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Short Bottles vs Long Bottles

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JuniperJesus, Jun 14, 2013.

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Twelve Ounce Bottles: Long vs Short

  1. Longneck

    27.9%
  2. Stubby

    72.1%
  1. JuniperJesus

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    I personally like the short 12 ounce bottles used by Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, and Founders. They fit better in coolers and are easier to organize in the fridge. The longneck bottles are difficult to manage but they look great when a girl is drinking straight from the bottle.
     
  2. Beerontwowheels

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    WTF.
     
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  3. CommanderOfAwesome

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    The short neck bottles fit in my SN case that I use in my cellar to age 12 oz bottles so I like them better.
     
  4. Duff27

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    I don't know, if a girl is drinking straight from the bottle then obviously she's not a beer geek. Could there be a bigger turnoff??
     
  5. Dools9

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    Doesn't matter to me, it's what's inside that counts as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  6. draheim

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    Every beer should come in 16oz cans.
     
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    As a homebrewer who reuses these bottles I wish they were all the same size and shape. Its sucks trying to fill up a case of beer with 3 different bottle sizes.
     
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    I like the hand grenade bottles personally, but hate the stuff inside which is Mickeys. Reingold used to make a chug a mug bottle, brown but just like Mickey's. Killer for slamming one back.
     
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    I need a "No Preference" choice.
     
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    But those aren't stubbies - they're called "Heritage" bottles in the industry.

    What, then, is a stubby?

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    Says it right on the label.
     
  11. daysinthewake

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    They both pour into a glass without issue.
     
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    Blaming the beer on the label? Under the pinky finger there's an S and fault that you can't see.:)
     
  14. polloenfuego

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    We almost had a civil war here in Canada when the beer went from stubbies to long necks. I personally was on team stubby.
     
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    I prefer longnecks.
     
  16. Feel_the_Darkness

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    Prefer cans myself.
     
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    I say cans>short neck>long neck.
     
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    Purchasing with your penis again?
     
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    Longnecks work better with my capper, damn shorties seal weird
     
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    I've preferred longnecks since the early brewing days. Most stubbies at that point were either twist-offs or BMC, so could not reuse them (didn't buy BMC to begin with). And agree on the capper -- definitely easier to use with longnecks. We used to repurchase returnable Carling Black Label and Grolsch pop-tops from recyclers -- illegal even back then, but they all knew what was going on an saved good bottles for us. Don't like cans for either drinking or pouring, but if the contents come out ok, I don't care what used to hold it.
     
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    I'd grab a bcbs right out of a girl's hand if she drank it straight from the bottle! Remember our motto: respect beer.
    (The benefit of not having a "second brain")

    will say, I very much appreciate cans and founders bottles for their lack of height. those super tall bottles are too tall to store in many little crevices.
     
  22. shand

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    I like short bottles because they fit on the top shelf of my fridge. Bombers fit on the middle shelf, and long necks fit on the bottom.
     
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    As someone who pours everything into a glass, who cares? I can see the storage argument, but I never have that much at once anyway.
     
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    Just when you thought discussing the minutiae of beer couldn't get more ridiculous....

    Bam!

    The Short Bottles vs. Long Bottles poll thread happens. :confused:
     
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    Stubbies and 16 oz tallboy cans should be the only beer containers allowed, by law.
     
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    ...Two cans? :rolleyes:
     
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    It's funny I came across this thread tonight because I was thinking about this yesterday. I received a box with 8 Founders bottles and rest were Bell's, Short's, Dark Horse, all long necks. I took a photo, and started to for the first time think about which I liked better. I'm with the OP, I like the short stubby ones better.

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    I prefer empty.
     
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    Short bottles are easier to ship and they look less phallic.
     
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    Strange, I'm the opposite. I prefer my bottles to be full of beer. ;)
     
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    You never drink the beer?:oops:
     
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    Stubby, shorter distance from the bottle, to the glass, to my mouth.
     
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    I prefer cans, then stubby's, then the wide mouth like Mickeys without actually having Mickeys in it. Haven't seen the hand grenade bottles in Many many years. Long necka are great for Cowboys to swig by the neck, but they're a pain to pack and ship.
     
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    I agree with you !!!
     
  35. kingofhop

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    Actually, IIRC, "stubbies" are bottles like Red Stripe and Full Sail "Session". The other types of bottles that are not longnecks are "Heritage" or some sort. I really dunno for sure. I would not mind someone w/more knowledge, like jessK, providing some input into this.
     
  36. MCDub

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    I like my bottles like I like my teapots; Short and stout. I do prefer cans though.
     
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    I dislike bottles of that sort of volume. Give me a good 500ml (about 17 oz) bottle so I can have a proper drink.
     
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