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Title: Signed 'Souvineer' Bottles - Save forever or drink at some point?
Post by: Beer Monger on September 29, 2011, 01:38:32 PM
I have a few bottles I've collected over the last few years that are signed by the brewer and/or someone else with or connected to the brewery. 

What do you guys do with bottles like this?  Do you save them forever - never opening them.  Or do you drink them at some point & then still save the empty, signed bottle?  I'm not sure if I should drink mine at some point or save 'em. 
Title: Re: Signed 'Souvineer' Bottles - Save forever or drink at some point?
Post by: firedog23 on September 29, 2011, 01:41:48 PM
I say drink them.  The brewer would hate to find out he has beer out there just going to ****.  Plus, this rings of my past fascination with baseball cards so I would end up looking for a plastic sleeve that would fit a bottle just like people do with signed baseball cards.
Title: Re: Signed 'Souvineer' Bottles - Save forever or drink at some point?
Post by: blatz on September 29, 2011, 01:43:46 PM
I guess it depends on what it is - if its a rarity that you might not be able to replace, then yeah, I'd drink it and then clean very good and save the empty.

If its something you can replace easily - maybe not then.  However, I have seen corrosion of caps over many years which may not be attractive to you.

In most cases, the beer isn't going to be worth anything after a year or two anyways...
Title: Re: Signed 'Souvineer' Bottles - Save forever or drink at some point?
Post by: Beer Monger on September 29, 2011, 01:53:31 PM
OK then.  I'll have to schedule an event with some friends & drink these bad boys.  :)