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Old 02-04-2012, 03:47 AM   #1
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I found this in the basement of a local, historic building about 8 years ago. About half of the liquid has evaporated. I'm not sure how that happens.. I guess the cap isn't sealed perfectly.... So, who's brave enough to drink it??
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Didn't the photo show up on my post? When I look at my post I can see it..

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I've toured the Yuengling plant in Pottsville PA several times and on the tour they have many bottles like this of theirs...

On one tour a guy asked if the old bottles were drinkable, guide said no they would taste awful, and were worth more sealed.

Any idea of age? Have you contacted Coors?

I can see photo cool bottle!

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I have no clue of the age. The label is not completely legible. I haven't contacted Coors.. Maybe I should?! I actually wouldn't open it.. I agree that it's woth more sealed.

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About half of the liquid has evaporated. I'm not sure how that happens.. I guess the cap isn't sealed perfectly.... So, who's brave enough to drink it??
I guess the reason is that they most likely used a different type of crown cap back then. If you popped the cap, I'd wager it has a cork seal rather than the soft plastic. Cork, as with a wine bottle cork, "breathes" which can lead to some exchange of gasses as well as liquid evaporation.
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http://www.millercoors.com/contact-us.aspx

there is a collectable category but I think they mean current. there is also a comment box which you should be able to tell them what you have... pre prohibition? maybe judging by bottle style... let me know what you find out. Got me curious.
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I guess the reason is that they most likely used a different type of crown cap back then. If you popped the cap, I'd wager it has a cork seal rather than the soft plastic. Cork, as with a wine bottle cork, "breathes" which can lead to some exchange of gasses as well as liquid evaporation.
It's a twist top. I doesn't look like it has a cork in it. Unless you mean a cork lining.. If that's the case I can't tell..

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http://www.millercoors.com/contact-us.aspx

there is a collectable category but I think they mean current. there is also a comment box which you should be able to tell them what you have... pre prohibition? maybe judging by bottle style... let me know what you find out. Got me curious.
I'll check this out. I'll let you know what I find out. I don't think it's that old. If I had to guess, I'd say 1970's..
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I guess the reason is that they most likely used a different type of crown cap back then. If you popped the cap, I'd wager it has a cork seal rather than the soft plastic. Cork, as with a wine bottle cork, "breathes" which can lead to some exchange of gasses as well as liquid evaporation.
You would be correct on cork gasket. Saw that at Yuengling museum. Really interested in age of this bottle. I have an old british "stone brewed" clay fired bottle in my limited collection I have dated to early/ mid 1800's and was probably corked. was given to me as a gift from an ex GF.

first bottle caps came about in 1891 by "crown" in Baltimore, MD.
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cork lining... and doubt if it's a twist top... probably a pop top, but don't try to open it! lol

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