Uruguayan Aluminum Beer Bottle

Pilsen Alumino Bottle

Pilsen Alumino Bottle

Following on the heels of the launch of Argentina’s Quilmes aluminum beer bottle, Uruguayans have launched their own aluminum bottled beer – Pilsen Alumino.

Finally, an aluminum beer bottle with a beer bottle color!

One of my pet peeves has been the rather un-beer like colors of many of the aluminum beer bottles that have been launched in the recent past.

The Pilsen Aluminum bottle instantly tells you it’s a beer.  In the photo, you’ll see drops of condensate along the sides of the bottle.

I’m assuming those are real drops of water (you can double-click on the picture to see a larger version).  But it would be really neat if they were actually printed photos of drops.  That would be yet another demonstration of the superior decorating possibilities of aluminum bottles.


Aluminum Bottle for Argentinian Beer Quilmes

Quilmes Aluminum Bottle

Quilmes Aluminum Bottle

Quilmes, the Argentinian beer brewer, has come up with an aluminum beer bottle that reveals neat designs under UV light that are not visible Quilmes Aluminum Bottle UVunder normal light.

The bottle was designed by Pierini Partners.

Under normal light, the Quilmes aluminum bottle has a silvery finish with light blue elements.

Under UV light, the bottle shows a midnight blue body with luminous blue drawings and the Quilmes logo.

Very attractive and perfect for bars and clubs.

Aluminum Bottle – Optimum Opening Diameter

Coke Aluminum Bottle

Coke Aluminum Bottle

I came across this interesting article about the optimum diameter for aluminum bottle openings.

The article states that “The majority of Japanese consumers believe that the opening diameters of screw-top aluminium bottles are too small, a study has found, while also determining that 33mm is the optimum size for ‘drinking ease’.”

Apparently, the standard 28mm opening was deemed too small for comfort in the research study. On the other hand, 38mm was deemed to big.

I have to agree.

I’m not comfortable sipping from most aluminum beer bottles; I always feel like the beer goes down too slowly. On the other hand, I’ve never liked the wide-mouth openings of some of the popular iced-tea brands. I’ve spilled tea all over myself on a few occasions 🙂