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Favorite Bottles?
« on: March 06, 2016, 04:05:07 AM »
After spending parts of the last two days cleaning bottles, I realized I very much like the shape of the Boulevard 12-oz. bottles--the gradual taper and longish neck strikes me as stylish. Anybody want to recommend any others--of all sizes? For bombers, I like the Samuel Smith square-shouldered ones.
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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 04:29:13 AM »
Orval is by far my favorite bottle. Love the teardrop shape.

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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 10:01:36 AM »
Orval is by far my favorite bottle. Love the teardrop shape.

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 11:30:07 AM »
Westmalle hands down.


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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 01:38:18 PM »
I used to like Michelob bottles. They hurt when smashed on your forehead though.
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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 01:51:50 PM »
green 1 liter Cantillon bottles ;)
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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 02:49:33 PM »
I like the 500ml weizen bottles for that style of beer only. Other than that I don't mess around with 12oz bottles in favor of larger 24 & 32 oz type bottles for beer I want to share around with my friends.

Also, flip-tops are fun to use and serve out of. And the larger stubby necked German liter bottles are pretty attractive to me, but I've never seen any in the States.
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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2016, 04:57:24 PM »
I've got some Dogfish Head 25 ounce bottles.
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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2016, 06:22:03 PM »
Nothing fancy, but I like Sierra Nevada stubbies for my beer gunning of extra beers.

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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2016, 10:01:43 PM »
Nothing fancy, but I like Sierra Nevada stubbies for my beer gunning of extra beers.

+1. I do love those stubby bottles. Jolly Pumpkin has a sister brewery called Up North Brewing (I think). Somehow they distribute to a bottle shop down here. Their bottles are similar to Session Lager bottles (those gernade looking things) but more stylish. Very cool/unique bottle design if you can find it. Also agree re: Boulevard. One of my favorite American brewed saisons and a good bottle design. Win win.

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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2016, 07:20:24 PM »
My favorite size is the heavy pint size, but I have very few. I normally bottle in 750ml size. 12oz is useless for me, unless it's something imperial. When I drink I want 2 pints!!


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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 03:02:33 PM »
I like the 500ml weizen bottles a lot. They are a good size for beers that I intend to share because they pour at good sharing intervals. Thankfully I had the good sense to keep all the ones I obtained when I used to drink a lot of weissbier several years ago.

I also really like the narrow Beligan 375ml bottles like what Leffe comes in. Not really sure why. I just think they look classy especially with a big heavy beer in them.

But my bottle supply includes pretty much every bottle shape and size out there.

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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2016, 11:30:37 AM »
One of the few bottles I have kept on the display shelf.

Never would put my beer into green glass, but the bottle is truely unique! 


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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2016, 11:39:12 AM »
I love bottles where I already removed the labels.  Otherwise I love the ones where the labels slide right off as soon as they get a little bit wet.  ;)

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Re: Favorite Bottles?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2016, 08:16:02 PM »
I like Guinness Extra Stout bottles.  12oz and pint.

Boulevard bottles are cool, as are the Leffe bottles.

Anything different, really.  Though some of them are a PITA to cap correctly.
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