From the HBD Archive
From: Chris Shenton <chris@asylum.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Other sources questions
Date: 1989-11-14 14:52:59 GMT

Ed Falk writes:
> Where can I get empty bottles? My friends are just about tapped out
> and when I go to bars and ask them, they just look at me funny.

I've had good luck at a local chili house which serves good beer. That doesn't
really help, but they also serve bad beer in returnable longnecks. For the
price of the deposit, and the guarantee of a sample of the next batch, I get a
couple cases, with the handy stackable, luggable cases. I've never been able to
get more than 4 cases at a time, but I guess they want me to come back and buy
more chili... Not the most simple or reliable, but the price is right.

I have had some luck at bars and art-openings obtaining mass quantities of
champagne bottles (New Year's Eve is not that far away!). Great for mead, wine,
and not bad at all for beer.

I've priced Grolsch-style bottles (rubber gasket around ceramic cap) at canning
and gourmet places and they're prohibitive, especially in the quantities I
need.

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