First Aluminum Beer Bottle?

Pilot's Beer Aluminum Bottle

Pilot's Beer Aluminum Bottle

In a previous post, I wrote that the first beer packaged in an aluminum bottle was from Big Sky Brewing in Montana.

It turns out that isn’t quite accurate.

Apparently, Lang Braurei in West Germany brewed some beers in the 1960s which they named after some aviation pioneers such as Charles Lindbergh, Claude Dornier and Hugo Junkers.

They’re not like today’s aluminum bottles which have much sleeker contours.   Indeed the bottles look more like cans if not for the slightly  long necks.

I can’t find much to criticize about the decorating though.  These aluminum bottles are beautiful and have an old-world quality about them that makes them very attractive.

They’re obviously collectors’ items.


Aluminum Bottle for Noni Juice

Aluminum Bottle -Noni Juice

Aluminum Bottle -Noni Juice

Here’s a beautifully decorated aluminum bottle for noni juice.

I guess I’ve developed some distinct preferences for colors and finishes for aluminum bottles, at least for drinks.

I really do not like the use of the natural, silver-like finish of aluminum when packaging juices and other drinks.  In a word, it looks “sterile”.  It looks too much like the aluminum bottles our company produces for storing industrial chemicals.

So I was glad to see the new aluminum bottle line of Tahitian Noni.  They come in a variety of colors.  I especially like their aluminum bottle in bright green with lemon yellow detailing.

This is another great example of the superior decorating possibilities of aluminum bottles.