How does a church key work?

Why is a church key called that?

Question: What is the origin of the phrase church key when referring to a bottle opener? Answer: Apparently bottles, especially beer bottles, were once opened with heavy, cast iron openers that resembled the same type of key used to open church doors in Europe. The name stuck even for today’s modern openers.

What does being church keyed mean?

The phrase can also be used simply as slang for a bottle opener. Be sure to bring a church key with you so we can open up the bottles!

How old is church key?

Invented to open up a bottle cap or “crown cork.” the church key can opener was created out of necessity in the early 1900s. Mr. J. R. Oberhofer, a brewer in Milwaukee is quoted in a January 1980 JFO Newsletter by Don Bull sharing his thoughts on the beer bottle opener.

What’s another word for church key?

“I have one of the tiny squeeze button lights on my chain along with an ever necessary church key.”

What is another word for church key?

bottle opener bottle screw
tin opener cork puller

What is the pointy end of a bottle opener for?

What is the Circle Side of a Bottle Opener For? Most bartenders use a speed blade that has a circle on the opposite end of the bottle opener. The circular end is used to slide down the neck of a glass bottle to pull it out of a cooler. This prevents bartenders from having to get their hands cold and wet.

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What is the other end of a bar key for?

One end of the bar key has a circular hole, while the other is designed to look like the conventional bottle opener we know of today. It has a lip to catch the edge of the bottle cap. Pull out your favorite bottle of beer from the cooler without drenching your hand in icy water by using the circular end of the bar key.