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Do you collect any beer memorabilia?

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by Stugotzo, Feb 25, 2013.


Do you collect any of the following?

  1. Beer bottle caps

  2. Beer bottles

  3. Beer cans

  4. Beer labels

  5. Beer coasters

  6. Ladies undergarments (or men's, if you're so inclined)

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (515) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    I started out just collecting the caps from the bottles I drank.... then I started keeping the bottles, which took up way too much room. Came across a bunch of threads about removing labels. So, now I remove labels every few weeks or so, and put them into a dossier of sorts (I refuse to admit it's really a scrapbook). :eek:

    Now, every time I come across a nice beer coaster, when the server isn't looking, I stuff it into LOML's purse, and pretend I never had a coaster. o_O

    Is it just me, or do other BA's out there share this disease? :confused:
    jtdolla911 likes this.
  2. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Most of us collect.........just beer.
  3. Sometimes I'll hold onto a bottle for a while but eventually my girlfriend will give me shit for being a hoarder and I'll throw it out.
  4. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    hahaha.. men's underwear. good one dude.

    Nah, I collect nothing. I just drink and pitch empty bottles. I even have only bare essential glassware: only have 2 tulips, one cognac glass, and a guest tulip.
    I maintain a scorched earth policy at home. Not clutter. It's the only way I can keep this place kinda sane w/ my kid.
  5. I keep a couple bottles that I really like, but not many. I just take pictures of every bottle I drink (at home). I try to get a picture if it's not intrusive at the bar/friend's house.
  6. KFBR392

    KFBR392 Advocate (500) Illinois Jul 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have a shelf which holds about 60 bottles that I rank on awesomeness. Pretty nerdy but it is pretty cool to look at.
  7. i collected the artisan beer chalices from ommegang brewery http://tinyurl.com/bkb5bkd
  8. I collect Italian craft bottles and the caps for my friend!
  9. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Savant (420) Massachusetts Nov 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    I collect coasters. When the lady and I go for drinks, she hides them in her purse to be sneaky. I just ask to take them.
  10. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I keep the bottles, clean off the labels with some oxyclean and reuse them for my homebrew.
    JuliusCaesar likes this.
  11. Mainly collect bottle caps, but sometimes labels and coasters too. Have about 1000 or so caps saved up and will make a beer cap table soon.
  12. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Jan 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Old beer trays, I got tons! Fun to collect trays from long lost beer brands!
  13. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Savant (440) California Oct 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I keep all new caps....and some bottles...Not to keep the bottles, but maybe to break up and make some sort of glass mosaic for a bar top soon.
  14. tstigz

    tstigz Savant (335) Illinois Dec 6, 2010

    Yup, saving up for a beer cap table too. I probably have a couple hundred saved up over the past 9 months or so.
  15. Need beer glasses in that list also
    hannydawg likes this.
  16. frazbri

    frazbri Advocate (705) Ohio Oct 29, 2003

    I have some bottles from my earlier days, but don't save them anymore. I have a few coasters, and bottle caps, too, but my real collection is signage and glassware. The signs are almost all the metal tacker signs, about 35 hung in the mancave. The glasses are mostly shaker pints, but there are other styles as well. (most are boxed, but some are in use)
  17. BlastBeats

    BlastBeats Savant (470) Illinois Mar 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    Yep, beer glasses for sure.. I think I have upwards of 85
  18. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (200) New York Apr 2, 2009

    I collect glasses from the breweries I've visited. I also save each bottle I drink.. (multiples get recycled or used for homebrew). I hope to line the walls of my dedicated brew house/man cave with them some day.
  19. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Champion (875) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    I've collected bottles, some cans, and caps, and now some labels from the bottles that I've repurposed for home brew use. Plus I have quite a few logo pint glasses and some tulips/snifters. I also have coasters and some stickers and other miscellaneous trinkets, etc. So, for me, it's a collection of something of almost everything about beer.
  20. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (515) Florida Jun 13, 2012



  21. I keep caps, coasters, a few bottles and cans, and some glassware.
  22. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    I started collecting one of each bottle I consumed which is quickly getting out of control. Collecting bottle caps for some project. I turn one of every cap I have into a magnet that I place on the beer fridge. Also collect coasters when I find them (don't go to bars much). Glue magnets on one of each coaster and place that on the beer fridge too.
  23. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Savant (285) Massachusetts Dec 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    My mom got these two items for me for christmas this year, its our family's last name and the bottle is the from the Burkhardt Brewery in Boston that was around from 1850 to 1918, wish it was a relation. The sign is from the Burkhardt Brewery of Akron Ohio which is now part of Thirsty Dog Brewery. They even re-brewed the Mug Ale for the original brewery's anniversary.

    I also just found this on ebay, from the Akron Brewery again.

    I also have a few trays and signs and bottles, but these are the coolest items I think that I own because it's my family's name