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Clear Bottles, Whats your opinion?

General Beer Discussion by KISSMYBASS

I'm a huge Newkie Fan, and alot of people complain about skunk beers. In all my days of drinking this particular brand, I have only experienced once with a total of 3 of the 6 to be maybe questionable. This stuff sells so fast and usually isnt even in the sun how can it get skunked? I also buy Newcastle by the can, which are great once you pour them in your favorite pub style glass, and you wouldnt even know it... No more complaining about skunk beers just enjoy the vision of a brown ale through the clear one and only beer bottle and tip one for us true Newkie Lovers... Kissmybass(aka. The Newkie Browns)Go Cubbies!


18 years ago
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# 18

In Reply To #16 Holy Shit! I have never heard of that before. Some beer guru you are..... ever consider moving? Reason enough for me to leave. I spent a good portion of 7 years in North Carolina and they've got drive through liquor and beer stores. Fast beer and liquor! I thought that was weird, this is... ridiculous!

18 years ago
# 19
# 19

brown bottles are better than green at protecting beer from light. light is bad for beer, even if it's just the beverage cooler fluorescents in the store. OV Splits and original Koch's GAB rarely skunked for me even tho' they are/were clear glass...? glass always better than metal for a beer container?

18 years ago
# 20
# 20

In Reply To #16 Ouch! that seems weird and you're in PA not Kuwait or some such. I can't picture a place that doesn't have six or 12 packs of beer. I've bought beer up and down the east coast. Also news to me was that some states only sell beer in liquor stores aka package stores.

18 years ago
# 21
# 21

PKSMITH
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OK, I may have missed it, but I've not seen mention of blue bottles. I've got several 1 liter flippers, some blue some brown. According to a local brew meister, the uv protection is the same. Anyone?

18 years ago
# 22
# 22

All I want to do is talk about Surfsleez's photo, to hell with the clear bottle forum. My member photo seems so boring now... (from a previous forum message)Yes cans do suck compared to bottles if you drink from them. Beleive it or not my closest Newcastle liquer store only sells them from a can so I have no real choice when I need them quick. But once you pour them into your favorite mug, you get your good ole Newkie back with no chance of UV poisoning... Kissmybass(aka.The Newkie Browns)

18 years ago
# 23
# 23

In Reply To #23 I was thinking the same thing.... Clear bottles, green bottles, dark bottles.... whatever. give me a beer and lets talk about that photo. Pedro or that chick? I don't stand a chance! Only if it was an actual photo...

18 years ago
# 24
# 24

I've been indoctrinated with the adage that darker bottles protect beer from light and prevent skunking. I've also drunk clear-bottled beer that was just fine. In my experience, green bottles seem to be skunked most often as compared to other bottle types, or cans.

18 years ago
# 25
# 25

In Reply To #25 yeah I agree. Green bottles have given me the most problems. Heineken, Becks, Rolling Rock, Pilsner Urquell... all seem to be skunked a lot of the time.

18 years ago
# 26
# 26

Back to the clear bottle topic...Samuel Smiths comes in a clear bottle and I havent heard of one instance of it being skunked. I think it comes down to, unless its sitting in the sun or on the shelf for a period of time it doesnt matter the color of the bottle. So get over the clear bottle excuse.I want to see what I'm going to be drinking, especially when I can see the Brown of the Nut Browns and Ales. So heres to Newcastle and Samuel Smiths... Keep the clear bottles coming my way. Kissmybass

This message was edited by kissmybass at 7/11/2004 6:09:29 PM.

This message was edited by kissmybass at 7/11/2004 6:11:15 PM.

18 years ago
# 27
# 27

In Reply To #27 You said it. It all comes down to sitting on the shelf forever and beers like Sammy Smith and Newcastle are very popular so I doubt you'll ever have a problem with them. Doesn't Miller High Life come in a clear bottle? Now that's a beer I'd be concerned with.

18 years ago
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