How to Drink from a Beer Boot
Many of you are probably wondering how do you drink from a beer boot? If you have seen the comedy 'Beerfest', your question about 'Das Boot' has already been answered.
When drinking in a group, the boot is passed around in a circle and a game is played to determine who pays for the next beer. The second to last person to drink is the loser and has to purchase the next beer. Therefore, there are two strategies to the game. One either tries to finish the boot in one drink without it spilling any, or one drinks as little ones as possible and hopes that the next person in line doesn't try to drink the boot empty.
The boot shape of the beer glass makes drinking more difficult. As you drink down the beer and tilt the boot backwards at an angle, an air pocket fills in the toe and has to be cautiously released. The trick to drinking from the boot is to hold the boot so that the toe is pointed either to your left or right, preventing an air bubble from building up in the toe. Others prefer to turn the boot right before the air bubble comes.
The trick is to slowly turn the beer boot as you reach that last bit of beer in the toe, thereby avoiding pressure build up and the unexpected, embarrassing beer shower that results.
Drinking with friends?
Let your un-expecting beer buddy try to figure out the secret on his own. It'll make for a great laugh and he won't forget how to do it the next time.