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Old 10-24-04, 04:50 PM
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why is alcohol still sold in glass bottles?

Plastic has overtaken glass in almost everything except alcohol packaging? Is there some chemistry that stops companies from packaging wine, beer and liquor in plastic containers?
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plastic can allow flavors and smells to penetrate from outside the container
but they do sell alcohol in plastic, particularly the larger(1.5L and larger) bottles
Old 10-24-04, 05:26 PM
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Nasty, cheap drinks are sold in plastic containers. Box wine, store-brand vodka, pre-mixed drinks, and mouthwash are sold in plastic bottles.
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yeah, you can't store alcohol in plastic for very long before it takes on that flavor.
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Bar fights just aren't the same when 2 drunks are thumping each other with plastic bottles...
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I know that tastes are very subjective, but I fall into the category of people that think Beer tastes much better out of a bottle than it does out of a can. So I am thinking that taste is probably the biggest factor why alchol still comes in glass.
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I heard somewhere that alcohol in a plastic container doesn't taste as good.
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Originally posted by TracerBullet
I heard somewhere that alcohol in a plastic container doesn't taste as good.

You heard it again here. It tastes like crap. I can't remember the last time I actually bought beer in cans that I was buying for myself.
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I'm still pissed about soda containers going to plastic from glass. The soda gets much colder and stays colder much longer when in glass.
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Didn't one of the BMC[1] companies experiment w/ plastic bottles awhile ago? I take it since we haven' seen it nationwide it didn't go very well

[1] Bud Miller Coors
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UGH! God no. I hate plastic bottles. I hate it when it comes to both soda and beer. Plastic makes everything taste nasty.
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It's cool when you go to South America and get Coke in glass
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
UGH! God no. I hate plastic bottles. I hate it when it comes to both soda and beer. Plastic makes everything taste nasty.
I agree, a little. IMO

Glass > Plastic > Can
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Originally posted by nemein
Didn't one of the BMC[1] companies experiment w/ plastic bottles awhile ago? I take it since we haven' seen it nationwide it didn't go very well

[1] Bud Miller Coors
Don't most sporting events serve the plastic twist-off Coors (or maybe Bud Light) bottles?

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The principal obstacle to the introduction of a PET container for beer is that PET is a bit of a gas ‘sieve’ when it comes to the permeation of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

from our friend Google

about Plastic Beer Bottles .

I learn possibly the most worthless information from Other Forum.
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Most laboratory specific alcohol is sold in glass as well.
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Ugg, canned beer. It's like drinking aluminum!!
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<---Resists buying cans.

99% of the beer I drink is either from tap or bottle (mostly bottle)

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To break and stab someone with in a bar fight.
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Is there some chemistry that stops companies from packaging wine, beer and liquor in plastic containers?
Yeah... social chemistry.

Plastic bottles are t-a-c-k-y.
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Originally posted by kantonburg
You heard it again here. It tastes like crap. I can't remember the last time I actually bought beer in cans that I was buying for myself.
cans are aluminium, not plastic
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Originally posted by nemein
Didn't one of the BMC[1] companies experiment w/ plastic bottles awhile ago? I take it since we haven' seen it nationwide it didn't go very well

[1] Bud Miller Coors
Miller test-marketed some in plastic bottles at a festival that I was a part of in my area. It went over like a lead balloon. I tried it and it did have a foul taste. There is a ban on glass containers as it is a beach area that the festival is held on. It seemed like a great idea in theory, but they went back to selling draught after just one day due to customer complaints.

From what my brother-in-law (an Anheuser-Busch Brew Master Assistant) has told me, the plastic cannot handle temperature shifts well & it has a much shorter shelf life. AB test marketed the plastic bottles as well and was not happy with the results.

I'm a glass bottle kinda guy myself.

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If liquor sold in plastic meant less broken glass all over the sidewalk everywhere I go around here then I'm all for it. I'm so sick of having to walk in the middle of the street so my dog's feet don't get torn to shreds or punctured.
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It was a very sad day when Coca-Cola went plastic. I buy those little miniature ones whenever I can and they taste great.

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For soda, I prefer the cans rather than the plastic bottles. I notice the plastic taste much more. And of course, glass is better--but long gone are the days for soda in a glass bottle.

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