|Typical use||Making slings with tubular webbing|
|Caveat||Difficult to visually assess the length of the free end inside webbing|
Pluses: Attractive, clean knot with no loose hanging tails. Stronger than the more commonly used Water knot. The name "beer knot" comes from the claim that this knot is better than the water knot, just as beer is better than water.
Minuses: Takes a bit longer to tie than Water knot. Difficult to visually assess the length of the free end inside the webbing to verify it is not working back through the knot.