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Old 02-07-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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This might be a weird question, but I don't think I'm the only brewer who has developed some sort of bottle fetish. I think it's something about spending so much time de-labeling, washing, and sanitizing them that's caused me to develop an aesthetic taste for certain bottle shapes. I've decided I like short fat bottles the most. Anyway, without further ado, what's your favorite bottle? Post pics!



The Sam Adams is just there for comparison (who hasn't seen a sam adams bottle, right?). The Anchor Steam has a very pleasing curvy short shape to it. It doesn't have "shoulders" like most bottles where it gets suddenly thinner up to the neck. As far as the Murphy's, I just thought the neck shape was interesting. It has shoulders, but then the neck suddenly gets fat again. Thought it looked unique.

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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I prefer the standard long neck like the Sams bottles

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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The downfall of the Sam Adams though is the raised lettering.

Big Sky Brewery bottles are my favorite. Just your standard brown longneck but the lables come off without any water or effort and leave very little glue behind

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Guinness bottles have a sexy curve to them. They fit good in the hand, but they are smaller then a regular bottle, I think they are only around 11 oz.


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Old 02-07-2008, 09:26 PM   #5
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I like the Guinness bottles too, easy to cut the labels off.

I'm a big fan of free bottles too, I got these from a friend who really likes PBR

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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I like the St. Arnold's style bottles. They're short and fat but look like "normal" bottles



I also like the Full Sail Session Lager bottles, not really the beer though...

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:48 PM   #7
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I love the Samuel Smith's bottles...I don't know what it is, but they are just a little taller and straighter than a normal bottle and really comfortable/comforting to hold.
Not to mention they make awesome beer and the labels come off easier than any other beer out there. The foil is a bit of a PITA, but.....

If only I could afford to buy nothing else.......

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harpoon bottles , sam bottles , bass bottles anything that doesn't have the new glossy labels.

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Old 02-07-2008, 11:02 PM   #9
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Some of my favorites. These aren't my images, so I'll include the links.
EDIT: I'm sorry, I thought the images would actually show up. I'll work on that.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/claypole/451049077/
Gotta' love the St. Peter's bottles. They remind me of the small antique novelty bottles that I would find around my grandma's house.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/extraspecial/193674824/
Hoegaarten has a nice bottle and the beer is rather tasty.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincephoto/330464308/
The surprise of the bunch is the Guinness bottle. Sleek and smooth shape. As a bonus, the labels are plastic, so no soaking required!

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Old 02-07-2008, 11:06 PM   #10
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I love the Samuel Smith's bottles...I don't know what it is, but they are just a little taller and straighter than a normal bottle and really comfortable/comforting to hold.
Not to mention they make awesome beer and the labels come off easier than any other beer out there. The foil is a bit of a PITA, but.....

If only I could afford to buy nothing else.......


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I haven't seen a Winter Welcome in years! I assumed Samuel Smith's stopped making them. Liquid cocaine. My mouth is watering.
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