General Beer Discussion by CLASH
Why do breweries, especially many of the European ones, put thier beer in green bottles? Surely they realize that it does not protect against sunlight which results in skunky beer. I was pondering picking up some Pilsner Urquell this evening but decided against it when I noticed it was sitting less than 6 inches from a very bright flourescent light. I call for an international ban on green bottles.
18 years ago
In Reply To #1 It's gimmicky. People think green bottle beer is luxurious. Isn't marketing fun? I just avoid them altogether. I can't think of anything in a green bottle that's worth my hard earned cash. Well, maybe Czechvar, but that comes in 16.9 oz brown bottles as well.
In Reply To #2 I can think of a lot of good beer that comes in green bottle. All of Alesmiths 750 ml bottle are green, so Speedway Stout, Grand Cru, etc. are in green bottles, I think New Glarus has green 750 ML bottle as well, so their Wisconson Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, etc. are also in green bottles. If you look at a lot of belgian beers they also come in green 750 ml bottles. I think you have to look out for the lighter beers in green bottles more so than any beer in a green bottle.