Pop open a cold one. Kick back with an ice cold bottle of Bud.

Did you ever take a moment to wonder how beer was packaged before modern production technique came along? It really is fascinating to see the wide variety of bottles and stoppers that have been used throughout beer’s long history.

http://www.blm.gov/historic_bottles/beer.htm is a history of beer and ale bottles for the last 200 years or so. If you are a fan of beer in all its manifestations, this highly illustrated page makes for fascinating viewing and will give you an appreciation of what was lost in individuality and style in beer production with the advent of mass production of beer.

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