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Old 03-21-2009, 09:04 PM   #11
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Ugh, I hate Grolsch with a passion, but I just bought a whole bunch of it just for the 16 oz swingtop bottles. I wanted to earn them rather than buy this style of bottle at the LHBS. I have issues...

Anyone else put themselves through this? I just don't like any beer in green bottles with the exception of Canadian beer, which I typically only drink in Canada or if I am at a hockey game (Go Bruins!).
I hadn't tried Grolsch in probably about 25 years. I didn't like it way back then, but I figured my tastes have probably changed, right? Besides, I wanted the bottles. I think I paid $8-9 (US) for a 4-pack.

Well, I'm glad I only bought a 4-pack. I forced myself to drink one of them, but now I can't force myself to choke down another one and I can't bear the thought of pouring "beer" down the drain, so there they sit in the back of my fridge...and sit...and sit...

Oh, and Go Bruins!!!
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:12 PM   #12
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The only way to drink Grolsch is fresh from the brewery. Hell, it's even good in the can when it's fresh.

(Lived in the Netherlands 3.5 years)

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Old 03-21-2009, 10:27 PM   #13
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The wife likes it!

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Well I went to pick up a case of the flip tops and they were out. Oh well. I will try a 4 pack first and go from there.

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Old 03-22-2009, 04:49 AM   #15
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You might want to try Fischer also. It is a French beer in 16oz amer swingtops that sells for just over $3. The bottles are great for homebrew IMHO and the beer is definitely better than Grolsch, although not great.

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Old 03-22-2009, 10:31 AM   #16
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Yes here in greater Chicagoland, I found that finding bottles at the local recycling center worked fine. As mentioned above, I'd be cautious about using green bottles.

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I've gotta check a few more recycling centers. Perhaps I just ran into a grouchy guy that day. We do have the 5 cent deposits here in MA. A 4 pack of Grolsch runs $9. I figured my tastes have changed over the years (like Greyhound mentioned!) since I appreciate the taste of beer much more, but no, still don't like Heineken, Grolsch, or any other lager of that variety. I was drinking the Grolsch yesterday/last night and stripping the labels and cleaning them as I went (felt like a small victory each time!). I plan on continuing. It is tough since I have two cases of Amber ready to drink and also a 12 of Hoegaarden in the fridge!

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Yes here in greater Chicagoland, I found that finding bottles at the local recycling center worked fine. As mentioned above, I'd be cautious about using green bottles.
If your green bottles will be exposed to light, you could just spray paint the bottles. I'm sure they make paint specifically for glass - Krylon Fusion might do the trick.
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a case of Grolsch swingtops is $39 here. Keep in mind that a case of swing tops is only 20 beers not 24 like usual.

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A 4 pack here is $7.50.

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