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Old 01-25-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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A friend of mine found a case of old brown Grolsch bottles in a (dead?) relatives attic. They were pretty dirty and the seals were all shot, but an overnight soak in PBW and replacement seals made them look brand new. I have about a 100 green Grolsch bottles, but I'd never seen a brown one before. I assume Grolsch changed their bottles a while back and was just curious if anyone knew when they did. In the 90s? 80s? Based on the fact that the seals were turning black and crumbling apart, I'd guess these bottles had been sitting up in that attic for a while. Thanks.

 
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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They were green in the 80's.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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Wiki says 2007 but, other colors (yellow and Clear) are also still is circulation in teh Netherlands.

 
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:43 PM   #4
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I remember reading something about a green bottle shortage in europe a while back. Maybe those bottles are from that period.

 
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:28 PM   #5
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Grolsch also brews (brewed?) an alt style beer called Grolsch Amber that came in brown bottles.

 
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:36 PM   #6
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:07 AM   #7
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Grolsch also brews (brewed?) an alt style beer called Grolsch Amber that came in brown bottles.
I've got two cases of brown bottles, with original plastic cases, and i'm pretty sure this is what was in them.....

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:45 PM   #8
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I have some brown grolsch bottles and one of them used to have a date on the sticker before oxi took the sticker away. If I remember correctly it was 1984

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:56 PM   #9
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I remember them being green back in the late 70's early 80's. I haven't had a bottle since then, so I don't ever remember seeing brown ones.

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:04 PM   #10
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I haven't seen brown Grolsch bottles in circulation since the 90's.
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