Hands up if you enjoy taking your Gilly’s Legendary Lager for a stroll.
Summer is beer drinking season and we can think of a lot of places where it would be fun to crack open a cold one: inside a sports stadium, in parks, on beaches, on the trails, at a music concert…
Sadly, there are a number of places in the U.S where open-container laws are a sobering reality. Even if you’re allowed to roam the outdoors with a beer in hand (lucky you!), there are times when you just want to resort to discreet public drinking.
Situations like these require you to go into stealth mode. Forget classic brown paper bags. What we’re offering you today are some genius ways to disguise and drink your Gilly’s lager in public (with all due respect to open-container laws).
It’s crazy easy to pull off and once you’re prepared, there’s no reason to look over your shoulder or resort to behind-the-dumpster drinking.
Want to give it a shot? Grab your beer and keep reading.
If you enjoy downing a can of soda, you may want to think twice before tossing your empties into the trash or recycling bin. A soda can has roughly the same size and shape of a can of beer, which means you can effortlessly fit your Gilly’s lager into it. It’ll take some cutting work, but the results can fool anyone.
Here’s how you do it. Remove the top and bottom part of the soda can using a can opener or trimming knife, then cut the can in half with a scissor to create a metal jacket. Feel free to use a metal file to smooth out any sharp edges (watch out for those!).
When you place your beer inside it, the soda can will still look just like the real thing, but with a secret inside.
Of course, you can grab these covers and sleeves from Amazon, but if you’re short on time, a soda can disguise will do the trick.
Other than providing a convenient vessel for your latte or soda for on-the-go drinking, paper cups are also quite useful for hiding your Gilly’s (if you don’t mind drinking from a straw). The bigger the cup the better; this way you can add a few ice cubes in there to keep your beer chilled. After you’ve placed your beer in the cup, cover it up with the plastic lid, and poke a straw through it. People won’t even look twice as you go about, sipping happily.
A police officer only needs to have a reasonable suspicion that you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing. Turning into a weird loudmouth or catcaller when drinking in the open is a real-eye catcher. You’d be surprised how often you can get away with public drinking when you Just. Keep. Damn. Quiet.
Now that we’ve shown you how to get skilled at the art of beer sneaking, it’s time to grab a Gilly’s Legendary Lager and hit the outdoors for the classic experience of a cold one on a warm day. We absolutely can’t be held responsible for whatever happens and we’d also never suggest that you use these hacks to get away with something crazy…like DUI or underage drinking.