Miller Light has been touting a new design feature on their cans this summer. A punch top tab has been added to the top near the can’s opening – the idea is that you use a key or other hard object and to create a hole in this area, which helps the beer pour more smoothly.
This week, we were chilling upstate at a lake house, so we did the natural thing: purchased 120 cans of Miller Light for five people (we didn’t make it, but we came close). When we started knocking them back, we didn’t really care about the punch top – but as we started in we were intrigued. As the box instructed we grabbed a key and leaned in, but we weren’t able to punch through. Surely it was just with that can? Nope – we couldn’t key in to a number of the Millers – and stabbing it with a fork and a pair of grill prongs also left us frustrated. We were finally able to punch through – with a screwdriver. When you’re halfway through a case, using such hardware probably isn’t a good idea.
The only upside? Yes, it was smoother. And it sure was refreshing after all that manual labor.