I make it clear that I make beer not bottles, and that I hate delabeling and cleaning. I want them back clean, not with some bad science experiment going on at the bottom.If these rules are not followed, I make a mental note - "No beer for you!".
In fact, one of my good friends in Ohio drank a lot of craft beer with crown caps. He rinsed them all for me, and gave them to me. To the point I had to ask him to stop, as I was overwhemled with bottles. When I moved to Idaho, I tossed over 200.
No return, no refill. Return 'em rinsed because your next beer may be filled on top of that "bad science experiment".
I don't loan out my growlers. But, when I give beer to my friends it's in 12oz brown bottles and tell them don't bother to return them. Just recycle instead.It's too easy to set oneself up for disappointment.
I have no idea why they aren't refundable here in Texas. Bottles should be.Which brings to mind memories of 6th street. Hit the alleys Sunday morning and one sees dumpsters filled to the top with beer bottles. Not a trash-bottle mix. All beer bottles right to the top. What a waste.
Austin, right? That is what one would expect from walking down that street early on a Saturday.