When it comes to shower beers, I was totally a late bloomer. In fact, it was just a couple of years ago that I first experienced the delightful combination of cold carbonation and hot steam. I know. I can’t believe I never did this in college, either.
(In fairness to me, I lived in a dorm for all four years of college and shared a communal bathroom with fifty other girls. When shower time came around, I was more concerned with keeping my flip-flopped feet away from whatever grossness lurked on the shower floor than I was with getting my booze on.)
Anyway, I guess you could say I’m making up for lost time, because these days shower beers are a regular event in my bathroom. (Like, at least a couple of times a week. I love them.)
Where to rest your shower beer between sips is always a challenge. It’s gotta be away from the spray and safe from flying suds, yet easy to access. That ledge on the edge of the tub, between the shower curtain and liner? Seems ideal, but it’s kind of a danger zone, actually. One too-strong swipe at those curtains and your beer is going down the drain – or all over your floor. (Shower Foul!)
Until recently, I’d just plop my shower beers alongside the shampoo bottles, which worked okay. Then I discovered the ShaKoozie.
For real. It’s a shower-mounted koozie. I love America.
Because, really, who hasn’t thought to themselves, at some point: Why don’t showers come with cup holders? I am so glad that someone decided to make a product to address this oversight.
The ShaKoozie is a two-part device. The sticky “launch pad,” with its heavy-duty velcro patch on the front, mounts to your shower wall:
Congratulations, your shower now has a nipple.
The second piece is a koozie outfitted with a drain hole and a complementary velcro patch:
Simple, but brilliant. Once that thing is stuck on the launch pad, it doesn’t move, and I was surprised to find that the velcro doesn’t seem to be affected by water.
And as a bonus, the ShaKoozie is equally at home on your bathroom counter, keeping your beverage cold while you blow-dry your hair.
What I liked:
- Easy installation
- Portability of the koozie unit
- Novelty (It would be an awesome conversation starter if you happen to be sharing your shower with a special friend!)
What I didn’t like:
- Lack of portability of the launch pad unit (once you stick it, you’re stuck with that spot)
- Apparently the damn thing doesn’t refill itself! (Ba-dum-bum)
Overall, I’m very happy with my ShaKoozie experience and would recommend it to anyone looking to take their shower drinking to the next level. It would make a great stocking stuffer for a beer lover, and I’ll bet this bad boy would be a hot commodity in any of those white elephant steal-the-gift type games.
Want to try one? I have TWO ShaKoozies to give away! Here’s how to enter:
1 entry: Check out ShaKoozie on Facebook, like them, and leave me a comment saying that you did
Bonus entries (leave a separate comment for each entry, please):+1: Tell me what kind of beer (or other beverage) you’d put in your ShaKoozie +1: Tweet about this giveaway – “Step up your #showerbeer game. Enter to win a @ShaKoozie from @shelbyvanpelt http://wp.me/p1LeS6-1hz” +1: Blog about this giveaway
I’ll pick two winners at random on Monday, December 5 at midnight.
So go get it done. If you don’t at least enter, you’ll regret it next time you lose a beer because your cat knocked it off of the toilet tank.
*Thanks to Phil at ShaKoozie for giving me a ShaKoozie to review and two to share! Aside from that, I have not been compensated for this post in any way, and all opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links in this post.