● Capacity: You have to first figure out the capacity of your beer before choosing the bottle. The standard capacity of the average beer bottle is between 350ml – 500ml. Anything above that is overkill as the bottle will be too heavy for anyone to comfortably hold while drinking. Therefore, make the decision to either go for the 350ml or the 500ml before getting your beer bottles.
● Branding Needs: If you want to go all out with branding, then consider going for amber, green beer bottles; after all, they look way better and are more popular these days. Brown bottles can work too where branding is concerned, but they are only ideal if you are a traditional type of brewer looking to keep things the traditional way all through.
● Sealing Mechanism: This comes down to two things: convenience and style. For the most part, screw-top seals offer the easy convenience of sealing your beer as they are easy to make and are widely available. You can even have customized beer bottles to the exact design that you want. If style is what you are going for, then consider going for swing-top seals that are not only fun to open but have a rich history and legacy.
● Bottle Grip: You want a bottle that will fit the hand perfectly without the bottle slipping up and falling. This is the reason beer bottles are never made any bigger than 500ml in terms of capacity. Check that the bottle you go for can be comfortably held by one hand even when it is wet without sleeping through the hand.
● Reusability: A standard beer bottle can be reused about 16times before it is written off. This should be an important factor to consider since having to buy beer bottles every time you are brewing can be counterproductive to your business model. Get new bottles that you can use several times before you are required to get a new batch.
● Budget: You have to work within your budget when selecting a beer bottle. If you are doing this for fun, then you should consider going for used and unbranded empty bottles compared to having a bottle manufacturer designing and producing custom-made ones for you. This will cost you a lot more. Work within your budgetary limits.
Apart from recycling beer bottles, you could also use them as decorations. If you don’t have enough budget but want to create a special bar, try some used leather couch. You might be confused about how to repair leather couch. Don’t worry, trying some wonderful couch covers and decorating them with these empty beer bottles is a good way to create a special theme bar.