Since the start of the 20th century, it's been something that beer enthusiasts can't imagine life without: the beer bottle.
Previously sold more in barrels, since the start of the last century evolving consumer habits have lead to more and more breweries filling their hoppy creations in bottles featuring the most varied of closure systems. Initially equipped predominantly with the once again very trendy swing-top caps, beer bottles soon saw these ousted by the more affordable crown cork. In German-speaking countries, the small, brown and stable 330 ml beer bottle known as the Steinieform (also Stubbi) was introduced in 1953. By the end of the 1980s, the so-called Euro bottle was well-established as standard for 0.5 litres. A switch to the NRW beer bottle in the Vichy shape was due to modernity and design reasons.
If there’s one thing to thank the current boom in the craft beer scene for, it’s the unbelievable variety of beer bottle shapes. Traditionally a 0.5 litre bottle in green or brown, right now the sky’s the limit when it comes to shape. Whether large bottles with cork stoppers or swing-top caps, 0.33 litre bottles or even “twist-and-drink closures”, it would seem that the conceivable is indeed feasible. Contrary to beer industry trends, which have recently been leaning primarily towards elegant long necks, the alternative beer scene shows a marked preference for reviving classic beer bottle shapes.
The task of a beer bottle
Fundamentally, beer bottles must satisfy similar requirements to other drinks bottles.
The perfectly designed beer bottle
We offer a vast variety of product design options for beer bottles. One thing is clear: our CRISTALLO UNICO line can do justice to any design. Whether a customised shape, closure, surface design, embossing, printing, whether small 0.2 litre beer bottles or opulent large vessels, there is nothing to stop you making your own personal vision a reality.