Brewing giant Budweiser has released a limited edition of aluminum bottles for the London Olympics.
I believe you won’t find these bottles in the USA, which makes it the latest addition to the growing list of cool aluminum bottles that you can’t find in this country.
In fact, chances are many of these bottles will be bought by collectors and will never appear in a bar or store shelf stateside.
These aluminum bottles are relatively well-designed. At first blush, you wouldn’t think it was a beer bottle, with its patriotic red, white and blue theme. But I’ve reconciled myself to the notion that these aluminum bottles are as much artwork as they are utilitarian objects. So they don’t really have to immediately communicate that they have beer inside.
I think a good percentage of people will simply buy these aluminum bottles for their collectible value. It’s interesting to read the caveats of one ebay seller of these bottles. “The value of the item is in the collectible container, not its contents. The container has not been opened and any incidental contents are not intended for consumption. The item is not available at any retail outlet, and the container has a value that substantially exceeds the current retail price of the alcohol in the container.”
So the aluminum bottle is worth a lot more than the beer inside 🙂