It all started with oysters…
In 1997, the founder of Capcatchers owned an oyster boat and spent most of the year hauling oysters out of Long Island Sound. Because the deck of an oyster boat is no place for stray bottle caps, he developed a pouched bottle opener to catch the bottle caps before they "hit the deck." Thus the Capcatcher Bottle Opener was born.
In the off-season, he sold his Capcatcher Bottle Openers at street fairs and beer festivals all along the East Coast. Each winter he would think of ways to make the Capcatcher even better, and each summer he'd return to the street fairs with improvements from the year before. First he added a magnet to hold the Capcatcher right to the refrigerator. Then he offered a choice of wood types and a leather or clear vinyl pouch. Finally he started personalizing the metal hood of the bottle opener.
Eventually, the Capcatcher Bottle Opener became such a popular beer gift and groomsmen gift that he said farewell to a career at sea and made catching bottle caps a year-round job. Today, Capcatchers employs half a dozen people and ships unique bottle openers to beer lovers worldwide.
Every Capcatcher Bottle Opener is crafted from select Northern Oak or sustainable Mahogany and hand-finished in our New England workshops, using eco-friendly materials and solar energy. Our steel bottle openers and galvanized buckets are specially made for us, exacting to the highest standards of quality. Combined, these superior components create solid, durable Capcatcher Bottle Openers that will withstand years and years of beer enjoyment.
Our mission is to enhance the beer-drinking adventure with high-quality, uniquely personalized wall mount bottle openers, beer buckets and drinkware. We seek to provide superior customer service so that every beer lover will have an excellent experience.
Life is too short to spend chasing after bottle caps. Cheers!