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Old 06-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Green/clear bottles blocking UV light

I spoke with a man who works in packaging, and he has worked in high positions for San Miguel brewing company in the Philippines.

He states that clear and green beer bottles block UV light, because the glass is treated to do so. He insists this is true and there is nothing to worry about using bottles of this type.

Has anyone heard of this before? Because I haven't.

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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That was funny.

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Related patent that is similar? It was mentioned by the Brew Wizard once.
http://www.google.com/patents/US6622524

That being said, I don't know of anyone that actually used that process, or advertises that they have clear bottles using that process. Surely if it was in use and worked well, it would have been a bottle revolution at this point.

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Surely if it was in use and worked well, it would have been a bottle revolution at this point.
Why? Is clear glass cheaper? And would it be worth dealing the misconceptions that all clear/green bottles automatically contain skunked beer?
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I'm just curious and DO NOT KNOW... (so don't get worked up)...

Why do beers like Rolling Rock and Heineken come in green, and Miller in clear?
If it was an issue, wouldn't those companies avoid it?

(I know, I know... not "great" beer) but wouldn't they try to protect the beer they sell?

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No clue. That was my question. If it was the cat's meow, I would think we would have heard ... something?

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Miller High Life, GrainBelt Premium and some others use hop extracts that do not skunk in sunlight. Maybe the beers the OP is referring to use the same extracts.

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Why do beers like Rolling Rock and Heineken come in green, and Miller in clear?
If it was an issue, wouldn't those companies avoid it?

(I know, I know... not "great" beer) but wouldn't they try to protect the beer they sell?
Great question.
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Why do beers like Rolling Rock and Heineken come in green, and Miller in clear?
If it was an issue, wouldn't those companies avoid it?
It's to make the product LOOK more appealing on the shelf. They don't care about taste as much.
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It's to make the product LOOK more appealing on the shelf. They don't care about taste as much.
I use green glass bottles for my homebrew without any issues. Mind you, they're pretty damn tasty to start, and they hide in a dark cupboard until it's time to drink them. I don't have to worry about how they look on the shelf.
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