Coors Aluminum Bottle

Coors Aluminum Bottle

Coors Aluminum Bottle

This is my second post on aluminum beer bottles in as many days.

The new “Coors Lite Iced T” is billed as a “Coors Light with a refreshing taste of iced tea”. Apparently, Coors sales have suffered more than a little from the rising popularity of wine and spirits.

So I guess they decided to try to make Coors Light a little more sophisticated by mixing it with a less “blue collar” beverage like tea. Sort of like adding a lime to beer, which is what Anheuser-Busch did with its Tequiza.

Personally, I’ve never been a fan of mixing other beverages or flavors with beer. My only exception is for some flavored beers from Belgium, but I have to pay a lot more than what I’d pay for a Coors Light. Anheuser-Busch junked Tequiza because of poor sales. Hopefuly, Coors Lite Ice T will have better results.

As for the packaging, the Coors Lite Iced T aluminum bottle is a winner! Beautiful silver background with burnished gold accents, especially just below the twist-off cap.

So even if it fares no better than Tequiza, it will probably be a sought-after aluminum bottle collectible.

Sorry – it’s only available in Canada. 😦

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