What kind of collector are you?

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by Immortale25, Dec 7, 2013.

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What do you collect?

  1. Bottles

    74 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. Glassware

    164 vote(s)
    70.4%
  3. Labels

    37 vote(s)
    15.9%
  4. Bottlecaps

    111 vote(s)
    47.6%
  5. Other

    49 vote(s)
    21.0%
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  1. Abbbp

    Abbbp Crusader (743) Mar 9, 2013 Texas
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    Others. Growlers.
     
  2. ArkansasTraveller

    ArkansasTraveller Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Arkansas

    Glass, some labels, and bottle caps. I also have a shelf with 8 empty bottles on it, for some favorites, with a one in one out policy.
     
  3. timmy2b

    timmy2b Savant (957) Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    I buy a Glass from each brewery that I go to. Stickers and coasters sometimes, but not that often.
     
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  4. pghlee

    pghlee Initiate (131) Feb 24, 2006 Georgia

    just went over 500 different craft cans opened from the bottom. woot!
     
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  5. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,632) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Wow, different? I'm surprised that there are that many available.
     
  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,515) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Looks like there's a lot more than that already ... and somebody's keeping track, too - Craft Cans :wink:
     
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  7. Robert_Baratheon

    Robert_Baratheon Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    My collection started out as just bottle openers

    I've now included coasters (if they're worthy), some caps, stickers, and signs.
     
  8. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,632) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    They're worthy. I collect coasters among other things that are beer-related.
     
  9. cmwilliq

    cmwilliq Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Wisconsin

    growlers from different breweries
     
  10. ekardz

    ekardz Aspirant (273) Dec 6, 2009 New York

    Beer corks
     
  11. devildogbrewing

    devildogbrewing Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2014 Michigan

    I used to collect the coasters (just the cheap cardboard ones) from pubs and bars. When we moved my fiance threw them away.
     
  12. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    My "beer shrine" consists of:
    Glassware (mostly non-branded, I collect as many styles of beer glasses as possible)
    Bottles/cans (from rare/special beers...I try to give one up whenever I add one, lest my shelves once again become covered by beverage containers like they were during the days of my massive energy drink collection)
    Caps/corks (from anything I drink)
    Coasters (from a European trip)
    Bottle openers (just a few, some from local bottle shops/breweries, others have history in the family)
    Growlers (from local places)
    Also the box from a New Glarus variety pack, and some books on beer.
     
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  13. jojobeans

    jojobeans Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2013 Ohio

    I did growlers, then glasses, now coasters and bottle openers.. Cheaper, take up less space, easier to transport home.
     
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  14. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Pictures, pictures, pictures!!
     
  15. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    If you insist...it's nothing much. Most of my glassware that I actually use is still in my dorm room, so there's about 15-20 non-branded glasses of various styles missing. I brought the essentials with me, those are the ones on the desk.
    I won't waste anyone's time listing everything, ask about something if it's hard to see what it is.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Good start. One question...what is the poster behind all of this stuff?
     
  17. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    An old AC/DC poster. It's been there for years
     
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  18. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Fantastic backdrop. I am now reconsidering mine.
     
  19. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Disciple (368) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Any bottle openers that don't bend or dent the cap? I have 5 that all leave some kind of mark on the cap
     
  20. Hopzilla

    Hopzilla Initiate (103) Dec 4, 2013 Florida
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    I'm greatly saddened by the lack of fellow sticker collectors.

    Where are you all at? :slight_frown:
     
  21. iTunesUpdates

    iTunesUpdates Initiate (0) May 7, 2014 Florida

    I do glassware and bottle caps, but seeing as the overflow of bottles is now taking up most of my closet, I either need to cut back or start doing caps only.
     
  22. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Yup. It's called a Bic!
     
  23. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,632) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    There are some types of openers in the market that won't damage the cap, but it's easy to pry a cap off with absolutely no damage using a Bic lighter as mentioned above, or my method is to place a quarter on top of the cap before prying. This method works best with a D-loop type of opener (the bigger the opening, the better it works) rather than a church key style. Just keep a quarter in the drawer where your opener is kept.
     
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  24. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Disciple (368) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Damn I love this site. I would have never have thought to use a quarter. Thanks for the tip!
     
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  25. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Disciple (359) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    At this time I am collecting glassware, specifically Italian breweries.
     
  26. brianwsnyder

    brianwsnyder Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I collect Iron City cans (and all variants from Pittsburgh Brewing like Olde Frothingslosh, et al). I don't have many, maybe around 100 different ones and some dating to the 60's, but I have a good display of most of them in the downstairs powder room. Many of them are steel; Iron City stopped canning with steel around 1990.
     
  27. bluebetty

    bluebetty Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2010 Australia

    Signs and glasses from lambic breweries plus orval & westmalle glasses
     
  28. Highbury09

    Highbury09 Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2014 North Carolina

    What Lambic signs? I'd love to see some pictures. I just got a Cantillion sign while in Belgium a few weeks ago and I love it.
     
  29. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    [​IMG] This is my 2nd beer frige (don't use a flathead screwdriver to remove ice build-up on your first beer frige). Many of these stickers came from my first one - I just peeled them (the vinyl ones, that is) off the old frige and put them on the new one. I saved about 90% of them! More pictures of other my beer crap to follow in my ongoing series...
     
  30. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,632) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Been there, done that! :slight_frown: It's easier to do than your brain will admit.

    My occurrence was when I served in Vietnam and my buddy and I were assigned to defrost the beer fridge on our day off. As hot as that country is and the short amount of time that it would take for nature to perform the melting, we decided to hurry the process. Unfortunately there was no repair service available, and we had to complete the rest of our year's tour without a beer fridge. :slight_frown::slight_frown::slight_frown::slight_frown:
     
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  31. Pulley9

    Pulley9 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2015 Scotland

    I've recently begun collecting caps, with the intention of making a bar top/table with them. I'm also kind of tempted to gather a few coasters/labels/stickers etc and fill picture frames or possibly my dartboard cabinet.

    But I should probably concentrate on redecorating the house first or it will never get done!
     
  32. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,557) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    Nice fridge.
     
  33. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Thanks. The far side is still virgin!
     
  34. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,443) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    I'm a glassware guy. I don't know about collector, though the level of dissatisfaction my wife expresses would indicate otherwise, but I like having at least one of each major drinking glass style, and a bunch of fairly random branded glasses (Duvel tulip, Petrus flute, etc.).
     
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  35. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,632) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Tell your wife that we all see nothing wrong with that. :wink:
     
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  36. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,443) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    I know! Right? ...Thank you... :sunglasses:
     
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  37. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (951) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    Im guilty of collecting bottles of beer I drink, as I'm sure many of you do...
    Also I have started a small collection of glass ware nothing special, but I intend to change that ;-) CHEERS
     
  38. AndyCapper

    AndyCapper Initiate (24) May 6, 2015 England

    Do you ever trade your caps with other collectors. If so, perhaps you would consider a trade with a UK collector - for UK/European beer caps.
     
  39. MyWallet

    MyWallet Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 Maryland


    Recently passed 225 different Bell's labels and I know of at least 50 I'm missing.
     
  40. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    What are you doing with them? Pictures!
     
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