to receive respectful nods from all the other dads at the barbecue.
It’s another 12-ounce option, but this offers you 24 astounding colors to choose from. It’s also suitable for slim cans, so if you want to take it easy with a soda instead of a beer, you can at least hide this fact from that one buddy of yours who doesn’t take no for an answer. Arguably, it’s twice as good as the Thermos, keeping drinks 20 times colder than usual, however, we’ll let you be the judge of that one. There’s no condensation, and the push-lock design prevents the can from slipping out just when you were starting to have a good time. Phew.
Suitable for slim cans
Keeps drinks 20x colder
- Weight13.6 ounces
With a variety of cool (ha) features and unbeatable reliability, the Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go is our premium choice for the best beer koozies you can find. Not only does it come in 5 colors or decals, it boasts a vacuum insulated double wall that’s a crack above the rest.
It’s mightily versatile and also idiot-proof, and we sure you know a few people who will benefit from that. One key feature is the built-in bottle opener to ensure no one goes thirsty after someone pockets the household bottle opener. It’s suitable for both cans and bottles, and can keep drinks frosty and refreshing for at least 2 hours no matter how much you’re perspiring in your kiddie pool with your feet up. The top cover also protects from spills, and the tight fit is enough to prevent any slippage, too. It’s definitely one of the more expensive options, which is why it’s the premium choice, but if you want to enjoy your favorite brew in luxury, this is the choice for you. For more great options for keeping your drinks cool, check out our guide to the best coolers for camping.
Vacuum insulated double wall
Built-in bottle opener
Suitable for cans and bottles
Keeps drink frosty for at least 2 hours
Top cover protects from spills
- Weight11.2 ounces
You might not want to spend so much on just one koozie though. In which case, the QualityPerfection Can Coolers are the best beer bottle koozies if you’re after nothing but superb value for money and something to make sure no one picks up and takes a swig from the wrong drink ever again.
There are 22 vibrant color options to take your pick from, and it’s available in quantities ranging from 12 to 200. This makes it perfect for parties, and you can take advantage of the different colors to get serious with some party games if you and your buddies just can’t seem to shake that competitive streak. As you’d expect, they are insulated enough to keep drinks cool and the form-fitting design ensures snugness and is suitable for both bottles and cans. They are also lightweight enough to shove in your bag for a picnic or a day at the beach without killing your shoulders on the walk there.
Variety of package sizes
Ideal for large parties
22 vibrant color options
Fits cans and bottles
- Weight4.8 ounces
What our list has been missing so far is something that’s as amusing as it is effective. Luckily, the BigMouth Inc. Prescription Pill Bottle Drink Kooler is one of those beer can koozies that’s sure to get a laugh out of whoever you gift it to on their birthday or Christmas.
The insulating material ensures it keeps the drink cool as you need it to be while also keeping your hands warm and prevents any condensation building up on the outside. The high-quality foam construction also makes it durable enough that it won’t have its best days the first time you use it. Instead, you can enjoy many years and many parties with a trusty koozie to keep you refreshed. It might not boast the sleek sophistication of other options, but as a joke gift for someone who loves a drink whenever someone mentions hanging out, it’s something that will remind them of you every time they crack open their favorite top beer.
Keeps bottle or can cold
Keeps hands warm
Ideal as a joke gift
High quality foam construction
- BrandBigMouth Inc.
- Weight1.6 ounces
If you’re someone who loves versatility in whatever product they buy, the ORCA Rocket Bottle Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle/Can Koozie is perhaps the winner when it comes to koozies for beer bottles. The stainless steel is tough and durable, and it’s suitable for 12-ounce bottles and cans, whichever you prefer (or have in the refrigerator).
It’s safe to use, and embraced anti-microbial materials that ensure there are no weird chemical tastes that could affect the deliciousness of that first and twenty-first swig, while the no-sweat design keeps the surfaces looking like they did when you first set them up. With it, your drinks will stay cool for up to 12 hours so don’t worry about forgetting about them, and the vacuum-sealed construction is sure to make that something that isn’t just a wild claim.
Keeps drink cold up to 12 hours
18/8 stainless steel
Tough polymer cap
- ModelORCA Rocket (24 per case)
- Weight1 pounds
The KelvZ Finger Grip Insulated Can Cooler is an option perfect for those who have spilled one too many drinks in their time. The easy grip finger grooves ensure that no matter how many you or anybody else knocks back, you’ll still be gripping your drink at the end of the night.
It’s both durable and attractive, which is always a nice bonus, and it’s also compatible with bottles and cans to give you the best of both worlds. Inside, there’s double wall insulation that ensure crisp freshness throughout the day, too. Also included are 2 can coolies so your buddies don’t feel left out when you’re enjoying refreshment after refreshment on a hot day. They may not boast the same security as the Finger Grip but beggars can’t be choosers.
Easy-grip finger grooves
2 can coolies included
Durable and attractive
Bottle and can compatible
- Weight10.4 ounces
Our final pick of the best koozies for beer is the Sunkey Neoprene Beer Bottle Sleeve Cover which is ideal for those who want to hide their beer from the wife or gift to the groomsmen before your wedding to give everyone something (else) to remember the day by.
It’s a pack of six, so there’s enough to go around and the ring-pull zip design makes it easy to change out the beers once they are thoroughly chugged down while also ensuring excellent insulation. They are also washable, which is great for any spills, and they’re collapsible, too, so you can pack them away neatly inside a backpack or cooler ready for a day out. Please just remember, please drink responsibly.
Bottle opener included
Suitable for 330ml bottles
- Weight4.8 ounces
- Science in the Public Interest: The Beer Koozie Test - Smithsonian Mag