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Old 12-08-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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This has been nagging me for a while. If green bottles are so bad because of the light they let in, then why do so many commercial brewers use them? I've read that some brands use clear bottles because they want the exposure to give the beer a specific taste (Corona I think), but I don't think this is the case for many of breweries that use the green bottles. Since I store mostly in closets I'm not sure I should even care about it much but I would like to know what the breweries are thinking (cost, eco-friendlier).

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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Probably cost. Green bottles can be fine if handled properly. AKA kept away from light.

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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Well, first all beer was in green bottles before prohibition. After that when beer was legalized again, only imported beers came in green bottles (read Heinekin) since that time green bottles have become synonomous with "imported" beer, so it has become the marketing department of those brewery conglomerates to keep it that way.

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:35 PM   #4
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I just saw a show recently and they also mentioned that green bottles supposedly look more expensive or "richer".

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I just saw a show recently and they also mentioned that green bottles supposedly look more expensive or "richer".
well it is the color of money.
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well it is the color of money.
And brown is the color of -- well, you know.

I detest green bottles. I stopped purchasing Yuengling because of it (and because I'm too busy buying craft brews).
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I just saw a show recently and they also mentioned that green bottles supposedly look more expensive or "richer".
I think that goes back to the import aspect.
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