The people have spoken, and with around 80% of the vote, Aleheads will officially be calling all 16-ounce cans of beer “tallboys”. Thanks to all of our voters for helpingĀ  to put an end to our long, national nightmare.

Well now we’ve got an even MORE important question for Alehead Nation. We’ve all purchased our share of beautiful, shapely, 750ml bottles of craft ale. But, as far as we can tell, there simply isn’t a great nickname for these massive vessels. 22-ounce bottles have been dubbed “bombers” since time immemorial, but what about the even larger 750? I’ve listed a few suggestions (*cough cough* MAGNUS), but please feel free to add your own suggestion in the comments section below!



  1. Frankly, I’ve never heard a 750 called anything but a “Magnus”. Give it a try next time you open one… You can thank me later.

  2. BeerBanker · · Reply

    What’s wrong with “750” ??? and btw, 16 oz can = CRAP. At least until the boyz at Oskar B do their thing, but for the 51.99 years that I’ve been on this earthly plane, 16 oz = CRAP.

  3. I thought ‘Magnus’ was just the generally accepted name for a 750 ml bottle in the U.S. Not sure what they call them across the pond though.

  4. I don’t know about you guys, but I call 750 ml vessels “beer bottles”. The real question, as I see it, is what do we call those tiny 12 oz things?

  5. How about Firkin

  6. HopPursuit · · Reply

    I have always just called them “750s”.

  7. “Magnus” isn’t the term in England? I thought everyone but France (and maybe the Weimar Republic?) had always called those Magnuses. My assumption was that the weird French wine rules were why they used something else.

  8. Here in the Netherlands a Magnum is 1,5 liters/507.21 oz.. But keep it Roman called it DCCL or septingenti quinquaginta (Latin for 750). So it can be: let’s buy an Septum of good ale.

  9. Anonymous · · Reply

    “Bomber” bottles here in Southeastern PA

  10. […] bottle (or bomber) or a 750-ml bottle (or…umm…750…we’re still working on a cool name for that one), you’re looking at a rare beer, or a seasonal beer, or a one-off, or something experimental. […]

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