Capcatcher Bottle Openers & Other Unique Gifts

Oxford, Connecticut
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Announcement    Thank you for shopping at Capcatchers - Home of the original Cap Catcher Bottle Opener and other unique beer gifts. Capcatchers is an eco-friendly woodworking studio in the hills of Connecticut. The Capcatcher Bottle Opener is hand-crafted from top-quality Northern Hardwoods, and finished with natural tung-oil finishes.


Last updated on Jun 20, 2016

Thank you for shopping at Capcatchers - Home of the original Cap Catcher Bottle Opener and other unique beer gifts. Capcatchers is an eco-friendly woodworking studio in the hills of Connecticut. The Capcatcher Bottle Opener is hand-crafted from top-quality Northern Hardwoods, and finished with natural tung-oil finishes.



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About Capcatchers

Sales 13,030
On Etsy since 2009

It all started with oysters...

Our mission to enhance the beer-drinking experience began in 1997 when Blaize first started hand-making Capcatcher Bottle Openers and selling them at street fairs and beer festivals all along the East Coast. At the time, Blaize 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.

Each oystering season, as the Capcatcher proved its worth time and time again, Blaize thought of ways to make it even better. 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 (better for boats!) Finally he started personalizing the metal hood of the bottle opener.

By this point, the Capcatcher Bottle Opener had become a popular groomsmen gift, and orders for personalized bottle openers were continuing beyond the summer months. It proved quite challenging to make Capcatchers with one hand and haul oysters with the other, so Blaize said farewell to a career at sea and made catching bottle caps a year-round job. Of course this decision wasn't an easy one--So as a tribute to the history of Capcatchers, we start and end every summer looking out at the ocean with a plate full of oysters on the half shell and an ice cold bottle of beer... We highly recommend you do the same!

Shop members

  • Jamie

    Owner, Customer Service, Designer

    Hey! I joined Capcatchers in February 2014. Great place and people here. I can help with most of your questions!

  • Blaize

    Owner, Creator

    I have been hand-crafting quality housewares for nearly 20 years. My studio is located in a small New England town and utilizes renewable resources such as solar power and wood-fired heat.

  • Cuyler

    Photographer, Marketer, Maker

    I left a demanding career in video production to help make Capcatchers into an awesome Etsy shop. The pace here is much more to my liking. I'm hoping you will enjoy your Capcatcher as much as I enjoy mine! Cheers!

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you shopping at Capcatchers, home of the Capcatcher Bottle Opener and other fine beer gifts. Capcatchers is an eco-friendly woodworking studio in the hills of Connecticut. Our products are hand-crafted from top-quality hardwoods, and finished with natural tung-oil finishes.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We are confident that everyone who buys a Capcatchers product will be very happy with their purchase. If you are not completely satisfied with your item, please convo us for a resolution. Please note that personalized items may be subject to a 20% restocking fee if returned.
All orders ship from Connecticut, USA

Most orders shipping to the United States ship by USPS Mail or UPS Ground service. Time in transit is usually 2-5 business days, depending on your location. Expedited shipping upgrades can be selected at checkout.

Shipping costs are combined for orders with multiple items. The combined rate is visible on the shopping cart page after you've added everything to your cart.

For international orders, we ship via the United States Postal Service, which partners with the destination country's postal service for final delivery. The tracking number you receive will only track your package while it is in the care of the United States Postal Service. Once it is transferred to the destination country's postal service, the package may no longer be traceable.
** Most International orders ship by First Class Mail International, which is the most economical option. However, First Class International Mail shipments can take 14 days or longer to arrive. You may choose to upgrade your shipping to Priority Mail International, which reduces the time-in-transit to 5-10 days.
*** International shipments may incur import tariffs levied by the destination country. Please check your country's import policies so that you know what to expect. We cannot reimburse import tariffs or international brokerage fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Since every item must be individually personalized, we do not typically offer discounts for multiple items. If you are planning to order 10 or more items with IDENTICAL inscriptions, please convo us about a possible package deal.

The lead time on a personalized item is 3-5 days and shipping can take up to 7 days, so please order with enough time.

If you don't see what you want and you think we can make it, you can convo us for a custom listing. We'll see what we can do! EXCEPTION: At Christmas and Father's Day, we get very busy. We may not be able to accommodate custom requests at these times.

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How do I personalize my order?

1. Use the Drop-down Menu to choose your quantity, font & border color (where applicable). ***Scroll through the photos on the listing to see the fonts & border colors we offer.
2. Click Add To Cart
3. At Checkout, write your personalized text in the "Note to Capcatchers" field, like this:

Item #1
Line 1:
Line 2:
Line 3:

Repeat for multiple items. Limit 25 characters/line. If only one line is submitted, it will automatically be enlarged and centered.

Will I receive my order by...?

In general, most US shoppers receive their items within 10 days of ordering:
> 3-4 business days to produce the order
> 2-5 business days in transit once the order ships

**Many of our customers need their order by a certain event date. If you let us know your deadline in the order comments, we will do everything we can to accommodate.

Our standard shipping method for most items is 2-3 Day Priority Mail for US addresses. Most International orders ship with First Class Mail International, and can take 10-14 business days to arrive after shipment.

Do you offer discounts for multiple items?

Because each of our products must be personalized individually, we are not usually able to offer discounts for multiple items.

However, if you plan to order 10 or more of the exact same item with the exact same inscriptions (for example, 10 centerpiece buckets with the couple's name and wedding date), then we can offer a 10% discount on your order. Convo us for details.

Where can I see examples of the fonts and border colors?

If you scroll through the alternate photos on the listing, you will see some slides with examples of our fonts and border colors.