Short Bottles vs Long Bottles

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


Twelve Ounce Bottles: Long vs Short

  1. Longneck

  2. Stubby

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  1. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    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

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

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  3. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (461) Aug 30, 2012 California

    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

    Duff27 Poo-Bah (1,778) Feb 10, 2010 Illinois
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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

    Dools9 Zealot (515) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

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

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Every beer should come in 16oz cans.
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  7. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    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.
  8. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,387) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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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.
  9. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (602) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    I need a "No Preference" choice.
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  10. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,222) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    But those aren't stubbies - they're called "Heritage" bottles in the industry.

    What, then, is a stubby?


    Says it right on the label.
  11. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 California

    They both pour into a glass without issue.
  12. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

  13. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,387) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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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.:relaxed:
  14. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Meyvn (1,004) Jan 26, 2013 Ontario (Canada)
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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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  15. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (267) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    I prefer longnecks.
  16. Feel_the_Darkness

    Feel_the_Darkness Disciple (313) Oct 17, 2012 Virginia

    Prefer cans myself.
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  17. J-Hoppz

    J-Hoppz Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I say cans>short neck>long neck.
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  18. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2007 California

    Purchasing with your penis again?
  19. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    Longnecks work better with my capper, damn shorties seal weird
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  20. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Devotee (463) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    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.
  21. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    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

    shand Meyvn (1,415) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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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.
  23. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  24. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    Just when you thought discussing the minutiae of beer couldn't get more ridiculous....


    The Short Bottles vs. Long Bottles poll thread happens. :confused:
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  25. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Stubbies and 16 oz tallboy cans should be the only beer containers allowed, by law.
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  26. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    ...Two cans? :rolling_eyes:
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  27. mrcraft

    mrcraft Meyvn (1,318) Dec 15, 2012 California
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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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  28. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (730) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    I prefer empty.
  29. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (781) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan
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    Short bottles are easier to ship and they look less phallic.
  30. mmmbirra

    mmmbirra Aspirant (204) Apr 19, 2009 Italy

    Strange, I'm the opposite. I prefer my bottles to be full of beer. :wink:
  31. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (730) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    You never drink the beer?:flushed:
  32. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    Stubby, shorter distance from the bottle, to the glass, to my mouth.
  33. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,387) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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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.
  34. jchoffman

    jchoffman Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Georgia

    I agree with you !!!
  35. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    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

    MCDub Aspirant (289) Dec 17, 2009 North Carolina
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    I like my bottles like I like my teapots; Short and stout. I do prefer cans though.
  37. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    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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