a collection of growler and beer bottles

What Type of Beer Bottle Can I Choose

Beer bottle types

There are so many types of beer glass bottle available ready for craft brewers. The designs vary greatly in shapes and sizes and the glass commonly is brown to reduce spoilage from light, especially ultraviolet. How can I choose the right bottles from large variety of collection? The most importation point is to meet the requirement of functional use, choosing a durable, food-safe containers that ensure your beverages taste as good as when first made.

 Why choose amber glass bottles

The beer glass color you choose for your craft brewer will greatly impact its taste. Dark amber or brown glass greatly reduces UV light from spoiling the beer. Sure, any colored glass beer bottles filter out both visible and ultraviolet light. Brown glass blocks out more light than green, making it the optimal choice for bottling homebrew. Dark beers also absorb more light than light beers, making it essential to store stouts, bocks, and the like in brown bottles, while lighter beers can be stored in green bottles.


Shapes and sizes

Long neck amber beer glass bottles 12 oz with bottle cap

330ml beer bottles amber black

A North American longneck is a type of beer bottle with a long neck. It is known as the standard longneck bottle or industry standard bottle. The longnecks have a uniform capacity, height, weight, and diameter and can be reused on average 16 times. The U.S. industry standard bottle longneck is 355 ml (12.5 imp fl oz; 12 oz). In Canada, in 1992, the large breweries all agreed to use a 341 ml (12 oz ; 11.5 U.S. fl oz) longneck bottle of standard design, thus replacing the traditional stubby bottle and an assortment of brewery-specific long-necks which had come into use in the mid-1980s. Also 500 ml longneck beer bottles for style bottles.

330ml and 650ml beer bottles

The closure for long neck brown beer glass bottle is crown cap. To open the beer more easily, the crown cap with a handle is a better choice.

 crown caps with handle

Steinie amber beer glass bottle for belgian beer

beer bottle 250ml, 330ml, 500ml and 640ml

The expected advantages of Steinie bottles are easy of handling, less breakage, lighter in weight, less storage space and lower center of gravity. Steinie is short than long neck glass bottle, so when the shelf height is limited, choosing Steinie style is an alternative idea. The short glass bottle used for beer is generally called a stubby or originally called Steinie. That style was introduced in the 1930s by Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company and derived their name from their similarity to the shape of a beer stein. That style is shorter and flatter than standard bottles, stubbies pack into a smaller space for transportation. The bottles are sometimes made with thick glass so that the bottle can be cleaned and reused before being recycled.

stein beer bottle


64oz and 32oz Amber beer growlers

beer growler and amber beer bottles

There are two shapes and sizes available. 64oz beer growler from MC Glass easier than ever to take your favorite beer home from a local brewery or share your own craft brewer at parties and group events. It is made from amber tinted glass to help prevent UV rays from spoiling or skunking your beer. This convenient growler has a handle that allows you to easy to take the beer with hand.

What to do when your customer wants great, fresh craft beer on tap but does not want to commit to a large volume? This 32 oz Glass Growler is the smaller alternative to the industry standard 64 oz growler. This will keep your craft beer fresh and worry free about unwanted flavor or chemical reactions. The glass beer growler is also great for any homebrewers who wish to transport their craft beer to a party. It is made from a real, heavy-duty, amber-tinted glass that helps keep the light out to minimize UV interaction with your brew. This 32 oz (2 pints, quarter gallon) Growler makes a great gift for the beer lover in your life and a perfect gift for any occasion.


Amber beer swing top glass bottles

Glass swing top bottles with strong stainless steel wire are a vintage type of bottle that features a self-locking cap to protect your beer. Not only do these bottles look great on the shelf, but they can also be used time and again. 

What can I say, when you hand someone a homemade beer style beers in a swing top bottle with stainless steel bottle cap, you just look cooler!

In brewing, whenever you use a beer bottle, you are always going to get some sort of inconsistency with your bottling. From one batch to another you could see a difference in the carbonation level of your beer.

That is a good thing, especially when you’re fermenting. And one of the most popular uses for style bottles is brewing kombucha.