Carlton Dry bottles out over ring pull fizzer
CARLTON Dry will bring back stubby twist tops after its new ring pull cap caused customer fury.
Frothing mad beer drinkers have complained about the redesign, with some reporting suffering finger cuts.
Carlton Dry has now apologised, saying the twist tops will return in March.
“We’ve listened to our consumers and it’s clear they prefer opening their beer the more traditional way,” Carlton Dry brand director Brian Phan told the Sunday Territorian.
“So we’re going back to twist tops. It wasn’t broken and we shouldn’t have tried to fix it.”
The extraordinary backflip comes less than three months after the ring pulls were launched. Those fuming about the new caps have dubbed them “finger shredders”, “ridiculous” and “rubbish”.
Frustrated customers have been posting pictures of opening fails on social media and threatening to ditch the brand.
Tradies Joel Griffs, Luke Smith, Brody MacDonald, and Josh Lanyon try to work the ring pull