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Old 03-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #21
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I wouldn't buy a beer I didn't like just to get the bottles. My collection of 16 oz. flip-tops comes from the $1 special MW offers when you buy a kit. Since I'm shipping the kits anyhow, it doesn't really add any cost. I'm up to about 20 now....
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:57 PM   #22
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I am pretty sure Grolsch makes beer in brown bottles too. I've never bought it myself, but I found about 8 of the green bottles in my basement. Must have picked them up from somewhere and forgot about them. Now what to do with them...

 
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:20 PM   #23
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I wouldn't buy a beer I didn't like just to get the bottles.
I actually do it quite often. My favorite Micro uses screw tops.

The wife likes lots of beers I don't so when I buy to her style, I make sure I can use the bottle. I also have two kids who are both out of college and when they come home all their friends head over here. I buy them Miller Lite and Bud Light in the 16oz plastics. Works great for me... I get bottles without drinking swill or having to watch a bunch of people just looking to get drink suck down all my beer!
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:28 PM   #24
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When I still lived in Boston/Cambridge, we used to take shopping carriages and go down the street before BFI or WMI did. We'd usually get enough bottles to buy a couple of racks of Yeungling's Black and Tan pint cans every day. You just gotta get a hold of the schedules and see which neighborhoods get their recyclables picked up on which days.
This way you'd have $ from the screw-tops and cans, and pry-tops for your brew.
The various parts of Newton were good. As were the campus housing areas (not the dorms, tho).
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:21 PM   #25
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I was in the same boat. Grolsch just doesn't taste good to me. Although I find that if I add some lime to the beer it cuts down on that nasty skunky taste.

 
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:54 PM   #26
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Fischer uses amber flip tops for many of their brews. They're not bad.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:00 AM   #27
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I use Grolsch to add bubbles to the bath-water I wash the dogs in....
Makes their coats shiny and cost half of what the vet wants for the prescription stuff.

 
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:32 PM   #28
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I am pretty sure Grolsch makes beer in brown bottles too. I've never bought it myself, but I found about 8 of the green bottles in my basement. Must have picked them up from somewhere and forgot about them. Now what to do with them...
Apfelwein time!

 
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:38 PM   #29
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Flensburger Pils from Germany has brown flip tops, can you get that in the USA?

 
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:43 PM   #30
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I've done it too. I hate it too. But worth it for the bottles. I buy 4 packs of 16oz. in NJ for $7-$8. I just wish they were brown.

 
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