Choosing the Correct Beer Bottles

Posted by Simon M on

Crafting your own beer at home is a rewarding and fulfilling hobby. The choice of the right beer bottle is a critical aspect of ensuring your hard work pays off with a perfectly preserved and well-presented brew. In this guide, we'll delve into the considerations for selecting the ideal glass beer bottle for your homemade creation. With our range of glass bottles here at Glass Jars and Bottles, we’ve got you covered.

  1. Bottle Size Matters
    Choosing the right size bottle is the first decision you'll need to make. Common sizes include 330ml, 500ml, and 750ml. Your choice depends on the batch size, the style of beer, and your personal preferences. Smaller bottles are ideal for sharing and sampling, while larger ones are great for long-term aging and special occasions.
  2. Amber or Clear Glass
    The colour of the glass plays a crucial role in beer preservation. Amber glass bottles are preferred for their ability to block out harmful UV rays, which can degrade the quality of your beer by inducing skunking. Clear bottles, while aesthetically pleasing, offer less protection against UV light. If your brew will spend some time in the sunlight, amber is the way to go.
  3. Type of Closure
    The closure, whether it's crown caps or swing tops, is a crucial consideration. Crown caps are the traditional choice, providing a secure and airtight seal. Swing tops, on the other hand, are convenient for those who frequently open and close their bottles. Both options have their merits, so choose based on your personal preference and the intended use of your beer.
  4. Temperature Resistance
    Understanding the temperature resistance of your chosen glass beer bottles is crucial, especially if you plan on storing your brew in varying temperature conditions. Some bottles may be more prone to thermal shock, which can occur when transferring a bottle from a hot environment to a cold one or vice versa. Bottles designed to withstand temperature fluctuations enhance the durability of your brew containers and reduce the risk of breakage.

To find out more about our range of glass jars and bottles, including our range of beer bottles, speak to a member of our team today on 01134871092 or email

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