Favorite Bottles - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Favorite Bottles

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-07-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
beala
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Colorado
Posts: 145



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.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
rabidgerbil
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
rabidgerbil's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Seattle, Washington
Posts: 1,025
Liked 39 Times on 39 Posts


I prefer the standard long neck like the Sams bottles


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjohnmilford
+1 don't argue with a rabid gerbil

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 10:16 PM   #3
HBDrinker008
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Posts: 125
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 10:18 PM   #4
loopmd
 
loopmd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2005
Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 657
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts


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.


Loop

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 10:26 PM   #5
c.n.budz
 
c.n.budz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Pistol Wavin' New Haven, for now...
Posts: 3,093
Liked 41 Times on 28 Posts


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
__________________
Knucklehead Brewery, Est. 2007

Always do sober what you do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 10:28 PM   #6
Alamo_Beer
 
Alamo_Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Manor, Tx
Posts: 2,439
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts


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...


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 10:48 PM   #7
maltMonkey
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Kansas
Posts: 823
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts


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.......



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 11:37 PM   #8
bigjohnmilford
bigger than most
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bigjohnmilford's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
southern mass
Posts: 2,283
Liked 71 Times on 43 Posts


harpoon bottles , sam bottles , bass bottles anything that doesn't have the new glossy labels.
__________________
What's your hobby Ray? Drinkin. Want a beer Buddy?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 12:02 AM   #9
Makita
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Madison, WI
Posts: 37

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!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 12:06 AM   #10
Makita
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Madison, WI
Posts: 37

Quote:
Originally Posted by maltMonkey
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.......


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



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite IPA IPA_33 Commercial Brew Discussion 80 11-01-2009 02:40 PM
Your Favorite Mug? JMSetzler General Beer Discussion 9 01-23-2009 04:44 PM
Which is your favorite? evandam Label Display & Discussion 1 12-11-2008 06:35 AM
Favorite Beer you buy to save the bottles? aoverturff Bottling/Kegging 102 07-23-2008 03:21 AM


Forum Jump