Why are the majority of glass beer bottles brown. Does it protect the beer somehow?

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Why are the majority of glass beer bottles brown. Does it protect the beer somehow?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Can anyone clarify why lager tends to come in green glass? Is this an industry segment thing or something to do with the properties of that particular style?

Anonymous 0 Comments

Yes. Sunlight can damage wine, beer, etc. That’s actually why Corona has been having a problem with their beer going bad really easily, clear bottles.

Anonymous 0 Comments

>Does [brown glass] protect the beer somehow?

Yes. Brown glass blocks ultraviolet radiation from sunlight that would turn beer skunky.

However, it doesn’t block all the UV.