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How Tall Are Beer Bottles?

Beer bottles come in all shapes and sizes, and they each have their own unique characteristics. From the height of the bottlenecks to the width of their bases, there is much variation between different types of bottles.

In this blog post, we’ll dive into the details of beer bottle size and help you understand how tall beer bottles typically are.

When it comes to beer bottles, there is a wide range of sizes and shapes. Depending on the type of beer you are drinking and where it’s from, you’ll likely find a different type of beer bottle than you expected.

Whether for design or practicality, brewers everywhere have created a variety of bottle sizes that affect how the beer tastes and looks when poured into a glass.

What Are Beer Bottles?

Beer bottles are containers made from glass or plastic that are used to store and transport malt beverages such as beer or cider. The most common types of beer bottles include long-necked brown or green glass bottles with twist-off caps; champagne-style bottles with cork stoppers; flip-top pint glasses; aluminum cans; and growlers made from brown glass or stainless steel.

Typical Beer Bottle Dimensions

The dimensions for typical 12-ounce (355 ml) long-necked beer bottles usually range from 10 to 13 inches in height and 2 ¼ to 2 ½ inches in diameter at the widest point. The vast majority of commercial beers are found in these types of bottles with some variation depending on brewery preferences. For example, some craft breweries may have taller or shorter beers than the standard measurements mentioned above.

The Impacts Of Bottle Size

The size of a bottle can have an effect on how much headspace is left when filling it up with liquid as well as on its ability to stack in cases during shipping and storage without putting too much pressure on other bottles inside the case due to air pressure differences at different temperatures.

Additionally, smaller neck openings can also limit excessive spilling while pouring out your drink – something particularly useful for those who enjoy watching their pour cascade down into a glass!

Different Bottle Types

There are several different types of beer containers available for brewers which include:

  • Long necked brown/green glass bottles with twist-off caps
  • Champagne style bottles with cork stoppers (often seen in white ale)
  • Flip top pint glasses (great for IPAs); aluminum cans (widely used by mass-produced brands)
  • Barrel aged bottle (typically seen in robust stouts)
  • Growler (jug) made from brown glass or stainless steel (used for large batch beers)

These different styles all impact how your beer will be served and consumed – so keep that in mind when choosing what type to buy!

Customizing Beer Bottles

Not only can brewers customize their bottle size but they can also customize them in terms of color, shape, label design, etc., each factor having an influence on how the finished product looks on store shelves or at home bars!

Many craft breweries go even further by adding special extras like corkscrews for easy opening or textured labels which makes them stand out even more compared to mass-produced options from larger breweries.


As you can see there is no single size when it comes to beer bottles – each brewery has its own preferences when designing them depending on their tastes and needs! If you’d like to learn more about specific styles & measurements be sure to check out our other articles which dive deeper into this fascinating topic!

So now that you know more about how tall typical beer bottles are – go grab yourself one and enjoy it responsibly!

Author Image Fabian
I’m Fabian, homebrewer and beer taster. I’m also the editor of Beer100. I love travelling the world and trying out new handcraft beer and different beer styles. I’m not an expert in brewing beer, but I know a few things about beer, which I share on this blog. If you need help or have a question, please comment below.

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