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Brasco20 05-03-2011 07:47 AM

Clear or green bottles
 
Why are european breweries still using these bottles? I picked up a six pack of new castle and it tastes just like skunky heineken and stella.

bent 05-03-2011 11:49 AM

I heard they use brown bottles for there country and ship us the clear. Kinda funny.

StittsvilleJames 05-03-2011 12:40 PM

Don't buy sixes. Buy cases. At least they're in cardboard boxes which protect from the light.

nos33 05-03-2011 01:46 PM

some breweries use them because of the skunky taste. look at heinekin

ChillWill 05-03-2011 02:29 PM

Newcastle comes in clear bottles here as well (England)

The UK craft beer scene is still in its infancy, like literally born last week infancy. We gets 'ales' which may be good in general, but differences between them are few and far between and they are usually in casks and on rare occasions some may stray into bottles.

How i'd like to be able to go to the local store and buy a 6er of craft beer like I could in the year I spent in the states.... but I can't which is partially why I home brew!

Brasco20 05-04-2011 10:21 AM

Ive had newcastle that was great, but with this crap all i could taste was the skunk!


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