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Dr. Galaga
01-04-2006, 09:29 PM
Well, my glass bottle reference site is progressing ( http://www.glassbottlesoda.org/ ). I just got it on-line yesterday. Let me know of any more that you know of and thanks to those of you who have helped so far (with pics and info).

redcremesoda
01-05-2006, 01:52 AM
DUDE! Your site ROCKS!!!! Great job!

01GTB
01-05-2006, 02:53 AM
I like it smile.gif Nice work.

fusion
01-05-2006, 11:26 AM
I'm scratching my head, trying to remember if Ale-8-1 sells direct from the warehouse. I don't think they do.

I was there a few months ago -- they have a gift shop in the front of the place, and they also had a vending machine that sold their products. Ale-8-1, diet Ale-8-1, NuGrape, and some sort of bottled water (in PET). I think the NuGrape was a recent addition to their lineup.

Mr Zabe
01-05-2006, 11:28 AM
Awesome site.
You done good. :D

[ 01-05-2006, 10:28 AM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

fusion
01-05-2006, 11:31 AM
Oh, and don't forget Boylan.

http://www.boylanbottling.com/

Android
01-05-2006, 02:19 PM
Good to finally have a combined database for this!

Don't forget the Coke bottler in Winona, MN - Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite in returnable 16oz bottles.

http://members.trainorders.com/android/pics/Sprites.jpg

Mr Zabe
01-05-2006, 02:38 PM
OMG....Those were the green bottles I remember that my Grand Parents use to have at their house. What a pleasant thing. It must have been sprite. I remember the dimples on the bottle. Thanks big time. smile.gif

ramonazo
01-05-2006, 02:55 PM
Amazing site, Congratulations!

Andy's right, don't forget Coke!

ramonazo
01-05-2006, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
OMG....Those were the green bottles I remember that my Grand Parents use to have at their house. What a pleasant thing. It must have been sprite. I remember the dimples on the bottle. Thanks big time. smile.gif Here's still the green dimple bottles available, the first Sprite bottles released here were the ones with the red spot in the "i", Sprite was released in 1986 here, before that, we only had Coke, Fanta and a bottler brand called Pop (discontinued thirteen years ago).

Now the green dimple bottles have the new Sprite logo...

http://www.coca-cola.sk/buxus/images/logo_sprite2004.gif

[ 01-05-2006, 02:04 PM: Message edited by: Ramón Coca-Colero ]

Android
01-05-2006, 05:23 PM
going off-topic slightly:


Now the green dimple bottles have the new Sprite logo... That's plastic and the glass ones right?
I'm assuming all the PET bottles under 2L also are dimple down there as well, like they are in the US?

I see Mexi-Sprites in hispanic sections of grocery stores sometimes. Even bought and drank one a few months ago. It had a different logo on it than I've seen before, similar to the latest one I'd seen on the US returnables, but with round circles instead of the lemon/lime shapes. Here's a comparison shot between the mexiSprite and one of the Winona bottles:

http://members.trainorders.com/android/pics/Sprites2.jpg

[ 01-05-2006, 04:24 PM: Message edited by: Android ]

ramonazo
01-05-2006, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Android:
That's plastic and the glass ones right?
I'm assuming all the PET bottles under 2L also are dimple down there as well, like they are in the US?

I see Mexi-Sprites in hispanic sections of grocery stores sometimes. Even bought and drank one a few months ago. It had a different logo on it than I've seen before, similar to the latest one I'd seen on the US returnables, but with round circles instead of the lemon/lime shapes. 2 liter bottles also... all the returnables have the dimple shape: 12 oz. glass, .5 liter glass (that you showed) and 2 liter PET... and the non-returnables like 600 ml (first pic), 1 liter and 2 Liter(second pic) have the dimple shape, with the exception of the 250 ml bottle, the 3 liter bottle and the 2.5 liter bottle (third pic) and as you noticed, the mexican logo never had the lemon-lime shaped spots in the "i", I wonder why...

http://www.soriana.com/foto/fotolib/29/7501055305629/7501055305629-01-01-01.jpg http://www.soriana.com/foto/fotolib/50/7501055305650/7501055305650-01-01-01.jpg http://www.soriana.com/foto/fotolib/28/7501055311828/7501055311828-01-01-01.jpg

Source: Soriana Supermarkets (http://www.soriana.com)

[ 01-05-2006, 05:00 PM: Message edited by: Ramón Coca-Colero ]

Mr Zabe
01-05-2006, 06:10 PM
Some 30 years ago, it was the 8pk returnable glass bottles with the metal caps.

BottleBoss
01-05-2006, 06:50 PM
I thought Winona bottled the little 8 oz. coke bottles still. Does anyone still fill those small ones?

ramonazo
01-05-2006, 07:48 PM
Talking about glass bottles.... this is the most recent Coke glass bottle in Mexico...

http://static.flickr.com/40/82715950_ba860b34bf_o.jpg

Dr. Galaga
01-05-2006, 08:42 PM
Thanks guys. It's been really great hearing all the stories over the past year of the adventures for glass bottles.
Is the Returnables thread messed up for everyone? I went to it to try to find some info and it's out of order and the first page is a repeat of part of page 2 and 3.
http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=002163
Is it like this for all of you too? I want to see the real first page!

