Is there a benefit to using glass over plastic for bottles? What about flip top over capped and/or screw cap?

by Kim

Plastic bottles are fine if you are planning on drinking your beers over a short period of time, however, after several months plastic bottles can start to leak CO2 and the beer may become flat. Remember PET bottles have a maximum reuse limit too, as the bottles become weaker over time with the CO2 pressure building up during carbonation.

Glass bottles with caps are good and are what most commercial breweries use. They will keep for a long time and should not lose any CO2. The are far more reuseable than plastic. 

Flip top bottles have the added benefit of not having to cap the beer and also beer can be saved for a couple of days after original opening without going flat. Plus flip top bottles look really cool!