Share your love of the koozie at Austin360’s Bar 2211 party

Photo by Arianna Auber / American-Statesman. This koozie went with me to the beach and back. What stories could your koozie tell?

Photo by Arianna Auber / American-Statesman. This koozie went with me to the beach and back. What stories could your favorite koozie tell?

Chances are, you have a favorite koozie. A lucky koozie. A battered, well-worn koozie used to hold all the Austin Beerworks Fire Eagles you’ve had to drink while floating down the San Marcos River in the blazing summer heat.

You probably have a whole drawer or cupboard or bin full of all your other koozies, each with their own origin stories. The koozie you borrowed from your cousin at the Fourth of July picnic and never gave back. The koozie that holds bottles, not cans, with a long, slender neck and a zipper up the side. The koozie you bought just because it has the name of your favorite beer emblazoned on it.

I stuck my canned beers all last year in an Oasis, Texas Brewing koozie I’d picked up at the brewery’s opening party. It went with me to the beach, keeping my beer cool and sand-free, and it’s back in my koozie drawer now, waiting for my next sunny sojourn.

Do you have a favorite koozie? Show it off with a picture on Instagram that includes the #Austin360Drinks hashtag. Then, bring it with you to Austin360’s koozie party on March 28 at Bar 2211, an eastside bar that got its start selling only canned beer. We’re going to celebrate one of our favorite beer accessories there — because it’s time the koozie gets the spotlight in all its thermally insulating glory.


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