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Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by gb-shop, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. gb-shop

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    Hello, I'm new here, seems like a cool site! I'm wondering if anyone here has interest in 1994-1998 microbrew memorabilia? I recently dug MANY boxes out of storage and came to realize I had what amounts to an archive of the first "boom" years of the microbrew craze.

    I have 550 different empty bottles of many sizes, 20 taps, 1000+ coasters, 100 labels and about 200 caps. I went nuts collecting this stuff with the help of a few friends back then, but didn't realize how massive it was until this past weekend.

    Is this the place to discuss this stuff or is there another venue for these things?

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  2. djaeon

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    Sent you a message asking about the taps and coasters.
     
  3. SirBottlecap

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    I would love to hear about the caps!
     
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    I may have misunderstood at first. Were you asking about selling them, or wanting to talk about and share them? Either way, this is the right place:) And welcome to BA!
     
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    If anyone wants to see a certain bottle, I can try to make this a picture show? I take requests!
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    Wow, those old Rogue bottles are pretty cool.
     
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    That Humpback tap handle is KILLER !!!
     
  10. sharpski

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    Yeah, you got a more head-on shot of those Rogue bottles?
     
  11. SirBottlecap

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    Carmel...eewww! But Celis and Rhino Chasers...yum! Now let's see the caps!
     
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    In fact, if you could take shots of all the labels, I'll buy you several beers the next time you're in my town or I'm in yours. Cool snapshot of time and place in craft beer evolution.

    And yeah, show us the caps!
     
  13. gb-shop

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    I haven't gotten through all the caps yet. I think the best one is probably the Gravity Brewing...


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    You Got it...oldest four first...




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    Taps!!


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    Japanese Rogue
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  17. gb-shop

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    Very obscure!?

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    I love that St. Stan's set! Classic! Are you lookin' to get rid of this stuff? Trade it?Some of those caps look like a real burden that I could take off your shoulders!
     
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    I would consider selling some of it, send me a PM?

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    Batch #5 of Golden Rose!

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    Extinct Beer Animals



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    Wow, this thread is like a trip down memory lane! Thanks!
     
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    I know! SLO! Devil Mountain! San Andreas Seismic! It seems like 75% of all these are all gone (sideways sad-face)...
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say. I had many of those from the Beer of the Month Club.
    I wish there was a Rhino Chasers tap handle, I'd love to get one of them.
     
  27. gb-shop

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    Yo Philly!

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    Its interesting to see how style trends have evolved, I recall Hefeweizen being a style that most brewers always tried to incorporate into their lineup in those days. Now its just about how hoppy one can make a pale ale.
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    Interested in some of those tap handles, if you are willing to part with them.
     
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    Beer of the Month Club was my intro to many of those, too. And Rhino Chasers, say what you want about the beer, was a good intro to "microbrews" and cool beer branding. I have a pint class hidden away somewhere in a tote marked "beer glasses 1".
     
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    And those Devil Mountain labels predate even what I remember. I had that brand when they got the slick upgrade to the labels with the train and their own branded bottle caps.
     
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    I remember a lot of "American Wheat" style beers. Filtered, usually with a lemony-citrus finish.
     
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    I think this is their second logo, from when it was still brewed in California. I seem to recall a lot of them being fizz-bombs and the caps being a dangerous projectile if removed just right!
     
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    Coasters!


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    The Grant's bottles are worth the price of admission alone, but add in the Rogue, the vintage Midnight Sun and Great Divide labels and all the rest, wow! Cheers!
     
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    Any others you want to see sharpski? Throw a few names out there, lets see if I have them?
     
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    Not a big fan of Rogue, but your bottle collection is fantastic. Do you have any older Stone bottles? I recently started collecting them.
     
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    No, that's really impressive already. Thanks for sharing all those photos!
     
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