Cracking Open a Cold One With the Boys is a copypasta about drinking beers with a group of male friends which is often used to caption various object labeling image macros circulated within ironic meme and circlejerk communities online.
On February 13th, 2016, the Cracking Open a Cold One with the Boys Facebook page was launched, which highlights image macros captioned with the copypasta. Within two years, the page garnered upwards of 102,000 likes.
On March 12th, the /r/CoaCOwtB subreddit was launched for "pictures of ya boys and their cold ones being cracked open." Meanwhile, Instagram user papafranku posted an Expanding Brain image comparing various psychedelic drugs to "cracking open a cold one with the boys" (shown below). Within two months, the post received upwards of 63,300 likes. On March 19th, Redditor Dogekami submitted a post about the copypasta to /r/MemeEconomy, including an image macro of students with aluminum cans in a classroom (shown below, right).
On May 16th, Redditor moon_no_rise submitted a photograph of a police officer writing a driver a ticket, captioned with a mock conversation in which the officer asks him to "please step out of the vehicle and crack a cold one with me and the boys" (shown below, left). Within 24 hours, the post gained over 1,500 points (94% upvoted) on /r/dankmemes. Meanwhile, Redditor moistchortle submitted a Bernie or Hillary image in which Bernie Sanders declares that his favorite beverage is "a cold one to crack open with the boys" to /r/me_irl, where it garnered upwards of 2,800 points (95% upvoted) and 60 comments over the next day.