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A sad farewell to the 'stubby' beer bottle

The uniquely Canadian stubby bottle is being abandoned for the taller American-style bottle.

The squat brown Canadian beer bottle is being replaced by the long-necked American import

CBC reporter Fred Langan explains why the squat brown Canadian beer bottle is being replaced by the long-necked American import. 4:02

In the spring of 1984, the Canadian brewing industry makes an expensive but inevitable decision: to abandon the short, brown, uniquely Canadian "stubby" bottles in favour of the taller, slimmer "American-style" bottles.

In this report from CBC-TV's The Journal, reporter Fred Langan extols the virtues of the stubby and seeks to find out why it's being left behind.