The Giant Beer Koozie
Uncommon Covers is your source for koozies of common and uncommon sizes. People often ask how this business came to fruition. The truth is, there arose a need for just one giant beer koozie. So how would I get just one giant beer koozie for myself?
Big Rig: The giant beer that requires a giant koozie
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The 24 oz. can of beer is not new. Theyâ€™ve been around as long as I can remember. My husband occasionally (okay, often) stops to pick up singleton 24 oz. beers on his way home from work. However, several years earlier, my friends and I dubbed these beers â€œTexas Big Rigs.â€ We found this to be both hilarious and true, because everything really is bigger in Texas.
Can you make a giant beer koozie?
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While my husband was trying to stretch and force a regular 12 oz. koozie onto a Big Rig, the koozie ripped. Likely story, right? After the ripping, my husband gathered a few other koozies and asked me if maybe I could sew them all together. Maybe could I try to create one giant beer koozie with my mad sewing skills and a bit of magic? Of course I said yes, because that is what wonderful wives do. Some cutting, sewing and curse words later, we had the very first giant beer koozie, also known as The Big Rig.
Next generation koozies
After using his giant beer koozie for a while, my husband suggested I make and sell these giant koozies. I laughed it off at first. But after some internet searching, I decided maybe there was a need for the world beyond my home to have giant beer koozies.
[caption id="attachment_782" align="alignleft" width="150"] 16 oz. Tall BoyÂ alongside 24 oz. Big Rig[/caption]
Adventures in Koozie Design
For the next several months, we would jot down ideas and buy oddly sized cans to see if a standard koozie may even fit. It was fairly easy to rip up and repair existing koozies, but how would we create our own designs? Well, this took a lot of research and development, but we finally figured it out after about 15 months and a string of trials and errors.
From a giant beer koozie to Uncommon Covers
Uncommon Covers did not come about overnight. Our story is like many of start-up stories. You found and met a need for yourself; and maybe you can meet that same need for someone else. You can get your Big Rig here. The giant beer koozie that started it all.
Here's to the hustle.