Bottled Beer vs. Canned Beer

Q: 

What are the advantages and disadvantages to using/stocking bottled beer over canned beer?

  • Does your venue use/stock bottled beer in the suite refrigerators (vs. canned beer)?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages to using/stocking bottled beer over canned beer?  
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages to using/stocking canned beer over bottled beer?
  • Would there be a reason to stay with canned beer over bottled beer?
 

A:

Bottled beer is of course high-end; however, our campus does not recycle bottles, only aluminum and plastic. There is a push for recycling on campus by the President’s Office. Bottles are also heavier, so if the refrigerators have glass shelves, the shelves break under the weight. We have not decided the direction to go for this upcoming season.

 

A:

We use only canned beer at our venue. Bottles do break and also are considered by many concert promoters to be weapons. Bottles are slightly larger and are more costly.

 

A:

Our arena stocks glass bottled beer, 12 oz., into all of the refrigerators. Stocking bottled beer is nicer looking when using it in suites to entertain clients/guests. Canned beer will fit better in the fridge and can be stacked. This means we would be able to hold more beer in the fridges for large events. The only reason I would use canned beer versus bottled beer is the quantity you would be able to keep in the fridge.

 

A:

We mostly use canned beer as much as possible, with the exclusion of specialty beers that are only available in bottles. A couple of advantages of using cans: Requires less space in garbage and can be compacted, canned products stack more easily in fridges, as well as cooler storage spaces (space is always a challenge), less need for bottle openers, which sometimes disappear in the suites.