It seems that aluminum beer bottles are becoming quite popular, not with the general public (at least not yet), but with collectors. Just go to ebay and search for ‘aluminum beer bottles’ and you’ll find pages and pages of aluminum beer bottles being auctioned off for pretty good prices.
Case in point: there’s an ebay listing for 2 new rare J W Dundee Honey Brown Aluminum Beer Bottle for $23.95! Then there’s another listing for 145 assorted aluminum beer bottles for $850 plus $50 shipping. That’s $900 for 145 beer bottles, or $6.20 per bottle. Mind you, they’re empty – so it truly is the packaging they’re after and not the beer.