Bottle/Can Graveyards or Trophy Collections

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  1. emount91

    emount91 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2015 Connecticut

    I always try my best to keep at least 1 empty vessel of every great/rare/top 250 beer I've gotten my hands on, resulting in a sweet little bottle and can graveyard (or trophy collection if you want a more positive term for the concept).

    Here are some pictures I snapped after rearranging and adding the rest of my dead soldiers today, not very big yet but definitely getting there (sorry about the blurriness, still have an iPhone 5) :


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    Level view (Trillium and SingleCut for dayssss):
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    Cans:
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    Growler Tags:
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    Also have about 6 other Trillium bottles (some in the fridge, some on the way) that need to be opened and added, as well as 2 SingleCut bottles that will be replaced with the new versions of their labels. Also didn't start saving growler tags until less than a year ago.

    ***If you have one of these collections, post them up! Very curious to see the sheer size and beast-content other BAs have taken down and piled up. If anyone has sweet displays that they made or purchased that enhance their collections, I might be stealing some ideas (those Trillium bottles tend to get hidden behind all the other noise)!***

    (tried a whole crap ton of forum searches with different possible terms and sayings, but I do not think a thread like this exists. if it does, feel free to delete or merge.)
     
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  2. ingchr1

    ingchr1 Initiate (160) Jun 4, 2008 New York

    I save Saranac bottles. I probably had about a couple dozen more with variations on the labels, but I had to let them go due to space considerations. I kept the ones I liked best. The only variations I keep are of the Pale Ale, for which I have four.

    All other bottles I get my $0.05 back!

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  3. josanguapo

    josanguapo Poo-Bah (8,535) Apr 9, 2015 Spain
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    I store a single bottle of each style to decorate the top of my kitchen. As space is limited, I give preferente to bottles with less width. Unluckyly there are some style for which I only have access to 75cl bottles. Im from Spain, some easy-access brews from USA arent available here

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  4. Kevin67

    Kevin67 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2015 Arkansas

    WOW, I didn't know this was a thing. I think it's kind of interesting, in a way, but I'm also curious. What/why did you start to keep empty bottles?
     
  5. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,561) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Don't be judgmental.... some of us are have this 'illness'. :wink:

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  6. emount91

    emount91 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2015 Connecticut

    holy jesus, THAT is impressive.
     
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  7. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Truly. And luckily not earthquake territory. Are they held in place or secured somehow, Mothergoose03?
     
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  8. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,561) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Except for the top shelf and a few other shelves that hold various non-standard height bottles, all of the bottle fit into a shallow hole that is drilled into the shelf above it. It was precision carpentry, but I have never broken a bottle.
     
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