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Old 05-03-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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I almost bought a six pack of North Peak's stubby bottles today but didn't think I'd like the beer...
So is there any that you buy and force yourself to drink just for the bottles?


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I have never forced myself to drink a beer.

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Well then how about "prefer" to drink another beer but buy the one in the pretty package instead
Semantics...


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I often choose beer that comes in stubbies or long necks, just for the added benefit of getting more bottles for homebrew. But since there are so many beers that come in those two types of bottles, it leaves me open to lots of options. So it's never really forced me to or from certain beers.

But sometimes I throw the whole bottles thing to the wind and pick up some cans of Surly.

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Well then how about "prefer" to drink another beer but buy the one in the pretty package instead
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If I happened to have a champagne corker, I'd prefer to buy Chimay for the bottles then.
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Didn't really force myself to drink the beers...

But I kept the bottles and cardboard box for Stone's "ENJOY by 4/20" offering.

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For sure. Full Sail Black Lager for their small stubbies. Pretty decent beer too.


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Before I was cured of such insanity with the switch to kegging, in my bottle acquisition days I would definitely avoid brews that didn't come in a standard 12 oz long neck. I was all about standardization, and SN stubbies and their ilk were not welcome in the collection.

So I guess kegging not only freed me from dealing with mass quantities of bottles, it also set me free to enjoy the occasional store-bought without considering the package. Win-Win...

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I've bought grolsch for the flip top bottles, but I actually kinda like the beer too. So, I guess it wasn't just for the bottles.

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Before I was cured of such insanity with the switch to kegging, in my bottle acquisition days I would definitely avoid brews that didn't come in a standard 12 oz long neck. I was all about standardization, and SN stubbies and their ilk were not welcome in the collection.

So I guess kegging not only freed me from dealing with mass quantities of bottles, it also set me free to enjoy the occasional store-bought without considering the package. Win-Win...

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Same boat - different oar. I standardized on SN stubbies, anything with a standard size/small lip on the neck were verboten.

Looking forward to kegging (and goofy capped bottles) now!

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