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(Gizmodo)   Why isn't beer sold in plastic bottles? asked no one until now   (gizmodo.com) divider line 144
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2014-09-01 07:58:29 PM  
It is, in Korea. In MONSTER sized bottles, too.
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2014-09-01 08:01:37 PM  
It is ...
 
2014-09-01 08:09:15 PM  
 
2014-09-01 08:17:31 PM  
DNRTFA  I first encountered this at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008.  It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.  At the London Olympics of 2012 it seemed that all the bottled beer in the city was in plastic.  If I want a good beer I'll go for draught or glass.
 
2014-09-01 08:31:52 PM  
I've bought beer in plastic bottles in Las Vegas. And beer in bottles shaped like bowling pins at a bowling alley..
 
2014-09-01 08:41:10 PM  
They've had beer in plastic bottles for years.  I don't like it. It doesn't stay cold as long as a can or glass bottle.
 
2014-09-01 08:48:21 PM  
They are for sale in all kinds of brands at NFL games.
 
2014-09-01 08:54:11 PM  

Lsherm: It doesn't stay cold as long as a can or glass bottle.


It likely stays cold longer, but doesn't feel that way in one's hand.
 
2014-09-01 08:57:53 PM  

Nabb1: They are for sale in all kinds of brands at NFL games.


MLB, too

/seriously not news
 
2014-09-01 09:03:18 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Lsherm: It doesn't stay cold as long as a can or glass bottle.

It likely stays cold longer, but doesn't feel that way in one's hand.


Or mouth
 
2014-09-01 09:12:10 PM  
The weird thing is, I never even considered violent rioting until somebody gave me a beer in a plastic bottle.  Do you want to put a nipple on it while you're at it?  Jesus farking Christopherson,

 if you're going to treat me like an infant from the outset I at least want to be burped and have my manties changed when I soil myself later.
 
2014-09-01 09:41:35 PM  
Probably because it's been sold in plastic bottles for at least 15 years.
 
2014-09-01 09:45:38 PM  
Dry
Ultra
Ice
Light
Select
Extra
Lime

Plastic

/Zima
 
2014-09-01 10:16:48 PM  

dj_bigbird: It is, in Korea. In MONSTER sized bottles, too.
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Ahhhh, I miss the Hite.  Also the OB.  Those were actually pretty good beers for regular beer.
 
2014-09-01 10:38:19 PM  

brap: The weird thing is, I never even considered violent rioting until somebody gave me a beer in a plastic bottle.  Do you want to put a nipple on it while you're at it?  Jesus farking Christopherson,

 if you're going to treat me like an infant from the outset I at least want to be burped and have my manties changed when I soil myself later.


This guy defines his maturity by the material his drinks are sold in.

Ha-ha!
 
2014-09-01 10:38:25 PM  
WTF? Beer has been available in plastic bottles for years. Fark you, Gizmodo. What are you, idiots?
 
2014-09-01 10:38:59 PM  
HUH?
 
2014-09-01 10:40:13 PM  
Yep, all the beer at the local ballpark comes in plastic (ugh) bottles.
 
2014-09-01 10:41:46 PM  
It was about 15-20 years ago that I first started seeing plastic bottles at music festivals and sporting events in the New York area. I was told it was for safety reasons.
 
2014-09-01 10:42:27 PM  
i used to make my owb beer and put it in 1l plastic bottles. 20 years ago...
 
2014-09-01 10:43:03 PM  
Has anybody mentioned that plastic bottles have been around a long time?
 
2014-09-01 10:44:08 PM  

Smackledorfer: This guy defines his maturity by the material his drinks are sold in.

Ha-ha!


Yeah, hahahahahahaha....What a boob!

*rolls eyes, goes back to nursing*
 
2014-09-01 10:44:10 PM  
Article is stupid.  Miller has been selling "summer" beer (miller lite for the beach where you can't have glass) in plastic bottles since the early 90's.
 
2014-09-01 10:44:49 PM  

RogermcAllen: Article is stupid.  Miller has been selling "summer" beer (miller lite for the beach where you can't have glass) in plastic bottles since the early 2000's.


FTFM
 
2014-09-01 10:45:19 PM  

the_cnidarian: Has anybody mentioned that plastic bottles have been around a long time?


Flounder the Wonderfish tried to but his gills were full of polyurethane netting and six pack holders.
 
2014-09-01 10:46:10 PM  
Baltika  in Russia.
 
2014-09-01 10:47:01 PM  

teto85: It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.



not sure why you would believe this but you are wrong
 
2014-09-01 10:48:40 PM  
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2014-09-01 10:49:36 PM  

chitownmike: teto85: It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.


not sure why you would believe this but you are wrong


No he's not. Well, I don't know about the flatness, but dark glass blocks out more light, which keeps beer good for much longer.
 
2014-09-01 10:50:36 PM  
i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-09-01 10:51:25 PM  
I miss the days when most soda came in a bottle. Those huge ass crates had so many uses.  You could put magazines in them or use them as furniture.

carry on.
 
2014-09-01 10:51:33 PM  
i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-09-01 10:51:57 PM  
Because people got tired of looking like chumps when they would get into a bar fight, go to smash the bottle against the counter, and just have it bounce back.
 
