Can I Use Different Colored Beer Bottles?

Question

I noticed homebrew always comes in Brown bottles. I’ve saved about three cases worth. (it was pretty fun getting all those empty!) But I also have some Spaten beers in green bottles. Can I clean those and use them for my homebrew? I think I have some Carlsberg in green bottles too. Is there any reason why I should not use green bottles?

Answer

The green glass doesn’t block out the UV rays as well as the brown/amber bottles do. The green ones are fine as long as you take extra precautions to keep them out of the UV light.