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Old 08-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #21
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When I started brewing I went hog wild brewing a batch almost every week. So I was forced to use some twist off bottles. Some of them were flat when opened. All of them were tested for leaks at bottling time. I used a bench capper and new caps (regular caps). Just because a capped bottle holds a still liquid does not mean it will hold back back the forces of bottle carbonation. Granted it most likely user error with the capper.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #22
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I got the initial humor from the thread. I sorta feel the same way. Im not going to buy a bottle of beer that I cannot recycle into my own bottles for beer. Just makes more sense. So a ban or banish that company. Kinda like Bluepoint Brewery on Long Island. I think the beer is GREAT. But the bottles stink. Ill buy a 6 of SA because of the bottles. (plus the beer is good)

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:12 PM   #23
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Seriously? Being in a twist off (or a can) is never a reason to shun a brewery. Making ****ty beer... now that's a reason to shun a brewery.
Shipyard is dead to me, because of ****ty beer....seems like everything i've had of their tasted like buttery diacetyl crap....IT was a Sampler with an IPA (which was just Ok, hops masked most of the diacetyl) Pale Ale, terrible, Old Thumper, terrible, and something else...I was not impressed
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #24
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I have a hard time buying twist offs and even more so cans but I would say you better get use to the idea of cans they sure seem to be taking more and more of a foot hold in the craft.

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Old 08-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #25
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I like to reuse the bottles too. I must say though, I just tried the Shipyard pumpkin and it was awful.

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:46 PM   #26
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If your favorite beer in the whole world suddenly became available only in twist offs, would you stop buying it just because it was in a twist off?
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:48 PM   #27
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It is probably just a screw (ha) up. I bought a 6 of local brew (Sweetwater IPA) and it was in twist offs. I called the brewery and they flipped out. Said they would never go to twist offs and it had to have been a slip up by the supplier. They offered me a free case if I brought the bottles to them but I had already recycled them. Have never had a twist off from them before or since.

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #28
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I stick with 22oz bottles and don't worry about twist off.

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:01 PM   #29
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I remember going through that phase when I was after bottles. Now I have several hundred bottles with no room for them. I bet if you contacted a local brew club you could get other brewers' excess empties and have more bottles than you will ever need.

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The OP is missing out on the greatness that is Oskar Blues brewery, as they can all of their beer. The trend is certainly to can everything, so maybe in a few years the OP won't have anything to drink at all. Poor OP!

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