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Old 01-18-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Everyone probably knows that most AHA sanctioned brew comps do not permit the use of Sam Adams bottles or any embossed, distinguishable bottles. That leaves mostly long-necks of only a slightly different height. What about the stubbies like Sierra Nevada Celebration? I'm sure there are a few others that use that style of bottle, but would you think it would pass at comps?

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Old 01-18-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Probably. The rules I've read talk about not using distinctive bottles- and some of those "stubbies" are distinctive.

Some of the competitions rules are changing to allow embossed bottles, though. I'd suggest reading the rules carefully before submitting. Some competitions only say "green or brown crown capped bottles 10-12 ounces" or something like that.

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Don't know about other competitions, but the ones I've worked have had a few stubbies.

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The stubbies have been OK for every competition I have ever been involved in.

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The stubbies have been OK for every competition I have ever been involved in.
^^^ +1 my experience as well.
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I use almost exclusively Sierra Nevada bottles for all competition entries and have never had an issue. And as Yoop stated more and more comps are allowing embossed bottles.

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Thanks. I just happen to be short on bottles just when I need them the most.

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Bottles may be brown or green glass, and must be free of any labels, raised glass designs, etched logos, or other identifying marks.

Sounds like stubby is OK. I'm giving away all my sam bottles just to keep from making a DQ error.

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