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Old 07-03-2012, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default A source of stubby frustration

In my experience, and from what I've read on HBT, stubby bottles are a rare find in LHBS's and online vendors. Given there seems to be a demand for stubbies, as per the number of threads inquiring for a stubby source, does anyone know why they are available to commercial brewers, but not homebrewers? Aren't there homebrewers (like myself) who want to bottle up a small batch of experimental or expensive brew without being left with 10-12 22oz bottles?

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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wait, hold on a sec. you mean to tell me people buy empty beer bottles to put their homebrew in?

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:17 AM   #3
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wait, hold on a sec. you mean to tell me people buy empty beer bottles to put their homebrew in?
I know! It may seem counter intuitive, unless you're making homebrew partly to avoid paying an arm and a leg for beer. A local 22oz craft beer goes for $5-7, and imported beer from the US costs $7-12.
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A quick google search.

http://www.freundcontainer.com/glass...es/p/v4501B22/

I buy SN/Alaskan and others and save the bottles but that's just me.

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Static - unfortunately, all of the stubbies at Freund are twist-caps, and my bottler is a crown capper.

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Searching for stubby vendors, I came across this piece of vintage reporting at the CBC (1983): "A sad farewell to the 'stubby' beer bottle:
The uniquely Canadian stubby bottle is being abandoned for the taller American-style bottle." (link).

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Red Hook now uses a pretty traditional looking stubby, too:

http://www.washingtonbeerblog.com/a-...ok-at-redhook/

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Static - unfortunately, all of the stubbies at Freund are twist-caps, and my bottler is a crown capper.
Ah. I missed that. Well the search continues.
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Crikey there's finally something us aussies have over the USA, buying empty stubby bottles is not a problem here (and they're crown seal type).

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Stubbies are starting to resurface in the states, there's a few craft breweries, including North Peaks out of Michigan that is using 2 different styles of crown capped stubbies. I'm going to be bottling my 5 year Barleywine in them.

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