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Irishpepsi04
10-25-2005, 12:20 AM
Good evening. I went to QFC food market tonight. Found an A&W plastic bottle shaped like a old days root beer glass. Anyone remember about old days of A&W Root Beer bottle? How do I put an image of it like I have seen in topics with images in some. Thanks Brian

[ 10-24-2005, 11:28 PM: Message edited by: Irishpepsi04 ]

the saint
10-25-2005, 12:47 PM
Those bottles have been here in OKC for a test market for over a year. Nonetheless they are a good looking package.

fusion
10-26-2005, 07:09 PM
http://www.beverage-digest.com/images/040903-aw_vintage.jpg

fusion
10-26-2005, 07:10 PM
I saw them widely available all over the place once I got to West Virginia on my last road trip. Bottled by DPSUBG in Columbus OH. I also saw Cream and Diet A&W in the barrel bottles.

Android
10-26-2005, 07:59 PM
I've seen these around for a while too.

To include a picture, it has to be hosted on the internet somewhere - if it's your picture you'll have to upload it to an FTP site and then you'll use the exact URL of the file as stored at that site when you use IMAGE function on the posting page. If it's a picture you've found on the internet, you just need to "right click" on the photo, choose Properties and then it will tell you the address(URL) of the photo, which you'll need to copy and paste into the box you get when the IMAGE function is used.

andy

BottleBoss
11-01-2005, 08:08 PM
Thats really cool. We need those around here. It'll never happen though.

fusion
11-02-2005, 03:40 PM
I'm not sure why RC Winchester and Honickman aren't using these bottles. They really stand out, and would probably increase sales.

BottleBoss
11-02-2005, 05:19 PM
With out a doubt they would increase sales.

fusion
11-23-2005, 11:12 PM
RC Winchester is now using them.

Rob The SURGE Drinker
11-24-2005, 01:17 AM
we have them here in south wisconsin

BottleBoss
11-25-2005, 12:03 AM
Yea, I have found the cream soda in those bottles in frederick, Maryland now. Only a few though.

Dr. Galaga
11-25-2005, 02:30 AM
They have these by me. I tried the cream soda last week. Tasted like it was watered down! I guess I'm getting my taste buds adjusted to the microsodas!

jbird
12-05-2005, 05:00 PM
These bottles are available in Nashville, Tennessee and the surrounding countryside. They have been available since summertime.

Mr Zabe
12-05-2005, 05:46 PM
The Wal-Mart by me in the Chicago area has the new A&W bottles in the check out coolers. I saw them today.

fusion
07-10-2007, 05:37 PM
And now, the barrel can.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/aw-cans.jpg

Mr Zabe
07-10-2007, 07:02 PM
Did you photo shop the picture.LOL

fusion
07-10-2007, 07:14 PM
No, it's for real. I took it with my cell phone's camera this afternoon. Produced by Honickman Canada Dry/Pepsi in Pennsauken NJ.

Mr Zabe
07-10-2007, 07:41 PM
At first glance the foam appeared to be made of another material.
I take it that it's done with ink like an optical illusion?

the saint
07-11-2007, 07:13 PM
Is that a smooth sided can or does it have (for lack of a better term) ridges along the sides vertically to coincide with the boards of the barrel? I am sure that it is smooth but it would be a great marketing concept if not.

reset man
07-11-2007, 11:51 PM
I sold the new 20oz. A&W package at my last job. I remember a figure of an extra $1.25 per case to produce but the 20oz. A&W business increased more than three times over. It came in RB, Diet RB, Cream & Diet Cream.

fusion
07-13-2007, 10:40 PM
It's a smooth sided can. For some reason, my camera phone makes it look deceptively 3-D.

DrPprLvr
07-15-2007, 05:42 AM
>>I'm not sure why RC Winchester and Honickman aren't using these bottles. They really stand out, and would probably increase sales.<<

Here at Seabev we've had the barrel bottles in reg RD, dt RD, reg CRM, & dt CRM since April '06 (I believe) right after the promo bottles for March Madness that year ran out.
I wouldn't say they sell "more" compared to before. We sell quite alot of 20 oz period, but per flavor we ship out alot more Stewarts RB versus A&W.

DrPprLvr
07-15-2007, 05:48 AM
>>At first glance the foam appeared to be made of another material.
I take it that it's done with ink like an optical illusion?<<
>>It's a smooth sided can. For some reason, my camera phone makes it look deceptively 3-D.<<

When we in Jax recieved the 1st shipment of the new 6pks from Miami we thought they had sent us some leakers. Very deceptive even in "real" life.

fusion
08-03-2007, 10:59 PM
Now comes the fridge version, from RC Winchester.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/newawfridge.jpg

amyers
08-04-2007, 12:13 PM
Dang it, you beat me to it. These appeared today at a local IGA and of course you had to beat me to posting. :|

amyers
08-05-2007, 01:36 AM
Found this today:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/AaronMyers/newAW2L.jpg

Mr Zabe
08-05-2007, 02:30 AM
Gosh is that not a real cool design (just the HFCS bottle).
Out standing concept!