From the Bottle Collection

Without intent, I have collected well over 1,000 beer bottles since the early 70s. When something finally had to be done about the cheap paneling in this old modular, I had a choice. Tear down the walls while, oh, so carefully, replacing the often rotted 1X3s. Or: cover them with… The Bottle Collection.

Since I first started writing for Professor Good Ales I have frequently provided one column called “From the Bottle Collection.” I thought I’d share some pictures of the collection I have: over 2,000 bottles. This is, by no means, the full collection…



You will see some of these pictures at the top of future editions of From the Bottle Collection.



The following picture is a close up. You may notice coasters, awards and other brewania have been stapled and screwed into the shelves.






These last two pictures are from the beer room where we keep our homebrew. The whole room is surrounded by shelves of beer and, as you can see, I already have shelves for the ongoing in-flow of bottles.