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colinwilson 01-06-2007 04:45 AM

"Classy" Beer Bottles
I recently found something called Free Beer(free as in speech, not as in beer). It is an open source beer. The recipe is copyrighted under the GPL and is posted on the website so anyone can make the beer. The people who made it made one batch in Denmark and one in San Fransisco. The bottles they used in Denmark look almost like wine bottles(pic of bottles) and I thought they looked very classy. I emailed the people who make this beer and they told me that those bottles are 70cl beer bottles. I have found some 350 mL wine bottles that look similar but I don't think they can be capped. Has anyone seen bottles like these in stores or on-line that can be capped?

BoxerDog 01-13-2007 09:06 PM


Is there anywhere you can do this with wine bottles????

MariaAZ 01-13-2007 09:21 PM

Are wine bottles capable of handling pressure? I have heard there is a difference between champagne bottles and wine bottles because champagne creates a lot of pressure on the container.

Fiery Sword 01-13-2007 10:20 PM

Corking beer is not a good idea. I suppose it might be possible but you'd have to have a way to cage or cap up the cork so it didn't get shot out by the pressure. To me, it just seems like it would be more hassle than it's worth. Flip tops, baby!!!

rdwj 01-13-2007 10:22 PM

I think Ed Wort corks his Apfelwein. I've also seen it done on Belgians. So, I know you CAN do it, I just don't know how.

trinitone 01-14-2007 12:35 AM

You have to use champagne bottles as they are designed to hold pressure. Regular wine bottles are NOT. Also, you certainly can cork your beers. You will, however, have to put a cage on them just like champagne. Belgian beers are usually done in this fashion. You can generally also cap champagne or belgian bottles if you'd rather go that route.

FlyGuy 01-15-2007 05:03 AM

Would you be interested in 500 ml bottles? Lobkowicz Baron dunkel (munich lager) comes in a very similar bottle, and it can be capped with standard crown caps. I like the beer (and the bottles even more) and I have amassed about 60 of them now (draining another as I speak/type!).

I couldn't find any good pictures of the bottles, but here is one poor one:


If you want a better one, let me know. I can shoot one with my digital camera and put it up

EdWort 01-15-2007 05:25 AM


Originally Posted by rdwj
I think Ed Wort corks his Apfelwein. I've also seen it done on Belgians. So, I know you CAN do it, I just don't know how.

Sorry, I no soaka da cork. I use ah da flip tops onna one liter bottles.


ahsndpro 01-15-2007 04:20 PM

I was thinking about bottling in a Martinelli's Sparkling Cider bottle. The bottles are the size of a wine bottle, but they have a cap instead of a cork. I haven't opened one of the bottles yet so I haven't been able to make sure it isn't a screw top.

Not sure if it was exactly what you were looking for but I thought I'd share...

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