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    Default Are Grolsch beer bottles worth anything?

    To make a long story short, I've got about 10 large grolsch beer bottles (I'm guessing about 16oz). They are the kind with the ceramic stoppers on a bail with a rubber seal, and have a lot of decorative raised scroll work on them.

    Anyway, I have no use for the what so ever. They are currently taking up space.

    I've seen several forums on home brewing, and I was wondering if anybody thinks they are worth trying to sell.

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    If they are no older than say 20-30 years: probably not as Grolsch lager is still sold in them today.
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    They are not worth more than half a euro (which is what you get for tuning them in empty).
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    They would be great for making your own aftershaves in, and I can see how they would be awesome for homebrewing, but as mentioned above, they are still in production. I'd say they are worth whatever you'd get for recycling them.

    Maybe they'd be worth more if Grolsh was gross and expensive (such that people wanted the bottles but didn't want to pay for the beer), but neither is true.

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    If anything, the older bottles would have a bit more value versus the new ones since the newer ones have lame white plastic tops whereas the older ones had real ceramic tops.

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    They switched to plastic? Must've happened not too long ago (like, a couple of years) because I got some bottles of it, only 6 years ago I think, and they still had the ceramics.
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    are they the Green colored or the brown colored bottles ?

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    Green, last I checked.

    Edit - oh, I thought Mike was asking in general, not about these specific bottles.
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    Thanks to everyone for the responses. Perhaps I'll just hang on to them for some unknown future project.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike257 View Post
    are they the Green colored or the brown colored bottles ?
    7 of them are green, 3 are brown. All have the porcelain caps, and all of them appear to still seal well, although I'd probably replace the rubber washers if I was going to put anything carbonated in there, i.e. beer.

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    I think the brown ones are older , I wanna say 60's and 70's, But there are so many of them still around I dont see them going for more than $1 - $3 per bottle

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