2014-09-01 10:52:35 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: chitownmike: teto85: It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.


not sure why you would believe this but you are wrong

No he's not. Well, I don't know about the flatness, but dark glass blocks out more light, which keeps beer good for much longer.


While that is true (hence why Heineken is skunky in America), what is to stop someone from putting it in an opaque plastic bottle?
 
2014-09-01 10:53:47 PM  
Because of Browns fans, subby...

Linky
 
2014-09-01 10:54:03 PM  
Any Ontario (or possibly Canadian in general) Farkers remember Steelback? They were pushing the brands really hard during HNIC about a decade or so ago - and always in that trademark, painfully awkward, attention-whoring style that only Frank D'Angelo could possibly think was good marketing.

I still say that Steelback is the only brewery that has ever come anywhere close to Minhas in terms of producing consistently terrible beer. The plastic bottles were the turd on top of the shiat sundae.

Come to think of it, I don't think I've seen beer in plastic bottles anywhere else in this country. Steelback will always cause me to associate plastic beer bottles with extremely low quality.


/kind of misses Frankie D making an idiot of himself in commercials
 
2014-09-01 10:54:15 PM  
So those plastic bottles Browns fans littered the field with in 2001 were myths?
 
2014-09-01 10:55:45 PM  

Panty Sniffer: I May Be Crazy But...: chitownmike: teto85: It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.


not sure why you would believe this but you are wrong

No he's not. Well, I don't know about the flatness, but dark glass blocks out more light, which keeps beer good for much longer.

While that is true (hence why Heineken is skunky in America), what is to stop someone from putting it in an opaque plastic bottle?


Always buy your Heineken bottles in the 12 pack and you'll mostly eliminate this. Same goes for corona; being fully encased in cardboard keeps out the light.
 
2014-09-01 10:57:12 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: chitownmike: teto85: It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.


not sure why you would believe this but you are wrong

No he's not. Well, I don't know about the flatness, but dark glass blocks out more light, which keeps beer good for much longer.


All of the plastic bottles I have seen have also been dark brown
 
2014-09-01 10:58:27 PM  
I'm drinking beer out of a plastic bottle right now, so I'm really getting a kick ...
 
2014-09-01 10:58:29 PM  
Plastic beer bottles have been around for a long time.
 
2014-09-01 10:58:33 PM  
Plastic Trash Vortex:

/kind of misses Frankie D making an idiot of himself in commercials

Do you Cheetah all the time?
 
2014-09-01 10:59:35 PM  

dr_blasto: Always buy your Heineken bottles in the 12 pack and you'll mostly eliminate this. Same goes for corona; being fully encased in cardboard keeps out the light.


Or even better, buy your Heineken in 0-packs and spend them money on beer that doesn't taste bad.
 
2014-09-01 11:00:21 PM  

dj_bigbird: It is, in Korea. In MONSTER sized bottles, too.


Hite is so bad that even a monster plastic bottle couldn't make much difference to the quality.
 
2014-09-01 11:00:32 PM  

Panty Sniffer: I May Be Crazy But...: chitownmike: teto85: It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.


not sure why you would believe this but you are wrong

No he's not. Well, I don't know about the flatness, but dark glass blocks out more light, which keeps beer good for much longer.

While that is true (hence why Heineken is skunky in America), what is to stop someone from putting it in an opaque plastic bottle?


As pointed out in the article, it could be a combination of recycling ease and chemical stuff.
 
2014-09-01 11:01:17 PM  

abhorrent1: WTF? Beer has been available in plastic bottles for years. Fark you, Gizmodo. What are you, idiots?


Is this a trick question?
 
2014-09-01 11:02:05 PM  

poot_rootbeer: dr_blasto: Always buy your Heineken bottles in the 12 pack and you'll mostly eliminate this. Same goes for corona; being fully encased in cardboard keeps out the light.

Or even better, buy your Heineken in 0-packs and spend them money on beer that doesn't taste bad.


Nah, I haven't seen a 0-pack for anything less than $5 in stores near me, and I refuse to pay more than $3 for a pack that size.
 
2014-09-01 11:04:03 PM  
They've been trying to push beer in plastic bottles for decades.
It sucks.
 
2014-09-01 11:04:52 PM  

teto85: DNRTFA  I first encountered this at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008.  It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.  At the London Olympics of 2012 it seemed that all the bottled beer in the city was in plastic.  If I want a good beer I'll go for draught or glass.


It shouldn't go flat any quicker than soda. Soda is under more pressure than beer is. If the soda doesn't go flat, then the beer shouldn't.
 
2014-09-01 11:05:57 PM  

Panty Sniffer: I May Be Crazy But...: chitownmike: teto85: It's not a problem if the beer is consumed quickly after being bottled, but don't keep it for more than a week, it gets flat and begins to taste skunkier.


not sure why you would believe this but you are wrong

No he's not. Well, I don't know about the flatness, but dark glass blocks out more light, which keeps beer good for much longer.

While that is true (hence why Heineken is skunky in America), what is to stop someone from putting it in an opaque plastic bottle?


Want to know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
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