Beer bottle drinking glasses

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bken posted 05-26-2014 06:33 PM 3801 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by LJ WoodLe. I managed to go 4 for 6…......make that 3 for 6 because i just knocked one over! I used a cheap lowes glass cuter and some scrap materials. I wet each bottle and put it in the freezer. Once the water boiled i took them out one at a time and poured hot water. The first two failed because the second pass with the cutter made the cut line pretty rough.

16 comments so far

View robscastle's profile


3320 posts in 1627 days

#1 posted 05-26-2014 09:22 PM

Well you learn something every day!

I thought beer bottles were drinking glassses anyway!!

I have tried the same with no sucess, so I was content with just removing the contents!!

-- Regards Robert

View Bken's profile


32 posts in 975 days

#2 posted 05-26-2014 11:36 PM

We had a lot of fun emptying the beer out of them and I’m sure we will have fun drinking tap beer out of them too. They are 1 pint 6 ounces each.

View Mean_Dean's profile


4946 posts in 2570 days

#3 posted 05-27-2014 12:17 AM

Well I guess you’ll never run out of drinking glasses—you can always make more!

-- Dean

View laketrout36's profile


196 posts in 1450 days

#4 posted 05-27-2014 12:36 AM

Great idea. Rogue brewery also makes a very good Chipotle variety that goes really well with chicken.

View Bken's profile


32 posts in 975 days

#5 posted 05-27-2014 12:47 AM

The chipotle ale was the first one to break. But I agree it’s good with chicken.

View robscastle's profile


3320 posts in 1627 days

#6 posted 05-27-2014 09:39 AM

Beer is good and goes with anything!!

Pity the bottles here in Australia have boring stick on labels !!

-- Regards Robert

View hunter71's profile


2696 posts in 2610 days

#7 posted 05-27-2014 10:19 AM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View boomfiziks's profile


41 posts in 1354 days

#8 posted 05-27-2014 10:28 AM

How do you smooth the edges?

View Bken's profile


32 posts in 975 days

#9 posted 05-27-2014 10:39 AM

I chose the Rogue because the labels seem to be painted on or something. Not the typical sticker.

I sanded the edges with wet/dry sandpaper. Started with 330 to knock down the sharp edges then smoothed with 600 and 800.

View PaulHWood's profile


330 posts in 1676 days

#10 posted 05-27-2014 11:44 AM

Have a hundred or so painted bottles for a variety of projects like this when I get time. Nice work

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

View 489tad's profile


3084 posts in 2434 days

#11 posted 05-27-2014 11:56 AM

Thanks for posting. I made a version of WoodLe’s cutter and I’m not having much luck with the bottoms of wine bottles. I will definitely try the freezing step.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View Bken's profile


32 posts in 975 days

#12 posted 05-27-2014 12:45 PM

These bottles are pretty thick so I rinse them first and then stick it in the freezer. The thin coat of water freezes very quickly. The most important part is scoring a clean and deep enough line in one pass. all the bottles that cracked did so when I made multiple passes with the cutter.

View John Lowell's profile

John Lowell

135 posts in 1405 days

#13 posted 05-28-2014 12:18 PM

If you work a lot of glass, there are special grinders that make short work of softening the edges. My wife uses one for stained glass work, but I think it cost about a hundred or so dollars.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

View Drifter's profile


35 posts in 1586 days

#14 posted 05-30-2014 03:00 PM

Nice reuse of a favorite brew bottle! Also nice to see a local brand in far away places. I have some fond memories of sitting in their first pub a couple years after they first opened a public space – under the brewery, drinking with friends after spending the day snowboarding on Mt. Ashland. Great Beer and Cool glasses – thanks for sharing!!

-- - It's not worth doing if your not willing to do your best.

View Bken's profile


32 posts in 975 days

#15 posted 05-30-2014 11:36 PM

I finished my degree out in Ashland at the university of southern Oregon. Pretty cool place and definitely a ton of great beers out there.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics