Shakoolie & Brew Review: New Belgium Brewing Shift

by Kelli H. on August 6, 2013

Okay, so you might be wondering what the heck that picture is above. I probably wouldn’t blame you, because when I first saw it myself I was quite confused.

A while back I was contacted by Phil from Shakoolie. He asked if I’d be interested in reviewing his product Shakoolie. After reading about the product and that it was created by a guy who wanted to enjoy a beer while he showered but had no where to set the beer down while he you know, washed his hair or whatever else, I knew I had to get one. I thought it was pretty hilarious. Plus, how many times in my life have I heard David wish he could drink a beer in the shower. While I thought David was crazy, apparently plenty of people feel the same way.

So, I received my Shakoolie package and was finally able to recently review the product. Now, to be fair, I am not someone who feels they want to drink a beer in the shower BUT, I am married to a man who wants to try this out. Plus, it’s pretty much the perfect gift for any college aged guy or any guy turning 21 soon.

I hung the Shakoolie in the shower which was super easy and then proceeded to set a craft beer in the Shakoolie. It totally kept it up! I had a slight fear that the velcro wouldn’t be able to hold it up, but I kept the beer in there for at least 5 minutes and also took it in an out (took a few sips) to test out the durability of the velcro. I’m happy to say it totally works.

This is such a cute gift idea for any beer loving dude. Plus, it’s also just a funny product. No matter what it’d get a few laughs. I can say that a couple days later and it’s still hanging in my shower, albeit it might be holding a bottle of conditioner, though I’m pretty sure I’m going to catch David in there with what it’s intended for.  You can check out their products here! Thanks, Phil for sending me the Shakoolie. On to the beer that was in said Shakoolie…

Beer: New Belgium Brewing Shift
Date: 8-4-13
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Type: Lager
Alcohol: 5%
IBU: 29

Appearance: Clear, golden, white thin head

Aroma: Minimal aroma coming from this beer. Possible light hops and malts but nothing standing out too much.

Body & Texture: Very light and not very carbonated

Aftertaste: Clean, crisp, and small traces of hops

Overall Impression:
To be fair, I’m not a huge fan of lagers. Glad we got that out of the way. I can appreciate a craft beer in a can though. There’s plenty of instances of when you would want to drink a beer out of a can. Last month on our honeymoon David and I were looking for lots of craft beer in cans so that we could bring them to the beach and pool at our resort, but our options were pretty limited. On a hot day Shift Pale Lager would be a good choice. I can imagine it’d taste pretty refreshing on a 90-100 degree day out in the sun. The low alcohol would be appreciated and the crispness would be satisfying. With that being said, you won’t find Shift in my refrigerator on a daily basis. Lagers always lack something for me. Oh yeah, hops and personality. There’s plenty of people out there that enjoy lagers though, and if you’re one of them and haven’t tried Shift then it’s a safe bet to give this one a try! Plus, anything from New Belgium is worth trying once.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Alysia @ Slim Sanity August 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I carry coozies with me everywhere I go just in case 🙂 I’m not sure how I’d like that beer, but I like the can! haha!


Made in Sonoma August 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I think coozie’s are definitely making a come back! We bought one in Hawaii. They work very well!


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