Android
01-05-2006, 09:27 PM
It's not working for me either.

Google appears to have an archive of the entire thread here:

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:E5Yu32ThHbYJ:www.bevnet.com/bevboard/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi%3Fubb%3Dprint_topic%3Bf%3D1%3Bt%3D0 02163

-Andy

Dr. Galaga
01-05-2006, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by Android:
Google appears to have an archive of the entire thread EXCELLENT!!

drpep
01-05-2006, 10:02 PM
Works just fine for me.

Dr. Galaga
01-07-2006, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by drpep:
Works just fine for me. What's the date of the first post you see?

[ 01-07-2006, 03:34 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Galaga ]

glassbottlesrule
01-07-2006, 07:05 PM
Great job Brent.

BottleBoss
01-07-2006, 10:03 PM
I updated the returnables thread with some better pictures of the Catawissa Bottling Companies sodas. You are welcome to put them on your glass bottle soda website. Thats why I took them actually.

Dr. Galaga
01-08-2006, 12:23 PM
Thanks for posting them - plus it seems to have fixed the viewing problem on the Returnables thread!

Mr Nethead
01-08-2006, 12:41 PM
What a great site! I checked Google Maps to see how close Coca-Cola Winona is to where I live. Apparently it's only 191 miles!

It looks like Winona is right on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border and pretty close to La Crosse. That sounds like a fun road trip.

I love Coke in glass!

suntzu
01-08-2006, 02:41 PM
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BottleBoss
01-08-2006, 09:51 PM
I posted a picture of a Moxie bottle for you over at the returnables thread.

orangehole
01-10-2006, 04:10 AM
Wow...what an incredible website!! In fact I had to drink one down while reading it. Unfortunately, I am now out of Coke Glass 8oz and need to find some more. Keep up the amazing work at your site!!! :D

http://members.aol.com/orangehole/cokes.jpg

Chefdavis
01-18-2006, 09:34 PM
Hi,

Please also include for the Folks who bring us Dublin Dr Pepper.

They produce Big Red, Nu Grape, Orange Suncrest, and Frostie Rootbeer all made with Pure Cane Sugar in returnable glass.

Chefdavis
01-18-2006, 09:39 PM
In addition,

there is another bottler in Temple TX that bottles in glass. Sorry I can't remember their names

Dr. Galaga
01-18-2006, 10:05 PM
Thanks. I just heard the other day that they bottle Big Red and Nu Grape, but didn't know about Suncrest and Frostie.

fusion
01-18-2006, 10:48 PM
Leading Edge brands owns Frostie Root Beer, though I'm not sure who produces for them. I can't find a production code on the bottles I have here.

fusion
01-18-2006, 10:56 PM
Ahh, I just thought of another one.

The Northern Neck Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Montross, Virginia produces Carver's Ginger Ale in 12oz glass bottles.

The website, www.realgingerale.com (http://www.realgingerale.com) is owned by the Coca-Cola company, but they sell Carver's on there (along with Northern Neck Ginger Ale in bottles/cans). I don't think that any other facilities bottle Carver's. You can find Carver's mostly around the Northern Neck area, though I remember Central Coca-Cola carrying it for a very short time. Good stuff.

http://www.realgingerale.com/images/16-carvers.jpg

Dr. Galaga
01-18-2006, 11:14 PM
Besides the bottle, what is the difference between the Northern Neck Ginger Ale and Carver's Ginger Ale?

01GTB
01-18-2006, 11:49 PM
I don't know how important this is to your work on glassbottlesoda.org, but may be helpful to others reading this. I ran out of RC's after stupidly only buying one case when I went to West Jefferson. I did a search, and just before you got the site up, discovered that sundropbottling in Pulaski, Tn sold RC in longnecks and advertised them as being sweetened with cane sugar. I went ahead and ordered a case from them and just like I suspected, they were bottled by WJ Dr Pepper. I can't guarantee the other varieties of longnecks they sell are from WJ, but if I'd almost be willing to bet they are.

[ 01-18-2006, 10:58 PM: Message edited by: 01GTB ]

fusion
01-19-2006, 12:12 AM
Northern Neck is hfcs, Carver's is cane sugar.

I also remember NN being spicier, and Carver's being a more smoother tasting ale. I don't have any NN left here to compare the two, unfortunately.

I think most of the indies buy their DPSU longnecks from West Jefferson, or from All-American. WJ uses metal crowns, while AA uses plastic twist-off caps.

Junkyarddog
12-03-2007, 08:26 PM
I am a small grocery wholesaler and private label dairy owner in Western Pennsylvania. I specialize in glass bottle soda. I thought you might like to know about another glass bottler that I have some information on that I found in my electronic bookmarks. I have not contacted these folks but as much as i can find they are still bottling. The company name is Twin Light Beverages of Rockport Massachusetts. Here is an article about them : After century, Twin Light still fizzing; Rockport bottler's tonic still a sought-after treat - SalemNews.com, Salem, MA (http://www.salemnews.com/pubiz/local_story_192094113?keyword=secondarystory)

Thank you for time and I hope we can find more bottlers. I will keep looking too.