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Massive mid 1990's Micro archive

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

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  1. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    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?

    Thanks!
    GB
     
  2. NickMunford

    NickMunford Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

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

    SirBottlecap Jan 28, 2013 California

    I would love to hear about the caps!
     
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  4. NickMunford

    NickMunford Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    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!
     
  5. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    If anyone wants to see a certain bottle, I can try to make this a picture show? I take requests!
    GB

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  6. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

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    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

  8. NickMunford

    NickMunford Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    Wow, those old Rogue bottles are pretty cool.
     
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  9. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    That Humpback tap handle is KILLER !!!
     
  10. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

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

    SirBottlecap Jan 28, 2013 California

    Carmel...eewww! But Celis and Rhino Chasers...yum! Now let's see the caps!
     
  12. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    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

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

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


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  14. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

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




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  15. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    Taps!!


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  16. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    Japanese Rogue
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  17. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    Very obscure!?

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    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

  19. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Jan 28, 2013 California

    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!
     
  20. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    I would consider selling some of it, send me a PM?

    GB
     
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    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

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    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    Batch #5 of Golden Rose!

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  23. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    Extinct Beer Animals



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  24. schteve

    schteve Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    Wow, this thread is like a trip down memory lane! Thanks!
     
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  25. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Jan 28, 2013 California

    I know! SLO! Devil Mountain! San Andreas Seismic! It seems like 75% of all these are all gone (sideways sad-face)...
     
  26. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    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

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    Yo Philly!

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  28. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    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.
    GB
     
  29. Imstillthegman

    Imstillthegman Jan 30, 2006 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    Interested in some of those tap handles, if you are willing to part with them.
     
  30. schteve

    schteve Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    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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  31. schteve

    schteve Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    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.
     
  32. schteve

    schteve Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    I remember a lot of "American Wheat" style beers. Filtered, usually with a lemony-citrus finish.
     
  33. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Jan 28, 2013 California

    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!
     
  34. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

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    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

  36. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    Coasters!


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  37. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    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!
     
  38. gb-shop

    gb-shop Oct 23, 2013 California

    Any others you want to see sharpski? Throw a few names out there, lets see if I have them?
     
  39. rick_91709

    rick_91709 Jun 3, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Not a big fan of Rogue, but your bottle collection is fantastic. Do you have any older Stone bottles? I recently started collecting them.
     
  40. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    No, that's really impressive already. Thanks for sharing all those photos!
     
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